Looking for the next best thing is no longer a wish for many smart mobile users looking for the device that’ll do-it-all. Following a trend started with the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 10.1® features the advanced S Pen™stylus. Business professionals can take notes during meetings with handwriting-to-text capabilities, and drawing tools to jot down plans. Notes can be saved and shared over 4G LTE with coworkers and clients.
Students can use the multiscreen feature to view two apps at once by splitting the screen. For example, users can read a news article while taking notes or watch a video while replying with feedback. (Looking for a few of unique multitasking features using the Note? Check them out HERE.)
For photo editing, the Galaxy Note 10.1® runs Adobe® Photoshop® Touch. Combined with the S Pen™, building visual effects, such as layering, blending and filters, can be used by designers to show drafts or mock-ups to potential clients. Users can combine and manipulate images creatively with the S Pen™, then upload work to the cloud using 4G LTE to access their portfolio just about anywhere.
Watching television with a second screen has become second nature for many. For TV fans, the Galaxy Note 10.1® features the Smart Remote, powered by Peel, to turn the tablet into a universal remote control. The tablet can control an entire home entertainment system and even recommend programs.
It’s official! Today, Samsung has announced that it had sold 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 after just 30 days – that’s three times faster than its predecessor. The original Galaxy Note was deemed a success, but took 90 days to hit the same 3 million mark. The Galaxy Note 2, at this point, is scheduled to surpass the original Galaxy Note in sales with the holiday shopping season about to hit full throttle and with launches on AT&T and Verizon, the United States’ two largest carriers, by mid-November. Last week, Samsung kicked off a huge celebration in NYC featuring Kanye West for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Samsung camera and this week they’re celebrating great momentum gearing up for the holiday season.
DID YOU KNOW: Samsung topped the global smartphone market in the July-September third quarter with 56.3 million sales, more than double Apple’s 26.9 million iPhone sales. The two companies controlled combined 46 percent of the global smartphone market.
AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since October 25th with a release date scheduled for November 9th. Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since then as well though its release date remains unclear. (C’mon Verizon – I need that Galaxy Note II, like yesterday…)
No, it’s not Halloween….yet. However, if you’re notice droves of tech geeks, gadget girls and mobile execs lurking at a slower than normal and zombie-esque pace this morning, chances are that they rocked out with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Kanye West the night before at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City, NY.
In celebration of “The Next Big Thing” Samsung Mobile enlisted the help of Kanye West to kick off the biggest mobile rave I’ve ever attended IN MY LIFE! Starting out early in the evening with the press preview, Kevin Packingham, chief product officer for Samsung Mobile U.S. revealed not only the expected Samsung Galaxy Note II – but also the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Camera (by AT&T). After revealing the performance specs that consumers could expect, guests were released into a themepark of Samsung Galaxy Note II experiences. There were a variety of experience to please everyone, including T-Shirt design station where guests could design, print & wear their very own t-shirt using the Galaxy Note II. Check out a the launch event in its’ entirety below…
While you’re waiting for the next big tech innovation, Samsung simply reminds you that “The next big thing is here” with a little performance by hip hop superstar Kanye West. As part of the Galaxy Note World Tour NYC, Samsung Mobile will properly announce the new Galaxy Note II (which if anything like the first Galaxy Note – we’re already in love with it). Followed by a “real world” interactive hands-on experience, giving users/media a chance to use the device and get a feel for all the bells and whistles. And at the end of the night, the celebration begins with a mini concert by G.O.O.D Music’s own – Kanye West.
The Galaxy Note II will be the first Samsung handset to launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 5.5-inch phone has an HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung’s Exynos™ 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable to 64GB with an optional microSD card. The phone will be available on five major carriers -– Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available by the holidays, arriving in stores by mid-November.
Amidst the most recent Kanye-Kim K engagement rumors from their recent trip in Rome, it’s quite possible that Kim K would be making an appearance as well at Samsung’s event tomorrow evening, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
With the clear domination of the Samsung S3 in comparison to Apple’s newest iPhone 5 and my secret obsession with the new Samsung Galaxy Note – I’m beginning to feel “a certain way” about the Apple vs Samsung battle. As an Apple “Trinity” title holder, (Apple Trinity = owning an iPad 2, iPhone 4s and a Macbook Air) I have recently wondered about my decision to go with “All Apple Everything!” versus opting to buy superior tech products no matter what brand they’re affiliated with. (I could easily go into a rant behind the psychological marketing genius of Apple as a company, however – I’ll just leave it to you to form an opinion of your own based on the strength of each competing product in the computer tablet market.)
CNet.com recently explored the battle of the fittest tablet between Apple’s New iPad and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. Check out this video and vote for your favorite tab device in the comments below…
So what do you think? Are you in the market for a new tablet? Which tab comes out on top for you? Cast your vote below…
It’s always a joy to receive nice surprises every now and then and recently Samsung was a bearer of great surprise as I found the gift of the Samsung BT S Pen.
It’s similar in size and shape to the company’s Galaxy S Pen Holder Kit, which serves as a sleeve for the standard-issue Note S Pen, but Bluetooth functionality, along with a microphone and tiny speaker, enable the lightweight plastic contraption to double as a wireless headset. (Hello? Can you hear me now?)
With three hours of talk time and 130 hours of standby, it weighs 21 grams, offers Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility and will work with Galaxy Note devices — you could use it as a headset with other bluetooth enabled gadgets such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note 10.1 and the original Galaxy Note phablet too. No pricing is available yet, but as a cool TECHcessory, it’s a great tool to have on hand in case you need to transcribe notes while on a conference call.
Could you find yourself talking on the phone with the Samsung BT S Pen? Would you like to see it on store shelves soon?
Personalization. Productivity. Performance. Creativity
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally ready to take the stage here in the United States! Today’s launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was a welcomed declaration of pomp & circumstance for the latest tech entry into the market. Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet such a huge hit in the tech community and beyond after it launched last year, and Samsung is clearly hoping that the Note formula will propel this new tablet into the big leagues.
Even designers got into the tech mix as Zac Posen shared his experience with the tablet & how he plans to continue using the Galaxy Note 10.1 as a creative tool in design. As reported last week, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will offer features beyond what normal tablet users are used to today. From multi-tasking on touch screens to eLearning on another level, I got the chance to experience the Galaxy Note 10.1 live and in person today during the launch event and boy was it amazing!
From the user interface to changing my face into a caricature cartoon, the event had tons of Samsung experts on hand to highlight the device as well as a classroom setting and arcade for Galaxy Note fun!
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 You can edit photos, create detailed illustrations & increase your productivity like never before. With the multiscreen function, watch videos or read articles on one screen while taking notes on the other – all on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for maximum performance.
Check out a brief review of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and few photos from today’s Galaxy Note launch event below…
- 10.1-inch LCD display running at 1280 by 720
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s custom UI (Jelly Bean coming later this year)
- 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16 or 32GB of internal storage, accepts microSD cards as large as 64GB
- 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi only
- MSRP: $499 for the 16GB model, $549 for the 32GB model, available (NOW at Best Buy Union Square in New York ) and available nationwide on August 16
- Split screen multitasking
- The S pen is a cutting edge tech accessory & easy to use
- Strong spec sheet means great performance
- Photo quality is still lacking
- Maximizing usage of the S Pen & tablet interface will take a while if you’re not already a pro
Have you tried out the new Galaxy Note 10.1 yet? Stop by a Samsung or Best Buy store soon to try it out for yourself & see if it lives up as the next great tablet on the market.
It seems just like yesterday, the buzz sizzled around Samsung’s newest fablet (fabulous tablet) the Samsung Galaxy Note! We had so much fun with it at CES and New York Fashion Week that we just jumped for joy when the new features, including the ability to launch and utilize multiscreens at once, photo editing and more! Check out some of the great features below for yourself!
To work alongside Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a note-taking app with 8 built-in templates for different types of notes as well as a number of other unique note-taking features. Handwriting on the tablet can be automatically covered to text, and the keyboard on the tablet can be adjusted in size to meet your own personal needs as well as moved around the screen. The 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the updated version of the tablet will be available in August starting at $549.99, with he LTE version expected to drop later this year.
Are you looking forward to the new Samsung Galaxy Note?
When I first held the Samsung Galaxy Note in January at CES, the truth is… I wasn’t very impressed. My biggest reservation? The size & comfort factor of the device in my hands. But while using it during NYFW, I have a different perspective and appreciation for this hybrid of a device. Positioned as the “best of both worlds” device, the Samsung Galaxy Note is supposed to fill the gap between large tablets and smartphones. With a 5.3-inch touchscreen, the Note’s size does in fact fit between many tablets and smartphones. But make no mistake, the Note is a phone.
While using the device during New York Fashion Week – I had the opportunity to test out it’s functionality in a real-world, fast-paced environment. Some of the aspects that I enjoyed using on the device includes, taking photographs, video and the note-taking function using the S-Memo and S pen. With the S-Pen, I was able to quickly jot down notes, edit photos by adding notes as well as cool screen “capturing” functions too.
As a well-placed Samsung family member, the Galaxy Note fits nicely when compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung SII. The S II is offered with smaller, but still huge, touchscreens of either 4.3 inches or 4.5 inches. Like the S II, the Note’s display uses Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, and it looks absolutely amazing. As I shared with a fellow blogger, the Note’s 5.3-inch screen is the display that works out beautifully for watching HD-quality movies. (I’d rather view movies on the Galaxy Note than on my iPhone 4S).
The Note, like the S II and the Nexus, has an 8-megapixel/1080p camera with a single LED flash in back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting or photos. Like the S II, the Note features 16-gigabytes of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate a card of up to 32-gigabytes of added storage. The Galaxy Note currently runs on Gingerbread and not the newer Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but don’t worry Samsung will release the new OS update will be available by the end of March.
With all the cool features that this device offers, the fact still remains that in addition to being a tablet device, it is also a phone. Making a phone call using the Galaxy Note was not as awkward as I initially thought. TRUE, it is NOT the Samsung SII (a phone that you can easily maneuver with one hand) – but the speed and clarity of the calls on AT&T’s 4G LTE network makes up for it (especially if you’re used to those ‘slower’ networks).
Overall, I enjoyed using the device. The ease & visibility of checking email, online surfing, and using social networks makes it a great device. If you’re not a fan of maneuvering with a larger smartphone for your mobile calls – I’d suggest investing in a stylish bluetooth device to make your Galaxy Note complete.
Available today for $299.99 with at 2-year agreement on AT&T.
Last night at Dream Downtown in NYC – David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of rag & bone hosted the Galaxy Note U.S. launch party during New York Fashion Week. The creative collaboration between the Galaxy Note and rag & bone is a perfect fit as both emphasize inspiration and ease of use whether through fashion or technology. In celebration of the release of the Galaxy Note, rag & bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have designed a custom case for their partnership with Samsung’s Galaxy Note, available later this month.
“Working with Samsung on this project has been a very exciting process. We are looking forward to the release of the Galaxy Note and to be involved in the launch of such a cool device that merges technology and design,” said Neville and Wainwright of rag & bone.
Celebrities and guests alike enjoyed drinks, h’doeuvres, Valentine’s Day treats as well as doll transformations with the help of the Galaxy Note “Fashion: Take Note Studio Paper Dolls” application. The musical delights of DJ Mia Moretti & Violinist Caitlin Moe with Lady Starlight kept the crowd moving with the live musical performance by Band of Horses.
A great time was had by all, including myself who had the chance to walk the red carpet, perform a quick Samsung Galaxy Note tutorial & snapping photos / autographs using the amazing device.
On February 19th, Samsung Mobile and AT&T will launch the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note, a new type of smartphone. It is the ultimate on-th-go device which consolidates core benefits of a tablet while maintaining smartphone portability and utilizes AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It allows users to capture, share and create like never before. For more check out Samsung.com.