It would seem that Samsung want three tabs in their family – just like the three bears – a tablet for everyone in the family – a Samsung exec, said the newly minted tab, which will sit alongside the existing 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions, will be available from mobile networks.
We suspect this version might be sold via mobile phone networks as a sweetener for mobile contracts or as data- enabled version – we for one don’t really see why they want a 8.9-inch one – but it might prove to be more popular in different regions.
According to reports the new tab will be definitely land in the first half of 2011 – with some rumours even pointing to a launch of next month to go against the Motorola Xoom, HP Touchpad and possibly the iPad 2.
No details have emerged on whether the tab will have the same spec as the 10.1 edition – but were sure all will be revealed soon enough – it might be possible that Samsung wants as many new tabs as possible to soak up components and prevent its competition from getting a foothold a la Apple. But this of course if just speculation.