Samsung have just announced the first 4G enabled tablet for Australia. Running on Telstra’s 4G network, its name is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9” 4G. The sub-10” display runs a 1280×800 resolution but unfortunately those pixels will be filled with Android 3.2. Telstra’s 4G network is currently is only available in select areas, so be aware the extra speed won’t always be available. The 6100 mAh battery will have to power that power-hungry 4G, with the amount of hours you’ll realistically get to be determined.
The devices comes in 16GB or 32GB varieties, powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and sees with a 3.0-Megapixel camera on the back with a front-facing 2.0-Megapixel camera.
Pricing and availability
GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G with 16GB of storage is available from Telstra stores from Tuesday 28 February and can be purchased outright for $720 RRP. A 32GB version will launch shortly and will be available to purchase outright for $840 RRP.
Plans for the 8.9” Galaxy Tab 4G is as follows, personally paying for yet another data plan isn’t appealing, but maybe it makes sense for you.