BERLIN: Samsung has launched a hybrid tablet/smartphone designed to provide business users with the benefits of a tablet combined with a smartphone chassis.
The Galaxy Note will come with a 5.3in HD Super Amoled screen with a resolution of 1,280x800. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread device will be powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, and has a 2,500mAH battery and a thickness of 9.5mm.
D J Lee, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at Samsung, explained that people carry many different types of smart devices and are sometimes not fully satisfied because the screens are too small for web browsing and email.
"Now Samsung has announced a new category to meet all user needs. The Samsung Galaxy Note offers a big screen and smartphone portability."
The device will also feature pen input for making notes on the move, and S Memo, a multimedia app designed to record pictures, voice, text, handwritten notes and drawings.
These can all be captured and converted to a 'memo' to be edited, annotated and shared, Samsung said.
"We now have the tablet, smartphone and note categories, and are confident that the Galaxy Note will satisfy all aspects," Lee added.
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