The Samsung Galaxy Note will be arriving on AT&T (after having visited the FCC of course) this coming February 19 – which is just three weeks away, where AT&T will deliver the phone-tablet hybrid in the US, and it will be accompanied by a $300 price tag. Certainly, at that price point, the Galaxy Note is definitely not going to fly off the shelves in an easy manner, considering how the economy of the world isn’t looking too hot for 2012, either. We do know that this particular device will come with a 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED display, LTE radio support, and handwriting recognition with the included S-Pen. Will you be one of the early adopters in the US? So far, initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note in countries that have already released it proved to receive more bouquets than brickbats, which is always a good thing.
I guess the Galaxy Note, if successful, might kick off a renaissance of the phablet phenomenon – a smartphone that has tablet capabilities, although it still remains to be seen whether 5.3″ is going to be the magic figure for this niche market. Do you think the Galaxy Note will be a hit all by itself, and will it cannibalize the tablet market in due time? I think the Galaxy Note adopts the Blue Ocean strategy pretty well, by creating a new genre of devices so to speak.