Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 specs leak


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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been leaked ahead of its launch at CTIA.

Samsung’s 8.9-inch tablet will take many of the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s features, and add a couple on, according to PocketNow.

The website spotted a specs list on a stand at CTIA, the US’s biggest wireless and mobile communications event.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will feature a number of UI tweaks including a Live panel that allows you to see the most important information at a glance.

Live panels include Buddies now, Agenda, Email, Weather, News, Stocks, Gallery, Date and bookmarks. We assume they will work like the homescreen on the BlackBerry PlayBook where they are essentially mini versions of the apps/pages you have open.

The Mini Apps tray is another new feature for the Android Honeycomb-toting Galaxy Tab 8.9.

It’s another navigation feature that takes you to multitasking with one tap – just press the Mini Apps Tray at the bottom of the screen and up will pop your favourite applications.

Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 include an 8.9-inch display with 1280×800 pixel resolution and a slender 8.6mm thick casing (that’s slimmer than the iPad 2)..

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 weights a respectable 470g and runs a 1GHz dual core processor.

Samsung has already launched a teaser video of the Galaxy Tab 8.9, although it revealed little information about Samsung’s new tablet.

There’s no word on availability, although we assume it’ll come out after the Galaxy Tab 10.1 due out in April.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Samsung’s newest TouchWiz UI, version 4.0, with a refined look and streamlined featureset.

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