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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Note Launching In November

The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available on O2 and Orange by the end of the month as the smartphone has appeared on their coming soon pages.

The handset, which is already available in the UK on SIM Free, is one of two phones currently on the market to have a 1280x800 pixel screen resolution.

The Galaxy note is one of the most powerful handsets on the market yet. It comes with a massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, a dual core 1.4GHz dual core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, an eight megapixel camera with full HD video recording, HSPA+, dual channel Wi-Fi, a front facing camera plus TouchWiz 4.0.

Think of it as a bigger and better version of the Samsung Galaxy S2, which also comes with a stylus, a clear sign that even Samsung considers it as a tablet that encroaches on smartphone territory.

At around £600, the Galaxy Note is a very expensive smartphone, in fact the dearest 16GB smartphone on the market yet.

We've also been told that other retailers including the likes of Dial-a-phone and Carphone Warehouse affiliates will be selling the handset on contract soon.

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.