Review: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T
Samsung shoots for the moon with its latest Galaxy phone, the Note for AT&T. This "super phone" offers one of the largest screens on the market, LTE 4G, and a stylus. Can the Note prove that bigger is better? Phone Scoop delivers its verdict.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note — with its whopping 5.3-inch display — is neither a smartphone nor a tablet, insists Samsung. It is a Super Phone, a device that has all of the latest features of both in one package. It's so big, that you can ostensibly skip buying a tablet and let the Note be your all-in-one mobile computing device. That's assuming you can fit it in your pocket. The Note also brings back what Steve Jobs hoped to abolish: the stylus. Is this gigantic phone, with pen in tow, the answer to your I-only-want-to-carry-one-device prayers? Let me tell you.
Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T
AT&T revealed that it will sell Samsung's monstrously large Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet. With its 5.3-inch display, the Note defies categorization.
AT&T Announces New LTE Smartphones
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T-Mobile's Galaxy Note to Ship with Android 4.0
T-Mobile USA today announced the pending availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which it says will arrive in the coming weeks. T-Mobile's variant of the Galaxy Note includes the same 5.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, and S Pen functionality of the AT&T version, but will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung's Premium Suite S Pen enabled applications, and support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 42Mbps.
Samsung Says Android 4.0 Headed to Note in Q2
Samsung today announced that it will be distributing a large "Premium Suite" system update to the Galaxy Note during the second quarter that includes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and other new features. The update will add a number of new S Pen-optimized apps to the Note, including Shape Match and Formula Match, which help correct and digitize geometric shapes and numeric formulas.
Samsung Galaxy Note Hits AT&T Feb 19 for $299
AT&T and Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Note Android smartphone will be available starting February 19. It will cost $299.99 with a new agreement.
Successor to my Streak?
As for the size of 5"+ devices, you get used to it quickly, I can't imagine returning to a smaller device now. I'll grant you that this size is not for the small handed if you are a heavy phone user, though bluetooth solves that easily.
I, and most Streak owners, tend to use it in landscape orientation; a must for a screen this large. With the Thumb Keyboard app it is a joy to type on; often I will write email on it while sitting in front...
Don't break the screen though, it will cost you about 300$ to get it fixed lol
A cross between a phone and a tablet?
One of the Largest?