Discussion in 'Verizon' started by JamesSJ, Nov 13, 2011.
Is there any word about if and when Verizon will carry the Samsung Galaxy Note?
Is there any word about anyone being able to carry that phone? It's HUGE! 5.3" screen!
I haven't seen anything, but I do love this pic. It looks like a big bully next to the iPhone!
Also, I'm sure you're checking here:
Samsung Galaxy Note - Android Forums
Been wanting a device with these specs for a long time now! Haven't been this excited for a smartphone in a long time! No word on exactly when but I hope its soon! Last I heard its 1st quarter but no exact date. The lte shouldn't take that long as At&ts version has it. The only thing that would hold it up is verizon in their quest to make licensing deals in order to destroy every device by loading their devices with tons of bloatware. If its a few, like on the Nexus I candeal with it, but on their devices after waiting a minute or two and all that crap loads up you're left with like 40mbs of memory..the lag and force closes become norm. So stupid. Then they get a device with more memory and fill it up with even more bloatware so the same thing happens.. Please verizon don't do this to the Note/Journal! If they do I'll sadly have to end my 10+ year customer relations with them and go to at&t for the unlocked international version with Eexynos CPU.
It's supposed to be heading to Sprint and Verizon as the Galaxy Journal:
Galaxy Journal AKA: Galaxy Note Headed to Verizon
I spent a LOT of time with this at CES and I LOVE it, but am distressed that there is no release date set for Verizon... FYI, the specs have changed a bit from the pic posted above from November -- there is no center button on US versions; just soft keys. I've been told by Samsung and by carriers (at CES and elsewhere) that this is carrier-driven.
What sets this apart from being just a big smartphone (with an awesome screen) is the capacitive touch stylus that comes with it. The stylus has a button you can click while holding it to the screen that will bring up a notepad app. You can also do a screen capture easily using the stylus, and then it takes you into a drawing mode using what you captured -- so you can, for example, capture a screen shot of a map, write some notes on it, and easily forward to a friend by a dozen options from a pull-down "share" menu. The drawing app is also fun and works well -- several Samsung "Note" booths were swamped at CES with people waiting to have their cariacatures drawn on the Note.
I too am looking forward to thus phone. There was a time I thought I didn't want anything bigger than my DInc, then I got the Dinc2. Now I think the note/journal will be the perfect size. Great for web browsing, and the added functionality of the stylus seems great. Though I'm sure to use the Bluetooth more often, 'cause I might feel kind if silly with that thing up to my face.
I don't think it's coming to Big Red.
I think you are right.....
Bummer. With the exception of the Galaxy Nexus (depending on who you ask), Samsung & Verizon don't seem to want to do business with the best Samsung has to offer (The GS2 and the Note).
Samsung doesn't want to do business with Verizon on some phones. Verizon demands that Samsung sell to them at a cheaper price because Verizon guarantees the sale of more phones. It's just a matter of price and number of guaranteed sales. Probably a sliding price scale based of phones sales or something similar.
After owning 3 Samsung phones (Nexus S 4G, Galaxy S2 and Note) I find my Razr Maxx to be a much better phone in every regard. Just the build quality alone with the stainless steel sides, Kevlar back and Gorilla Glass is superior to the mostly plastic Samsung devices. The radios in the Razr are also worlds better than any Samsung phone I had. The radios in the Nexus S were truly pathetic. Samsung blamed Sprint's network and Sprint blamed Samsung's radios. Bottom line is those of use who bought it got stuck with a POS phone no one ever fixed. Choice is good but in case you haven't noticed, all carriers follow a trend. Sprint has the best selection of HTC devices, AT&T has the best for Samsung devices and Verizon has the best Motorola devices while T Mobile loves LG devices.
I feel like that is happening with the GNex...
Agreed, based on this I wouldn't expect to see the SGS3 on VZW either...IMO it sucks since Sammy is willing to pack more power (other than radios ) into their phones than most other OEM...
Would surprise me...profit thing...they could just pass the extra cost along to the consumer...or not make quite as much profit...either would be fine by me...