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T-Mobile comes clear on Samsung Galaxy Note

T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide, announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note.

What's on offer

Samsung's Galaxy Note, which has done quite well on AT&T and on a global scale, will now launch on T-Mob running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the company's Premium software suite (which includes the S Pen stylus, S note, S Memo and Polaris Office), a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor and an 8MP rear camera / 2MP front camera. Furthermore, users will find T-Mobile TV for live television streaming, which ought to look quite spectacular across the massive 5.3-inch display. Of course, it'll surf on T-Mob's HSPA+42 network.

T-Mobile’s own lineup of apps includes everything they would normally provide for data and content. Plus gems such as Square, Dropbox, Evernote, and CamScanner are there to woo the customers. The last app on that list, CamScanner, is an app quick uses your device’s camera to snap photos that are then converted into PDFs. This can be extremely useful with the Galaxy Note’s newfound ability to interact with PDFs in its “Premium Suite” upgrade.

In keeping pace with consumer demand for larger smartphone screen sizes. The Galaxy Note speaks directly to that demand with a 5.3-inch HD Super Amoled touch screen, the largest screen on a T-Mobile smartphone. The device is elegantly designed to handle both business and home tasks with ease.

“In addition to larger screens, today customers demand more from their devices - from having safeguarded access to corporate email and other productivity features to being able to rely on a speedy network for streaming content," said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. "With the unique and highly innovative Galaxy Note in our lineup, we are even better equipped to help our customers strike the perfect balance as they juggle both professional and personal activities."

The Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks. It has pretty much what one would expect, although there's still nothing in the way of a release date or pricing.