It's worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note is not officially part of the S family (Galaxy S, S2, S WiFi) despite the fact that it is essentially a bigger version of the Galaxy S2. Then again, it looks like a tablet because of the screen size and the fact that it comes with a stylus.
We're intrigued by Samsung's decision to augment the resolution of the Galaxy Note to 1280x800 pixels and then put Android 2.3 Gingerbread on it. Could it be that Honeycomb or its successor will come to the Galaxy Note at some point in the future?
Given the fact that Honeycomb doesn't currently officially support phone calls and requires a large screen for optimum use, we suspect that Android 4.0 - which will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb - will be the chosen version.
We also noticed that Samsung has put up a microsite for the Galaxy Note here with a number of videos and images.
As a reminder, the phone supports Russia's Glonass (an alternative to the US-based GPS system), is only 9.65mm thick and weighs 178g. In comparison, the Dell Streak, which was launched last year and has a smaller screen weighs 220g and is 100mm thick. With a screen size of 5.3 inches the Note is the largest smartphone on the market.