Telstra launches first 4G tablet

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Telstra and Samsung have today announced the availability of Australia's first 4G tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Telstra's first 4G tablet, the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
(Credit: Samsung)

Telstra will offer a 16GB version of the tablet outright for AU$720, and will soon range a 32GB model for AU$840. Customers can also pay off the cost of the tablet over the course of a 24-month contract, starting from AU$49 per month with 1GB of data, up to AU$99 per month with a generous 15GB of data.

The Galaxy Tab is Telstra's first Samsung tablet in its range, but it's the fourth to launch in Australia to date. The 8.9-inch variant appears to add much to the established formula for these devices besides 4G connectivity. The tablet runs on Android 3.2 with Samsung's TouchWiz interface modifications, although its faster 1.5GHz processor may make the experience of using the tablet a little smoother than on the previously released Galaxy Tab 10.1.

(Screenshot by CBSi)

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Im Batman posted a comment   

Great news... nice slew of tablets down there now.
LTE on a tab is the right place... great balance of big screen to appreciate any HD quality media, with the means to get the data down fast enough and a battery big enough to support it

Nice offer by Telstra for the 15GB!!

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