Samsung and AT&T Announce Galaxy Tab 8.9, Six new LTE Marketsby Brian Klug on November 14, 2011 3:22 PM EST
Not to be outdone by Verizon with its LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which we reviewed), Samsung and AT&T today announced that it's introducing an LTE enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9 of its own. The specs are basically what you'd expect for a Galaxy Tab, though interestingly enough the AT&T Tab 8.9 comes with a 1.5 GHz dual core snapdragon, undoubtably of the APQ8060 kind, likely paired to an MDM9200 (just like the Samsung Skyrocket on AT&T).
|Galaxy Tab 8.9 AT&T LTE|
|SoC||1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon (APQ8060)|
|Baseband||MDM9200 (LTE, HSPA+) (?)|
|Memory||1 GB LPDDR2|
|Storage||16 GB NAND, Expandable to 32 GB|
|Camera||3.2 MP rear facing, 2 MP front facing|
|Display||1280x800 PLS, 8.5"|
|Mass/Size||15.9oz, 8.6mm thick|
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE will go on sale November 20th for $479.99 with a two year contract. AT&T will also be running a promotional offer and give you either of their Galaxy S 2 variants (the Skyrocket, or the more vanilla international-looking version) for free if you buy their Tab 8.9.
The other real news is that AT&T will be expanding LTE coverage to six new markets also on November 20th. New markets are Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, which brings the total number of markets AT&T LTE covers to 15. Our own Anand Shimpi spent the weekend testing AT&T LTE in Washington, DC on a Samsung Skyrocket and came away decently impressed with speeds on AT&T's 10 MHz FDD LTE network there. We'll have much more AT&T LTE related news as coverage (and devices) continues to grow.