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Old 11-02-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Samsung: Galaxy Note II has sold 3 million units worldwide in 1 month

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/01/s...-ii-3-million/

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Just over a month removed from launching its latest phablet, Samsung is reporting the Galaxy Note II has already racked up sales of 3 million units. The 5.5-inch stylus-enabled smartphone is selling at more than three times the rate of the original Note, a figure which probably won't be hurt by rolling out on multiple carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular in the US. This supersized device can't quite match the mainstream appeal of Samsung's own Galaxy S III -- which cracked 20 million just 100 days after its debut -- but it should quickly surpass its predecessor, last seen cresting the 10 million mark back in August.
And it hasn't hit the USA yet.

5.5" is a good size for an e-reader for those that don't want to bring a Kindle or Nook along.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Glad to hear it. I've got the original note which is 5.3 inches and it's not bad for reading in short stretches when Its not convenient to use my kindle.
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Not too surprising after the success of the Note 1, which was actually a surprise.

I am still not convinced something that big is for me, but I understand the appeal. It can replace about 95% of what a tablet is used for.
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Not too surprising after the success of the Note 1, which was actually a surprise.

I am still not convinced something that big is for me, but I understand the appeal. It can replace about 95% of what a tablet is used for.
I think I've become so used to the size now that it just feels like a phone and couldn't replace my 10.1 inch tablet. Yet at the same time I couldn't imagine having a smaller phone.
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I think I've become so used to the size now that it just feels like a phone and couldn't replace my 10.1 inch tablet. Yet at the same time I couldn't imagine having a smaller phone.
I suppose it depends on what you use a tablet for. I rarely use my Nook Color anymore. My 4.3" phone is more handy because it's always with me. Heck, I hardly use my laptop anymore, though I do still need it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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This is the phone i been thinking about getting it just pulled me in first it was the galaxy s3 now the note 2 i just want it but ima have to wait u til dec to get it but i cant wait that phone is everything right now i have the samsubg infuse it was ok for a while the 4.5 screen took some getting use to but now im after the 5.5 screen
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I think I've become so used to the size now that it just feels like a phone and couldn't replace my 10.1 inch tablet. Yet at the same time I couldn't imagine having a smaller phone.
This. As big as it is, after a while my HTC Desire just seem so puny. I use a BT headset when talking so I don't have the problem of holding up an almost tablet to my ear. I can see that people may think it is a bit too much, but for all functions outside a phone it is just soo much better. I usually enjoy a TED talk or two while riding the bus.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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For me, the Note is simply a very portable tablet. I can put it in my small bag along with an e-ink reader and have the best of both worlds with me at all times. A 7" tablet would be too large to do that.

I unlocked mine, and I *can* use as a phone via a T-Mobile pay per day plan, but I rarely use a cell phone period. Seriously, I probably make fewer than 20 calls per year on my Tracfone. Having the ability to download data occasionally or surf with the browser is great though. Mostly I just use on WiFi.

I'd love a Note 2, but I suspect I won't be able to get one until I can perhaps find used next fall. This one cost $225 used.

I love and need the high resolution, my eyes have trouble with low res devices. I can actually read quite comfortably on my Note for over an hour, if I use a theme with a grey background in Mantano.

I could see enjoying a larger tablet for primarily home use, but don't have one yet.


It doesn't surprise me at all that this size device is popular. I knew I wanted one when first I heard about it. Never dreamed we'd find one used at the price we did!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #9
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If this wasn't also a phone (and so horribly overpriced), I'd be very interested in this as a pockable mini-tablet. But an no-contract Note 2 in the UK costs about £480 ($770 US).
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Hopefully, they will strip these Note phones down some or add some stuff to the Galaxy Players which already sell at 5 inches and $200, but have a poorer quality screen and no stylus.

Somewhere in there is a happy medium.
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