The Galaxy Note made a big splash at CES this month and with the official announcement of its arrival at AT&T on February 19th for $299.99, it is looking like a brand new category of phone. It is being called a phablet, half smart phone and half tablet. In reality, this is the newest version of the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) because of the Stylus which is included. It reminds one of the great feature of those devices of days past and the Galaxy Note has brought this latest version up to the current technology. It has far more features than any other PDA like device with some of the coolest software additions one can hope for. Though it comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), information is beginning to leak out where it may be getting Andoird 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) very soon.
AT&T is currently showing a sign up page on their site so that you can get more information about the coming new Galaxy Note. Current information has pre-orders for the 4G LTE phone beginning on Sunday, February 5th with expected deliveries beginning on February 17th prior to the start of in store sales at AT&T. A great way to get the Galaxy Note before everyone else. The pre-orders start the same day as the Super Bowl and there is expected to be commercials in the 4th quarter specifically for the Galaxy Note. That is going to drive people to pre-order the phone, so you want to get yours in before the Super Bowl starts.
Some are making statements that the Samsung Galaxy Note at 5.3 inches is just too large to be considered as a usable smart phone. Statements about the size of a phone have been made before and yet had no impact on the sales and future of that phone. You only have to look at the Blackberry devices when they first came out. Those devices were more of a pager size and for texting of messages. Yet, they had phone capabilities which made them even more valuable. The Galaxy Note is one of those devices which is more of a tablet than smart phone. The smart phone capabilities add to the value of the Galaxy Note. If you view this as your PDA, you begin to see the true value that the Galaxy Note is going to bring to the marketplace.