Tired of carrying around a phone & tablet to those conferences that your boss keeps sending you to? He has to be able to get a hold of you at a moment’s notice in case the building catches on fire so you can walk him through the steps on how to evacuate and call the local fire department. Apparently no other employee is capable of handling this while you are gone. He also expects that you will take notes from the conference so you can share your new found wisdom with the rest of the team. Thank goodness you don’t have to lug around your laptop and look like the only person at the conference from the stone-age. Still, you keep toggling back and forth between reading text messages on your phone and taking notes with your tablet. If only there was a solution that combined them both into an ultra-sonic high tech “Phablet”. Lucky for you, there is.
Samsung recently unveiled the new Galaxy Note that combines the speed and flexibility of a smartphone and the brains and muscle of a tablet. This new device is sure to catch the attention of any tech hungry professional that you may encounter. Here are a few of the highlights the device features:
• 5.3” HD display screen
• 1080p Full HD video recording & playback
• Codec : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG
• 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
• HSPA+ up to 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
• Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
• Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer, Light
• 16GB Internal memory+ microSD (up to 32GB)
• Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash / Front : 2 MP
These features are just the tip of the iceberg. Gartner has predicted the global smartphone and media tablet market to exceed 1B units by 2015.
Source: Gartner, Inc.
With these staggering numbers it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Samsung is on to something big by combining both of these rapidly growing devices into one. However, the Galaxy Note is bigger and perhaps seen as more burdensome to carry than a smaller smart phone. It may also not stand the test of time against the ever advancing tablets that are becoming more robust and user friendly. Only time will tell how fab this new Phablet hybrid really is and how it will compete in the marketplace.