With the arrival of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, there also came the announcement of the Galaxy Note by Samsung launching for a US-based carrier finally. AT&T has first crack at the huge device, and after plenty of speculation the Big Blue wireless carrier has decided to unveil not only the official launch date, but also the final pricing.
The Galaxy Note will show up in AT&T stores and online on February 19th, 2012. You’ll be able to make it yours for $299.99 on a new, two-year contract. It will come in either a “carbon blue” color, or the “ceramic white” we’ve seen in the past. And, if you want to make sure you get one for yourself, AT&T will let you start pre-ordering the massive handset beginning February 5th. The carrier does point out that if you pre-order by the 15th, you’ll have the handset on your doorstep by the 17th, so keep that in mind.
You can read the full press release below.
Create, Capture and Share in New Ways with the Samsung Galaxy Note, Available from AT&T Feb. 19
AT&T’s Latest 4G LTE Device Offers Customers a New Way to Communicate and Collaborate
Dallas, Texas, January 30, 2012
Previously announced at AT&T’s Developer Summit leading up to the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Note™ arrives in carbon blue and ceramic white at AT&T* stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.
Customers excited to get their hands on this dream device even earlier can pre-order at http://www.att.com/galaxynote or any AT&T company-owned retail store beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 for delivery by Feb. 17.
The Galaxy Note combines the best features of a smartphone with the larger viewing screen of a tablet and advanced technology in the S Pen™ — delivering an all-in-one device that allows users to work more efficiently and maintain productivity, while communicating in a unique, personal way.
Galaxy Note boasts the world’s first 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED™ screen (1280×800), one of the largest screens on a smartphone, for sharp, clear colors and readability – both indoors and out. With the expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience, customers can take full advantage of the large display, to create and consume more.
The Galaxy Note includes a highly advanced tool called the S Pen, which delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, much like an ink pen and pad of paper. With the S Pen, users can easily sketch drawings, jot down notes, or write emails and texts quickly and easily in free-form handwriting.
S Memo™, a multimedia application designed to capture all forms of user-created content captured by the S Pen, allows for pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings to be combined via a single application, converted to a ‘memo’, and shared as desired.
It also includes a smart professional planning tool that makes full use of the device’s large screen. The calendar integrates the phone’s to-do list and schedule; control and navigation is intuitive, helping customers comprehensively organize their lives.
An easy screen-capture function also allows users to instantly save any screen, which can also be annotated with the S Pen before being saved or shared.
Users can communicate in personal, creative ways expanding beyond traditional sharing methods with the Galaxy Note.
The Galaxy Note features a unique portfolio of custom designed optional accessories including:
Desktop Dock to get the most out of your Galaxy Note at home
Spare Battery Charging System that allows for a convenient backup charging solution
Protective Flip Cover Case, available in multiple colors including tan, black, pink, red, white, blue.
Galaxy Note S Pen Holder Kit which offers a solution for users in need of a more traditional writing instrument. With a spare S Pen included, the S Pen Holder secures the navigation tool inside and offers a comfortable grip and allows for more detailed use.
The Galaxy Note is also compatible with the following universal accessories: Micro USB Adapter, HDTV Smart Adapter, Car Power Charger with Detachable Data Cable (Micro USB), Micro USB Data Cable, Travel Charger (Detachable with USB to Micro USB Cable), and the premium Refined Sound wired headset.
Beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 customers will have the option to pre-order the Note at http://www.att.comgalaxynote or by visiting an AT&T company-owned retail store. Pre-orders processed by Feb. 15 will arrive by Feb. 17 at customers’ homes.
“The Galaxy Note brings a new level of efficiency to busy customers who would normally rely on multiple devices,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “This new breed of smartphone helps consumers accomplish more with a single device than ever before. The unique all-in-one experience can simplify daily life while tapping into AT&T’s 4G LTE network to let customers work even faster.”
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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