The Samsung Galaxy Note has been talked about last month and has been selling well in Europe and Asia but has yet to arrive in the US. The above picture from PocketNow.com is sporting an AT&T logo on the 5.3 inch phone/tablet and is telling us that AT&T will be the one selling the phablet on the wireless network when it arrives in the US. When it will arrive and who will be carrying the phone in the US has not been announced, though the picture here is pretty conclusive proof that AT&T will be the carrier.
An accidentally released press release has further confirmed that AT&T is going to be the carrier and because of that and other information, we are expecting to see the Galaxy Note being announced at CES this week in Las Vegas. The retraction of the press release has done nothing to change the opinion of most people that AT&T will be the wireless carrier and that it will not be a big surprise to most as a result. Rumored release dates have February 14th, but that is a rumor and nothing official has been stated. Based on what is happening right now, that date would seem to be an accurate one.
The accidental information from AnyMode, who is an accessory manufacturer, has given everyone the heads up as to what is coming next week. While the Galaxy Note has done well with Samsung shipping over 1 million of the phablets, the success in the US is an unknown. That is because this is a rather large phone at 5.3 inches and a rather small tablet. Given the past for the Dell Streak, it is not known as to how well it is going to do. But this is a new concept with new software that is going to provide a great tool for people on the go. With Ice Cream Sandwich expected to be included with the phablet, it looks like it is going to be a success for this new category of phone and tablet combination.
Watch for the official announcement at CES this week.