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Feb
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Ever since Samsung announced the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phone/tablet, we've had a lot of fun coming up with endearing names for this "tweener" device. It's certainly an interesting device and North American customers can finally get their hands on it in the next few weeks.

As promised by AT&T, the Galaxy Note is now officially available for pre-order from its website.

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Similarly, Best Buy US also has the Note up for pre-order in Carbon Blue and Ceramic White.

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Both Best Busy US and AT&T are offering the phablet for $299.99 with a minimum two-year monthly voice ($39.99/month) and data plan ($20/month). Unfortunately, it does not look like the subsidised device is available with a data-only plan.

Best Buy Canada also has the device up for pre-order on the following carriers, with three-year contracts:

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The device will start shipping from February 19th in the US and from February 14th in Canada.

In Singapore I have seen many people carry around this device, and it is by far the best phablet available on the market today. It has a great screen, is reasonably powerful under the hood, and does a good job of combining a stylus with a capacitive touch screen.

[Sources: AT&T, Best Buy US, Best Buy Canada]

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • Spydie

    I have the international model and really prefer the 3 keys (with the hard "home" button) instead of the old-fashioned 4 capacitive keys. We still don't know what processor ATT is putting in them, but rumor has it that will be slower and more power-hungry than the international model (I hope)to reduce cost. It's a fantastic tabphone in many ways, but it is a little laggy at times, which I haven't seen anyone mention in the reviews. We hope ICS at the end of March will solve that.

    • jake

      "We"? We (xda) have known for weeks that it has a snapdragon...

    • Cubbump

      The specs have been out since CES. It's a 1.5 Ghz S3. They made this switch because the Exynos processor does not support LTE, not because the S3 is cheaper.

    • http://gadgetstip.com aatif

      lagging problem !! , I never heard of it any where .. I think i need to ask some more people before buying it

  • p51d007

    Yeah, it's on the at&t site. Guess which smart phone comes up first on the list, and guess which one is the LAST one on the list. Can't have a superior device upstage the vaunted iPhone...can they.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com Abhiroop

      No idea what you're talking about (unless I misread your comment). The Note is the biggest thing on the page!

  • Swagnificent

    Does anyone know if the Galaxy note will make it's way to sprint? Or has anyone heard any rumors or anything?