Well it looks like we are going to see it in this first half
I just have to sell my Photon and get it out of contract.
Wow -- I certainly hope the rumor is true !!! And as early as the first half of 2012 - thats like Christmas in Spring.
Yep, we need some Samsung Galaxy Note/Journal love! This is a great all around device to the executive using a stylus pen, to the multimedia monger using the big 5.3 inch screen, and just as a phone using a bluetooth headset. win win win !
The more I read about the Note, the more I like it. Not to happy about Touch Wiz, but the Mobile Tech review does show that its not as bad. Still, I haven't had a Samsung in ages. Went from Samsung to HTC to Motorola. And this might be the one to get me back. Although I do love my Photon, but their locked bootloader issue is a pain. So I just might get this on my second line until the update to the Photon.
According to a report, Sprint could announce getting the Galaxy Journal at MWC in a few weeks (Earliest). The downside if not at MWC it may be in May of 2012 at CTIA. Making it late Summer season before we see the Samsung Journal on Sprint's shelves. Read more here.
The Samsung Galaxy Note was a hit for Samsung and AT&T last week during CES. This device was advertised all over the city. While many would believe its 5.3-inch display to be overbearing, others see it as a great feature. Regardless, it would be great to see it placed on other carriers’ shelves. And according to a recent rumor, this bad boy is headed to bothVerizon and Sprint.
According to Daryl Deino, Los Angeles Gadgets Examiner, an Industry Analyst confirms that this device will “certainly” come to both Sprint and Verizon. He goes on to mention that it will possibly be named the Samsung Galaxy Journal.
The Galaxy Note will very likely be offered by other carriers in the US, but we have to take this specific rumor with a grain of salt (or a spoon-full). Daryl’s source, Paul Mueller, has been wrong before. Mainly when Mueller mentioned last July that Verizon would be the first US carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S II (as the Samsung Function). That rumor proved to be wrong. In fact, Verizon was the only main carrier in the US to not see the Galaxy S II.
Taking the Industry Analyst’s past rumors into account, we will recommend that you don’t hold your breath on this one. This does not mean this device will not be coming to other carriers, though. In fact, we hope it does. The device may be a bit large, but it works great, and its bigger screen offers a lot of functionality. It definitely creates a great balance between a phone and a tablet. And while it looks uncomfortable, it actually feels surprisingly great in the hand. (Its weight and thinness definitely help).
There’s also the fact that there’s no CDMA version of the Galaxy Note. It is definitely not impossible to make one, though, and it has been done before. Verizon has mentioned that smartphones will only be released with 4G LTE connectivity from now on, though. If this rumor happens to be true, we might be able to rock the Galaxy Note on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. That would be quite the lure.
For now, let’s stay put and hope we get more information about the future of the Galaxy Note. Would you guys sign up for this bad boy if it hits carriers other than AT&T? I definitely would, if it happens soon enough.