When Samsung officially unveiled the flashy GALAXY Tab 7.7
tablet and the humongous GALAXY Note
smartphone at IFA yesterday, there must have been people out there who said to themselves that their dream gizmo has finally materialized. Unfortunately, they are about to get a bit disappointed as the manufacturer might not release either of these devices in the U.S.
Reportedly, word comes straight from a Samsung spokesperson who Xavier Lanier of GottaBeMoble
got to speak with during the expo. When Xavier inquired about the devices' U.S. release date, the company representative simply replied that there were “no plans”
of launching neither the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7
.7 nor the Samsung GALAXY Note in the States.
Now, bear in mind that these plans might still change eventually. Perhaps, Samsung is still uncertain whether the devices will do well on the U.S. market or not. Furthermore, the list of countries where the GALAXY Tab 7.7 and the GALAXY Note will be sold may have yet to be completed, meaning that company representatives might have been instructed to restrain themselves from commenting on the matter.
We still believe that there is a slight chance of both gadgets setting foot on U.S. soil eventually, but until a solid confirmation comes from Samsung itself, it would not be a good idea to set your hopes too high.
UPDATE: After inquiring with Samsung on the matter, we were told that no official statements in regards to the U.S. availability of the GALAXY Tab 7.7 and GALAXY Note have been made. That being said, it seems nothing is official yet, and we shouldn't strike the Tab 7.7 and Note off the list of possible wishes for the Holiday season yet.