GNote owners have a wide range to choose from, including a cover from Samsung that adds minimal extra thickness and weight to the already large phone. Plus, the best cases take a cue from the Note's versatility and do more than just protect.
If you're more comfortable using a regular-sized pen, Samsung has an accessory that should please you. The $59.99 Galaxy S Pen and Holder Kit has both an extra S Pen and a Holder that makes it the size of a normal pen. You get the side-button functionality and everything, just in a larger form factor.
We awarded the $299 Samsung Galaxy Note a Most Versatile Device award in large part due to this phone's two most prominent differentiators: the large 5.3-inch screen and the S Pen. However, just being big and new and pen-enabled isn’t enough to capture the hearts of the Android-loving populace. You need the newest OS, a powerful processor, LTE speeds, and a high resolution display. Oh, and it should make phone calls.
Should you order the phone today or wait until it's actually out before buying? It's a tempting device with a gorgeous 5.3 inch display, a digitized stylus, plenty of pre-loaded and free apps that support it, plus 4G LTE speeds.
In an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan says that having a pen interface similar to what we see with the Galaxy Note "continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes," but won't go so far as to say that the next 10.1-inch Tab will have a stylus. Still, the possibility has many all a-buzz with the possibility. I wouldn't be sad to see a small stylus like the Note's come with the next Tab as I'm a fan of stylii in general.