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Samsung Galaxy Note Super Phone To Launch In November

Think of the Samsung Galaxy S2, make it bigger, badder and better and you have the Galaxy Note, a tablet that looks like a smartphone and makes calls too.

Tech site Mobot (opens in new tab) reports that the smartphone will be launched in late October or early November 2011 according to a Samsung account manager whose identity was not revealed.

The phone should arrive well in time for Christmas and is apparently already being used regularly by Samsung employees in Korea.

Therefore, the likelihood that Samsung will make an extra effort to get the Note on sale at the same time as the iPhone 5 is big, almost a dead cert.

At £600 (according to online retailer Clove) though, it is not cheap, but given the specifications and some of its unique selling points, it should not be a hard sell.

For example, the Note comes with a massive 5.3-inch capacitive touchscreeen with a 1280x800 pixel resolution; this is bigger than the Dell Streak and the HD resolution is the highest on any smartphone on the market.

It is also the only smartphone on the market to come with a digitising pen (not unlike the HTC Flyer), a dual core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and with the Russia's GPS equivalent, GLONASS.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.