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Galaxy 8.9 - Discontinued?

11th April 2012, 12:31 AM |#1  
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I have heard from a lot of sources (many corporate) that the Samsung Galaxy 8.9 will not be continued by Sammy any further. They are focusing on 7" and 10.1" size in the US looking at the mediocre sales 8.9". Due to this reason the next generation of Galaxy tablets i.e., Tab 2 is strictly 10.1" and 7".

The Galaxy 8.9 32GB has already been deleted from many retailers' system after it was all sold. And 16GB continues till the stock depletes.

So if you are interested in Galaxy 8.9, time is running out. FYI!
 
 
11th April 2012, 12:57 AM |#2  
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I have heard from a lot of sources (many corporate) that the Samsung Galaxy 8.9 will not be continued by Sammy any further. They are focusing on 7" and 10.1" size in the US looking at the mediocre sales 8.9". Due to this reason the next generation of Galaxy tablets i.e., Tab 2 is strictly 10.1" and 7".

The Galaxy 8.9 32GB has already been deleted from many retailers' system after it was all sold. And 16GB continues till the stock depletes.

So if you are interested in Galaxy 8.9, time is running out. FYI!

I got on the 8.9 wagon myself, and am pretty disappointed I did. I think my best option would have been to hold out for the Sammy Note, and go with a 10.1" otherwise. The 8.9 has little support and it isn't nearly as useful IMO. It's like the awkward duckling.

Ah well, we live and we learn.

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11th April 2012, 09:29 AM |#3  
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Which is too bad... because 8.9 is kind of the sweet spot. Just the right size.
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11th April 2012, 02:07 PM |#4  
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I love my 8.9. I had the 10.1 but found it too big, tried out the HTC flyer 7 inch but it was too small IMO. I use my 8.9 everyday and can honestly say that it's perfect for what I want it to do. My laptop hardly ever gets turned on anymore!.
11th April 2012, 09:27 PM |#5  
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I love my 8.9. I had the 10.1 but found it too big, tried out the HTC flyer 7 inch but it was too small IMO. I use my 8.9 everyday and can honestly say that it's perfect for what I want it to do. My laptop hardly ever gets turned on anymore!.

Same here. My netbook only gets turned on probably one's a month. I am glad I bought the 32GB 8.9 tab since sammy wont be making 8.9 tabs anymore
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12th April 2012, 05:51 PM |#6  
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Which is too bad... because 8.9 is kind of the sweet spot. Just the right size.

I agree with you.. I love my 8.9 LTE. Fast light easy to hold. This is the perfect size.

I'm glad I got it.
18th April 2012, 03:43 PM |#7  
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I wonder how much more successful the 8.9 would have been if it had a SD Slot?
18th April 2012, 06:14 PM |#8  
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How disappointing. I originally bought the samsung galaxy tab 7 +. It was too small and also didn't have that great developmental support. The samsung galaxy tab 8.9 is perfect for me. The quality fit and finish also feels much better on the 8.9. The only thing that I felt that it was lacking was a micro sd card slot. I'm just glad that I bought one before they are discontinued.
19th April 2012, 09:44 PM |#9  
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I wonder how much more successful the 8.9 would have been if it had a SD Slot?

SD slot, better screen, faster software and maybe 100$ less than the 10" then it would have been a hit. Even with these problems I found it much more comfortable than other tablets. The size is really perfect and if you look at it maybe it's because it's closer to the one of the ipad or a medium size book.
Plus the GPS is a killer, that thing locks on satellites like nothing I have ever seen, it beats an Asus Transformer (not the prime)!!!
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I think this tablet is massively under rated, it is a perfect size. It's replaced my netbook when I go to university. It's small and practical at the same time.

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