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Today only: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 available for $399.99 on Amazon.com

January 30, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Samsung Tablets, Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Ever since the Amazon Kindle Fire has been made available a few months back, tablet manufacturers have dropped prices day in and day out to make us technology geeks stay interested. However, Amazon is offering today for a limited time only one of the best deals I personally have seen in a while for a high-end slate.

The 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9’s price has been slashed to a crazy 399.99 dollars, which is a whole 170 bucks less than the initial list price. Well, to be fair, that initial price was already cut to $499.99 a while back, but that still leaves a $100 drop that makes this a great offer.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9, for those of you who don’t know, is an Android-based slate powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. The tablet sports a 8.9 screen(duh!) with a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution and features 1 GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a USB 2.0 port, a 3 MPx rear-facing camera with auto focus and Flash and a 2 MPx front-facing webcam.

In terms of software, the tablet runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb and, even though there’s no news about an upcoming ICS update, things should be pretty satisfying, with a lot of pre-loaded apps, as well as full access to Android Market for downloading all you could need and more.

The 8.9-incher has a similar design as its larger sibling, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but is of course lighter, sleeker and even a tad more elegant. As for storage space, the tablet on special offer today comes with no less than 32 GB of on-board memory, which is pretty great. Finally, you don’t have to worry very much about the battery life, because the Galaxy Tab 8.9 can go for around eight hours on a single charge based on medium use.

All in all, if you ask me, that’s easily the best, strongest and snappiest slate you can get right now for only 400 bucks, which is why I urge you to go over at Amazon.com and place your order! The offer is available up until 12 pm ET, or until all stocks are worn out, so hurry up and grab yourself a shiny new Droid tablet from Samsung!

And if you are still unsure whether to get this slate right now or wait up for something better or stronger, check out our own Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review right here.