"The tablet I've been waiting for!"5.0 starson by mbsperez
Pros: Fantastic display quality that's perfect for reading, incredibly fast and zippy performance, Tegra 2 makes everything shine, wonderful battery life
Cons: Takes rather long to charge (5 hours for full), not too many accessories yet, while it could be cheaper it eventually earns its price
Summary: I've always wanted a tablet that would be ideal for two purposes: reading books and digital comics. The 8.9's display packs in the same pixels as its big 10.1 brother but in a smaller screen, hence making it denser and sharper. Digital comics look just spectacular here and it's smaller size and better weight balance makes it easier to hold for longer periods of time. Reading black text on white is incredibly comfortable too, and I don't encounter the eye strain when reading on an iPad 2.
This is not an office device however. Anyone out to use the 8.9 for work purposes will be wiser to pick up other tablets. But for what I've set it out to do, it works exceptionally well. Anyone already invested in the Android ecosystem (such as I) will feel right at home with the Galaxy Tab.
In addition, several sources have identified the 8.9 (as well as the other tablets and phones in the series) as due for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in the future. Sounds like a good deal.