Samsung Galaxy Note UK release without Ice Cream Sandwich

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With all the recent talk of the iPhone 4S; it seems that other smartphones are being neglected as they struggle to steal the limelight away from the popular Apple device. One handset that is having some success with that task is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is promising to be a worthwhile Android alternative. Today we have news of another Android smartphone being released onto the UK market and that’s the Samsung Galaxy Note.

The monster of a device has been up for pre-order in the UK for quite some time now and Samsung officially announced it to be released in the UK on November 1st, despite initial rumors suggesting we wouldn’t be seeing it until early 2012 then further rumors indicating November 17th as the release date. There is no news of a US release so far.

For those that are unfamiliar with the Galaxy Note here is a reminder of some of the features that this device is packing. Its most notable feature is its huge 5.3 Super AMOLED display, which places its size not much smaller than some tablets and larger than other smartphones. The display also has a resolution of 1200 x 800. It includes a stylus for doodling and note taking, features an 8 megapixel camera and is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Unfortunately the device will not come with Android’s latest offering Ice Cream Sandwich but will instead include Gingerbread.

According to Stuff, along with the date of release the Note has also been given a price tag of £495. This makes it a slightly cheaper option for those who don’t fancy the Apple option iPhone 4S and who can’t afford the Android Galaxy Nexus, which are priced at £500 and £515 respectively. Are you interested in this iPhone 4S alternative?

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