Samsung are set to launch their 8.9-inch, Honeycomb-powered tablet on October 2. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is skinnier than the iPad 2 and weighs in at just 470g. It sports an 8.9-inch Gorilla Glass screen, powered with a 1280x800 WXGA display. It also packs an NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera and plays back 1080p video while recording in 720p.
Connectivity wise, it has USB, Wi-Fi, HSPA+ (21Mbps) and Bluetooth 3.0. Storage we have 16, 32 or 64GB as well as sporting a microSD slot if you want some extra space. The versions hitting the shelves next week will be the Wi-Fi-only models, $469 and $569 for the 16 and 32GB models respectively. No word on a UK release as of yet, with the US leading the way.