The guys over at PocketNow managed to evade whatever security might be on hand pre-CTIA and snapped some pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9′s table. Naturally the device itself wasn’t left out for their viewing pleasure, but the spec sheets give us some juicy details to mull over until the official reveal this week.
Major highlights include the incredibly thin body, which at 8.6mm manages to just squeeze in below the iPad 2 just as we speculated, and the overall weight comes in at just over a pound. The 8.9″ screen offers the 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution which will be familiar to anyone that has seen the Motorola Xoom, but should look particularly sharp at this screen size. Finally the processor is simply identified as dual-core, but it is safe to assume it is running a Tegra 2 just like its big brother.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be running Honeycomb 3.0, but it features some Samsung modifications rather than the stock experience offered by the Motorola Xoom. The two pieces of that skin noted here are “Live Panels” and the “Mini Apps Tray.” The former looks like a widget pack offering bits of optimized glanceable information for your homescreens and the latter giving a different take on the multitasking switcher which comes with stock Honeycomb.
Do you think this size is striking a good compromise between the portability of the original Tab and the screen real estate offered by the Xoom/Tab 10.1 and what kind of pricing are you hoping to see?