10 million of that thing ?

KnightWRX

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10 million of those 5" niche phones sold

Not bad considering the fact that this 5" behemoth known as the Galaxy Note is mostly a niche product.

As an aside, for those that did not know, Samsung held an event this morning. It introduced officially the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with ICS. A lot of impressive things for a company that doesn't "innovate". Side-by-side applications, a lot of great S-pen gestures and features. 499$ too and available tomorrow in the states.
 

SurferMan

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Said it before but I've seen quite a few when out and about, especially at places where a lot of people just go to hang out after work or lunch etc and do some work. Surprised by how many Notes I've seen, even meeting a few of my clients they were using Notes so there's def demand in that demographic.

I don't care for it, just not for me, but they obviously nailed their niche target perfectly. Some people think it's a fail, not sure why, they could barely keep them in stock, and it was never meant to sell in the numbers of something like the iPhone or GSII etc. For a niche product, especially a phone that size, impressive it sold what it did.
 

blackhand1001

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From what I've heard the iPhone doesn't sell near as well outside of the U.S.
That's because when you're not having a carrier subsidize it you realize that its very overpriced. Once the carriers stop giving apple an extra 200 dollars in subsidies over other phones people will start looking elsewhere.

I have heard many people that aren't really the people talk about the note so it is popular in the US.
 

zbarvian

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Samsung really doesn't innovate. The Note 10.1 already is getting horrible reviews and looks like a half-assed, uninspired product.
 

Jb07

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That's because when you're not having a carrier subsidize it you realize that its very overpriced. Once the carriers stop giving apple an extra 200 dollars in subsidies over other phones people will start looking elsewhere.

I have heard many people that aren't really the people talk about the note so it is popular in the US.
I remember in Russia an iPhone 4 is something like $1000 USD. That's insane. S. Korea and the U.S. are probably the top markets for the Note.
 

Zaft

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I work in NYC, I haven't seen too many notes, maybe around 3. All were women. I think the fact that most women have bags on them negates the issue of the size.
 

Calidude

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I work in NYC, I haven't seen too many notes, maybe around 3. All were women. I think the fact that most women have bags on them negates the issue of the size.
It's not as if you need a bag to carry this phone, guys. It's not THAT big.
 

KnightWRX

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Samsung really doesn't innovate. The Note 10.1 already is getting horrible reviews and looks like a half-assed, uninspired product.
Funny, the endgaget review says the opposite, that instead of going for what others are going for, specifications, Samsung have set themselves apart and created something different. They think it will hurt them in the end, making the Note a niche product because it relies on the S-pen functionality.

No matter what happens to its commercial viability, you can't say that the features the Note 10.1 introduces to Android tablets are uninspired.

As engadget puts it :

This is the sort of purchase early adopters and creative professionals are likely to make based on their familiarity with Android and the additional flexibility afforded by that stylus.

Yes, it's neat to have access to apps like PS Touch and S Note or even tinker with that newly baked multi-screen functionality,[...]
499$ for the specs ? Better tablets out there. But uninspired and half-assed ? Please keep it clean, there is no basis to make such comments. Quite the opposite, Samsung tried something bold and different.
 

thekev

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So are you saying that Americans like tiny 3.5 inch things instead? :eek:
I would disagree:rolleyes:.




Hehe.... car analogies should be silly.

Okay I wanted to use the enormous photo just to make it even sillier, but it was just too obnoxious.
 

zbarvian

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Funny, the endgaget review says the opposite, that instead of going for what others are going for, specifications, Samsung have set themselves apart and created something different. They think it will hurt them in the end, making the Note a niche product because it relies on the S-pen functionality.

No matter what happens to its commercial viability, you can't say that the features the Note 10.1 introduces to Android tablets are uninspired.

As engadget puts it :



499$ for the specs ? Better tablets out there. But uninspired and half-assed ? Please keep it clean, there is no basis to make such comments. Quite the opposite, Samsung tried something bold and different.
No, they tried to capitalize off of the success of the Note by rushing out a mediocre tablet. Most reviews find the Note 10.1 to be overly cluttered and slow (despite its powerful processor). It's a half-baked product with no new ideas and no innovation.
 

KnightWRX

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It's a half-baked product with no new ideas and no innovation.
Why do you hang out in the Alternatives forum and threads about it if you don't like it ? *sigh*.

So I guess split apps is not a new idea ? We've had that on iPad and Android and other tablets of the kind since... ?

Don't confuse this with Windows XP tablets of old, this is not the same kind of eco-system. There's plenty of new ideas and innovation in the Snote and Spen feature that the Note 10.1 brings, why not acknowledge it and just say they don't appeal to you instead of stating as a fact something that appears to be flamebait for other forum posters ?
 

Mac.World

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No, they tried to capitalize off of the success of the Note by rushing out a mediocre tablet. Most reviews find the Note 10.1 to be overly cluttered and slow (despite its powerful processor). It's a half-baked product with no new ideas and no innovation.
??? No new ideas or innovation? What did the iphone 4s bring to the table that was new and innovative? Siri? What did the ipad 3 bring that was new and innovative? An HD screen? I haven't seen another tablet using a pressure sensitive pen for realistic writing and drawing. I haven't seen another tablet come stock with split screen capability. And I wouldn't say this tablet was rushed. The Note has been out for quite a while now.

I don't know enough about the Note 10.1 besides those two things to comment further, but considering Apple has done very little in the innovation and design depart in the last couple of years, it seems this is more of the pot calling the kettle black.

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Why do you hang out in the Alternatives forum and threads about it if you don't like it ? *sigh*.

So I guess split apps is not a new idea ? We've had that on iPad and Android and other tablets of the kind since... ?

Don't confuse this with Windows XP tablets of old, this is not the same kind of eco-system. There's plenty of new ideas and innovation in the Snote and Spen feature that the Note 10.1 brings, why not acknowledge it and just say they don't appeal to you instead of stating as a fact something that appears to be flamebait for other forum posters ?
You know you have the option to ignore him? ;) This is an open and free forum, even for people that annoy you. :D
 

zbarvian

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??? No new ideas or innovation? What did the iphone 4s bring to the table that was new and innovative? Siri? What did the ipad 3 bring that was new and innovative? An HD screen? I haven't seen another tablet using a pressure sensitive pen for realistic writing and drawing. I haven't seen another tablet come stock with split screen capability. And I wouldn't say this tablet was rushed. The Note has been out for quite a while now.

I don't know enough about the Note 10.1 besides those two things to comment further, but considering Apple has done very little in the innovation and design depart in the last couple of years, it seems this is more of the pot calling the kettle black.

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You know you have the option to ignore him? ;) This is an open and free forum, even for people that annoy you. :D
...when did I mention Apple? Just because I was hating on Samsung doesn't mean I'm an Apple fanboy. Personally I think Samsung is one of the worst device manufacturers ever, but that other guy was right, my posts here are flamebait, hah. I'll leave now.
 

Mac.World

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I would disagree:rolleyes:.

Hehe.... car analogies should be silly.

Okay I wanted to use the enormous photo just to make it even sillier, but it was just too obnoxious.
Nice pic. Don't see very many Hummers on the road any more. Not with gas prices continuing north of 4 bucks a gallon. My next car will be something like the Chevy volt. Fully electric, but when the battery dies after 100 miles a regular gas engine kicks in, not to propel the car, but to maintain the battery charge. Which gets you another 300 miles before you have to fill up with gas. Once you get near a normal outlet, charge the car so you don't use gas anymore. :D
 

thekev

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Nice pic. Don't see very many Hummers on the road any more. Not with gas prices continuing north of 4 bucks a gallon. My next car will be something like the Chevy volt. Fully electric, but when the battery dies after 100 miles a regular gas engine kicks in, not to propel the car, but to maintain the battery charge. Which gets you another 300 miles before you have to fill up with gas. Once you get near a normal outlet, charge the car so you don't use gas anymore. :D
I would never have purchased one. I thought they were silly, and I always hated things that took more gas than necessary. The photo was more me poking fun of the constant car analogies on here than anything. I wanted to use a 2k image google turned up, but it would have been too obnoxious.

On the phone, I'm kind of wondering how many people carry them in their pockets. A lot of people on here suggested it was too large. It sounds big, but I haven't seen one.
 

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I would never have purchased one. I thought they were silly, and I always hated things that took more gas than necessary. The photo was more me poking fun of the constant car analogies on here than anything. I wanted to use a 2k image google turned up, but it would have been too obnoxious.

On the phone, I'm kind of wondering how many people carry them in their pockets. A lot of people on here suggested it was too large. It sounds big, but I haven't seen one.
Yeah, i got you on the H1. The thing was as obnoxious as a car can get! :D

I havethe S3 which is the next biggest phone and fits in my pocket fine. I compared it to the Not, and while the Note would still fit, it is not comfortable. If you are guy, you'll need a "murse". lol
 

KnightWRX

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On the phone, I'm kind of wondering how many people carry them in their pockets. A lot of people on here suggested it was too large. It sounds big, but I haven't seen one.
A guy I work with these days on some side project has a white one. It's quite pocketable even if noticeably bigger than most phones.

People here tend to hyperbole and exaggerate things a whole lot.
 

thekev

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Yeah, i got you on the H1. The thing was as obnoxious as a car can get! :D

I havethe S3 which is the next biggest phone and fits in my pocket fine. I compared it to the Not, and while the Note would still fit, it is not comfortable. If you are guy, you'll need a "murse". lol
I may look at one. I considered an iphone too, yet I'm not switching carriers due to issues with AT&T and not liking the available plans/pricing on Verizon. I may switch to a prepaid plan as a couple looked like they cost less, but I need to look at details. I only use voice/text/maps and email.

A guy I work with these days on some side project has a white one. It's quite pocketable even if noticeably bigger than most phones.

People here tend to hyperbole and exaggerate things a whole lot.
I'm aware of the constant exaggeration on here. It's pretty ridiculous as they talk everything down without looking at it.