Samsung outs 5in Galaxy Note as new smartphone concept
Revamping the PDA?
IFA 2011 We now know what the Samsung Galaxy Note - the product name leaked last week alongside the Galaxy Tab 7.7 - actually is. It's a "new type of smartphone", apparently.
Or rather it's a 5.3in, 1280 x 800 touchscreen tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU with on-board dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and 21Mb/s HSPA 3G connectivity. There's a choice of 16GB or 32GB on-board storage.
Oh, and it also works with a stylus: "an advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen… to introduce a new type of user-experience," as Samsung puts it.
It comes with a bunch of productivity apps - S Planner, S Memo and such, signalling an emphasis on business use - plus Samsung's BlackBerry Messenger rival, ChatOn, and all the usual Google apps.
Remember, Dell recently canned its 5in tablet, the Streak 5. It will be interesting to see if Samsung can make a success of the form-factor.
There's no word on the Note'e release details. ®
if by iphone you mean a rectangular slab, yes
Apple don't own the exclusive design rights on black rectangles with a button at the bottom.
Does it look like a stretched iPhone? Nope, looks like a stretched Samsung Galaxy though...
this is an outrageous copy of the Samsung F700 from Feb2007 with its rounded metal edges and all black frontage. And don't even get me started with how similar it is to the i900 Omnia or the F480 from 2008. Samsung should be ashamed of copying Samsung. I think Samsung should sue Samsung for this blatant ripoff.
I kinda do
actually. All my pants have big pockets and this seems like a really nice form factor if you don't want a tablet. big enough and high enough resolution to do web browsing, email quite comfortably, without being too big for *any* pocket.
I can carry a 6" ebook reader with me anywhere, but not a 7" tablet...so this thing is actually pretty close to my ideal form factor.
All things are relative
Maybe they could have photo using someone with really small hands, like they use in porn films.
But need to see it in a hand to really visualise the size.