Samsung’s been busy this week. Everyone knew about the release of the long-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone for the US market. The big surprise of this week was something else: an Android smartphone/tablet with a stylus called the Galaxy Note.
Looking at it, the device’s big attraction for consumers is the large 5.3-inch HD display. Using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology and having a 1280 x 800 resolution, it’s pretty impressive. But it does make the phone a bit huge – which sets it beyond the normal smartphone category.
Which is correct since Samsung is classifying the Galaxy Note as a “Smart Mobile Device” with [...]
The IFA is touted as the biggest consumer electronics trade show in the world. Does it beat CES? That I’m not sure but I do know it is a great place to catch up with the latest gadgets the big guys have to offer. It’s especially interesting what’s available this year in terms of Android: lots of new tablets, phones and then some. Here’s a few notable devices from this year’s German event.Samsung Galaxy Note
Undoubtedly my favorite in the show, this device from Samsung is “not a phone, not yet a tablet”. If you’ve handled the Dell Streak, this is something similar but slimmer. The 5.3-inch screen makes it more comfortable [...]
Yesterday at IFA Samsung sent a message to all their competitors that they take the Android ecosystem very seriously, and they want to be not only the biggest player in it, but also the best one. One of their stars was a new type of smartphone/mini-tablet of 5.3″ that brings us an HD resolution of 1280×800 on a SuperAMOLED display. Samsung believes the Note is a new type of device, with the largest possible display and resolution, while still fitting in your pocket.
The phone is also Samsung’s fastest phone yet, sporting a dual core 1.4 Ghz Exynos chip. It comes with a 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, has 1 GB of RAM, a 2500 mAh battery, it [...]