New evidence has emerged that the super-size smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be released by T-Mobile. An image of this device, which sports a 5.3-inch display, has appeared on the Web sporting the T-Mobile logo.
This is not conclusive proof, but it fits in with previous unconfirmed reports that the fourth largest U.S. carrier has its eye on this tablet phone. This device was introduced by AT&T earlier this year, and there have been rumors that Sprint may pick it up as well.
The AT&T version currently runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), but Samsung says that upgrade to OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is in development. The T-Mobile unit shown in the leaked image is already running ICS.
Although some were quick to label the Galaxy Note as too big to succeed, Samsung announced recently that it has sold 5 million units.
Samsung Galaxy Note Overview
This product’s 1280 x 800, 5.3-inch, Super AMOLED Touchscreen puts its in an unusual category: half tablet, half phone because it’s larger than most handsets but smaller than typical tablets. Some call it a phablet and other dub it simply a tabletphone.
On the inside is a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. Some versions have 16GB of internal storage, others have 32GB. All have a microSD memory card slot, rear-facing 8MP camera, 2500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc.