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Samsung Galaxy Note is coming to Verizon as the Galaxy Journal?

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Samsung Galaxy Note is coming to Verizon as the Galaxy Journal?
Arguably, one can say that Verizon managed to do right by forgetting about the Samsung Galaxy S II, seeing that they eventually brought along the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before anyone else. Even though the exclusivity is short lived because Sprint is bound to start selling its own version soon, it simply goes to show how Verizon is willing to go above and beyond its rivals to get the best devices onto its lineup.

Well folks, it seems that we’ll be seeing that same mentality because the rumors point to the possibility of Big Red getting its own version of the ridiculously large smartphone in the Samsung GALAXY Note – yeah, the same one coming to AT&T officially. According to the rumors spewing around, Big Red is allegedly in the pipeline to carry a version that’s going to be dubbed as the Galaxy Journal. Frankly, it’s a fitting name when you take into account the kind of functionality you get with the S Pen.

Currently, it’s not certain if Big Red will indeed be getting it, but you really can’t count them out when they’re consistently getting some quality devices all the time. Moreover, it’s rather difficult to predict at this time whether Sprint will be getting in with this one as well – though, anything’s possibly when you think about the kind of aggressive approach Samsung has taken of late.

With 4G LTE support by the big three carriers in the country, it wouldn’t surprise us if Samsung simply decided to go forward and bring the device to Verizon and Sprint – especially when AT&T’s version is enabled for 4G LTE connectivity. As much as we’d love to get all giddy about this, we have to turn it down a notch and take it with a grain of salt at this point.

via SlashGear

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 16:20 4

1. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Oh hellz yeah!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 23:15 1

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


Sorry to burst everyone's bubble but Verizon and Sprint won't see this phone for awhile AT&T got an exclusive on the Note in the U.S.. Your just hearing wild rumors and desparate hopes just awild rumor nothing to see here just move along

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 01:45 3

27. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Your info isn't correct, these aren't rumors. Even if AT&T has an exclusive, Verizon will get the Note, just like how other companies eventually will get the Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:40

31. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Don't know if this rumor has legs or not but Samsung wouldn't offer AT&T a lengthy, stringent exclusive, ala Apple had w/ AT&T w/ the iPhone. They'd be off their rockers if they did.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 14:01

45. rich618 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


What makes you such an informed expert on this subject? If you have proof, prove it or do you just like to flap your keys?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 16:27 3

2. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Good reason to keep an upgrade available on my acct.. to grab a note for an alternative to my Nexus!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 16:46 1

3. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Journal.....*giggles.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 18:07 6

8. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


lol Could be worse... could be The Diary.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 20:51 2

13. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Ikr. Loll

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 07:30

35. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


well i have been using s2 for a long 6 months and i dropped it for gnote European version and i feel they are very different and it is because the gnote feels much stable and the colors are not bright they are good and the over all feel has been great no heating problems what so ever and battery life is great over all and i feel its a great upgrade over s2 and mines on 2.3.6 gingerbread out of the box.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 16:55 3

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3222; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Please, oh please, oh please, let this be true!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 17:09 3

5. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


funny how the phone that wasn't really publicized is the most intriguing of all samsung phones out the s2 series.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 17:55 1

6. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Meh. Galaxy note is A great phone, not My favorite though. I LOVE the Galaxy S II so much! I wish they'd just bring a 4.3" - 4.6" model to Verizon :/

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 01:45 2

28. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


They did, it's called the Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:54

33. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


@sgogeta4
See that cheesehead guy above you. His sarcastic comment smells like limburger, made in an outhouse.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 08:35 1

36. denmcdon (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


Compared to my skyrocket th galaxy nexus can't compare besides ics.the skyrocket hd will kill it.VW sould of got the skyrocket or epic.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 22:02

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what are you talking about? the Nexus kills the Skyrocket in every way. xD

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 18:06

7. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I'm going to keep my nexus and buy a "Journel" as a tablet... lol jk

Sounds like a good move on Verizons part though. Now if they will end that juvenile DROID line up.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 20:36 2

11. Whateverman (Posts: 3222; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Dude, save yourself a few hundred and check out the 5 inch Galaxy Player at Best Buy. I'm not sure about the S pen but the Plyer looks identical to the Note.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 18:22 2

9. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Where's the line between phone and tablet? It's so blurred now.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 22:43 2

19. rjbp64 (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I feel like this size (5.3) is the line. I mean really, anything bigger in size won't be fitting in regular pockets. This should be the line. And to be honest with me, that's fine. All I want is for screen to have an enormous amount of PPI. As long as that keeps getting higher, everything will be alright.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:47 1

32. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Does a specific line between phone and tablet need to exist? If the line does get drawn at some point. I think we need to see some edge to edge designed screens utilized to see where the road forks between the pair for good.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:24 1

10. Kenai (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I like the fact that I can save the money and extra connection fees needed to have a good tablet on 3g or lte with what seems to be a pretty functional alternative. Can't wait to see this in stores so I can make a final decision.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 20:47 1

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


best variant name. c:
i just hope it has Exynos or at least an OMAP4 or an S4 instead. o:

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:58

34. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I'd love to see an Exynos chip in a Big Red bound device.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 21:12

14. orielwindow (Posts: 94; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)


Yes yes yes!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 21:42

15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I knew this was coming.....theres no way that Verizon was going to let AT&T have a phone like this and NOT have one for themselves!!

competition between AT&T and Verizon will never die lol

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 21:56 2

16. snowgator (Posts: 3223; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Be kinda funny if this was a bigger success than the Nexus they pumped for 3 months.
Pun completely intended.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 21:59 4

17. lllllll (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


verizon could have chosen a more exciting name. "what phone do you have" "a journal" - "what?"

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:58

42. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


I don't give a f**k if this phone is called the Samsung Wussy. As long as it comes to Verizon!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 22:02 1

18. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Samsung Nexus for sale!!!!!! I hate you once again verizon!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 23:09 1

22. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Really...

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 00:23 6

25. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Can I pay you in Trident Layers?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 22:50 1

20. rjbp64 (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


btw, does anyone know the price that this will coming our at? I think that if the LG Spectrum is coming out with a $199 price, every phone after that should follow including this one. Especially if it won't be coming with ICS.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 22:51

21. rjbp64 (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I meant out*

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 23:15 1

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


Sorry to burst everyone's bubble but Verizon and Sprint won't see this phone for awhile AT&T got an exclusive on the Note in the U.S.. Your just hearing wild rumors and desparate hopes just awild rumor nothing to see here just move along

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:57

41. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


F U you Buzzkiller.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 00:25

26. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I would be more happy if the galaxy nexus is called a nexus prime and it sports 1.5ghz snapdragon and a 8mp camera straight from gs2 . Never mind that has passed

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 01:48 3

29. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


The current CPU is better than Qualcomm's CPU and even if you could replace the camera with the one from the GSII, you wouldn't notice any difference. Megapixels don't mean anything for cameras that don't have a sensitive enough sensor.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 01:52

30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


In low lighting yes there is a difference

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 21:45

37. ElChavo (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


hit it up on Verizon please why Samsung Galaxy Note is best cool tech thing.
because we really like that smartphone!

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 14:49

39. Enough-Is-Never-Enough (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Like my comment or else!!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 23:56 1

40. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


I know I'm a bit late on writing about this but honestly, this is not a phone that should come to Verizon. IT IS A PHONE THAT MUST TO COME TO VERIZON! The key word here is MUST! Damn it, this is the phone of phones. I don't give a s**t about ICS. I care about this phone coming to VZW. This phone is the phone of phones. This phone eats other phones. Please Please Please VZW, DO NOT SCREW THIS UP!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 11:09 1

43. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I agree. I have AT&T and im looking forward to use my upgrade eligibility to get the Note. If you read my post about this article, I knew that this would happen!! Theres NO way that Verizon will let a phone like this only be exclusive to AT&T. There have been alot of ads about this phone and from what im hearing sales have been good.

this is a great phone for me because im a big man and I need a big phone. With the addition of LTE just added to my hometown of St. Louis, getting the phone makes it a whole lot better!

One more thing.....i hope that you get it because we can compare the AT&T and Verizon versions of the phone. That would be nice to see

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 11:48 1

44. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Jeradiah3, I agree 1000% brother. I am curious to know how well does AT&T work in your area? I really want the note for the same reasons you want the note. I was even thinking about jumping ship to get it. But where I work at in NYC, I work on an island and the reality is VZW and AT&T are the only 2 that work. VZW working slightly a bit better. Not much. Just a bit.
I mean when you think about it, it took VZW almost a year and a half to get the iphone so anything can happen.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 15:07 1

46. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I have no complaints about the AT&T Service here in STL.................my only problem is the phone i currently have. I have the Inspire 4G and its becoming less and appealing to keep for the long haul. Ive had this phone for almost a year and im tired of it: the HTC Sense force closes and resets that happens when I dont ask for it, Facebook App continues to force close & does so often that I downloaded FriendCaster. Im 6'7" 235lbs so the screen is already to small to view videos from ESPN, NetFlix, or HuluPlus so im gonna wait till im eligible to get the Note

You cant go wrong with either AT&T or Verizon WildManFan!! the problem with verizon is WHEN will they have it and are you willing to wait if the rumors are true

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 02:05 1

47. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Jerediah3, I really, really appreciate the honesty and understanding brother. Your 6'7? If I had your height, I'd rule the world! Interesting you said that about the Inspire 4g. I have heard about some ongoing issues with this phone from a co-worker as well as a friend of mine. My LG Revolution has the same problem. It freezes, and force closes too. They are supposed to come up with an Android update but it hasn't come around to me yet.
Where I work is the only reason why I have VZW, which essentially is the best service. AT&T is only edged out slightly by VZW. The 4G eats up battery like crazy. My contract with VZW is over in September. I have been with VZW for 10 years since the Bell Atlantic days so I am going to give them till years end. If I don't see them get the Note/Journal, then I'm leaving and going to AT&T.
On a side note, did you hear that on change.org, there is a petition from Verizon customers who are demanding the Note? I signed it. It was supposed to have 5,000 signatures but now they are aiming for 10,000 which I think is a bit much. Nevertheless, let just pray on this one that VZW does get the Note/Journal.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 08:37 1

48. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Samsung isnt going to do what Apple did and only let AT&T sell the original iPhone, 3G and 3GS!! They have a Verizon version of the Note. Id give it no more than a year

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 01:23 1

49. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Great advice man. I really appreciate it. Lets just hope that VZW will really step up and show that it is exactly what it says it is: #1.

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