Galaxy Note, Samsung's latest smartphone (or rather smartphone/tablet hybrid) is all set to hit AT&T stores in the U.S. on Feb. 19. The Android device, which will cost $299.99 with a 2-year contract, turned head at CES 2012 last month in Las Vegas and, according to Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices at AT&T, it offers a unique all-in-one experience that can simplify daily life of consumers, who wish to accomplish more. Perhaps, but can it pass the acid test - arrest iPhone's dominance as the single most popular smartphone in the world?
So far, the response from customers seem positive. In Korea, Hong Kong, France and some other parts of the world where Galaxy Note has already been launched, over 1 million units of the device has been sold.
And why not? Galaxy Note boasts of the largest display among smartphones (5.3-inch Super AMOLED display), features a powerful 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and is powered by a snappy 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
However, Galaxy Note's input tool, called S Pen, is what distinguishes the device from other smartphones - the stylus elevates Galaxy Note beyond being a simple multimedia consumption device. The S Pen is a sophisticated stylus that offers precise control over detailing that can only be expected from an ink pen and users can easily sketch drawings, jot down notes, or even write emails and texts quickly and easily in free-form handwriting.
But iPhone 4S is no pushover. Apple's latest smartphone has set new debut weekend sales record (4 million in three days), a feat that hasn't been beaten since October when it was launched. Can Galaxy Note change the flow of tide by drawing iPhone fans away? The answer is no and here's 10 reasons why. Start the slideshow to find out.