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When Will The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's Little Brother Launch?

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February and the smaller version, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, was launched at CTIA one month later. Two versions of the former have actually been launched; the original 10.1, renamed the 10.1v, and a new 10.1-inch model.

The 8.9-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab though has yet to go on sale; Engadget described how there was a dummy version of the tablet under a glass enclosure at an event in Germany at the beginning of the month.

The prototype, Engadget said, was thinner than the iPad 2 and a tad different from the original prototype shown at the MWC.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has yet to be launched or given a launch date and Samsung has clearly specified on its Galaxy Tab microsite that everything, down to the benefits and specifications, are subject to terms and conditions.

Back in March, we were expecting the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab to land a few weeks later. Already heading towards the second half of May and not even the usual suspects (Expansys, Handtec, Clove) have listed the tablet on their websites.

What do we know about the Galaxy Tab 8.9? It weighs only 470g, has the same 1GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC as its bigger brother and will be 8.6mm thick. Obviously it has a 8.9-inch touchscreen and since it will run on Honeycomb, it is likely that it will have a 1280x800 pixel resolution. There's also a 3-megapixel rear camera with a front 2-megapixel one, a microSD card reader, Wi-Fi, BT 3.0, USB 2.0 and a huge 6000mAh battery.