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Samsung Galaxy Note launching in the next two weeks

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has confirmed the launch date of the large screened Android Galaxy Note device that bridges the gap between a handset and a tablet, by inviting One Mobile Ring to the launch event a week on Thursday.

The Samsung Galaxy Note was announced at Berlin’s IFA consumer electronics show, which is the mid-year event between Hamburg’s March CeBIT and Las Vegas’ CES in January.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note runs from a large 5.3-inch 1280x800 Super AMOLED touch screen, with the same display quality as found in other Galaxy ranges – along with both the ability to make calls and also use WIFI, where the recently announced Galaxy S 5 is only WIFI based.

Accompanying the Note is a pen-input technology, known as the S Pen, which when combined with the GALAXY Note’s full touch screen allows for notes to be written on the display.

The device is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor with 16GB of memory, HSPA+ connectivity for 21Mbps downloading speeds whilst away from WIFI, with an 8 megapixel camera and a 2MP front-facing variant and running the Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS.

On-line retailer Clove has made public the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note as £670.80, where Samsung has produced a video highlighting the features of the device.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.