AT&T and Samsung announced the Galaxy Note smartphone at AT&T's Developer Summit leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, and in just a couple of weeks, you'll be able to own one. The Galaxy Note will be available in carbon blue and ceramic white in AT&T stores beginning February 19, 2012 for $300 with a two-year service agreement, AT&T announced today .
If you're feeling trigger happy, AT&T will let you get your pre-order in a little early starting February 5, 2012 online or in any AT&T company-owned retail store. Pre-ordered Galaxy Note devices will ship by February 17.
The Galaxy Note is a big phone that Samsung's pitching as a sort of hybrid smartphone/tablet device. It's the first in the world to boast a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 1280x800 resolution, and is one of the largest screens you'll find on a smartphone. For the sake of comparison, Apple's iPhone 4S features a 3.5-inch display and the Galaxy S II checks in at 4.3 inches.
In addition to a ginormous display, the Galaxy Note is rocking a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal memory, a 4G LTE radio, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).