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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, 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.

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