Samsung Galaxy Note Coming 3 November

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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