South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is gearing up for the release of a new tablet PC that would run under Google's Android operating system, supposedly sporting an 8.9-inch touchscreen display, and which appears to sport a thin design.
The company has put up a special page on its Samsung Unpacked website to inform us that it would unveil “something big” on March 22nd, and most rumors on the matter converged towards the idea that it would unveil the said Galaxy Tab 8.9 device
The new device should sport a display smaller than the 10.1-inch one included with the latest tablet the company unveiled at MWC 2011 in Barcelona, while being larger than what the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab has to offer.
Being placed somewhere between these form factors, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 could easily prove a great option for all those who would like to have in their hands a tablet PC that is neither too large, nor small.
There are not too many details available on this Samsung Galaxy Tab model, but a new teaser photo that the company reportedly
came up with shows that it would offer a thin design.
Moreover, the image shows that Samsung might have packed it with a 3.5mm audio jack on the side, and that the tablet's back might be a rough surface for better grip.
Other details on this device
remain a mystery at the moment, though all of them could be officially unveiled in roughly two weeks from now, when Samsung intros the tablet PC during an event set for March 22nd at CTIA.
However, the Android platform, which powers the rest of the Tab family, seems to be a safe bet, along with the screen size (Samsung teases the “78910” number, which might refer to the size of Tab screens: 7'', 8.9'', and 10.1''). Keep an eye on this space for more info on this.