Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 wasn't on Apple's "hit-list" so it appears that Samsung will release it soon. It is already available for pre-order from Best Buy. You can get the 16Gb version for $469.99 and the 32GB version for only $100 bucks more. This one is situated squarely between the original 7-Inch tab and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, both in size and in price. Of course, this one is a big improvement over the 7-inch version primarily because of Honeycomb and the 1GHz dual-core processor. Here's a refresher of the specs on this device:
- 8.9-inch WXGA display
- Android 3.1 Honeycomb
- 1GHz Dual-core Processor with 1GB of RAM
- 16GB or 32GB Storage Varieties
Best Buy's website hasn't indicated a firm launch date, but it usually is within a week or two of the pre-order start, so it can't be long now.
Source: GalaxyForums.net and GalaxyTabForums.net via BGR and Best Buy