Right on cue, today sees the Canadian launch of the Galaxy Note, Samsung's super-sized phone/tablet hybrid. The Canadian version, which unlike its international counterpart ships with 4G LTE support, is available now Bell Canada and TELUS Mobility. Rogers is due to get it today too, though at the time of writing their site has not yet been updated. Prices on TELUS start at C$779.99 for the Note without a contract, down to C$199.99 with a three-year service agreement. Bell offers the same price with a three-year contract, but has a slightly lower SIM-free price of C$729.99
That'll get you a 5.3-inch device with a HD SuperAMOLED display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and pen input courtesy of Samsung's S Pen. The Note launches with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung's TouchWiz UI, though an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected in the next couple of months.
Stateside, AT&T will be releasing its own version of the Galaxy Note this Sunday, Feb. 19. For more on the Note, check out our review of the international version.
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