The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is interesting because it comes in a size that’s not at all common in the tablet market. Hence, those who think 10.1-inch tablets are just too big may turn to this offering and make it sell pretty well. That is, if Samsung would launch the thing already.
Like its revamped bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 was officially announced during CTIA in March. And since then, we’ve seen the 8.9 pop up here and there in Europe, but so far the word’s been quite mum about it stateside.
Not anymore though, since a 3G-enabled version of the tablet has just passed through the FCC. And it looks like it’s on its way to AT&T, judging by the 3G bands it sports. So considering Samsung’s great relationships with US carriers, it’s pretty safe to assume that AT&T will sell this device at some point, maybe even subsidized a bit.
Now that the FCC has seen it, we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to finally become available pretty soon, at least in Wi-Fi-only mode, if AT&T decides to wait some more before bringing the 3G version to market.