Samsung confirms mid-size tablet

Samsung has confirmed that it will be adding a third tablet to its current line-up and it could be with us in weeks.

Building on the foundation of the seven-inch and and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs, the Korean electronics giant has announced that it has plans to launch an 8.9-inch device running Google's Android operating system.

Despite its current inability to play nice with Adobe's Flash Player software, the new gadget is expected to arrive with the tablet-centric Honeycomb iteration of Google's open source OS.

Initially launched through airtime carriers alone, the as-yet-unnamed gadget's full specifications remain a mystery but we'd take a punt on the nine-incher being identical in every way to its bigger sibling apart from the marginally smaller footprint.

So that's a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 system-on-chip from Nvidia and all the cameras and connectivity you'd expect from a non-Apple tablet.