The Samsung Galaxy Note, in all of its 5.3’ glory, had a strong presence at CES this year. The announcement of it coming stateside on AT&T had many giddy with anticipation, while others wondered who in the world would want such a large “not quite a phone, not quite a tablet.” Whether or not this device appeals to you doesn’t diminish its intrigue and it seems other US carriers are now taking interest. According to an “industry analyst” that spoke with the Examiner, the Galaxy Note will definitely be available to Sprint and Verizon subscribers, possibly under a different name:
“It will possibly be called the Galaxy Journal. But it is certainly coming to both Sprint and Verizon during the first half of the year,” said Los Angeles Industry Analyst Paul Mueller.
The Galaxy Note is one interesting device for sure, and I’m betting there will be plenty of people wanting to make this their next device, and even more so if it comes to Verizon and Sprint. The big question will be what kind of support Samsung will provide this device. They don’t exactly have the best record for timely updates, and given this will most likely be a niche device, are potential buyers dooming themselves to Android 2.3? I guess it’s going to be one of those “wait and see” situations, and at the rate we’re seeing devices pushed out, I hope the “wait” doesn’t last too long or we may see this thing become old very soon.
If this is your first Galaxy Note rodeo, here’s what the AT&T Galaxy Note will be riding when released:
- 5.3” HD Super AMOLED touchscreen (1280×800)
- Integrated S Pen
- Enabled for 4G LTE
- 1.5GHz dual core processor
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 16GB onboard memory
- Expandable memory up to 32GB with optional microSD card
- 2500 mAh battery
- 8MP rear facing camera
- 2MP front facing camera
One thing’s for sure, this phablet certainly packs a punch. So who’s going to hit the seamstress to make this thing pocketable?
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