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[Full Galaxy Note Review] Equipped with a capacitive stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note was announced at IFA 2011. The smartphone sports a large 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280x800 resolution. Inside, it's packing a dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos processor. It comes running Google Android 2.3 with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It also features two cameras, one front facing two-megapixel camera for video chat and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read on for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note news, reviews and videos:

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    Earlier this week, we saw Samsung finally start the official Ice Cream Sandwich update distribution for its Galaxy S II Android. This update has been a long time coming, after Samsung confirmed back in early December that the GS2 would be among the first of its phones to see ICS, planning the release for sometime in Q1 2012. The GS2 may have hit that target, but at the time Samsung also committed to delivering Android 4.0 to its Galaxy Note before the end of the quarter, as well. We're starting to run out of time, and according to at least one Samsung regional division, ICS for the Note ...

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    AT&T scored itself an exclusive on Samsung's Galaxy Note for the smartphone's US launch, releasing it for its new LTE network. That didn't do fans of T-Mobile much good, as the international HSPA+ version of the Note doesn't support the 1700MHz band T-Mobile relies on, and while the AT&T LTE version of the phone works on 1700MHz, it only does so for LTE. The guys over at the XDA-Developer forums thought that someone should be able to nudge the Note over to operating on T-Mobile with the proper motivation, and put together a bounty to encourage development. Those efforts seem to have paid ...

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    Earlier this week, we heard about Samsung planning a "special announcement" to be made at the South by Southwest festival tomorrow. We threw around a couple theories on what the news might be, but were largely in the dark. Now, with still a day left to go before the announcement, Samsung's let the details slip out, and it's not quite the news we were hoping for. The press release where Samsung mentioned the event was chock-full of discussion of the Galaxy Note, which the company intends to heavily market at SXSW. There are plenty of Note-related pieces of hardware Samsung could have been ...

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    With the Mobile World Congress now a fresh memory, smartphone companies are already moving on to the next opportunities to show-off their gear, whether that's at CeBIT in Germany or at the upcoming SXSW festival in Texas. Samsung's definitely going to be making an appearance at the latter, putting a special focus on promoting the Galaxy Note. In its press release announcing its presence at the festival, Samsung revealed it has a "special announcement" it will make this Friday, March 9, at 4:00pm. Just what could Samsung be up to? Despite what many of you may be wishing, we're not going to ...

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    Besides the eventual arrival of the pink version of Samsung's Galaxy Note, the other big upcoming event for the handset is its Ice Cream Sandwich update. Back in December, Samsung confirmed Q1 2012 availability for ICS updates to both the Galaxy S II and the Note. Fast-forward to today, and the Note finds itself involved in the promotional campaign for the next Angry Birds game; buried within those ads are some messages that are causing some smartphone sites to question the fate of the Note's ICS update. Just what's going on? For starters, remember that Samsung isn't bringing all of its ...

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    Back in February, shortly before Samsung's Galaxy Note launched on AT&T in the states, we looked at a leak showing a new pink color option for the jumbo-sized smartphone. At the time, the information accompanying the leaked pic suggested that the pink Note was nearly here, and should have been released before the end of last month. Obviously, that hasn't come to pass, but Samsung is now finally showing-off the new Note in public, along with offering a few teases about its release. At the annual CeBIT expo in Germany, Samsung has a demo version of the pink Note up for display. Though ...

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    If 2011 was supposed to be the "year of the tablet," with over 100 new models announced at that year's CES alone, 2012 may be shaping up to be the year of the "phablet," the phone-tablet hybrid whose widespread usefulness has yet to be proven. While the survivors of the first battles of the tablet war have upgraded their normal-sized offerings, the novelty-generating buzz seems to be emanating from elsewhere. The spotlight currently sits on smaller devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu, and to a lesser extent, on rumors of devices with larger-than-10" screens. I'm not sure ...

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    Samsung brought the stylus back to smartphones with the Galaxy Note and its S Pen, and the company's been so pleased with its reception that we've heard it discuss plans to adopt the same input technology for more of its products, especially tablets. Since the S Pen uses a Wacom digitizer, rather than acting as a generic capacitive stylus, adding support for it needs to be done while a device is still in hardware development. As a result, it seemed like there might be a short delay before we started seeing the S Pen on other Samsung gear. Instead, there's now a sign that just such a device ...

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    When the Samsung Galaxy Note went on preorder with AT&T on February 5 we already knew a rough estimate on when to expect the phone to be available. If you need a 5.3-inch Android device with a special S-Pen, you can now head over to AT&T at the source link below and grab one as it is already available online. You'll have to pay $299.99 if you sign a two-year contract or $649.99 for the phone only. That being said, the phone already got rooted. If you wish to apply the hack yourself, follow the source link for the download and instructions (which are pretty simple if you're used to Odin). ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note goes by the model number GT-N7000 but the GT-I9220 is also a Samsung Galaxy Note with the difference that it is the Chinese variant of the device. This Chinese version has a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM leaked. While there were several official ICS ROMs leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S II -- we even took a quick look at one -- so far there were none for the 5.3-incher. A big word of warning: according to reports, the ROM is only compatible with GT-I9220 devices so don't try it on your GT-N7000. If you have a Chinese Galaxy Note, expect an early alpha build with ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note really needs no special introduction! After the manufacturer teased a mid-February Canadian availability, the smartphone with the outrageously huge screen finally made its way to Canada. Bell, Telus and Rogers are all carrying the Galaxy Note for $199.99 on a three-year contract. The prices then vary depending on the agreement terms but you can check them out at the source link below. Even though the phone is shipping with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread out-of-the-box, you should be able to upgrade to Android 4.X Ice Cream Sandwich soon, given it won't take carriers ...

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    What comes after the pink Samsung Galaxy S II, introduced by the manufacturer in November 2011? According to the image above, it's the pink Samsung Galaxy Note, the 5.3-incher Samsung pushed with the occasion of Super Bowl, placing it, as usual in its latest commercials, above the competition. The information related to a future possible pink Galaxy Note comes "from an industry insider". According to reports, it will allegedly hit the market in the ninth week of the year (which is February 19-25) with samples going out as soon as this week. As far as internals are concerned, there ...

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    Unsourced rumors are far from the best way to get information on forthcoming phone updates, but in the lack of an official update like the one we got from HTC yesterday, they're often the best option available. Even when they miss the mark a little, they can still be in the right ballpark. Today we heard a little bit about what Samsung's plans might be for bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to several of its Android handsets, but we're not sure just how much faith to put in the rumors. This news comes courtesy of Eldar Murtazin; he's gone public with a lot of predictions over the last couple ...

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    This fall, we saw AT&T's LTE network start with a bang, offering subscribers not one, but two LTE-equipped Androids to choose from in early November. Since then, we've heard a lot about additional smartphones planned for the growing 4G network. Today, AT&T really let the floodgates open, revealing, among other new products, half-a-dozen LTE-enabled Androids. Some of these Androids on their way to AT&T are models we've had our eye on for some time. Take, for instance, the over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note, which we've spotted already with its AT&T badging and had been expecting the carrier to ...

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    The story seems to be the same, with a little twist though, but it's getting old quickly. People in line for a certain, un-named phone, are complaining about missing the game but then they all have a revelation: the Samsung Galaxy Note. That's a long cue there and the same people seem to be waiting forever to get a phone. However, this time the Samsung guy throws a phone-tablet hybrid their way instead of the Galaxy S II featured in previous commercials. The huge screen and the pen are the main selling points but check the commercial out yourselves below (you might end up joining the ...

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    We've heard rumors regarding the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T and it looks like February 19 should be the day to circle in your calendar if you're waiting for this phone-tablet hybrid. However, as expected to happen, the Samsung Galaxy Note is now available for pre-order online at AT&T. Following the source link below you'll be able to secure your unit which goes for $299 with a new two-year contract. Expect the unit to ship by February 17, which should be just a couple of days before the official availability date. As a reminder, the Galaxy Note on AT&T will run on the ...

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    If Samsung was proud to ship one million Samsung Galaxy Note phones globally at the end of last year, the South Korean manufacturer is now announcing that its home market already helped the phone-maker sell 700,000 units. When the Galaxy Note first saw the light of day at IFA in Berlin last year in September the world was both excited and outraged by the huge 5.3-inch. Samsung took a chance on a market segment and it turned out to be quite a winner. The 700,000 units Samsung is proud of in South Korea are sales towards channels and distributors (and not towards end consumers) but the ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III is currently one of the big mysteries in the smartphone world; we hear it mentioned all the time, but we don't have much more to go on than some basic rumors about its hardware and ever-shifting estimates for when the phone might be announced, and then finally released. The official word from Samsung is that the company's still making up its mind about how to launch the handset. We had been hoping to get a chance to see the phone at the Mobile World Congress this year, but even that looks like it won't be happening anymore. While there's some talk of delaying the ...

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    After making a splash on the international scene late last year, Samsung's Galaxy Note is getting ready to finally make its North American debut. We've heard plenty of rumors from all of those involved regarding just when the super-sized handset will get a chance to go up for sale. Today, AT&T formally announces its plans in the States, correcting the information we previously had courtesy of a leaked roadmap, and a couple of the Canadian carriers voice-in with their own updates on Note availability. Last week, we heard about a supposed roadmap for upcoming smartphone releases on AT&T. ...

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    Football fans in the US are gearing-up for the Super Bowl this coming weekend. For non-sports-fans, the event means little more than the chance to see some of the most extravagant, creative, and memorable TV commercials that will premiere all year. Some have already started leaking out in advance of the game, like Honda's Ferris Bueller-themed ad. Others will ultimately be a surprise, including an entry from Samsung. Samsung teases that the commercial will be epic, clocking-in as one of the longest during the whole game. The company's recruited Bobby Farrelly, half of the team that, ...

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    The guys over at BGR have gotten their hands on a supposed Q1 2012 AT&T roadmap, and started things off by revealing what secrets it contained regarding the Nokia Lumia 900. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though, and now the site has expanded on its coverage of the leak, featuring upcoming Android phones, tablets, and Windows Phone handsets. Let's start with the HTC Titan II, which will join the Lumia 900 as one of the first Windows Phone LTE models. According to this document, the Titan II will be showing up at the carrier hand-in-hand with the 900, both arriving on March 18. The ...

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    Samsung gave us a lot to love about the Galaxy Note, from its extra-large HD screen, to its S Pen stylus input. That latter feature opens a new world of extra-precise touchscreen control, while also providing a pressure-sensitive form of input missing from most smartphones. Compared to the bulkier, battery-powered HTC Scribe stylus, the S Pen really comes off as sleek and sophisticated. If you've been jealous of the Note's exclusive access to the S Pen, you'll be glad to know that Samsung may have plans for bringing S Pen technology to more devices, including future tablets. Samsung's Ryan ...

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    AT&T formally revealed plans to bring Samsung's Galaxy Note to its new LTE network during a CES event earlier this month. We had already been tipped-off to the carrier's interest in the Note, and were hoping that the event would afford us the opportunity to learn a little more about its release plans, including just when the phone might arrive. All we got, though, was word that AT&T would start selling the Note in a matter of weeks. We're still hoping to learn about a precise launch date, but in the interim, we're keeping our eyes open for additional signs of the Note's launch. This ...

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    As we wait for AT&T to get its LTE-equipped Galaxy Note in the States, and for Canadian carriers to start their own sales of the handset, users who have already picked up an international version of the Android have a new update to look forward to. Samsung's just started sending-out a maintenance update for the Note that looks like it delivers some very nice tweaks. The Note's large screen gives it an advantage over more compact phones when it comes to using its on-screen keyboard, but Samsung is interested in making this even more convenient. This update adds a fifth row to the ...

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    If you have your eye on the Samsung Galaxy Note because you like the idea of having a 5.3" screen in your pocket, you might want to also consider the BLU D510, now on sale for $260 at Negri Electronics. The D510 is a dual-SIM phone, with both SIM slots providing UMTS 820/1900/2100 bands, granting it access to AT&T's 3G network if you're in the US. Inside you won't find a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos as found on the Note, but rather a far weaker 800MHz single-core CPU with 256MB of RAM. For the lower price, you'll also get a screen with fewer pixels than the Galaxy Note: we're talking 800x480 ...

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