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Is Sprint going to get its own version of the Samsung GALAXY Note as well?

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Is Sprint going to get its own version of the Samsung GALAXY Note as well?
There’s no arguing the kind of allure that's attached to the Samsung GALAXY Note, considering it’s simply one of those bridge devices between smartphones and tablets thanks to its size, but it’s quickly capturing the attention of US consumers already.

Most recently, we were treated to a rendered image of the handset in question with AT&T’s distinctive brandings on it, but this time around, we’re hearing the faint whispers of Sprint possibly getting its own version. According to the latest rumor from a SprintFeed “proven source,” this person alleges that that the number three carrier in the country will be revealing its role in launching the Samsung GALAXY Note in the US at this year’s CES event, which less than a week away.

Not surprisingly, that’s going to pique the interest of Sprint customers, but it still remains a mystery on the exact details surrounding the smartphone – like whether it’ll be arriving with a WiMAX radio in tow or something else. As much as we’d love to see this bad boy outfitted with an LTE radio for Sprint’s upcoming new network, it doesn’t seem likely or feasible that it’ll  happen, so WiMAX appears to be the obvious choice.

Who knows how this new rumor will pan out, but after a quick look at the calendar, we’ll surely know for sure seeing that CES is quickly approaching.

source: SprintFeed via PocketNow

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posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:01 3

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

A tablet in your pocket...

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:11 1

12. Netolic (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

5 inch device is not a tablet. Kindle fire is not even in the category of a tablet. Its in the e reader section

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 21:23 3

16. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

"5 inch device is not a tablet."

I agree, it's not a tablet. It's a new catergory and if the Galaxy Player 5.0 is any indicator of the Note's success, then I would recommend you wait for the blow-out sales.

I predict a lot of the early adopters will buy it for bragging rights such as show-n-tell, but the product doesn't fit mainstream buyers.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:11

2. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I wonder if the WiMax version wouldn't require the Snapdragon and could still have the Exynos version. If this is true, as an AT&T user, I would be very jealous.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:32

5. kjhiuh (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

the epic touch uses a exynos and still has wimax. so im guessing this will also have exynos and wimax

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:38

6. DetroitTech (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

I'm an ATT user and have the Exynos. Shelled out the cash.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:13

9. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

how does the phone work? i been thinking about switching to AT&T just so i can get phones from other parts of the country

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 01:44

19. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Well you are very fortunate then, because I don't have that kind of cash to be dropping on a phone right now. Maybe if it came down in price.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:26 2

3. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Being a long time Sprint I'd love to buy this device. If it came with Sprint's 4G LTE then id buy it in a heartbeat

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:39

13. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Would be a great first device in the initial rollout.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 07:13

21. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

Yes, I know Sprints Network isn't ready, but i'm happy waiting (if need be) for LTE networks if the phone comes LTE ready. Don't give me WIMAX anymore. The Motorola Zoom for Verizon came LTE ready before the Verizon network was ready and that worked out fine. Take note sprint

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:28 3

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3224; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Well, I guess that means those of us on VZW can look forward to getting it maybe mid-2013! Look how long it took to get a clone of the Evo/Thunderbolt and Epic/Stratosphere. The only "First" VZW ever gets (with the exception of the Galaxy Nexus) are Motorolas. Even when Samsung launched the GS1 on all four carriers, VZW took its sweet time introducing their pathetic little "No-Google...Only-BING" crippled version of what should have been a kick ass phone.

Sorry for the rant, just want to see more decent phone come to the network.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:52

7. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

The T-mobile SG2 has the snap dragon.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:11

8. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

DAMN. what should i do? stay with sprint or go At&t for their galaxy note? if only sprint wasnt CDMA

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:25 1

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1078; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I think that any high-end device that comes out this year, especially later this year, should have WiMax and LTE in it.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:41

14. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I have to agree

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 20:11

11. threeline (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

PA gave the Galaxy Note bad reviews for speaker/ear piece. It looks like a cool phone with great specs, but PA killed it on its phone capabilities which I would need atleast sometimes. Check the review out. I hope Sprint addresses those issues and make it a little bit smaller, like 4.7" and I'm in for 199.99! LOL What y'all think?

"Unfortunately, the earpiece is disastrous, as it fails to emit tones with decent loudness, plus it makes voices coming through it sound muffled. The microphone isn't very strong, but it does pick up your voice well, so at least the person on the other end of the line won't have that much trouble while conversing with you."

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 21:14

15. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Keep the screen size, but beef it up. Give it a full HD screen (1080p or anything that would get it to 300+ PPI), toss a quad-core processor and beef up the camera and give it ICS then I'd be in, even if it is Samsung and they make the worst phone and have terrible customer service. Just keep the screen size, or even add on! And get rid of TW just for a treat ;) But it NEEDS LTE! I would hope to hear an announcement at CES

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 22:27 1

17. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)

Sprint won't be getting this AT&T got an exclusive on it in US just a wild rumor nothing to see hear just move along

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 23:18 1

18. k1ng617 (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

That is actually really good, because they could bring it here with the Exynos instead of the snapdragon processor. I know people complain that it doesn't matter but I PREFER the Exynos. I have been agressively scowering for an unlocked one at a reasonable price, but I might have to wait.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 01:59 1

20. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)

I give up. Verizon, you asshole. :(

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 08:43

22. lawal (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

If the "S" pen is not functional on galaxy s2 pen note ,whats is the alternative solution .for galaxy s 2

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 08:49

23. lawal (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

l need a solution for this problem .cant get to write on my galaxy ipad s2 -pen note.What sought of pen do l need.even "s"pen on samsuug galaxy note phone do not work on galaxy s2 ipad.
need urgent assistance from anybody.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 11:56

24. MrMojo (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jul 2009)

Pardon the question but some of us really don't know...

What's the difference between the Snapdragon and Exynos processors?

Does it really make a difference?

HATE it when tech companies bring in their foreign products but DUMB IT DOWN for the American market!

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 08:23

25. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

They are just two different processors made by different companies but the Exynos processors have much better graphics on board and therefore usually are faster with graphics intense applications. You would think since ICS uses graphics acceleration, the Exynos would be faster throughout. As a sprint user I hope this report is true.

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