I've noticed the same thing. Screen text is fuzzy because of antialiasing. If you load up an image, unscaled, with aliased text and antialiased text, you'll see that the screen is crisp and perfectly representing the image as it should be. It's when the tab tries to render text that it fuzzifies everything.
One thing that significantly improves readability is an anti-glare screen protector. I found one on Amazon that is pro quality and extremely affordable. Search for Generiks TM Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and you'll get it.
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