AT&T customers to get new 4G LTE tablet

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I clearly remember when 3G connectivity was first introduced back home, and the jump in speed over EDGE proved to be mesmerizing – and that was when smartphones really started to explode across the scene, although those were pre-iPhone days. Surfing on a small 2″ display on your handset is not exactly fun, but hey, with 3G connection, I am not complaining. Fast forward some years later, and here we are with 4G LTE networks being introduced left and right across the globe – with Ma Bell leading the way in the US by offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in all AT&T stores, regardless of whether it is online or through a brick-and-mortar route.

This Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be no ordinary model, since it is the second 4G LTE-enabled tablet from AT&T for their customers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is no pushover at all, and might be the perfect ultra-thin tablet for Android fans who want an optimized Honeycomb experience without having to tote around something that they find to be too large to carry.

Just to get a refresher in what the Galaxy Tab 8.9 brings to the table, well, it will be powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb alongside optimized services from Google, AT&T and Samsung to help you get started right out of the box. The 8.9″ display comes with 1,280 x 800 resolution, while a dual-core 1.5GHz processor ought to be fast enough to perform all the multi-tasking that you want to get done, not to mention tabbed browsing with the ability to support HTML5 and Adobe Flash Player, although the latter is now moot as Adobe has decided to kill off mobile Flash.

Apart from that, AT&T spruces up the deal by offering a free Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket or Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for free if you decide to bring home the Galaxy Tab 8.9, although the free smartphone will need to be attached to a new two year agreement.

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