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Samsung Galaxy Note Coming 3 November

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Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Note ‘smartphone’ will be in stores from next week, with a price tag of around £600.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a rather strange device, falling as it does between the two stools of smartphones and tablets. Its 5.3in Super AMOLED screen surely makes it too large to be used as a phone but too small for use as a tablet.

The Galaxy Notes features 1.4GHz dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Its price tag makes it £200 more expensive than a 16GB iPad 2 and the same price as a 32GB iPhone 4S.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Of course the Galaxy Note, as the name implies, comes with an integrated stylus for taking….well, notes. And to support this Samsung has said that a number of apps designed specifically for the stylus will be available at launch, including Soonr, OmniSketch, Zen Brush, ComicBook, and iAnnotate PDF.

While the Galaxy Note will be with us in a matter of days, we’ll have to wait a further two weeks for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which goes on sale on 17 November costing £550 for the 16GB model.

The phone is now available to pre-order on Amazon and in the UK, networks O2, Vodafone and Three have all confirmed they will be offering the phone when it’s released.

In case you’d forgotten, the 9mm-thick Galaxy Nexus will come with a 4.65in Super AMOLED Contour Display with a whopping 1290 x 720 resolution, 1.2GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM, a five megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video and 16GB or 32GB of local storage.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Pre-Order

The Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone to run Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung has resisted the temptation of putting its TouchWiz skin on top – though this is probably more to do with Google’s insistence rather than Samsung’s choice.

Let us know in the comments if you are planning on shelling out for the Galaxy Note and/or Galaxy Nexus over the next couple of weeks.

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lensmann

October 28, 2011, 6:52 pm

I see they've priced the Galaxy Nexus at £50 more than the iPhone 4S. As an ex-smartphone current-dumbphone user toying with the idea of getting back into the smartphone market, it's genuinely heartening to see that top-level Android phonemakers do not see the need to compete on price and actually are bullish enough about their platform to price their phones at a premium compared to iOS.

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ChaosDefinesOrder

October 28, 2011, 8:24 pm

RE: RSS, I used to have that problem too. I traced it down to the feed going through Google Feed or Feedburner or similar rather than the site's direct feed.

If you change the address your RSS feed points to www.trustedreviews.com/feeds it doesn't have the same problem

David Gilbert

October 28, 2011, 9:00 pm

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PGrGr

October 31, 2011, 2:11 pm

I'm still seriously thinking about getting a Galaxy Nexus. The urgency for me has just ratcheted up a notch since I smashed the screen of my HTC Desire at the weekend. To give the Desire some credit though, it's about the fourth time I've dropped it.

@TR staff: Whilst we're on the subject, I can't seem to unsubscribe from the weekly newletter. If I go to "My Account" then the "My Account Settings" tab, I get a "Sorry page not found" message.

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