Samsung on Friday announced they have shipped one million units of their Smartphone/Tablet crossover known as the Samsung Galaxy Note.
The device is currently available in Europe and Asia where sales have been brisk, especially in France, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.7-inch phone display with 1280 by 800 pixels of resolution (large by any standard) which also makes it a tablet worth mini-device. The phone/tablet also comes equipped with the Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and sports a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor along with 16 gigs of internal storage.
Called a “pocketable tablet” by the team at Engadget the device works best when paired with a bluetooth headset (do you really want to hold a device this big up to your ear?).
My personal favorite part of the device? It’s awful nickname the “phablet hybrid” which was given by internet jokesters who also couldn’t figure out what the Samsung Galaxy Note was suppose to be.
While sales have been brisk All Things Digital was quick to point out:
“These are shipments into the channel we’re talking about here, not end sales to consumers. That said … sources tell AllThingsD that the device actually sold out in Hong Kong during its first month at market. So, clearly, the device is resonating with a certain portion of the mobile market.”
I still recall when the HTC Advantage X7500 reached the market, at the time nobody was sure what to call it but they were selling out quickly until the company had to reduce prices drastically to clear the market of leftover units.
Unlike the X7500 Samsung has several benefits on their size, they are now the leader in Google Android devices, their unit is smaller then the HTC device and tablets are now a mainstay of the market and not what was thought to be a passing fad.
Here’s a Newsy.com report featuring the Samsung Galaxy Note:
Have you or do you plan to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note?