Discussion: Is anyone excited about the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T?

Discussion: Is anyone excited about the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T?
If there was any doubt that AT&T is getting its own version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, it is all gone now after accessory maker Anymode revealed that it will be providing the carrier with accessories for the device. Having that evidence on the table, it will be surprising to no one if the Galaxy Note for AT&T is made official during CES 2012.

For those who need a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a blend between a smartphone and a tablet that claims to combine the best of both worlds. It offers a spacious, 5.3-inch display of very high resolution, namely 1280 by 800 pixels. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is what runs on the device powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor. It comes with its very own capacitive stylus, which facilitates the process of taking notes. You can even make phone calls on it, even though you risk looking quite funny if seen in public due to its dimensions. But that is not all as the Samsung Galaxy Note that AT&T is getting will have support for LTE connectivity.

Now, the big question here is will the U.S. market be interested in such a device. To be honest, we were  quite skeptical about the Galaxy Note at first, partly because other manufacturers have attempted to come up with a similar product and failed, and partly because it is marketed as a phone, yet hardly fits in most pockets. However, more than a million of these have been shipped worldwide, considering that the device is not available for sale in the U.S. yet, meaning that there are plenty of people out there who find the Samsung Galaxy Note to be quite useful.

What do you guys think? Is anyone excited about the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note in the U.S., or you will pass on this one for now? Do not hesitate to share your opinion with us in the comments below.

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1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I guess... some might want this phablet

2. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

What's a phablet?

3. random1204

Posts: 28; Member since: May 26, 2010

A phone/tablet combo.

37. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Too funny protozeloz

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

iPhablet, "This changes everything again, this is not just a phone, it's combination of an iPhone 5 and iPad 3. This is the best iPhablet yet, oh can you cut that, I'll start again, *cough cough. This is the best combination ever." LOL, I luv making fun of my Apple #iFanWithDaDifference

35. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

dude, you're rambling.

4. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

phablet - phone/tablet I played with this phone a little when I was in Europe in December. I loved it! I have very large hands so I didn't find the size to be much of an issue. The HUGE screen was very very nice! If I caught wind of Verizon carrying a version, I would be all over it!

5. nacixem

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

ME! but gonna wait and see if it comes in white before i jump the gun!

6. NightmareGeese

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Im absolutely excited about this! ATT is always getting gimped as far as high profile Android phones, and I've been watching the Note since it first dropped back in October. Im rocking the Captivate currently, and this is the only phone that has really caught my eye. I love the big screen size, and the battery life sounds great! Plus Mugen power batteries is already releasing an extended battery for it, a whopping 4500 mAh! Plus with guaranteed ICS support within the coming months, its a winner. Even if ATT brought the GSM Nexus over Id probably still pick this.

38. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

AT&T actually gets pretty good high-end Android phones. The Skyrocket has a pretty big screen also, more horse-power, and a better screen plus it's lte also. The Note is basicly for people that are gonna 100% use the stylus. If you want a small tablet to make calls with, the Note is ideal. But if you just want a high-end phone with a large screen, the Skyrocket fits the bill. I got the white Skyrocket and I came from the Captivate as well. I'm not a fan of huge screens but it's not that bad imo.

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

am sure it will do well,even if it only sells a few million worldwide,i think for a niche device that is very good. dont think samsung expect this to reach the success of the galaxy s/s2 devices.

17. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

wow talk about the safest no duh statements. they will sell well i think if they sell 500k they sold well. i wish they got this for sprint i would want this over the s2 or iphone 4s anyday

36. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think it will sell well, but only time will tell

8. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011


9. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

This could be very cool. I'd like to play with one first. I'll probably wait for the Galaxy S3, hoping it will have a beautiful big screen but much smaller bezels.

40. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

I used to think the same way you do but then i realized if i was just going to keep waiting i would never get a new phone so i bought the Note and I'm very happy with it

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I would get this if I did not go to Verizon. Very useful device - no point in buying a tablet and a smartphone - just buy a phablet, or a tablephone.

15. Gawain

Posts: 439; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

If it were coming to Verizon I would be excited. The Samsung intro in England showed some really impressive features.

11. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm have it for a month now and surprisingly the battery life is just phenomenal compared to SGS2. Now my Transformer is often left at home and I'm currently contemplating of selling it. pocketable yes but for some it's not. one handed operations is less often because of it's width. galaxy nexus is only superior because of it's stock android experience.

12. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im all for it! ive been wondering when this phone would hit the US since October and Im also glad that it will be an AT&T-LTE phone. Im looking forward to use my upgrade to get this phone. I dont have to squint to see the words on my current phone (HTC Inspire 4G). Im a big man (6'7 230lbs) and i need a phone like this I also think that Sprint and Verizon will have this phone and it will be as successful as AT&T's version will become. It may not overtake the iPhone, but it will be one of the more popular Android devices.

13. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Great. another overpriced plastic tablet with a 1 1/2 year old OS. I've seen previews of it - too bulky to be a phone, too small for a tablet. But it does have a stylus for those ex-Palm fans.

16. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

How did I know you'd be here posting bulls**t...

18. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I continue to be apalled by Phonerena's semi negative reviews of this phone. The whole thrust of the past ten years in smartphone development has been for more processor power and bigger screens. I can still remember 2 and 2.8 inch screens, which were eminently pocketable, but utterly crude compared with todays 4.3 and 4.5 ich beauties. I got an Infuse in May because its screen was bigger and brighter than my Droid X's and I tried a Streak, (which was crippled by Dell/ATT lack of marketing and virtual software abandonement) ,and Ill buy a Galaxy Note as soon as there available. To the extent people gripe about the Galaxy Note not fitting in their jeans, they should buy some khakis, and shirts with pockets and roll with it like the rest of us big boys .

19. MasterCylinder

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I've been waiting for this one since October. It will be a big jump from my iPhone 3G. I really need a larger screen. Now I won't have to wear my readers.

20. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I know my brother really wants it but he's on Verizon so as soon as they get it he'll buy it. However It seems like a lot of people I talk to that want it are business associates. This does makes sense for ex-palm and pda fans since that have wanted something like this for a while and always ask me for something like it. Also it's easier to to move away from blackberry when a phone has a bigger screen for a better keyboard.

21. Richcop

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2009

Big Hands = Big Phone.... I want it. I am waiting to switch to AT&T for this. Looks like its worth waiting a little bit more rather than getting the Atrix 2 now. I have the the Photon 4G for Sprint now and like it but would love a inch larger screen :)

22. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

I definitely am excited about this phone. Definitely excited to see this phone.

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm excited about it, though I'd like it more if it comes to T-Mobile as well as AT&T

24. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I love it. My phone's screen is too small for reading and suchlike, so I am looking forward to getting my hands on this monster. I don't like talking with my phone to my ear -now- anyway. Always have a ear bud in. Anyway, yeah, I am stoked.

25. DonShock

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! I've been holding off on dumping my cheapy Tracfone and switching to a smartphone for months now. I had just started researching smartphones when the Note came out in Europe. It seems like the perfect phablet (my favorite description, sounds good too ... FAB-let) since I'll use it more as an EDC tablet and only occasionally use it's phone side. As long as the hands-on size is managable, I'll buy and go with whichever carrier is the first to sell it in the US.

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