We still haven’t received any new information on the gargantuan Galaxy Note coming to the United States since that AT&T FCC filing, but here’s some nice sterile marketing to tide you over. Samsung has released its first TV spot for the new phone, asking consumers the same question the tech press has been pondering since the unveiling at IFA in Berlin: is it a phone or a tablet? We’ll let you be the judge.
The commercial takes particular care to point out the Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display and stylus-based interface. The Note includes a capacitive stylus with a built-in bay – you know, like the Palm and Windows Mobile PDAs you were using five years ago. Some rudimentary drawing and gesture-based cut and paste action takes up the more interesting part of the video. Other specs not highlighted but still very, very relevant are the 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and a full gigabyte of RAM.
Though we know that the Samsung Galaxy Note is coming to the UK sometime this year, prospects here in the land of no Value Added Tax are more murky. The FCC filing implied an upcoming AT&T release, but a filing is not a guarantee – many devices make their way through the FCC’s stuffy halls without ever coming to the American market. With Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus in-bound on Verizon in November and AT&T and T-Mobile versions due sometime after, it may be that the company doesn’t want to steal the thunder of Google’s flagship phone. Come on, Samsung, don’t make us beg.