Samsung Galaxy Note Officially Announced, Initially To Hit European Markets (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy Note, that device that has been lurking in the back of every tech junky’s mind since it was first announced, has finally been touted as available by Samsung starting with European markets.  The hybrid tablet phone offers a Super AMOLED HD 5.3-inch display with a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU under the hood for optimal use with its “many core on-the-go benefits“.  Expect the availability of the device on October 29th in which it can be found on sale with various carriers in the European market.  Furthermore, the device will sport Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a massive 2500 mAh battery to juice this bad boy up.

The 5.3-inch display will sport a 1280 x 800 res and there will be support for HSPA+ data speeds.  Add an 8 mp rear facing camera and 2 mp front-facer and the device is unstoppable.  And don’t forget the fact that Sammy is taking us back to the stylus days with the “S Pen” which will come standard on the device in a hidden storage compartment on the lower portion of the handset.  There’s also functionality for taking screen shots and annotating nearly anything on any screen using S Pen shortcuts.  I don’t care who you are and what you think about this massive device, this here is one sexy and functional piece of hardware.  Here’s to hoping and praying with the slightest bit of faith that the device will make its way into the US without having to pay an arm and leg before unlocking it.  What’s you’re take on the device?  Is it too big or just right?  Check out the videos of the device in action as well as some more drooling snapshots after the break.  

[via Samsung]

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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

  • Peter McCain

    the drawing of the asian guy was very funny. Seems like a very cool phone/tablet, but why not just put
    ICS on top? or at least announce or lie to us (a la Moto) that it will come in a couple of months.
    ICS supports stylus use.
    but then, Samsung takes forever to bring their products to america…
    lucky europeans!!

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  • Mihirsarker

    i want to know the price