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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  • Display 5.3 inches
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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



46. ricking

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

This will be "the" last phone anyone will need to buy

44. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

So what does everyone think about Samsung making the Note come standard with ICS and have the phone have no capacitive buttons and just be one big screen? That way the device wont have to be abnormaly large. I want this thing!!

45. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

It's abnormally large because they want it that way.

42. joey18

Posts: 695; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

samsung thinks big is great but this one is to big

43. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

You should just stick with your Jitter Bug it's the right size for you

34. bahkata

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Have the thing for a little more than a month and it's an absolute precious. Especially cuz despite all the hugeness, sweetness, and smoothness it packs a mean battery life span. Just came back from a 9 day trip, I had to charge it 4 times. It lasted through a 15 hour train ride of watching movies, calls, GPS, pictures, videos, games, etc. It just won't shut down :) u fellas would be bonkers if ur not all hyped about it

39. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

WOW!!! It lasted through 15 hours of movies, calls ect? That's insane battery life!!! Very impressive. Now if they could only get all their phones to last that long ;)

33. Exile_One

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

well im happy its coming to the US, but i'm not a big fan of at&t. I want this phone! problem is i'm with t-mobile. Tmobile is always late on getting stuff, really hope they add this to their line up

32. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Ah, red leader thats a BIG 10,4.

31. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

My wife is really, really tempted.

30. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I like it I want it LTE ICS HUGE screen fast processor the S-pen I hopr these do well and companies continue to make phone/tablets

29. ningaman999

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I love the note I just hope they don't switch the exynos for the snapdragon and I also hope somehow Samsung allows for the physical button. Capacitive buttons gett annoying and I honestly do not use the search button.

28. oueighteen95

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Seems kinda late to be releasing this phone when in Q2 quad core phones will be releasing with ICS. Although I'm sure it will sell fine with the 5.3" screen and the 8 MP camera and 64GB of possible memory.

27. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

never been a fanboy of anything specific. But, if it has an exynos processor, im excited about it...

41. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Sorry to disappoint you but it's either Exynos or LTE (the current Exynos chipset is not compatible with LTE), i chose Exynos because LTE is expensive, drains battery very quickly and i don't need all that speed just for my phone

26. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I like to have one for games and movies, however i think the screen is quite large for pant pocket.

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.

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.

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

22. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

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

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 :)

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.

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.

18. electrophage

Posts: 74; 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 .

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...

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.

11. redmd

Posts: 1965; 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.

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: 452; 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.

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