May 26th, 2011

Right on time for that June 8th launch date, it looks like Samsung’s more practical size 8.9 (GT-P7310) has won FCC approval today. We already reported the bigger 10.1 version passing FCC earlier this month and Google I/O attendees have been playing around with the 10.1-inch special edition for a few weeks now. Our very own Quentyn Kennemer did an awesome review for Galaxy Tab 10.1 I/O Edition so make sure to check that out.

If you were hoping for a few surprises like an sd card slot, it looks like Samsung is still adopting Apple’s business model of forcing you to fork over an extra $100 to double that 16GB of memory… but they’re awfully purty. These Honeycomb tablets are easily the slimmest on the market and with hands down the best screens I’ve seen, makes them hard to resist. I’ve been dying to get my hands on the 8.9-inch for quite some time seeing how the 10.1 was a little too big for my tastes. Wont have to wait much longer when both these devices drop in early June.

[Via FCC]


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