Last week, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 quietly made its way to the local market. If you’re like me who find the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 too big for your taste, the 8.9 version should be a suitable replacement. It is the same tablet anyway (including 3G) save for the size. Oh wait, the photos they sent us showed a black back as opposed to the 10.1’s white back. So that’s another difference.
Samsung is giving the 16GB version an SRP of Php27,490 and while the 32GB goes for Php32,490. A bit pricey I know considering the 10.1-inch can be bought for Php27,750 so you might want to wait a few days for the price to normalize.
If you don’t care to bother our review of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, here’s a rundown of the specs of this tablet. It has a 1.0 Ghz dual-core T250S processor, WXGA TFT display (1280×800 resolution) fortified by Gorilla Glass. It runs on Android Honeycomb and also has a 6,100 mAh battery for hours of entertainment without needing a recharge. This premium hardware is packaged in a sleek, portable design weighing less than one pound (447 grams).
Additional features for the enterprise of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 include:
- Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14
- On device encryption
- Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Sybase® MDM (Mobile Device Management)
- Cisco WebExâ„¢ mobile conference solution for meetings on the go
- FindMyMobile: If the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is lost or stolen, the user can locate the device on a map, and track it live as it moves, remotely lock the device to prevent unauthorized access and delete personal information stored on the device.