Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the intermediary model between the first Galaxy Tab and the 10.1 unit is ready for its AT&T release, but only before passing the FCC testing phase. The model has just been spotted on the FCC official lists and we have to remind you that this model was officially announced during CTIA in March.

What we have here is the 3G version of the slate, that passed through the FCC and its AT&T affiliation is proved by the supported 3G bands. We’re expecting some decent subsidizing from AT&T, making this model as affordable as it gets and maybe a solid iPad 2 alternative. If the usual business model is followed, we’ll see the WiFi version launching first and then the 3G one, for an extra buck or two.