Posters displayed at this year’s CES, a large consumer technology tradeshow, reveal Samsung’s (News - Alert) Galaxy Note will be carried by AT&T.
Advertisements for the Samsung Galaxy Note clearly display the AT&T logo on the 5.3” Super AMOLED HD screen and have Android (News - Alert) buttons below.
On Friday reports surfaced prior to the CES (News - Alert) exhibition with rumors that FCC filings indicated AT&T was in their final phase of launching the Galaxy Note. The unofficial claim stated the Galaxy note would be coming to the United States in early 2012.
However, AT&T was quick to deny the rumors by issuing a statement: “The information was not provided by Anymode, AT&T or Samsung, nor did Anymode, AT&T or Samsung approve it… The issuing party apologizes for the publishing of the inaccurate information and any inconvenience it may have caused.”
It seems with the new image leak from CES, AT&T will have a harder time denying this “rumor.” Now the question remains if AT&T are the true carriers, will the new Samsung Galaxy Note have and/or support the 4G LTE network from AT&T.
The new 4G LTE service provided by AT&T delivers fast speeds and allows customers to stream, download, upload and game faster than before, according to a statement. Androinica, an Android apps and news website, said they believe that if Galaxy Note does support the LTE network the new device may sell for up to $249.
Features known to be on the Galaxy Note include a large screen that allows users to open multiple programs or applications without having to scroll up or down the screen. The Galaxy Note, according to a statement, comes equipped with Samsung’s S Pen feature so the user can draw accurate pictures and write hand notes that may be sent by email, text message or Samsung’s chat application “Chat On.”
Where most people get excited about the new Samsung Galaxy Note is that it’s a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone; something other companies have yet to release.
“The Galaxy Note is a breakthrough in the smart phone industry, giving Samsung a distinctive lead in the market. Through our study of the market and technological advancement, we were confident this product will receive high acceptance worldwide,” said Shaher Dasouki, mobile unit manager at Samsung Electronic Levant during the Galaxy Note launch in Jordan.
Although AT&T has yet to officially respond to the new leaked images, it is suspected they will announce the news sometime during the CES. Until then customers look forward to what the Galaxy Note will offer: its Android 2.3, dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A9 processor, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution with the touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 2MP front facing camera, as well as an 8MP rear facing camera.
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Jordan Eggers has five years of writing experience and has written pieces for various print outlets and websites. Currently living abroad, she is working as a freelance writer and enjoys keeping up-to-date on everything new happening in technology.
Edited by Jennifer Russell