Samsung Galaxy Note

OtterBox Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

The Galaxy Note has proven to be a surprising hit, with Samsung claiming over 5 million worldwide sales since the oversized phone's introduction. And with so much more screen than anything else on the market, conscientious owners will no doubt want to protect their investment. Enter OtterBox, makers of some of the toughest consumer gadget protectors on the planet. The company was on hand at CTIA 2012 to show off the latest addition to their Defender series for the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note case is OtterBox's usual massive hunk of rubber and plastic, made all the more massive for the phone's already large size. Cutouts and access tabs are found in the usual places for the power jack and headphone port, with overly protective adapted outer buttons for power and volume. This case in particular has to accommodate an unusually large hole going straight down to the device's plastic shell, to allow for finger access to the S-Pen stylus. The rest of the case is very similar to the other entrants in the Defender series (check out new OtterBox cases for the HTC One S and DROID Incredible 4G LTE here) in that it roughly follows the lines and style of the device within, while adding an astonishing amount of drop and crack protection. OtterBox did not say when the case would be available at retail, or for how much. But given the level of fit and finish on display, I'd say it'll be ready later this summer. [timeline] [gallery] [device id=1438]

Samsung Galaxy Note just $499 unlocked at Newegg [Deal]

Whoa! This might qualify for the deal of the day. What we have here is the fully unlocked international version of the extremely popular phablet we know as the Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000) on sale for the low low price of only $499. While it's cheaper on contract, to buy it outright it was previously priced at $649, so you might wanna hurry.

Galaxy Note CyanogenMod 9 build adds S-Pen support

What's the point of having a gigantic, stylus-enabled superphone if you can't own at Draw Something? Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note who are also fans of the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod need no longer ask this question. The latest version of the ROM adds a few more features, including support for Samsung's S-Pen, an active digitizer stylus that uses Wacom technology for accuracy and precision. You can download the ported ROM from this XDA thread - sorry, AT&T users, it's only for the international Galaxy Note for now.

T-Mobile schedules ICS updates for Galaxy S II, Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G

T-Mobile customers are no doubt feeling a little left out of the Ice Cream Sandwich party - most of the carrier's high-end phones don't even have leaked versions of Android 4.0 available. But according to an internal leak spotted by TmoNews, three of the biggest players for T-Mobile will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The internal screenshot shows the Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS on May 14th, with HTC's Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G (which already has an ICS leak) following on June 16th.

ZTE to make two Galaxy Note-style smartphones

The Galaxy Note has become a surprising hit: the last we heard from Samsung, the 5.3-inch Android smartphone had sold an amazing 5 million units worldwide. This has inspired some competition from the likes of LG (with the Optimus Vu) and Panasonic (with the ELUGA Power), and now it looks like Chinese manufacturer ZTE us joining in the fray. Company representatives told Reuters that they were planning not one but two "phablets" for an unspecified release date.

T-Mobile tipped to get Galaxy Note

Though we can't say for with any kind of certainty, it appears that T-Mobile may be the recipient of Samsung's Galaxy Note. According to some transmissions and office memos from vendors, it seems likely that this will happen.

Samsung shows off Galaxy Note ICS premium suite apps on video

Samsung's Galaxy Note is an awesome phablet for those that have accepted its size and use it daily. While still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread here with the AT&T Galaxy Note Samsung is getting ready to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and their new "premium suite apps" for the device. The latest ICS leak didn't include the new apps, but today we are getting a closer look thanks to Samsung Mobile.

Draw Something better with the Galaxy Note’s screen and S-Pen

We love the Samsung Galaxy Note. Pachyderms named Peter love the Galaxy Note. At last count, about five million of you out there in Internet land love it too. But if you've become as enamored as I have with OMGPOP's Draw Something over the last few weeks, you've got at least one more reason to either love or crave the gigantic smartphone: its superior artistic capabilities. As noted in our previous story, it makes a great platform for the Pictionary-style gaming app, thanks to its 5.3-inch screen and built-in digital stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note gets a Berry Pink edition in South Korea

Samsung loves their pink phones. If you're anywhere in Asia you can probably pick up a pink Galaxy S II at your local Qi-Shiyi, but alas, that option has been sadly missing from the Galaxy Note. Not anymore: a new "Berry Pink" version on the extra-large smartphone was unveiled in Samsung's home territory of South Korea yesterday. If you simply must have the right hue to match your lip gloss, toenails and/or Tazer, this is the one for you. Sammy says that the pink version will go on sale on April 17th, presumably for the same price as the more sedate colors. The pink version was previously spotted at CeBIT.