When the Samsung Galaxy Note was unveiled by the Korean electronics giant late last year, we were not convinced with the prospects of the massive niche device to make it big in the smartphone market. Come to think of it, it might be the Samsung version of the Dell Streak 5 which was said to be the first smartphone slash tablet hybrid to enter the smartphone competition. At that time it was released in the market, the Dell hybrid did not get the reception it was hoping for from the smartphone-buying population mainly because it suffered from an identity crisis of not really knowing if it was an oversized phone or undersized tablet.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note however had no issues like that and it proceeded to become one of the most successful niche devices to get released to the market. Its impressive components and capabilities coupled with its massive screen real estate only served to make it very popular among the smartphone-buying population especially after they got used to the advantages of its massive 5.3 inch display and its S-Pen stylus.
At the time of its unveiling, we thought that the phablet will not make it to US shores as announced by Samsung. Good thing AT&T was able to convince Samsung otherwise and had the phablet added on to its lineup of Android devices. Since then, the Samsung Galaxy Note became one of the bestsellers in the stable of AT&T. Since getting released in our side of the world, AT&T sort of had exclusivity over the phablet but there were reports back in the day that the Samsung Galaxy Note could also end up in the shelves of T-Mobile.
In fact, even before reports of the phablet heading to the Magenta carrier came out, several fellows from the developer communities already managed to get the AT&T version of the phablet working on the T-Mobile network by altering its radio firmware. In addition to that, there were several leaked images of a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy Note that surfaced in the past. Also, a device that looked like the T-Mobile version of the phablet showed up at the doorstep of the FCC for some certification. All this pointed to the fact that the Magenta carrier is getting ready to release its version of the phablet.
Although neither confirmation nor denial was released by T-Mobile, a recent poster of the carrier already included the mug shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note among its lineup of Galaxy devices. At this point, subscribers of the Magenta carrier are already eagerly awaiting the launch of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note but sad to say, the carrier is keeping that information close to the vest.
However, the appearance of the support documents of the phablet on the support site of T-Mobile could only mean one thing – the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note is about to make its debut in the shelves of the Magenta carrier any day now. Buy the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note starting at $199.