Samsung unveils 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab

Full Galaxy tab line will include Sybase management tools, Cisco SSL VPN and Quick Office, Samsung said at CTIA

ORLANDO -- Samsung Tuesday expanded its Galaxy Tab tablet line-up with a new device that has an 8.9-inch screen.

During the unveiling at the International CTIA conference here, executives noted that the company is working to offer tablet devices of all sizes.

The new offering will ship early this summer in Wi-Fi-only. It's priced at $469 for the 16GB version and $569 for the 32GB version.

The company also said it has improved the display and social networking capabilities on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab that was announced at Mobile WorldCongress in February. Samsung announced today that the 10.1-inch device will to ship on June 8 in Wi-Fi-only. A 16GB version will sell for $499, while the 32GB device will go for $599.

A 7-inch Galaxy Tab device was introduced last fall.

Samsung said all of the Galaxy Tab versions will offer features aimed at helping IT shops support workers using the device for business tasks.

For instance, the devices include pre-installed Sybase Afaria mobile management software and encryption for internal and external memory, along with a Cisco SSL VPN and Quick Office, Samsung said.

Both the 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs will be the thinnest on the market at 8.6 mm and include batteries that run for 10 hours, officials said. The devices run dual core processors and Android 3.0.

"At Samsung we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all strategy," Omar Khan, senior vice president of products and and technology.

Ovum analyst Tony Cripps said the new 8.9 version "trumps the iPad 2" in slimness and weight. But he added that the Tab 8.9 has "weaker content and application potential."

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen , or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed . His e-mail address is mhamblen@computerworld.com.

Read more about mobile and wireless in Computerworld's Mobile and Wireless Topic Center.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags IT industrymobiletelecommunicationhardware systemslaptopsnetbookssybaseMobile and Wireless

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Hamblen

Computerworld (US)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?