Samsung Electronics revealed that it had shipped more than one million of its large screen Galaxy Note smartphones globally by the 29th of December; it is not known whether Samsung used the word "shipped" rather than "sold" on purpose.
The Korean company confirmed that sales of the Galaxy Note - which it has positioned as a "market creator" - had risen in Europe and Asia, with a launch in the US likely to speed up global sales.
The phone is part of the popular Galaxy family and was launched on the 1st of September. It comes with a 5.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, a dual core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, an eight megapixel camera with a two megapixel front facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (rather than Ice Cream Sandwich or Honeycomb), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, a microSD card reader and a massive 2500mAh battery.
The Galaxy Note is bigger than the 5-inch Dell Streak but still smaller than the biggest smartphone yet, the Galaxy Tab.
Oddly enough, the phone doesn't come with an HDMI out, but does have a capacitive stylus called the S Pen. The phone went on preorder for £600 but can now be had for around £500.