Stealing features from the Galaxy Tab tablet and Note phone/tablet/whatever-it-is, the 10.1 inch Galaxy Note is aimed squarely at the creative types. Just like the rumours suggested, the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet comes with an S Pen stylus for sketching or jotting down notes, with the new marketing buzzword “S Note,” basically letting you fold your handwritten notes and drawings in with web content and other digital stuff, for creating recipes, diary entries, magazines and other such templates.
But jumping away from the wanky terms, the hardware looks fairly solid – it runs off a 1.4GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, and has a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and either 16, 32 or 64GB internal memory. Inside, an accelerometer, digital compass, and gyroscope add to the app possibilities. Weighing 583g, it measures 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9mm, and has a 7000mAh battery.
Back to the less tangible, the included apps that work with the stylus are called Touch Retouch; makeup; zen brush; omni sketch; catch notes; touchnote; comic book; slice it, and hello crayon. Supposedly the various pressure applied with the S Pen stylus can be recognised by the tablet, letting you shade differently when drawing.
Launch dates and prices haven’t yet been confirmed by Samsung as yet.