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This article was published on February 23, 2011


Samsung to announce new 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab as soon as next month

Samsung to announce new 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab as soon as next month
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Samsung is set to announce a new 8.9-inch variation of its popular Galaxy Tab tablet computer, releasing it before the summer, reports Korean news agency Yonhap News.

Although the company has not confirmed specifications, Samsung is expected to deliver a second Honeycomb-powered tablet and will be released in the global market via mobile operators, a strategy that was confirmed by a company spokesman.

Local media outlets have suggested Samsung could announce its new 8.9-inch tablet as soon as next month, a move that would see it compete with product announcements from its rivals, most notably Apple and its announcement of its next-generation iPad.

Samsung recently unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress. The world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer is attempting to appease consumers that have different tablet needs by releasing a new 8.9-inch tablet, adding to its existing 7-inch and 10.1-inch models.

We have contacted Samsung for more information, we will update as soon as we know more.