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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Note Goes On Sale On AT&T

The largest smartphone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note, otherwise known as a Phablet, has been put on preorder by US mobile operator, AT&T, for $300 with a delivery date scheduled for the 19th of February.

The phone/tablet hybrid comes with a massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen (with a 1280x800 pixel resolution), a stylus called the S Pen, courtesy of Wacom, and 4G LTE data connectivity.

The Galaxy Note has been on sale in the UK for a while, and there are rumours it might be on the verge of being replaced by a refreshed Galaxy Note S super smartphone.

The device is the followup to the original Galaxy Tab where it gets its tablet roots. It runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread plus TouchWiz UI and should get Ice Cream Sandwich when it goes on sale.

It also comes with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, an eight megapixel camera with an LED flash, a massive 2500mAh battery, 16GB onboard storage, a two megapixel front facing camera, while being only 9.65mm thick.

The smartphone - otherwise known as the GT-N7000ZBAXEU - costs just under £500 and can be purchased on contracts starting from £27 per month.

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