Samsung has had quite the year - and it appears as though their successful streak is set to continue, thanks to the increasingly popular Galaxy Note.
Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? No, it's a 'phablet'! Celebrating the fact that their beloved Galaxy Note has now sold over two million units worldwide, the South Korean giant is aiming for an even more impressive goal - to sell a total of 10 million phablets, before the year is out.
Since its launch back in October, the integration of smartphone and tablet functionalities has proved to be a recipe for success. Samsung has admitted struggles over shifting their Galaxy 'Tab' tablets, it appears that multitasking is the key ingredient to a profitable business.
Despite Samsung's Hankil Yoon reluctance in showing support for the Galaxy Note, when it comes to consumers' requirements, Yoon stated: "I think people don't know what they need. But as soon as they start using it, they think that's what they need."
Featuring a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD PenTile display with a 800 x 1,280 resolution, it does borrow aspects of its counterparts - including an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera (from the Galaxy S II), a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
What really sets it apart though in the touchscreen arena is its fancy schmancy S-pen. According to Electronista, its Wacom co-developed S-Pen can be used to create your own sketches as well as take notes. Whether the rest of the smartphone sector chooses to follow suit and go back to basics remains to be seen.