Galaxy Note 2 release date is expected next month. But T-Mobile is all set to launches Galaxy Note original on its network
T-Mobile has come out with the announcement that it would be the carrier for the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet/smartphone hybrid that would be out in the coming weeks with Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.
The price of the extra-large tablet and smartphone has not yet been released. Earlier this year the big-screen device was launched with AT&T.
Samsung will release the phone with Ice Cream Sandwich on board along with the Premium Suite, which comes with the new S Note app with enhanced productivity features. The Note boasts a slim profile, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Along with other attractions the smartphone would come equipped with T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 4G network that would add some T-Mobile apps. These apps bring in Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner, and Linked In facilities to the smartphone. The launch date is not yet finalised, though it would almost be year since the Note 2 was first inveiled at the IFA conference last year.
Besides the Note, Samsung has other good news up its sleeve and it is fast becoming one of the favoured manufacturers of smartphones for consumers.
In a recently conducted poll, it was discovered that Samsung has for the first time taken the place of Nokia as the most favoured brand in the global cellular market.
The Reuters poll was conducted with analysts as their subjects and Samsung came out as the clear winner.
For the last some quarters Apple and Samsung had been fighting for market share and this time Samsung inched before the Cupertino based giant.
In this quarter Samsung sold 50 million smartphones, as compared with Apple’s forecast sales of 30.5 million iPhones. IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo said, “Samsung is expected to be the smartphone hero in the second quarter. We are also expecting to see the biggest smartphone volumes ever shipped from one single vendor in one quarter, driven by strong demand of the Galaxy portfolio, particularly the Galaxy S II and S III.”
While Apple has just one iPhone to offer and it has to wait for the updates of the one phone, Samsung benefits from its wide range of smartphones on offer.
Samsung also toppled Nokia from its 14-year-old rule as the worlds largest phonemaker. Samsung is estimated to have sold 15.7 million more phones than Nokia in the second quarter. In the first quarter, Samsung sold 3.4 million more phones than Nokia.
Gartner also revealed that the poll showed the growing importance of Chinese vendors and Huawei in the industry. The poll was conducted between July 1 and July 10.