Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Priced for the US


The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will supposedly go on sale in the US this week, but we haven’t heard any official details from the ladies and gents at Best Buy. We don’t have an exact date just yet but we do at least have a price for the two WiFi-only models they’re . You’ll be able to grab the 16Gb model for $469 while the 32GB will run you $569.

Compare these prices to the 10.1 edition of the Honeycomb tablet – the 16GB and 32GB models are $500 and $600, respectively. Unless the size of the display is most important to you, I don’t see much sense in not going with the 10.1 for just $30 more. In any case, these should be available sometime soon. Anyone grabbing one? [Samsung via Engadget]

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  1. I don’t think that Samsung would have made the 8.9 (needing different components and different assembly) just to offer consumers a $30 savings. It’s all about giving people a choice and getting a tablet in the size for their needs.

    1. Having choice is good.
      The problem is that this tablet arrives 6 months after the iPad2, it’s way too late for a similar tablet. Either it should be significantly faster, or significantly cheaper.

      1. Absolutely. That’s a whole other issue. I was just commenting on “I don’t see much sense in not going with the 10.1 for just $30 more”

    2. I had the LG G Slate for a week and really liked the smaller size. Typing was a little harder, but overall it was a bit more handy than a 10.1 tablet.
      I think this thing could do well for people who want something just a little smaller.

  2. I’m so sick of these over priced tablets…

    1. I couldn’t agree more, I bought a Tab 10.1 and returned it two days later. The specs are worse than my SGS2, need I say more? These wi-fi only tablets should be at a significantly cheaper price point ($200-$350max, excluding 3G versions)

      The only reason I’d buy an Android Tablet is if I 1.) owned an iPhone or 2.) a Blackberry. Oh oh and I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Samsung, who f ucked the dog on adding the Allshare app to the 10.1 and having no real synergy (a la BB Bridge) between Android phone and Tablet.

  3. Swing and a miss!

  4. And everyone wonders why Android tablets can’t compete with the iPad. Like the guy above me said – “Swing and a miss.”

  5. Slow news day or something? Samsung announced the 10.1 and 8.9 prices in Q1, this is no big surprise.

    And this isn’t a HD television which is sold on size. If that were the case, shouldn’t the iPhone be one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, since it has one of the smallest displays? :)

  6. Why buy this with the next gen right around the corner? Kal-El or better please.

  7. Might as well just get an acer or asus for less than that

  8. Wow, this time it’s actually appropriate ;)

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