Thursday, September 27, 2012

Next Big Thing: Galaxy Note II

So while the suits in Motorola are chewing bubble gum, checking for updates on their Facebook page, and holding meetings, Samsung is preparing to host a big event on October 24, 2012. The Samsung event will be about their upcoming Galaxy Note II phone. Samsung is going to do what Motorola cannot do, they are going to give their formally announced product a release date.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be another monstrous phone much like the original Galaxy Note. The original Galaxy Note has a 5.5 inch display, the Galaxy Note II has a 5.55 inch display. For reference, all iPhones (except the iPhone 5) have a 3.5 inch display and most Android phones have between 4 to 4.8 inch display. Bottom line, the Galaxy Note line of phones is gigantic. The tech blogs refer to these phones as "phablets". The offspring of a phone and a tablet.

Yesterday, while at Costco on an errand to pick up some garlic french bread, my wife wandered over to the jewelry section. At the speed of lightning, I took that as an opportunity to visit the phones section. While at the phones section, the original Galaxy Note grabbed my attention. I picked up the gigantic phone and wondered, "Could I walk around with this thing in my pocket? Will I look goofy talking into this enormous phone?" The answers were both yes. I did not care that I would look goofy, the size seemed manageable to me. In fact, for my personal use, I want a large screen, since my phone's main purpose is to read articles from the web. I love the size of the Galaxy Note so much, that now instead of waiting for the Mototorla Razr HD Maxx, I will wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

I have not been this excited about the release of a phone since the Nexus One!

2 comments:

Oscar A Kataura Jr said...

Looks like Motorola beat Samsung to the punch. The new line of Razrs are now released. Go get yourself one. Phablets are too big to be used as everyday phones.

Enrique Esparza said...

Funny how that turned out. Samsung was the one that lagged (on Verizon). But there was still something captivating about the Note II for me. After using it for 2 weeks, I can tell you that it does work as an everyday phone. The size is not an issue.