The Galaxy Note is part phone and part tablet, to use a term coined by Russell Holly, a Phoneblet. It gives you a large screen to handle important tasks and see entire websites, and it also gives you phone functionality (at least overseas).
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One of the best parts of the Samsung Galaxy Note is the S Pen. Of course the tablet boom has brought back the capacitive touch stylus, however the S Pen is a digital pen more along the lines of the HTC Scribe. Unlike the HTC Scribe though, the Samsung S Pen is packaged with the Galaxy Note. It also fits snuggly into the frame of the Galaxy Note, similar to a Palm Pilot of days of old.
Samsung has also optimized the entire experience for use with the S Pen. You can write notes, memos, emails and more with the S Pen. You can also mark up documents, web pages, and even draw pictures. There are several S-Pen optimized applications and Samsung has already announced that they will give developers access to the S-Pen to see where their creativity and imaginations take it.
As for specs the Samsung Galaxy Note features Android 2.3, a 1.4ghz dual core processor, and a 1280×800 SuperAMOLED HD display. There is an 8 mega pixel camera on the rear and a 2 megapixel camera up front. All of this is powered by a 2500 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available in Germany on Saturday. So far it looks like the Galaxy Note comes in an HSPA+ version which makes it ripe for AT&T or T-Mobile, however no US carriers have been announced, yet.