Last week we heard that people really were buying Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet, at least down under. Now Samsung’s come out and confirmed it – it’s shipped over five million of the things and in just five months. It’s not even sporting Ice Cream Sandwich yet.

Five million in five months is almost iPhone money; Samsung must be jumping up and down with giddy abandon having apparently found a niche in the market hitherto untapped. I’m still not convinced I’d get on with one personally, but obviously quite a few love them. Shout out if you’re a Note-lover – I’d be interested to hear how many Brits actually bought them. [Samsung Tomorrow via Engadget]