The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hardware wise is slightly thinner than the iPad2 at 8.6mm, comes with a 8.9-inch 1280×800 HD display, a dual core 1GHz processor, WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+ networking. On the other side a digital compass, gyroscope and accelerometer flush out the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. The new Android tablet will ship with Honeycomb and later Samsung will provide a custom interface over the Android 3 OS by the name of TouchWiz UX. Unless another Android 3.0 based tablet beats the new Samsung Galaxy tab 8.9 to market with a customized interface, the push update of the TouchWiz UX will make Samsung the first company to customize Honeycomb. Priced at $470 for 16GB and $570 for 32GB.
Additionally, Samsung is wasting no time bringing Android tablets to a hungry market. The aggressive rapid-fire approach Samsung wielded with mobile phones and other electronics allowed the company to rise from obscurity in recent years. Seemingly, their approach to Android tablets and the announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 indicates that the company has confident leadership and will not let up the aggression any time soon. The “world’s thinnest tablet” is expected to release by summer.