Today is the day the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 goes on sale in the US, namely at Best Buy. Listings have also popped up over here in Norway with a release date of September 30th, so it should be available worldwide pretty soon. The 8.9 is a 8.9-inch version of the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 10.1 (finally a logical naming convention), and is even smaller and thinner than its bigger brother. At 8.6mm thick and 455 grams, it’s definitely not a heavyweight. Despite that, it promises 13 hours of battery life, which might be slightly optimistic but not bad in any case. Naturally you also get the standard Honeycomb package with dual cameras, Tegra 2, 1280 x 800 resolution etc. An SD card slot has also been included for expanding the memory. Prices start at $470 for the 16GB version in the US.
If that is still too big of a tablet for you, Samsung is getting ready to spit out yet another Honeycomb tablet, the 7.7. With an even smaller 7.7-inch 1280 x 800 AMOLED screen the tablet weighs only 335 grams yet promises 10 hours of battery life. It’ll be quite the power house too with a dual core 1.4Ghz CPU. Internal memory will range from 16-64GB and can be expanded with a microSD card. As usual, it has the normal Honeycomb tablet specs for sensors and so on.
In other words, Samsung is really filling in the gaps in the market these days. They seem to have fixed many of the issues with smaller tablets, such as lower battery life, and made some tablets that anyone would love a chance to play with.[Google+Reader” target=”_blank”>Gadgetmix | Engadget]