Samsung confirms Oct 27th event, but it's for the Galaxy Note, not Nexus Prime

Samsung confirms Oct 27th event, but it's for the Galaxy Note, not Nexus Prime
Samsung postponed its October 11th CTIA event, which - rumor was - had to bring the Nexus Prime and Google’s new Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and since then speculations circled October 27th as the next possible date for the announcement. Now, Samsung has reportedly confirmed that it will indeed be holding a media launch event on that date in London, but it won’t be for the Nexus Prime, but rather for the Samsung Galaxy Note, that 5.3-inch monster phone we told you about at the beginning of September.

What about the Nexus Prime, though? Reportedly, Samsung and Google themselves haven’t yet decided on a firm date. Some whispers say that it would be October 19th, but that’s just a speculation. October 19th is when Apple will have a memorial service for Steve Jobs, and since respect to Jobs’ death was the reason behind the CTIA cancellation it’s very unlikely that Samsung will go with that exact date.

Wilder rumors, stemming from Russian analyst Eldar Murtazin claim that Google and Samsung are actively changing features in the Prime and ICS in relation to an Apple lawsuit.

The Galaxy Note itself is a very intriguing device. With a built-in stylus and humongous display, it’s a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone. 

source: Pocket-lint

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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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51 Comments

1. superguy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Boo. Bring out the Prime and ICS! Verizon needs some love.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, we are so jaded that a monster phone with monster specs that tops the field.. is boring.. lolol :)

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Then the prime better not disappoint or im getting a tab-phone or a note. :(

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i think im getting the prime regardless.. lol. the HD screen and ICS will be enough to tide me over for now. Been playing with the SGS2 hercules.. i think thats as big as i want to go for phone dementions.

29. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, they both have HD screens. So, you're real reason for getting the Prime would be ICS and a smaller screen size. Although if the most recent rumors of the Prime are true (TI OMAP processor), the Note would then be the more powerful than the Prime. One of the things I cannot wait for is Samsung's ChatOn service which is premiering with the Note.

37. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

there's two things you're missing, LTE and the contacts on the side that are rumored to connect to a larger Tablet.

47. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If you look up the specifications for the Galaxy Note it has the option of HSPA+ and LTE. Also, the need for a tablet wouldn't be there if you had the Note.

49. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it doesn't mean that it'll come to the States with it. plenty of phones can use LTE but they won't for some reason or the other. i'm sure plenty of people would rather have the versatility of a smaller phone that can become a full sized tablet than meeting somewhere in the middle although the Note will please some people who want just that.

50. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Oh, dont get me wrong, I like the note, but without actually playing with it, I think it might actually be too big, even for me. Like i said, just going off the hercules demensions which are smaller than the note's, thats about as big as i can go and be comfortable. Also, many of the rumors are now pointing to the Exynos 4212 chip being in the Prime. We will find out for sure on the 19th finally though. That and I think i just want the constant updates that nexus's bring. No more update drama.. id always be updated. :)

12. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

You must be high if you think the Nexus Prime will be Verizon exclusive.

21. superguy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

it's supposed to be an exclusive for a limited time, with the other carriers getting it later. Nexus phones being exclusive to a carrier isn't anything new.

24. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

It won't be. Verizon has not done anything to deserve exclusivity of the phone for any period of time over other carriers. T-Mobile got excusivity because they were the first to carry Android when no one else would and they are still a very strong supporter of the platform. Google will not ignore their relationship with T-Mobile for Verizon's deep pockets. After all, Verizon subscribers like you that overpay for service are the reason they deep pockets at all.

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

News flash... the DROID brand did more to spur the growth of Android in the US than any other. So while T-Mobile may have been the first, Verizon helped push it mainstream. All they need do to deserve a Nexus is lay off the bloatware.

30. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Implying the Nexus S wasn't exclusive with Sprint for the longest time, and technically still is as you can only buy the AT&T version through Best Buy.

36. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Nexus S came out for T-Mobile first and then came to Sprint w/ WiMAX a few months later.

48. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You're right I was thinking of another phone. WHOOPS!

34. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh so having the first Eclair Phone (which made Android popular) and the first Honeycomb Tablet don't count for anything huh? :P

42. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

verizons doing a droid upgrade thing that if you stay loyal to android you get earlier upgrades. They do deserve it.

43. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

gosh i really hope so. o:

46. superguy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And Verizon has put out more Droid phones than anyone else. What's your point? There's more money to be made with Verizon. If Sammy and Google see money it, and Verizon's willing to pay for an exclusive, they're going to do it. It's not like Nexus phones have been exclusive forever. AT&T has one and so does Sprint. Don't let your hate for Verizon cloud your judgment. It comes down to money - nothing more, nothing less.

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Nexus Prime, where the f#%k are you???? I need you!!!! Oh and if theyre making last minute changes on ICS I hope they do something about those icons...

13. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Like like and like. If Google doesn't change those icons then I certainly will do it myself. Rooting and modding FTW.

17. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

true that my friend....

3. rich7sena unregistered

As an AT&T loyalist, I am excited about the prospects that the Galaxy Note has. I might already have an Iphone by that date, but still interesting none the less.

5. internet idiot unregistered

So, when can I get my hands on this girly phoneblet in the states with no contract? Come one Samsung, appease your early adopters.

6. sbeezy unregistered

I'm about to go crazy!!! I want the DROID Prime and I want it now!!! Apple needs to leave samsung alone just long enough, so Verizon can put my Prime safely in my warm anti-iphone mits... Sent from my Outdated DROIDX! !!

26. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

If there was a Facebook like button, I would be hitting right now. That's hilarious. Sent from my outdated droid x! :-)

7. droidcandy13895

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

if ios is TITANIC then it will meet its iceberg in ICS.....the guillotine countdown timer has started ticking

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People, people, settle the hell down. The Nexus Prime was rumored for early November as far back as I can remember. They still have 3 weeks to introduce it on "schedule".

14. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Yes, November 3rd according to the Poem.

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