TELUS Mobility is set to launch its LTE network in 2012 with a focus on urban markets (much as Bell and Rogers are now doing with their LTE deployments). It has revealed one of the first devices likely to be available at launch time with the appearance of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE on its website. Listed as “coming soon,” TELUS also highlights that it can run on “the TELUS’ 4G network,” suggesting that it will be available before the LTE launch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE specifications:
- Processor: 1.5GHz dual core
- Operating system: Google Android 3.2 (Gingerbread)
- Cellular connectivity: GSM / HSPA+/ LTE
- Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA
- Display: 8.9-inch WXGA (1280×800) LCD with Gorilla Glass
- Input: Capacitive touchscreen
- Memory: 128MB RAM
- Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards
- Rear-facing camera: 3MP with flash and 720p HD video capture
- Front-facing camera: 2MP
- Battery: 6,100mAh
- Dimensions / weight: 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 millimeters / 453 grams
TELUS has not revealed pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE yet. With Bell already offering it for CA$429.95 with a 3-year contract or CA$649.95 with no contract, we have a good idea of the price range though.