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Old 02-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #16
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Just popping in because it's a Galaxy Note thread. Picked one up last week and am thrilled with it! (And reminds me I should update my device list in my bio.)

Of course, I'm more of an e-writer than an e-reader, but, Hubby has already played around with Kindle app on his and is pretty pleased. I'll have to let him know about the other recommendations.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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I have a Galaxy Nexus and it is also functioning very well as an ereader with FBReader. Not quite so big as the Note but still has that gorgeous screen. I also have a Story HD and the screens on both are very good. The Nexus is good for use when I just want to read a short story etc on a bus ride or while having a cup of coffee. Also the backlighting is useful when light is poor. I can see a midsize tablet w/- phone capability being a very useful tool for many people.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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I can see a midsize tablet w/- phone capability being a very useful tool for many people.
I have had my Note for about two weeks. The screen size of 5.3" seems optimal between "still viable as a phone" and "comfortable enough as an ebook reader". Actually, it is the screen size combined with the resolution and speedy zoom, otherwise it wouldn't be so great.

I can see two main areas where Note could be the right device: PDF and magazine reading. It is comfortable enough to be carried anywhere, as one does with a mobile phone and the screen is big enough for an average magazine or PDF to be displayed full-size. I am able to read most PDFs on the Note without even zooming in (yes, I have a good eyesight!) and if I need to zoom, I can either "pinch" or double-tap the screen and the zoom is instantaneous. I have also tried one Zinio magazine and it is quite readable on Note.

Obviously, a 7" or 10" tablet would be much more comfortable for the eyes, but not so for the hands. To carry anything bigger than 5" one needs a bag or rucksack, while the Note still fits in the pocket.

Not long ago I had a Jetbook, which was slightly bigger than the Note, but PDF reading was a nightmare - screen resolution was too small, so I needed to zoom in all the time and every zoom-in or -out took so much time I just gave up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #19
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I waiting for the Galaxy to become available from Verizon. Don't if it will. Does anyone here know if and when it may be coming to Verizon Wireless? I use their Thunderbolt to read on now, and just know the 5 " Note would be much better. I am two months past my upgrade date; but I won't be upgrading to anything with a smaller screen than the Note.

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #20
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No rumors have been leaked, so the public is in the dark as to if or when it's coming to other carriers.


The ony other manufacturer that has a phone any where near that size screen is the LG phone but they have no plans to to release the phone in the states.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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I have an HTC EVO 4G 4" phone and a Samsung Galaxy Tab (original 7" model) and carry them both everywhere. The SGT fits in my trousers pocket, but is just a little too big to be comfortable, and it doesn’t function as a phone at all. Even if it did would be too big to use without an ear wart.

I stopped by an AT&T kiosk over the weekend and played with a Note for a bit, and decided that while there is a little compromise on both ends, this could work for me, and I could go back to carrying a single device, with the added benefit of a stylus.

My carrier is Sprint, and I’ve been waiting for the Galaxy Nexus, but now I think I’ll wait a bit longer to see if they pick this one up.
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I waiting for the Galaxy to become available from Verizon. Don't if it will. Does anyone here know if and when it may be coming to Verizon Wireless? I use their Thunderbolt to read on now, and just know the 5 " Note would be much better. I am two months past my upgrade date; but I won't be upgrading to anything with a smaller screen than the Note.
I know it went through FCC testing and authorisation, but I have no clue as to time frame or if the project was canceled after the FCC licensing fo some reason.
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