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Galaxy Tab 8.9 now avaiable for pre-order in U.S.

Get the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by September 30th for $469 without contract

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be shipping soon in the U.S. and can now be pre-ordered through at least one retailer. The first hint of its stateside arrival was early July when the tablet was discovered at the FCC for AT&T.

Oddly enough, the Best Buy product page does not list the processor found in the Galaxy Tab, although it is suspected to be a Tegra 2 APU. The page, however, does confirm Android 3.1, 1GB of RAM, a 1280x800 resolution screen, Bluetooth 3.0, 2MP front-facing camera and a USB 2.0 port. Overall, the unit should weigh just 15.6 ounces (0.442kg) and be about 0.3 inches (0.76cm) thick.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the mid-sized tablet of the Galaxy Tab family. The now dated 7.7-inch model launched the series in 2010 while the 10.1-inch model was released earlier this year, but has been running into legal troubles with Apple.

Best Buy is offering the 16GB model for $469 and the 32GB model for $569, both without contracts. As of this writing, the estimated arrival time is scheduled right before the end of this month at the latest.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-09-16 (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.