Perhaps one of the most compelling announcements at the CES event last week was the Samsung Galaxy Note phone. Their pitch was that this larger form factor phone removes the need to carry a tablet (e.g. iPad) and a phone. The picture to the right highlights some of the key features. The most prominent is the presence of a pen/stylus which enables the ability to do very precise drawing and sketching. It’s thin profile and very soft display make it very easy to use (on the eyes, that is).
The photo on the right was taken in the concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center. People were lined up hundreds deep to get their caricature done by a professional artist on the Galaxy Note. It was arguably one of the most popular exhibition of the show. I think it’s a neat device that will probably do well this year.
Here’s a blog post with some of the technical details, including lack of an actual release date in the US.