Samsung reveals release for 5in tablet
Time to take Note
Samsung today announced its 5in tablet-phone thingamajig, the Galaxy Note, is heading to the UK in November.
Unveiled at IFA 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note runs on a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It packs a 5.3in display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and an 8Mp camera, and comes in the choice of 16GB or 32GB versions.
Whether or not the tablet becomes a success commercially remains to be seen. Dell's attempt at a similar 5in tablet was canned after a lack of interest. Earlier this year, it seemed, people weren't keen on what is essentially an oversized smartphone. Perhaps now things will pan out differently.
The Samsung Galaxy Note hits UK shelves on 17 November. Its price has yet to be announced.
Read our very own hands-on review of the Galaxy Note here on Reg Hardware. ®
I believe you'll find the Note has a stylus, but doesn't require a stylus. While a stylus-free touch interface is cool for consuming content, it's very difficult to create content (e.g, taking notes*) well without a precision device like a stylus. People's fingers are just too fat.
* See what I did there? Yeah, I did that thing.
You should use this as a reason to get HDTV, least can justify it with the missues ;0.
That said - Thats adverts for you, had she went to a store she would easily see the difference as she would be able to make phone calls with the Samsung were upon the Apple you would have to make several calls to get the same conversation across. But people don't want to make calls on a mobile phone now do they :p.
It's down to this, Apple copy people - nobody cries, people inovate the obvious and Apple cries foul.
Personaly If you think it all thru Captain Picard can sue them all for ripping of his Enterprises tablets.
Next year Apple will get a patent on how people walk forcing everybody to use the open source Monty Python funny walk.
Only real inovation on the Apple phone is the screen, made, invented by.....Samsung. Now if Samsung goes to Apple, our nice new flexi screen, were not selling you that until our product is out. Would apple be accused of copying Samsung, probably not.
So if your offended by this then please don't do a youtube vid along the lines of leave Britney^h^h^h^h^h^hJobs alone, just hit the downvote along with the other sheep.
My nan calls anything with a screen on it that you can pick up, "a laptop". It doesn't mean it is.
They're aiming for the too-big-for-a-phone, too-small-for-a-tablet sweet spot!
And I think they've hit it, spot on.
I approve. I've been handling some seven-inchers lately (ooh er missus) and thinking how much better the user experience is than my smartphone, and in fact I could just about get away with using a seven-ish inch Android tablet [i]as[/i] my actual phone - it'd still be significantly smaller and lighter than my first couple of mobile phones. Five inches might be the sweet spot (that's what she said. etc.).