Accessory maker retracts statement on Samsung GALAXY Note just before press photo is released
Now there would be nothing wrong with this release at all if only AT&T had first announced that it was indeed planning on offering the 5.3 inch "Phablet". And someone at the carrier must have made a quick call when they saw this statement because the accessory manufacturer quickly went into "defense mode".
In a statement entitled "Retraction of earlier CES announcement", Anymode said that its earlier statement concerning AT&T and the Samsung GALAXY Note contained inaccurate comments and noted that the information was never supplied or approved by Anymode, AT&T, Samsung, and did not have the written consent of Major League Baseball and apologized for printing the information.
And there the story would have ended if not for the release a few hours later of the official press photo of the Samsung GALAXY Note with the AT&T logo right on it. So what was inaccurate in Anymode's original statement? The press photo certainly confirms that there is an AT&T variant of the device coming. The picture hints of a February 14th launch date and the last time we looked, that was still considered early in 2012. Could it be that Anymode jumped the gun about being selected by AT&T as an OEM vendor for many GALAXY Note accessories? Or could it be that the job was theirs until somebody forgot that "loose lips sink ships".