Items tagged with Galaxy Note

We applaud companies willing to push the envelope with innovative new design approaches. Sometimes their efforts aren't rewarded with complete market acceptance, but unique features and hardware that attempt to blaze new trails in existing markets, are always interesting to say the least. In a way, the Galaxy Note Edge fits this description. Similar to 4K curved televisions, one has to wonder if the world truly needs a flagship smartphone with 160 extra pixels along its right edge with an additional curved display. But, as was the case when the original Note launched and many experts... Read more...
Samsung deserves much of the credit for ushering in today’s trend of large-screened smartphones, often referred to as "phablets." Whether you’re a fan of big smartphones or not, there is a no denying that the original Samsung Galaxy Note set the stage for the battles currently being waged in the smartphone market. If larger-screened devices like the original Galaxy Note hadn’t taken hold, Apple most likely would not have produced the iPhone 6 Plus and devices like the Google Nexus 6, Nokia Lumia 1520, and HTC One Max (among others) would not exist.One of the advantages of blazing a trail like Samsung... Read more...
It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though Apple certainly wasn't flattered when it accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone with its Galaxy line. Instead, the cranky Cupertino outfit took Samsung to court in several territories and at one point won a $1.05 billion verdict (it was later reduced in half). Well, turnabout is fair play, and now Apple's the one being called a copycat by its South Koren nemesis. Samsung's U.S. arm is taking swings at Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a series of ads. Interestingly enough, Samsung is willing to dole out some... Read more...
Samsung's first attempt at combining a smartphone with a tablet, sometimes referred to as a "phablet" was a huge success. Samsung has sold more than 10 million first-generation Galaxy Note devices, and the company is already looking ahead to the second-generation Galaxy Note II. In fact, Samsung mobile boss JK Shin is expecting the Galaxy Note II to be even more popular than its older brother: "Sales may grow more than two-fold (compared with the previous model)." Although there have been rumors to suggest Samsung was considering moving the release date of the Galaxy Note II up to beat the iPhone... Read more...
Taking a note from its Galaxy S III playbook, it appears Samsung may be preparing to launch the Galaxy Note II on all of the major US wireless carriers. Unlike the original Galaxy Note which initially launched on AT&T's network and later became available on T-Mobile's network, reports on the Web suggest the Galaxy Note II could be made available through AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. All of the US variants are said to offer the same specifications as the international version which features a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE connectivity (carrier specific,... Read more...
Samsung recently launched the follow up to their Galaxy Tab line of Android-based tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1. Although the original Galaxy Note's form factor didn’t quite conform to either traditional tablets or smartphones, and some even dubbed it a “phablet”, it has been a huge success for Samsung and has sold millions of units worldwide. With the new Galaxy Note 10.1, not only does Samsung leverage the branding of one of its more popular products, but it’s bringing over some similar technology as well. Along with a few new design queues and software tweaks, the Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung recently launched the follow up to their Galaxy Tab line of Android-based tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1. Although the original Galaxy Note's form factor didn’t quite conform to either traditional smartphones or tablets, and some even dubbed it a “phablet”, it has been a huge success for Samsung and has sold millions of units worldwide. With the new Galaxy Note 10.1, not only does Samsung leverage the branding of one of its more popular products, but it’s bringing over some similar technology as well. Along with a few new design queues and... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz talk about the hot new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, NVIDIA’s more affordable GeForce GTX 660 Ti, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, our Back to School Shopping Guide and details of our latest contest where you could win a sweet new custom gaming rig decked-out with killer Corsair components! Show Notes: 01:42 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Round-Up Review 06:03 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review 10:58 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sneak Peek 15:37 - HotHardware's 2012 Back To School Shopping... Read more...
Samsung's UNPACKED event is coming up on August 29 in Berlin, and the company is already teasing us with a video of what we can expect to see. Promising to make "magical moments come alive," the video shows a stylus-ready device. A few weeks ago, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed plans to unveil the next generation of its Galaxy Note phablet during a press conference at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Although no features have been confirmed, the Galaxy Note II is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a quad-core Exynos processor. The newest Galaxy Note could... Read more...
Samsung is getting ready for its Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29. Although the official invitation doesn't tell exactly what Samsung is planning to reveal at the event, an unnamed Samsung spokesperson has said the company plans to take the wraps off of the company's next Galaxy Note device. There have been plenty of rumors lately that suggest some upcoming features and specs regarding this second-generation Galaxy Note. For starters, the new phablet is said to have a larger, 5.5-inch screen and a faster 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Other rumored features include a 12-megapixel camera and a... Read more...
Samsung has a goal of selling 10 million Galaxy Note devices by the end of this year. It's only March, and the manufacturer is already half way to reaching that goal. Near the end of February, Samsung confirmed that it had sold more than 2 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. Just one month later, Samsung claims sales have reached 5 million units. When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note, we found a lot of features that we really liked about the device. The biggest drawback to us was the fact that its large size made us feel awkward holding it to our ear like a phone. The pen technology and added features... Read more...
T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman has an interesting idea for revamping the mobile industry -- and it involves killing the subsidy plans that have driven smartphone adoption over the past five years. Brodman was participating in a round-table at the Geekwire tech summit; other speakers included Jon Irwin, the president of Rhapsody), Mike McSherry, CEO of Swype, and David Bluhm, CEO of Z2Live. Asked what one thing he'd change if he had the power to do so, Brodman pointed to subsidy programs. “It [device subsidies] actually distorts what devices actually cost and it causes OEMs,... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes with the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers a resolution... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes with the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers... Read more...
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