Samsung Galaxy Note is coming to Verizon as the Galaxy Journal?

Samsung Galaxy Note is coming to Verizon as the Galaxy Journal?
Arguably, one can say that Verizon managed to do right by forgetting about the Samsung Galaxy S II, seeing that they eventually brought along the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before anyone else. Even though the exclusivity is short lived because Sprint is bound to start selling its own version soon, it simply goes to show how Verizon is willing to go above and beyond its rivals to get the best devices onto its lineup.

Well folks, it seems that we’ll be seeing that same mentality because the rumors point to the possibility of Big Red getting its own version of the ridiculously large smartphone in the Samsung GALAXY Note – yeah, the same one coming to AT&T officially. According to the rumors spewing around, Big Red is allegedly in the pipeline to carry a version that’s going to be dubbed as the Galaxy Journal. Frankly, it’s a fitting name when you take into account the kind of functionality you get with the S Pen.

Currently, it’s not certain if Big Red will indeed be getting it, but you really can’t count them out when they’re consistently getting some quality devices all the time. Moreover, it’s rather difficult to predict at this time whether Sprint will be getting in with this one as well – though, anything’s possibly when you think about the kind of aggressive approach Samsung has taken of late.

With 4G LTE support by the big three carriers in the country, it wouldn’t surprise us if Samsung simply decided to go forward and bring the device to Verizon and Sprint – especially when AT&T’s version is enabled for 4G LTE connectivity. As much as we’d love to get all giddy about this, we have to turn it down a notch and take it with a grain of salt at this point.

via SlashGear

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GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)

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49 Comments

1. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Oh hellz yeah!

24. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Sorry to burst everyone's bubble but Verizon and Sprint won't see this phone for awhile AT&T got an exclusive on the Note in the U.S.. Your just hearing wild rumors and desparate hopes just awild rumor nothing to see here just move along

27. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Your info isn't correct, these aren't rumors. Even if AT&T has an exclusive, Verizon will get the Note, just like how other companies eventually will get the Galaxy Nexus.

31. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Don't know if this rumor has legs or not but Samsung wouldn't offer AT&T a lengthy, stringent exclusive, ala Apple had w/ AT&T w/ the iPhone. They'd be off their rockers if they did.

45. rich618

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

What makes you such an informed expert on this subject? If you have proof, prove it or do you just like to flap your keys?

2. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Good reason to keep an upgrade available on my acct.. to grab a note for an alternative to my Nexus!

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Journal.....*giggles.

8. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

lol Could be worse... could be The Diary.

13. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Ikr. Loll

35. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

well i have been using s2 for a long 6 months and i dropped it for gnote European version and i feel they are very different and it is because the gnote feels much stable and the colors are not bright they are good and the over all feel has been great no heating problems what so ever and battery life is great over all and i feel its a great upgrade over s2 and mines on 2.3.6 gingerbread out of the box.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Please, oh please, oh please, let this be true!!!

5. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

funny how the phone that wasn't really publicized is the most intriguing of all samsung phones out the s2 series.

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Meh. Galaxy note is A great phone, not My favorite though. I LOVE the Galaxy S II so much! I wish they'd just bring a 4.3" - 4.6" model to Verizon :/

28. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

They did, it's called the Galaxy Nexus.

33. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@sgogeta4 See that cheesehead guy above you. His sarcastic comment smells like limburger, made in an outhouse.

36. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

Compared to my skyrocket th galaxy nexus can't compare besides ics.the skyrocket hd will kill it.VW sould of got the skyrocket or epic.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what are you talking about? the Nexus kills the Skyrocket in every way. xD

7. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I'm going to keep my nexus and buy a "Journel" as a tablet... lol jk Sounds like a good move on Verizons part though. Now if they will end that juvenile DROID line up.

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Dude, save yourself a few hundred and check out the 5 inch Galaxy Player at Best Buy. I'm not sure about the S pen but the Plyer looks identical to the Note.

9. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Where's the line between phone and tablet? It's so blurred now.

19. rjbp64

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I feel like this size (5.3) is the line. I mean really, anything bigger in size won't be fitting in regular pockets. This should be the line. And to be honest with me, that's fine. All I want is for screen to have an enormous amount of PPI. As long as that keeps getting higher, everything will be alright.

32. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Does a specific line between phone and tablet need to exist? If the line does get drawn at some point. I think we need to see some edge to edge designed screens utilized to see where the road forks between the pair for good.

10. Kenai

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I like the fact that I can save the money and extra connection fees needed to have a good tablet on 3g or lte with what seems to be a pretty functional alternative. Can't wait to see this in stores so I can make a final decision.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

best variant name. c: i just hope it has Exynos or at least an OMAP4 or an S4 instead. o:

34. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I'd love to see an Exynos chip in a Big Red bound device.

14. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Yes yes yes!!!

15. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I knew this was coming.....theres no way that Verizon was going to let AT&T have a phone like this and NOT have one for themselves!! competition between AT&T and Verizon will never die lol

16. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Be kinda funny if this was a bigger success than the Nexus they pumped for 3 months. Pun completely intended.

17. lllllll

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

verizon could have chosen a more exciting name. "what phone do you have" "a journal" - "what?"

42. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I don't give a f**k if this phone is called the Samsung Wussy. As long as it comes to Verizon!

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