With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung now has two products which use a stylus to add capabilities and features.
With Samsung using a heavy advertising campaign to promote the Galaxy Note 5.3, it was a surprise when they officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This looks like the big brother to the current Galaxy Note 5.3 which is selling at AT&T here in the US. The “phablet” is receiving some very heavy advertising to promote the stylus which is a unique feature in today’s mobile device market place. At the Mobile World Congress, Samsung presented the bigger Galaxy Note 10.1 which comes with a stylus as well and looks to be nothing more than a larger version of an existing product they have on the market.
The big question in some people’s mind is just how well another tablet is going to do for Samsung as they appear to be flooding the market with tablets of late. And this time it comes with a stylus which could easily get lost. That has been a problem over the years with devices which come with one and which Samsung is calling the S-pen. This latest tablet to be announced by Samsung will arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) installed when it is released. Some are reporting that the S-Pen is not included with the Galaxy Note 10.1, but is an accessory. I would have to consider that as an incorrect report on the coming Galzy Note 10.1. And unlike the Galaxy Note 5.3, there is no slot to put the stylus into, but rather will require a special screen cover to hold the S-pen. That can be considered as a drawback since they are promoting the idea of a stylus to be used with the Galaxy Note, but to not include a slot to hold the S-pen on the tablet is going to be a big marketing problem for Samsung.
While this is a much larger version of the Note 5.3, there is nothing which appears to be a big draw to the Note 10.1 as compared to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet from Samsung. Samsung looks to be putting out as many tablets as possible as an effort to gain market share, which is not the best approach. They should focus on delivering better products rather than more products.