Better late than never at all. The release date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been moved to August of this year, according to a report on MID Blog.

In late May, we spotted the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 passing through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and surmised that the release date would be close. We thought the release date would be some time in early June, or in mid-July at the latest. The report from MID Blog, however, says otherwise.

Samsung faced several hurdles in early June that caused the company to postpone the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. One of such hurdles had something to do with shortage of screen components for the mid-sized tablet. At that time, rumor went around saying the release date might be a little later–the earliest would be in September.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 features a very thin build, said to be the thinner (by 0.2 millimeters) than the iPad 2 and also said to be among the lightest tablets with its weight of 470 grams.

It is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor (dual-core, 1 GHz) and will have Android 3.1 Honeycomb for its operating system. Though, we won’t be surprised if the final version comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

A lot of anticipation has built around the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 not just because of its impressive hardware but also because of its size, which falls between the smaller 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets. It is a perfect compromise for those who refuse the small display of the 7-inchers and the relative “bulkiness” of the 10.1-inchers.

Will you be getting this tablet?

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