Exactly two weeks after Samsung announced the Galaxy Note during the Super Bowl, it is now officially available for purchase from AT&T.
Featuring a massive 5.3″ screen and stylus, the Note is considered to be a phone/tablet hybrid, or phablet. Some of the specs include:
5.3” WXGA (1280 x 800) HD Super AMOLED screen
146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65 mm, 178g
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
16GB internal memory (plus up to 32GB with a microSD card)
8 MP camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera
Full HD 1080p video recording and playback
Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0 HOST
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
The Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the familair Samsung TouchWiz user interface. It is expected to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The note comes with the standard Samsung apps I have come to love from my Galaxy Tab 10.1, such as Social Hub, Readers Hub, and Music Hub, as well as, the S Memo/ S Planner/ S Choice apps, which are specially designed for the Galaxy Note.