Samsung Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone/tablet computer hybrid ("phablet" or "tablet phone"), introduced in October 2011 and noted for its 5.3-inch screen size—between that of conventional smartphones, and larger tablets—and its included stylus.
The Galaxy Note was announced by Samsung during IFA 2011 in Berlin. It was released to the public starting with Germany in late October 2011, with other countries following shortly after that. By the end of November, it was available in most major markets, including East Asia, Europe and India.
In December 2011, Samsung announced that one million Galaxy Notes were shipped in less than two months, and that a North American variant would be available in February 2012.In January 2012, the US version of the Galaxy Note was featured at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas, allowing press to get an early look at the new device.
As of the first quarter of 2012 from January to March, 5 million have been sold. As of 1 June 2012, Samsung announced that 7 million had been shipped. As of 15 August 2012, Samsung announced that 10 million devices have been sold.