Galaxy Tab 8.9 Makes Its Way Past The FCC and Into Your Heart


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]


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’d love an 8.9, just the right size

    1. Thats what she said…

    2. Yup 7″ is too small and 10″ is too big. 8.9″ is just about perfect. Up yours Apple

  2. I think this will be the best android tablet, but it realy pisses me off that samsung is leaving out sd card support and and using their own proprietary connector rather than (micro)usb.
    Hopefully the HTC pussy or another manufacturer follow sammys footsteps so i dont have to put up with samsung’s obsession with following Apple (in their lack of hardware features and possibly design).

  3. no SD card slot?

    looks like i’ll be looking elsewhere.

  4. These are (or would be) the best Android tablets, by far.  But no USB and no SD card means they are not the best.  They are not even buyable unless you’re desperate.

  5. Sd slots are supposed to be on the 3g, 4g models for those that need them.

  6. For me I believe that the 8.9 has either sd card or sim if you look at the top left side of the image above. I might be wrong or should I say wishful thinking

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