Dallas - Samsung is embedding 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+ technology into its Galaxy Tab 8.9 for sale through AT&T's direct channels beginning Nov. 20 at $479 with a two-year commitment.
It will be the second LTE/HSPA+ tablet from AT&T following the
of the Android-based Jetstream made by HTC. It currently retails for $649 with a 10.1-inch screen with two-year contract.
AT&T's other cellular-embedded tablets incorporate 3G. They are the Apple iPad2, 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and Acer Iconia Tab A501.
For a limited time, customers who buy the Galaxy Tab 8.9 get a free Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket or Samsung Galaxy S smartphone with required two-year service agreement. The Tab and free phones are all Android-based.
AT&T's LTE service is available in nine markets with six more to come on Nov. 20, when the carrier turns on Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Exclusive to AT&T, the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 features Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) OS, 8.9-inch HD 1,280- by 800-pixel widescreen display, Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of embedded memory, 32GB add-on memory, 1GB RAM, 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, tabbed browsing, and Adobe Flash and HTML support.