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It’s a Phone… It’s a Tablet… It’s Samsung’s New Android Things
gizmodo ^ | Sep 1, 2011 9:50 AM | Brent Rose,

Posted on 02/17/2012 12:21:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The 5.3-inch Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 come in shapes that make them hard to classify. Is the Note a phone? Or a notepad? Or a tablet? Genius, right? Or, uh, foolish?

The Galaxy Note is the more unusual choice of the two. With a 5.3-inch screen, it's kind of in a weird no-man's land, size wise. But hey, it's a phone, too! Who has pockets big enough for a 5.3 inch screen? MC Hammer, sure, but who else? As Dell can tell you, after their failed Streak 5 experiment, pretty much nobody.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech
Mosberg has a video out on ...I guess a new capability.

An App that with a stylus might be useful to some people.

1 posted on 02/17/2012 12:21:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All
Mossberg: Mobile Device Lets You Write Notes

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Feb. 16, 2012 Walt Mossberg tests the Samsung Galaxy Note, a phone-tablet hybrid with a large screen that uses a stylus as well as your fingers.

2 posted on 02/17/2012 12:24:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m not saying these devices are good things, or bad things. They’re just things, and we always need more things.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 12:30:35 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Who's the guy in the gray suit? He comes across as a complete dxxxhead. "NOOOOOOOOoooooo. I don't like it (a stylus, in this case) so it's junk."

Tell that to all of us who liked the stylus on the Palm devices. Tell that to all the kids playing on their Nintendo DS.

I bet that dork has never owned or used any computational device not made by Apple.

I bet he wishes he could have iToaster, iFridge, iStove, and iCar.

4 posted on 02/17/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I like just being able to touch the screen like on an iPhone, but there are some times I want far more precise location, like drawing or writing, than a fingertip can provide.
5 posted on 02/17/2012 12:37:10 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

He is different....seems to do the WSJ Video Reports however.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 12:37:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have a stylus for my Kindle. I really like it (the Kindle, that is).


7 posted on 02/17/2012 12:42:39 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As little as I use the phone, it could work. What is this “writing” they mention?


8 posted on 02/17/2012 12:43:21 PM PST by bigbob
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Looking for more detail....this is from WSJ ....same video again

Mobile Device That's Better for a Jotter Than a Talker

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PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY FEBRUARY 16, 2012

Lots of folks carry a smartphone, and, at least some of the time, tote a second mobile device—an iPad or other tablet. But some people might prefer a product that combines the two. Similarly, many have come to love the finger-controlled interface popularized by Apple, but might prefer at times to use a stylus, a common tool in the pre-iPhone days.

Samsung is hoping to offer all of the above. On Sunday, it's introducing to the U.S. a phone-tablet hybrid with a large 5.3-inch screen that uses a stylus as well as your fingers. It's called the Galaxy Note and costs $300 with a two-year AT&T contract.

9 posted on 02/17/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: bigbob
What is this “writing” they mention?

It's a way of visually recording verbal communication without using a keyboard or simulacrum thereof.

Certain modern mental cripples are unable to do it; they are utterly dependent upon the crutch of a keyboard. I pity them.

10 posted on 02/17/2012 12:47:10 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Certain modern mental cripples are unable to do it; they are utterly dependent upon the crutch of a keyboard. I pity them.

So how did you input that bit of drivel?

11 posted on 02/17/2012 12:48:45 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I want a stylus. I like to draw with a pen, not my fingers.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 12:50:32 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: SuzyQue

Which kindle ...and how do you use the styluss?


13 posted on 02/17/2012 12:50:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: palmer
Your question betrays your inability to comprehend the English language.

Learn to read. Learn to think.

Until you can demonstrate the ability to read, and to comprehend what you have read, and to logically process what you have comprehended, you will remain unfit to participate in an adult discussion forum.

Good Day.

14 posted on 02/17/2012 12:52:26 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Timaeus
"we always need more things"


15 posted on 02/17/2012 12:53:14 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SuzyQue

My husband got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and I really love it. I like it better than my daughter’s IPad.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 12:53:41 PM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: ArrogantBustard; palmer
"Certain modern mental cripples are unable to do it; they are utterly dependent upon the crutch of a keyboard. I pity them."

I'm ticked off by those people who require modern implements such as pen, ink, and paper to communicate with their fellow humans.

The only true communication is via the human voice in sonorous prose, and captivating lyric. Stories told and retold across centuries without change because of the incorruptible memories of the gallant storytellers that protect them from the ravages of time.

17 posted on 02/17/2012 1:01:03 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
The only true communication is via the human voice in sonorous prose, and captivating lyric. Stories told and retold across centuries without change because of the incorruptible memories of the gallant storytellers that protect them from the ravages of time.

I suspect that you're being sarcastic.

However ... I think there's more truth to your remark than you realize.

There's value in committing classics of literature, oratory, and song to human memory; value which is much greater than only committing them to paper or to digital storage.

18 posted on 02/17/2012 1:11:48 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; KYGrandma

It’s the Kindle Fire.

I use it for pretty much everything. It seems much faster than my fingers.

I like the Fire. I haven’t missed my laptop at all. Don’t think I’ll replace it.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 1:15:54 PM PST by SuzyQue
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20 posted on 02/17/2012 1:18:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bump for later


21 posted on 02/17/2012 1:18:50 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

LOL
You forgot Gregorian Chants ~*sigh*~ those were the days :>)


22 posted on 02/17/2012 1:36:36 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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