I got an 8.9 last night at BB. I definitely love Samsung's form factor. That thinness is a must have in a tablet IMHO. I had a Xoom for about a month before I returned it because of its weight and uneven shape on the back. The plastic construction is bearable, but longterm I am going to want something to protect this thing. I was impressed with how much smaller it was than the 10.1. I thought the two would be nearly indiscernible, but it is noticable. However, I still think I want the Tab 7.7 that they announced at IFA. If they announce availability sometime before my return period is up, I think I'm going to return the 8.9 and wait for the 7.7. 8.9 just isn't "handheld" enough for me. Otherwise it's a great tablet and the screen is AMAZING!