T-Mobile Says Galaxy Note Expected to Arrive in ‘Coming Weeks’

After having confirmed that the Galaxy Note phablet will be hittings its 4G HSPA+ network in the U.S. on Twitter on Monday morning, the carrier today sent out a press release with a few more vague details about the 5.3-inch smartphone. According to T-Mobile, availability for the device is expected to “be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks.” The Galaxy Note for T-Mobile is confirmed to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich alongside Samsung’s premium suite of apps.

And if there’s any doubt that the Galaxy Note that will be released on T-Mobile will be the much rumored Galaxy Note 2 that’s slated to debut later this Fall in Germany at the IFA trade show, those hopes should be laid to rest as T-Mobile’s version will be identical to the Galaxy Note that was released late last year internationally and announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show for AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The difference will be that the T-Mobile edition won’t have 4G LTE compatibility and will work on that carrier’s HSPA+ network. The Note will be able to run on 4G speeds up to a theoretical of 42 Mbps, though real world performance would be less than that.

Like the other variants already available, T-Mobile’s version will come with a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, and compatibility with the S Pen digitizer. The phone will have an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Galaxy Note will join T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III on that network.

Press release:

T-Mobile Expands Its Galaxy Lineup With the Samsung Galaxy Note™  

Smartphone  Delivers Innovative All-in-One Experience With the Perfect Blend of Work and Play Features 

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BELLEVUE, Wash., — July 17, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note. One of T-Mobile’s fastest devices leveraging its 4G (HSPA+ 42) network and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung’s Premium Suite, the Galaxy Note provides an innovative, all-in-one experience that is perfect for work, play and everything in between.

Consumers are demanding larger smartphone screen sizes. In fact, a recent T-Mobile surveyshowed 77 percent of consumers prefer a device with a 4.5-inch or larger display rather than a smaller screen. The Galaxy Note speaks directly to that demand with a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen — the largest screen on a T-Mobile® smartphone. The device is elegantly designed to handle both business and home tasks with ease.

The Galaxy Note with Premium Suite provides a range of productivity-enhancing features, such as the S Pen, S Note, S Memo and Polaris Office. Now T-Mobile customers can write notes, to-do lists and annotate documents; share ideas and edited content; and create documents, presentations and spreadsheets to maximize efficiency while on the go. S Note helps to professionalize communications by providing templates for seven commonly used documents such as an idea note, travel notes, diary entry, meeting notes and recipes. S Note also allows you to import and annotate a PDF file and convert dictated or handwritten memos to text with the Continual Voice Input and Handwriting-to-Text features. With S Memo, Galaxy Note users have one-touch access to creating a typewritten, handwritten or voice dictated memo; researching information during creation; and adding an image.

The Galaxy Note also has the SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) designation, which means it has a full suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities, including comprehensive IT policy support for top-tier mobile device management (MDM) providers, on-device AES256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange, as well as integrated support for a range of virtual private network (VPN) solutions. The Galaxy Note also provides Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and, with a qualifying rate plan, can act as a Smartphone Mobile HotSpot for up to five devices.

“In addition to larger screens, today customers demand more from their devices — from having safeguarded access to corporate email and other productivity features to being able to rely on a speedy network for streaming content,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the unique and highly innovative Galaxy Note in our lineup, we are even better equipped to help our customers strike the perfect balance as they juggle both professional and personal activities.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note also offers the T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack, an aggregation of key applications, such as Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner and LinkedIn, that can reduce the complexity and effort associated with finding and downloading business-related applications. By providing an easy path to cloud services such as Dropbox and Evernote, T-Mobile helps professionals easily store and access the documents, files, images and notes that will help them better manage their work from virtually anywhere.

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Featuring a snappy Qualcomm® Snapdragon S3 Processor with 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPUs, the Galaxy Note provides customers with incredible 4G experiences, making it the perfect all-in-one device to maximize efficiency and productivity, in addition to fun. The Galaxy Note offers a variety of entertainment experiences, such as T-Mobile TV in mobile HD3 for watching live TV programming, Samsung Media Hub for renting and buying the latest movies and TV shows, and Google Play Music for streaming and purchasing music. The Galaxy Note also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, to capture pictures and HD videos to share with friends, family and social networks.

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