We just had some hands-on time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 here at MWC, and it seems it just arrived over at the FCC just recently. This tablet has the same on-screen setup as the 5.3″ version, yet isn’t capable of making phone calls. It sports a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and will ship with Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

It will also include the Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas applications, preinstalled and free of charge. They work perfectly with the Note’s included stylus. The stylus, though larger on the 10.1 version, is actually much more precise then when used on the original Note. The new digitizer allows for better recognition of pressure sensitivity.

We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the device passes through the FCC; it will likely hit store shelves around the same time as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. And if you’ve taken a look at both devices, you’ll notice they look practically identical. However, the Note’s processor is quite a bit faster.

[via liliputing]


    • Because it can take and make notes, read notes, transmit notes, photograph notes and it can make calls via Skype of course.

  1. I want a tablet that can make calls natively – it would bridge the gap between phones and tablets – sure you’d need a head set/speaker phone (or just look ridiculous lifting that thing to your ear), but hey it would be sweet – definitely would be a new niche

  2. Yawn. You give up a lot going with Android simply because iOS has so very much support behind it. Only significant features will bring most to consider an Android tablet… or a rock-bottom price. The ability to make calls (esp blutooth) and text (esp voice dictation) seemed essential, but now is gone.
    I don’t think a pen alone will do it. However I do wonder if it isn’t the cell carriers who KO’d the talk feature. They make a fair bit selling separate service for phone and tablet, they don’t want you to be able to get by with one.

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