A few weeks ago, AT&T committed to offering the Samsung Galaxy Note this month. For those who can’t wait to get their hands on this cross-over smartphone/tablet, they can put in a pre-order from AT&T right now.
The 5.3-inch, 1280 x 800 touchscreen on the Galaxy Note puts this device in the dividing line between smartphones and tablets. It’s much larger than typical phones, but also smaller than the average tablet. To make this model’s classification more difficult, it can make voice calls while it also includes a stylus.
Ignoring that debate, this smartphone can now be pre-ordered from AT&T on this carrier’s website. The price is $300 with a two-year contract.
Samsung Galaxy Note Preview
Those who watched the Super Bowl tonight should recognize this handset from a TV advertisement. That makes it a typical example of a product that is getting an over-the-top debut from a sporting event.
At the launch on this continent, the American version of this smartphone will run Android OS OS 2.3 (Gingerbread). An upgrade to OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is in development.
It will be built around a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. AT&T’s version will have 16GB of internal storage and a microSD memory card slot for adding more.
Unlike the European one, the U.S. version will support 4G LTE. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus a GPS reciever..
All versions of this Samsung device sport a rear-facing 8MP camera that can record 1080p video, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera. A feature that makes this model stand out is the stylus and stylus slot, as well as a 2500 mAH battery.
Super Bowl Ad
Samsung ran a TV ad for this tabletphone during the Super Bowl today: