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

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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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posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:00 6

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I guess... some might want this phablet

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:18 1

2. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

What's a phablet?

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:22 2

3. random1204 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 May 2010)

A phone/tablet combo.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 10:04

37. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Too funny protozeloz

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 11:57 8

14. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 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


posted on 07 Jan 2012, 04:51 2

35. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

dude, you're rambling.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:23 7

4. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 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!

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:25 4

5. nacixem (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:26 7

6. NightmareGeese (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Jan 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.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 18:52 1

38. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:28 3

7. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:30 5

17. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 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

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 04:53

36. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:28 1

8. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:31 2

9. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 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.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 19:15 1

40. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 10:46 4

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:00 2

15. Gawain (Posts: 426; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 11:03 6

11. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 11:10 7

12. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 11:33 1

13. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:02 5

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

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:42 6

18. electrophage (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Jun 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 .

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:42 3

19. MasterCylinder (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:45 4

20. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:46 4

21. Richcop (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 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 :)

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 12:57 3

22. M1K3YWR19H7 (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 13:35

23. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 14:17 4

24. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 15:02 3

25. DonShock (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Jan 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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