A 3G version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be launching in Canada before the holidays. Currently carriers have previously offered the older 7 inch Tab, Bell and Telus are currently selling the 10.1 inch version, and retail locations are stocking the WiFi only 10.1 inch Tab. The 8.9 brings a faster 1.5 GHz dual core processor and a much crisper looking screen. In fact, the resolution of the 8.9 will be the same as the 10.1 version. So that means more pixels in less space and better looking images.
There’s no mention of which carrier this will be launching with, or at what price point. Both Bell and Telus have been very keen to offer Samsung tablets, so there’s a good chance that this will make it’s way to one of their networks. I’ve really enjoyed my 10.1 inch Tab. The 8.9, being a little smaller, does have a certain appeal for travelling. I’ll have to keep my eye’s on this one.
Looks like I made a mistake on the processor. Thanks to Perry for enquiring, I’ve confirmed that it’s not a 1.5 GHz as I mentioned above. It is a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor. Still better than the US version, right?!
UPDATE #2: Pay no attention to the previous update. Samsung HQ has confirmed my original post was correct – the Galaxy Tab 8.9 coming to a Canadian carrier this holiday season will be running a 1.5 GHz dual core processor.