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AT&T to Bundle Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE with Galaxy S II Smartphone

US mobile phone carrier AT&T will be selling the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE from the 20th of November and, as a sweetener, will be throwing in the Galaxy S II smartphone.

According to MobileBurn (opens in new tab), the catch is that prospective customers will have to take a contract for the smartphone as well as a separate one for the tablet as well.

For the latter, that's $35 per month for a 3GB plan with a two year contract and $480 for the tablet itself. Alternatively, there's a $15 per month 250MB deal and a monthly $25 2GB plan available as well.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is like the bigger Galaxy Tab 10.1; they both share all the same features except for the screen size (8.9-inch 1280x800 pixels) and the SoC (Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor clocked at 1.5GHz).

There is also 1GB RAM, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, Samsung's own Touchwiz user interface, a 3.2-megapixel rear and two megapixel front facing camera, and the whole tablet is only 8.6mm thick.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is not currently available in the UK and we're not sure, given the current hyper competitive market, whether Samsung will indeed add another SKU to its mix.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.