Yesterday afternoon, @SamsungMobileUS revealed that the company would be launching a "device so revolutionary only an ad in America's biggest game [the Super Bowl] can do it justice." Many on Twitter and across the web assumed it would be the Galaxy S III or a new tablet; while it was doubtful in light of recent rumors that it would be the SGSIII, the new tablet idea was at least feasible.

As it turns out, Samsung is "revealing" the U.S. Galaxy Note - so to the technophiles, there's nothing new to see here, really. In hindsight, it's a bit of a no-brainer: yesterday, Samsung officially announced that the Note would go on sale on February 19, and preorders would begin... Sunday, February 5 (the same day as the Super Bowl).

Surprisingly, the Note commercial will be the first time Samsung has ever advertised during the big game. The commercial will be 90 seconds long, and directed by Bobby Farrelly of There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, and Kingpin fame.

Full presser:

Samsung Launching Revolutionary Galaxy Note Super Phone with 90-second Super Bowl Commercial

DALLAS – January 31, 2012 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, is launching a revolutionary super phone, the Galaxy Note™ in the first-ever Super Bowl ad in the technology giant’s 71-year history.

“During the past six months we’ve launched the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus and now the Galaxy Note super phone in North America bringing unparalleled innovation to the marketplace,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.  “The Galaxy Note ushers in the era of truly personalized communications, allowing people to capture, share and create like never before.”

The game changing Galaxy Note required a launch platform just as significant which is why Samsung chose the largest event in North America to unveil this product – Super Bowl XLVI.

Samsung handpicked  Bobby Farrelly to direct his first ever TV commercial.  Farrelly, along with his brother, Peter, created the famous comedy films There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and Fever Pitch.

Another Super Bowl commercial first is Samsung using footage shot by the Galaxy Note’s HD-quality video camera in the ad.  Samsung is also one of the advertisers in the inaugural livestream of the Super Bowl broadcast.

The Galaxy Note ad will air during the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th.

An extensive digital and social campaign will accompany the ad release with Samsung Mobile US Facebook and Twitter followers gaining exclusive access to content and giveaways.

The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available for pre-order starting February 5th and go on sale at AT&T and Best Buy Stores nationwide on February 19th.

Key Product Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note include:

· Integrated S Pen™ Solution

· 5.3" HD Super AMOLED™ Screen (1280x800)

· Smartphone Portability with the Power of a Tablet

· Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE™)

· 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor

· Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread + TouchWiz®

· Kies Air

· AllShare™

· Social Hub

· Media Hub HD

· Enabled for 4G LTE

· 8.0 Megapixel Rear-facing Camera with LED Flash

· 2.0 Megapixel Front-facing Camera

· 1080p HD (30fps) Video Recording

· 2500mAh Battery

· eReader Capabilities

· Enabled For Video Chat

· 16GB Internal Memory

· Expandable Memory up to 32GB

· Swype™

· AT&T Navigator®

· Bluetooth® Technology

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Mgamerz

    F yeah, it's got AT&T Navigator on it. That's why I buy my phones, so I can get apps that can't be uninstalled! F YEAH!

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Dude, right? And it's SO much better than Google's stock Android Navigation app.

    • Jose

      Lmao. I would say your mad. Just root that bad boy.

  • http://richworks.in Richie

    Waste of 6 million dollars, really!!

  • Roy Blumenthal

    Oooooooooo! At LAST you guys get to sample the best phone on the market. I have one. And it's superb! I'm running mine rooted, with Rocket Rom. Improves battery
    Ife, and icons, and a dozen other subtle tweaks.

  • William D

    It lacks NFC, its got TouchWiz, its on AT&T (LTE or not its on AT&T)... Those are reasons enough for me to change the channel when this commercial comes on!

    • Natey

      It doesn't lack NFC, and roms will help those you prefer not to have touchwiz.

  • Technerdium

    Factual proof, please, not unspported speculation!

    • Aaron Gingrich

      If a press release directly from Samsung, emailed to us FROM SAMSUNG, isn't factual proof, then I have no idea what is.

  • Spydie

    Get the international model like I did and then you don't have ATT bloatware. However, you give up LTE (I don't live near any LTE anyway), but you gain a real physical home button and not those cheesy 4 capacitive buttons we've had for the last 3 years. However, they really should have released ICS on it before super bowl time so they'd really have some bragging rights.

  • L boogie

    Hopefully Samsung would tease future devices on the ad as well.....what's processor is the note using & if it's lte, is it coming to other carriers like Verizon as well?

  • http://blog.valtersboze.com Bo

    Actually Note can have 64GB SD card..

    • Nick

      Micro sd? I heard Sandisk came out with the world's first 64gb mirco sd last year

  • FredOak3

    Gingerbread, reallly WTF...pass until I see ICS...I was already burned once by Samsung