While the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 2 might be seen grabbing headlines more often of late, its slightly smaller 8.9 inch Honeycomb brethren is also making its presence felt, albeit in a low key manner. It recently made an appearance at an event in with a keyboard docking station that made it more like a netbook.
However, the 8.9 inch Samsung tablet, that is yet to get a name, is unlikely to have the same form factor as the Asus Eee Pad transformer, where the display both folds down on the keypad as well as being detachable. The keypad with the 8.9 inch tablet itself is well laid out and seems easy to use while also housing some of the Android specific keys such as those for Home, Back, Search, or voice input.
As for the tablet, it’s expected to reach markets later in the year.