It looks like some juicy info is already coming out of CTIA, as Pocketnow managed to snap some photos of a promotional display that Samsung already has set up. The display shows many details for the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, answering many questions that have been buzzing around the tech blogs for weeks - and showing us the first custom UI to be laid on top of Honeycomb.

The tab will, of course, sport an 8.9" (diagonally-measured) display, attempting to strike a happy balance between the 7" and 10" slates. It will have 1280 x 800 resolution (making for a higher PPI ratio than the XOOM, which sports the same resolution on a 10.1" display) with a dual-core 1GHz processor. It will weigh 470g and will be 8.6mm thick (a little higher than the recent estimate of one of our tipsters).


Perhaps most interestingly, though, is that Samsung will paste its own UI over Honeycomb. "Live Panel" will be incorporated into Android 3.0, and should completely change the look from AOSP Honeycomb. As you can see in the images below, it includes Samsung's own take on app-switching - showing live previews of each open application.


With the accompanied slogan "More Possibilities to be Professional," Samsung appears to be going for a business angle with this slate. Perhaps HTC should be even more concerned about the Flyer, as we will certainly take the Galaxy Tab 8.9's dual-core processor, Honeycomb, and nice display over HTC's upcoming 7 " tablet (which is also aimed at professionals).

So does this sound like the ideal tab for you? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Pocketnow via Samsung Hub