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Update: Anymode, after what we assume was a good-natured cease and desist letter from AT&T, has denied any of the information in its CES Media Alert (pictured below) is true. If we're being frank, they're 100% completely full of beans. Someone made available information they weren't supposed to, and someone got upset. Too bad official photos of the AT&T Galaxy Note were leaked this morning.

The stylus-toting Samsung Galaxy Note (or as I call it, the Samsung Galaxy S II: Andre The Giant Edition) has been quite successful overseas, and US consumers have been clamoring for a chance to get their hands (both of them, mind you) on the mega-sized 5.3" handset. It seems now that a release is imminent, and as of a few days ago was rumored to be happening on the AT&T network, possibly with LTE connectivity.

Now, a Korean phone accessory manufacturer has let loose in a pre-CES PR email that they have been chosen as the OEM vendor for Galaxy Note accessories by AT&T (presumably, they didn't exactly get permission from Ma Bell):

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Image Credit: SlashGear

AnyMode seems to think the device is scheduled for a release early this year in the states, which would make sense given the fact that the Note has been out since October in Europe. Also, we couldn't help but post this delightful AnyMode skin, which strikes me as the smartphone equivalent of putting neon paint on a Corvette:

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Classy.

We'll see in the coming week if AT&T outs the Note (where could they possible hide something that big?) at CES.

SlashGear

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Tommy

    Still hoping on some Sprint Note love

    • Arsalan

      at least you guys have the galaxy nexus to look up too

  • Dan

    RETRACTION OF EARLIER CES ANNOUNCEMENT
    JANUARY 6, 2012 --The January 5, 2012 CES Media Alert titled "Anymode Introduces First Accessories for Samsung Galaxy Note" contained inaccurate information pertaining to AT&T and the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The information was not provided by Anymode, AT&T or Samsung , nor did Anymode, AT&T or Samsung approve it. The issuing party apologizes for the publishing of the inaccurate information and any inconvenience it may have caused.

    • J Rush

      Well in that case...prove it.

  • http://social-catalog.com/ aatif

    one of the best smartphone in my opinion . in looks and all . hope i get one

  • Roger Sellers

    Why is it cool phones are always going to networks your not on? Sure would be nice to be able to buy any new phone, with features you want, to work on any network.

    Yeah, I know, different network system hardware.

    Just saying.... it would be nice...

  • James kraft

    I used my European friend's last night, one bottom button,i hear the us one will have the four traditional ones which I would prefer. Come on, ATT! I already have the sim card in my wallet. Great phone, huge but still fits nicely into my shirt pocket.