U.K. online phone retailer Clove announced last month that first shipments of the recently debuted Samsung Galaxy Note will start arriving at an undetermined date in late November. Clove has recently announced two pieces of good news: Samsung Galaxy Note release date and lower price for the phoneblet.

In Clove’s latest note about the Note, the retailer announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note release date has been moved earlier to November 1. Initially, Clove was looking to release the phoneblet on November 17.

Earlier reports placed the Galaxy Note’s price on Clove at a VAT-exclusive price of GBP559 (about US$893), but Clove’s latest update pegged a new VAT-exclusive price of GBP495 (around US$791). Interested customers had griped about the earlier higher price, but the new lower price will most likely turn the tide.

The Samsung Galaxy Note caused the blogosphere to buzz noisily after Samsung debuted the device at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin last month. Chief reason for that, expressed in one word: phoneblet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note has phone capabilities, but its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display makes one wonder whether the device is a tablet or a smartphone. “Phoneblet” seems like a good compromise.

Apart from its near-tablet screen size and its delicious HD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy Note also has built-in stylus support (Smart Pen Stylus included in the pack), a snappy dual-core processor (1.4 GHz), Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung TouchWiz, 16 GB of internal storage (with microSD card slot for expansion up to 32 GB), quad-band 3G, and a host of many other bells and whistles that have become pretty much standard in high-end Android devices these days.

Clove is also expecting to release in mid-November another eagerly awaited Samsung device–the Galaxy Nexus. The retailer expects first stocks of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to arrive starting on November 17.

Samsung will be officially launching the Samsung Galaxy Note in Battersea Powerstation in London at 7:00 PM (U.K. time) on October 27 (Thursday).  The company’s official global blog, Samsung Tomorrow, will be beaming the event live.

Samsung surely has a lot of loving for the U.K. and everyone else. Do you have some loving for Samsung? What Samsung-made Android device is making your heart melt?

Alvin Ybañez
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