Galaxy Tab 8.9 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-tab-89/all en-GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-tab-89/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Samsung&#039;s latest slate a pint-sized powerhouse or the runt of the litter? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-8-9-main_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-front-2_0_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-front_0_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-back_0_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Where Apple spent years carefully giving birth to a single iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab family is expanding with all the thought and consideration of a hutch full of bunnies. The latest tablet to pop into life is the mid-sized Galaxy Tab 8.9, a slim widescreen tablet with a High Def display and motion-sensitive goodies. So much for the carrot – the stick is a stiff £400+ price-point that puts it head-to-head with Apple’s only child.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Where was the 8.9 every time we tried to use an iPad one-handed or squeeze one into our hand luggage? This is the size tablets were always meant to be: small enough to carry easily but big enough to enjoy web pages and movies without squinting. The plastic-bodied 8.9 is a whisker thinner than the iPad and tips the scales at 150g less – just enough for an airport grab bag of Maltesers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-02.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Widescreen rules. Despite being lighter and more comfortable than the iPad, the 8.9’s stretch display is actually only 5mm shorter on its long edge, so that web pages and movies look almost identical. Except that they’re also a bit sharper, thanks to 237,000 extra pixels. The 8.9’s screen doesn’t look so good from an angle, though, and in portrait format websites and ebooks feel cramped.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-07.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – TouchWiz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While you’re waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung’s Honeycomb skin has a few tricks up its sleeve, starting with resizable home screen widgets. Pop-up mini apps give (whisper it) a good Windows-esque experience for task managing, calendars, memos and more. Then there are two motion modes that let you zoom around webpages and photos by tilting the tablet (gimmicky), and move icons by waggling it back and forth (plain useless).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-05.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget those first awkward Honeycomb tablets that fell over more often than a Premiership striker (yes, Xoom, we’re looking at you). This Tab feels confident and assured, breezing through 3D games and juggling dozens of widgets, feeds and multi-tasking apps without a stutter. It’s all the more impressive as the processor, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2, is really nothing special these days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-04.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thumbs up for Samsung’s Media Hub film and TV store, which rivals iTunes for video quality and ease of use (if not quite range). Thumbs down for a dog’s dinner of third party services covering e-books, magazines, music and newspapers, each of which requires its own separate log in and account details. Expect the Kindle Fire to burn the Galaxy Tab’s media playhouse down. There’s a decent 3MP camera and a good 2MP webcam on board, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-06.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stand the Galaxy Tab 8.9 next to the iPad and it’s far from a foregone conclusion. The 8.9 is lighter, skinnier and has a better screen, plus home screens that catapult you right into the action. But with pricing this close, many will still be wooed by Apple’s superior build quality and app dominance.</p> <p>Samsung should also be counting its lucky stars that the Kindle Fire still hasn’t got a UK release date yet. A couple of inches isn’t much between friends, especially when Amazon’s 7-inch tablet promises the seamless media integration sadly lacking in the 8.9 today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-8.9-01.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fast, fantastic-looking device that redefines tablet portability. But the price needs a drop to threaten Apple and (soon) Amazon</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-galaxy-tab-89 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-tab-89/review#comments Galaxy Tab 8.9 Geek accessories Samsung Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:12:08 +0000 Stephen Graves 418867 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 shows up for pre-order on Amazon http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-shows-pre-order-amazon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab for your wallet&#039;s consideration </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="381" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-tab-8.9_0.jpg?1364401614" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2975.jpg?1364401614" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like a typical younger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 just couldn't let the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-available-today">Tab 10.1 get all the attention</a> with its UK release today. So the 3G version showed up on <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-8-9-white/dp/B0051UHIMM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_5" target="_blank">Amazon</a> for pre-order for £605, shipping next week (12th August).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-shows-up-for-pre-order-on-amazon </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-shows-pre-order-amazon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-shows-pre-order-amazon/news#comments Galaxy Tab 8.9 Samsung Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:24:09 +0000 Sophie Charara 417308 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung squeezes the skinny Galaxy Tab 8.9 into its tablet line-up http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-squeezes-skinny-galaxy-tab-89-its-tablet-line/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung breaks out two new slabs of tablet hardware as it intros the 8.9 and updates the 10.1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1600" height="1600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GALAXY_Tab_8.9-Product_Image-3_0.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GALAXY_Tab_8.9-Product_Image-6_0.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GALAXY_Tab_10.1-Product_Image-3.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GALAXY_Tab_8.9-Product_Image-5_0.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GALAXY_Tab_8.9-Product_Image-1_0.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3832.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has unveiled a pair of new tablets in the hope of taking some of the wind out of Apple’s iPad 2 sails (and sales). Oddly, it’s updated the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – launched last month and as yet unreleased – to superfast 21Mbps HSPA + and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, while trimming its girth down to an 8.6mm, 595g slither. The fatter, 10.9mm, Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also be available.</p> <p>But the main event is the expected Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, jointly taking the prize for world’s thinnest tablet with its new dieting partner at 8.6mm, though with a diagonal measurement of 8.9in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-squeezes-the-skinny-galaxy-tab-89-into-its-tablet-li </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-squeezes-skinny-galaxy-tab-89-its-tablet-line/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-squeezes-skinny-galaxy-tab-89-its-tablet-line/news#comments Galaxy Tab 8.9 Samsung Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:42:52 +0000 Paddy Smith 416003 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 specs leaked http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-specs-leaked/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’ll go official later today, but Sammy’s new tablet couldn’t wait to let us know what secrets it’s been hiding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="630" height="450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10.1_1-1_0.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="488" height="355" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3843.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The specs for Samsung’s third tablet, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 have been found hiding on some signage at the CTIA Wireless show in Florida. The eagle-eyed <a href="http://pocketnow.com/android/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-fully-revealed-photos" target="_blank">Pocketnow</a> spotted the promo panel for the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1’s new sibling, expected to be released later today. The Honeycomb flat-top has a dual-core 1GHz processor, 8.6mm profile and weigh 470g. Unsurprisingly, it has an 8.9in screen with a resolution of 1280x800.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-specs-leaked </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-specs-leaked/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-89/samsung-galaxy-tab-89-specs-leaked/news#comments Galaxy Tab 8.9 Samsung Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:23:09 +0000 Paddy Smith 415988 at http://www.stuff.tv