Galaxy Note

T-Mobile has sent out a press release letting us know that the Samsung Galaxy Note will be coming "in the coming weeks", confirming the Tweet that went out this morning. The 5.3-inch T-Mobile Galaxy Note will feature HSPA+42 speeds, and be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon like it's counterpart on AT&T. It's also shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich, and features the same great S-Memo application we saw last week

T-Mobile specific features are Wifi calling, a 5-device mobile hotspot capability, and S.A.F.E. (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) designation, which means a full suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities, IT policy support, AES256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange, and integrated VPN support. You can read the full press release after the break.

 

T-Mobile Expands Its Galaxy Lineup With the Samsung Galaxy Note™  

Smartphone  Delivers Innovative All-in-One Experience With the Perfect Blend of Work and Play Features

BELLEVUE, Wash., — July 17, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note. One of T-Mobile’s fastest devices leveraging its 4G (HSPA+ 42) network and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung’s Premium Suite, the Galaxy Note provides an innovative, all-in-one experience that is perfect for work, play and everything in between.

Consumers are demanding larger smartphone screen sizes. In fact, a recent T-Mobile survey2 showed 77 percent of consumers prefer a device with a 4.5-inch or larger display rather than a smaller screen. The Galaxy Note speaks directly to that demand with a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen — the largest screen on a T-Mobile® smartphone. The device is elegantly designed to handle both business and home tasks with ease.

The Galaxy Note with Premium Suite provides a range of productivity-enhancing features, such as the S Pen, S Note, S Memo and Polaris Office. Now T-Mobile customers can write notes, to-do lists and annotate documents; share ideas and edited content; and create documents, presentations and spreadsheets to maximize efficiency while on the go. S Note helps to professionalize communications by providing templates for seven commonly used documents such as an idea note, travel notes, diary entry, meeting notes and recipes. S Note also allows you to import and annotate a PDF file and convert dictated or handwritten memos to text with the Continual Voice Input and Handwriting-to-Text features. With S Memo, Galaxy Note users have one-touch access to creating a typewritten, handwritten or voice dictated memo; researching information during creation; and adding an image.

The Galaxy Note also has the SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) designation, which means it has a full suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities, including comprehensive IT policy support for top-tier mobile device management (MDM) providers, on-device AES256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange, as well as integrated support for a range of virtual private network (VPN) solutions. The Galaxy Note also provides Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and, with a qualifying rate plan, can act as a Smartphone Mobile HotSpot for up to five devices.

“In addition to larger screens, today customers demand more from their devices — from having safeguarded access to corporate email and other productivity features to being able to rely on a speedy network for streaming content,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the unique and highly innovative Galaxy Note in our lineup, we are even better equipped to help our customers strike the perfect balance as they juggle both professional and personal activities.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note also offers the T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack, an aggregation of key applications, such as Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner and LinkedIn, that can reduce the complexity and effort associated with finding and downloading business-related applications. By providing an easy path to cloud services such as Dropbox and Evernote, T-Mobile helps professionals easily store and access the documents, files, images and notes that will help them better manage their work from virtually anywhere.

Featuring a snappy Qualcomm® Snapdragon S3 Processor with 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPUs, the Galaxy Note provides customers with incredible 4G experiences, making it the perfect all-in-one device to maximize efficiency and productivity, in addition to fun. The Galaxy Note offers a variety of entertainment experiences, such as T-Mobile TV in mobile HD3 for watching live TV programming, Samsung Media Hub for renting and buying the latest movies and TV shows, and Google Play Music for streaming and purchasing music. The Galaxy Note also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, to capture pictures and HD videos to share with friends, family and social networks.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks.

 
There are 33 comments

Yes, it is.

Officially official

RamoneLy says:

nice one jerry lmao

Burner2K0 says:

It would've been nice if they'd have upped the S3 processor to the S4 but then again it's still a good device but I'm still getting the SIII because I NEED and upgrade from my Vibrant.

Nice - still wanting to know when we will see this on Sprint. I have an SIII so will not be getting it but my dad is really hoping this makes it to Sprint for his next upgrade.

Completely pointless having the Galaxy Note 2 right upon us. They took way too long to release it.

AndroidUK says:

I thought exactly the same!

briankurtz79 says:

Right after this T-Mobile will get the iPhone 3gs

BartmanJax says:

NICE! LMAO!

91_z28_4me says:

Unless this undercuts the price of the Note 2 significantly.

dante501 says:

Better late then never.

codiusprime says:

In the rapidly changing smart phone business this is completely false.

SteveIowa says:

Way too long is right! What the **** is going on here? As we also just read above ^ The SGNote 2 is being made as we speak. And why still no CDMA/LTE version of this yet? What about the other 100 million+ of us? This has been a mess, and has cost me at least a year off of my life in the wait. Though I'm still good with the S3 in the mean time. Grrr...

Thanks though Jerry.

artacn says:

I can't wait I was just in there today asking about this phone

artacn says:

I can't wait I was just in there today asking about this phone

casperi says:

So dissappinted with this press release. Tmobile pls for love Android
Stop right now. Call up Samsung tell them u want to sell.the note2
On release forget about your dumb "app pack" we users already know
where and what apps we want. Just sell the damn phone ,no freaking
Tmobile Crapware that we all root just to get rid of. Why don't you listen to your user base? We do want bigger screens but not at that cost of an almost year old phone. Cut your losses and move on.

coffeedude says:

I'd love this phone but have another year left on my contract. My consolation is that there will be even better phones by next year.

Floss82 says:

I've heard an August 7th released date from my sister since she is a store manager from a T-Mobile retail store:)

As far as I am concerned if your on Tmobile and you have a chance to pick up this device be happy to do so. With the Galaxy S3, Htc One S, Galaxy Nexus, and now the Galaxy Note Tmobile customers will have a great selection of devices. OK so the specs isn't the Galaxy S3 but at least it came with ice cream sandwich. A device with the software already installed when purchased is better than any device awaiting ota update to Ics. People haven't seen the best yet from Samsung wait till they launch the Galaxy Note 2 on all carriers this fall. Tmobile customer go get your Gnote.

casperi says:

No thx considering Sammy is saying end of Aug for note2 so how does that make sense. It doesn't, its like buying a 3 year old car as new with the full price tag. My next phone will be a note2

I'll Pass on this one it just makes zero sense.

RaiderWill says:

I was lucky enough to unbox the S3 and the G-Note and play with them side by side one in each hand at an AT&T store for 10 mins or so before I made my choice ( $198.00 Note $199.00 S3 ) it was no contest.. The G-Note's screen simply kicked the S3's tail.. And the S-Pen & S-Apps just makes the deal sweeter.. And wait til you Root and use either FlappJaxx, Team Perfection's, or the "OnlyOne" ICS Roms that are LF6 (ICS) based.. Your gonna be glad you got the 5.3" HD G-Note T-Mo.It really is much more than just another phone.. You'll See..

Enjoy It.

severinj says:

Just think about how much better the S3 would have been if you did all that work.

Anyone buying a note this late in the game should just wait for the Note 2. Judging by the time frame the S3 was released after its announcement it should be released within a couple months.

codiusprime says:

Yea seriously.

Man this phone is kickn :goes on to list laundry list of things he had to do to it to make it competitive with current phones:

When will AC posters realize we are in the minority.

RaiderWill says:

Not Me..
The Note "1" is more than enough with the Rom's that are out there..

I am glad I did not get stuck with an S3.. The value is falling like a rock.. Now only $148.00 at Walmart..

By all means, wait for the next big thing because in 3 months after the Note 2 The G-Nex 2 will make the Note 2 obsolete.. as will the IPhone..

I am 1000% happy with my purchase..

Enjoy your Note 2..
Oh.................... I forgot... You don't have a phone yet.

mhmmdy123 says:

The Galaxy Note 2, It`s coming with Quad-core not Dual-core and it has 2GB of ram too. So should way faster than the first Galaxy Note, which is the first one it`s fast, I do have the first Galaxy NOTE and I love it.

coinmanmat says:

Pass on this, for one the Galaxy Note II could be announced next month and T-Mobile will likely overprice this phone like they normally do with high end phones.

bigjimm99 says:

I wonder what the price will be. Knowing T-mobile they will charge $250 or more with a two year upgrade. Oh yeah, they are running a BOGO on all 4G Samsung phones until 9/4/2012.

http://deals.t-mobile.com/bogo

n25philly says:

Way too late. I've been using an international note on T-mobile for almost six months now. I don't plan on changing now, well not until my plan is up in November and I move to straight talk that is

DAS says:

I know many think it's too late, but I beg to differ.

When the Note was first announced last September, many tech sites, reviewers, negative consumers, and nay-sayers called it dead on arrival. Many laughed at its size and said it would only appeal to a select few as a niche device, and that Samsung had lost their mind making such a huge display.

Fast forward to 2012, and the success of the Note speaks for itself. Some estimate that Sammy has sold nearly 10 million G-Notes worldwide, and now based on that success are preparing for a sequel.

In America, Sprint, Verizon & T-Mobile passed on the G-Note, because in IMO, they listened to the "experts" and thought no one would buy this thing. Only At&t took a chance, and they have sold a boat load of G-Notes since they are the only carrier the device is available on. In fact, I personally jumped from Sprint to At&t just for the G-Note.

I think T-MO made the right choice and listened to many of their customers who were constantly asking "will the Note be available on T-Mo?" I also think they were wise in deciding to wait until they could ship the device with ICS instead of pushing it out earlier with Gingerbread. IMO, T-Mo's decision to sell the Note, out of the box, with ICS lit a fire under At&t and they released the ICS upgrade on their Note just a week or so ago before the T-Mo announcement.

Sure many will wait and get the Note 2, but I believe there are many who have been waiting for this device, and unlike any other device on the market, even this first generation of the G-Note is still in a class by itself over any other mere smartphone.

Most of the people who currently own the Note, look at all the other new devices available (HTC one X; GS3, EVO LTE etc.), and see some really nice phones, but the unique characteristics of the Note seem to draw you in, and once you get used to that 5.3 inch screen, and the all-in-one use of the G-Note, it's hard to go back to anything smaller, and just a mere smartphone.

I believe T-Mo made the right decision, and will in fact sell a lot of Galaxy Notes.

niquev says:

There is no such thing as "experts" on marketability of new products. The chances of success are variable from day to day even after they turn in their feasibility report. That's because it changes via rumors from bloggers, preview from so called "experts" on online mags, and personal taste from friends who try to influence your taste to match theirs, etc. And any and all positive and negative rumors trickle down and up. Look at all the bandwagoneers that are spreading their judgement about Windows 8. LOL! Humans are so conservative. They can't stand changes like the disappearance of the Start button, LOL! I wonder how they would feel about the Star Trek computer. :)

Magnus#AC says:

Too little, too late. Will wait for Note two and buy only if it's a significant enough upgrade from the first Galaxy Note, plus much much better battery life. Otherwise I'll have to be content with my SGSIII.

silverghozt says:

Can anyone tell me how easy it will be to get a stock ICS ROM on this thing? I am tired of shitty overlays (touchwiz) and t-mobile mandatory crapware. Is it possible and easy to get pure android (considering the pen functionality)? If so, I'm going to replace my G2x with this.

youtube.com/watch?v=TsHGutJGQNs