Samsung added to its holiday lineup of phones and tablets Wednesday, including a refreshed version of the Galaxy Note "phablet."
That's a cross between a phone and a tablet, in case you hadn't guessed.
Really, it's more an extra-large phone that comes with a stylus, and was one of the stars of Samsung's launch at the IFA show in Berlin.
Samsung gave the U.S. audience a good look at the original Galaxy Note at the beginning of the year at the Consumer Electronics show, where it showed off the Note's unusually large 5.3-inch screen, which gives it quite a bit of girth for a phone. Consumers, apparently, have been undeterred — earlier this month Samsung announced that it's sold 10 million Galaxy Notes in the 10 months it's been on the market.
That might come as a surprise to tech cynics, who saw Dell flop with its 5-inch Streak phablet a couple of years back. Samsung seems to have improved on the concept by making the Note slimmer and more attractive while also improving the stylus. (Sketching with the Note stylus is a joy.)
The Galaxy Note 2 seeks to build on that. The screen is slightly longer at 5.5 inches, giving it a 16:9 aspect ratio vs. 16:10 in the original.Page 1 of 2 | Next Page