Samsung Galaxy Note Release Dates & Carrier List for Europe

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note, that some are calling a "phanblet" because of its hybrid nature of being both a gigantic phone or a small tablet, is now available in Germany and several other European countries. The device will slowly roll out across all of Europe, and the folks over at AndroidCentral have graciously shared a list with release dates and carriers for each country.
    • Germany (out now) - Vodafone, DT, O2
    • Netherlands (Nov. 1) - KPN, Vodafone
    • Belgium (Nov. 1) - KPN, Vodafone
    • United Kingdom (Nov. 2) - Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U, O2
    • France (Nov. 2) - SFR, TPH
    • Poland (Nov. 4) - Plus, Mediamarkt
    • Hungary (Nov. 4) - Panon
    • Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia (Nov. 5) - Swisscom, MOT, Three, Mobitel, SIM-free
    • Spain (Nov. 7) - Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange
    • Italy (Nov. 10) - Vodafone, Three, TIM
    • Portugal (Nov. 10) - Fnac, Worten, TPH, TMN
    • Greece (Nov. 11) - Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind, SIM-free
    • Romania, Bulgaria (Nov. 14) - Vodafone, M-Tel, Globul, Vivacom, SIM-free
    • Lithuania (Nov. 14) - Omnitel, LMT, EMT
    • Finland, Denmark, Sweden (Nov. 22) - Telia, Telenor, TPH, Elkjop, DNA
    • Croatia, Serbia (Nov. 23) - Telenor, VIP, TOP
    • Czec Republic (Nov. 25) - XSK, VDF, XEZ, ORS
    It's a shame there are currently no plans to bring this to the U.S., as it seems like a natural fit here. What do you guys think?

    Source: AndroidCentral
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    I think its hybrid size will hinder sales. It's HUGE for a phone, tiny for a tablet. Don't see a need for it in the US at the moment.
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    Phew , thank you for enlightening me , I was really confused , I thought I want this phone but it all makes sense now , I don't actually need it .
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    Bring this thing to the US!! I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Not sure why we are left out on the deal..
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    You know what, surprisingly when I was using the OG Droid I would look at the 4" phones and say, "Holy crap those things are huge" and since owning a Bionic I got so used to it to the point where now I think the Iphone 4S is minuscule looking and didn't like the smaller screen.

    Anyway, I WANT THIS PHONE!!!! Add on the inch I say!!!
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    I am so torn between the Note and the Nexus. I want ICS and everything the Nexus offers in terms of hardware, but I LOVE the size of the Note. I want a tablet but don't have a use for one that would have me using i all the time. Because of that, I don't own a tablet. I want a new phone as my DroidX is getting up there but I don't want the carrier to put their crap on it so the Nexus with pure ICS is fantastic as is everything you can do with it and its hardware. Either way, I have until March until my upgrade is ready and both phones will still be relevant in March. If the Note gets ICS in the pure google form and the hardware stacks up to the Nexus', its going to be one hell of a hard decision.
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    It's almost like we're going backwards, when I see people talking on a 4.x" screen smartphone it reminds me of the old brick-style cellular phones, you just look ridiculous holding something that wide against your head :blink: so this thing would really take the cake in how idiotic it would make people look. On top of the that this thing is marginally portable. I remember having an HP PDA that I would carry and at the time it was cool but looking back it was horribly bulky; it seems we are heading in that that direction again :icon_rolleyes:. Might as well strap an old VCR to your hip. Until the day of holographic displays (or something similar) humans will continue to struggle with the conflict of wanting small, compact, portable devices with large screens.
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    this ,with out the phone is here in the u s has the samsung galaxy player

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    Bluetooth headset solves holding it up to your head.
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    I'm a big guy with a big head. I'll be the official US GNote spokeperson!
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    I want it!! :in love::wink-b:
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    IMO, this is a fantastic looking device with a great concept. I would guess that I use less than 100 minutes each month, and my "phone" is primarily used for entertainment and messaging (text and email). The Note seems more focused on users such as myself, someone looking for an media/messaging device first, and phone second. While I am intrigued by the idea of a tablet, it does not seem practical because I have a portable laptop and a smartphone, so why the need for something in between? Combining the phone and tablet seems to bring the best of everything, while not trying to replace a more powerful laptop.

    My only concern would be how ridiculous I would look while using this as a phone, but fortunately, I almost exclusively talk while in my car (hands free ;)) or in the comfort of my own home.
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    I know quite a few people who want this phone including some developers. I hope they bring it to the US.

    I know it's not for everyone but that's what makes Android different. We have CHOICES. ;)
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    I really like this phone. I wish Verizon would pick it up. I think I have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot though.
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    I wish they would make phones larger. I love how big it is...."That's what she said"
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    I'm the only one that remember there was a Galaxy Tab 7.0 with phone capability???
    I'm the only one that remember that the first Ipad was jokeing as "the Iphone for low-vision people"
    Well, My old Man need a huge screen to read bigger fonts and he always use his plantronic 975 to talk (cause it's more easy to hear and be hear).
    So What is What I want, just a big NEXUS Galaxy Note, period.
    So My only will gonna be to have a Cyanogenmod Galaxy Note ROM, to be more realistic.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
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    WTF! That phone better come to the US! I've been waiting for this phone almost for 6 months, it is exactly what I've been looking for in a smart phone. I can do everything on it that I struggle with on my OG D1 and then some!:icon_ banana:
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