Almost six full months after it was announced, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 still isn’t available to buy anywhere. But it does now feel like there’s some progress being made towards this tablet’s release. In the US of A, Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab 10.1′s smaller sibling.
Unfortunately the retailer doesn’t list any prospective launch date, so it’s still anyone’s guess if we’ll see this tablet in stores and in consumers’ hands this year or not. By the way things are going, we expect Samsung to announce its successor before the ‘original’ 8.9 tablet has started shipping. Oh wait, that already happened.
Anyway, Best Buy wasn’t all unhelpful, for it did give us the first semi-official pricing information for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. So, the 16 GB version is set to retail for $469.99, and the 32 GB tablet will set you back $569.99. These are both Wi-Fi-only devices, and there’s no word on when (or if) a 3G-enabled variant of the 8.9 will hit the USA.
If 10-inch tablets are just a bit too big for you, then you’re probably very anxious for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 to launch already. So you should probably go ahead and head over to Best Buy to pre-order one. Even if, truth be told, you may not have it in your possession in the near future. We’ll keep you posted.
Via Android Central
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