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Samsung unveils world's thinnest tablet

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced a third Galaxy Tab Android device, with a new screen size, a thinner case and running from Android 'Gingerbread' 3.0 OS – in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 arrives with an 8.9-inch 1280x800 WXGA touch screen, in a 8.6mm thin case whilst being powered by a 1Ghz dual-core processor, with HSPA+ functionality and weighing in at 470grams.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had a design makeover, since first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. The chassis now has the same thinnest of the 8.9 display variant, whilst weighing in at 595grams with the new Touchwiz UX user interface.

Samsung's Touchwiz UX has live panels, with customisable home screens that can be populated with social networking feeds, websites and digital pictures. There is also a mini app tray, which offers up quick access to frequently used applications that can be launched at any time no matter what is currently running.

The entertainment hub is part and parcel of the new tablets, delivering the reader and music hub with access to 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers, 2,300 magazines and 13 million tracks.

Vodafone made public they’ll exclusively be carrying the Galaxy 10.1, although no networks have laid claim as yet to the 8.9 Tab.

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