Galaxy Tab 8.9 launching October 2nd in the U.S.

Officially revealed at CTIA 2011, the 8.9-inch Samsung tablet will finally be coming to U.S. shores starting at $469

The 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab will hit store shelves this Sunday, October 2nd, according to InformationWeek. Best Buy has been offering the device for pre-order for the last couple of weeks.

A 3G-equipped model of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 for the U.S., however, is still up in the air. Users wishing for wireless broadband out of their Samsung tablet may want to check out the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE for Verizon or T-Mobile instead. The smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 may be coming to the states as well, but the latest model at the FCC is apparently lacking WWAN radios.

As expected, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will use an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1GB RAM and a 16GB SSD. Beyond its size, the 8.9-inch model is not much different from the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab. The unit overall will weigh about 447 grams (0.98 pounds) and cost $469, which is notably cheaper than the 16GB iPad 2 by $30. A 32GB model will be available as well for $569.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.