After the iPad 2 launch, Samsung made it very clear that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ain't going to cut it in terms of sales. So they now come up with the Galaxy Tab 8.9, which is supposed to be announced tomorrow at the CTIA event. The new Galaxy Tab 8.9, as the name suggest would be a 8.9 in tablet based on a customized Android Honeycomb 3.0 UI. Customized by Samsung offcourse. The tablet will be only 8.6mm thick, that is 0.2 mm thinner than the iPad 2. Besides this, it would be powered by a dual core 1ghz processor, dual band WiFi support and sport a 1280x800 resolution display. The tab weighs only 470 grams.
The customized UI will have live panels showing emails, gallery, date, bookmarks, weather, stock etc. There would also be a mini tray will would allow one to pop-up any 6 applications without switching the screen.
Pocketnow managed to get their hands on two images which shows the tab and its features.
All this is very interesting, although I am not to happy about the customized UI. Customized UI mostly delays software updates, and most of the time screws up the UI experience as well. Tomorrow, after the official announcement and launch, we would definitely know for sure how bad or good is the customization by Samsung.