The compromise 8.9 inch tab will be more portable than the full-sized iPad rival, and Samsung isn’t to be outdone by Apple’s iPad 2, because the Tab 8.9 could actually be thinner than the new slimline Apple tablet.
Engadget spotted an official Samsung teaser promo for the Tab 8.9, which states that the slate will be launched on March 22nd in Orlando.
And the image provided on the teaser is a telling one – a headphone jack on the side of the tablet has a slight bulge around it (see the picture here), suggesting that the Tab 8.9 is just as thin as the iPad 2. Maybe even slightly slimmer.
We’ll have to wait for the official reveal to find out, but this comes after comments about the iPad 2′s slick and slim design making Samsung rethink the Tab 10.1. Comments, we might add, which were quickly retracted.