Telstra's First 4G Tablet Will Be The Galaxy Tab 8.9

Available from today, the 4G Tablet will set you back $720 outright for the 16GB version or $840 for the 32GB variant. Telstra did say it'd launch a 4G tablet shortly, and rumours suggested it'd be in late February or early March. Looks like the rumours paid off -- head down to a Telstra store and you could be playing with a Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G by this afternoon. I'm hoping to get my hands on one for review shortly. The full release is below:

Mobile internet speeds available to Australians using tablets and Pre-Paid mobile broadband will jump today with Telstra launching the nation’s first super-fast 4G tablet and the first 4G LTE mobile broadband modem for Pre-Paid customers.

Warwick Bray, Executive Director, Telstra Mobile said 4G connectivity was set to make the mobile tablet an even more powerful way for Australians to browse the web, watch video and social network on the move.

“Australians are adopting mobile tablets in record numbers and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G -- the nation’s first 4G mobile tablet -- promises to boost the appeal of this technology even further. The leap in internet speeds available on GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G means customers can stream HD video and music over the internet, load magazines faster and enjoy rich internet content traditionally confined to a PC screen.”

The GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G is both powerful and ultra-portable and features a high definition 8.9 inch touch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor for fast multi-tasking and weights just 470 grams.

Key Features and pricing for the GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G:

Runs Android™ 3.2 operating software (upgradable to Android 4.0 in the future) Powered by a 6,100 mAh battery for hours of entertainment without needing a recharge. Comes with a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera with flash and front-facing 2-megapixel camera. Available with either 16GB or 32GB of memory on board. GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G with 16GB of storage is available from Telstra stores Tuesday 28 February and can be purchased outright for $720 RRP. A 32GB version will be available to purchase outright for $840 RRP. They can both be teamed with a plan that includes a generous monthly data allowance and which allows eligible customers to pay the device off over 24 months.

[Telstra]