24
Apr
GalaxyNote3

OK, as much as I like to make fun of the Note, it's actually a pretty awesome phone that a lot of people want, and so news that it's coming to T-Mobile is nothing to scoff at. Photos published by TmoNews all but confirm the gargantuan Galaxy is headed to America's pinkest (and leatheriest) carrier, giving credence to a UA string and some FCC filings unearthed last week. Check out this shot, taken from miles above the earth's surface by a top-secret spy satellite:

GalaxyNote4

Joking aside, this (and the other images at TmoNews) clearly show that the Note will be available on T-Mobile (running Android 4.0, no less) sooner rather than later, which is definitely a reason for Note fans to get excited.

TmoNews

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.

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  • Tommy Thompson

    Unless you are on Sprint.. :(

    • Derrickdiamante

      or VZW... :(

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I have to admit, I loled at the title. Hard.

    • Freak4Dell

      Me too.

    • Dan

       Laughed so hard the cat left the room.

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    Somewhere out there, Europeans are definitely laughing at Americans for getting devices this slow.

    • fixxmyhead

      U got that right (also neutered, I bet no exynos) . I'm buying unlocked next time

      • chronus719

        Actually since T-Mobile doesn't really have any plans for LTE expansion and is relying on their HSPA+ network, I wouldn't be surprised if they kept the Exynos. The only reason the ATT version doesn't have it is because of the LTE radio, which the last generation of Exynos did not support.

        • fixxmyhead

          Yea I know but I doubt it. Its gonna be like the Hercules and the skyrocket. I bet there gonna use the s3. Its gonna be a cousin of the at&t note everything the same just without lte

        • Tommy Thompson

          If that's the case then they would have kept the Exynos in their GSII, which they didn't. The Exynos isn't compatible with Tmo's faster speeds.

        • Freak4Dell

           T-Mobile already announced that they'll be starting their LTE expansion in 2013.

    • spydie

      Slow?  I had a Note last November.  You just have to be in a big hurry and not wait for the carriers to get it! LOL  However, everyone, including the Europeans are waiting for ICS for the NOTE yet!Hopefully those of us with an international model will get it first (or last?) LOL

    • silaslenz

      We laugh at Americans for many reasons... ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

        Funny how Europeans laugh at Americans, but give them a chance and they will jump over the pound in a jiffy. From those overcrowded, semi-socialist countries. ;)

        • silaslenz

          I wouldn't move to the U.S (maybe Canada, but still not really). And the general impression is more and more hate and people are less and less impressed with that country. Rather "those fat idiots with crazy politicians at the other side of the pond" :D

          And yes, i'm from the socialistic Sweden... But overcrowded? Just forest and nature everywhere you look!

          Well, enough hate, any country has pros and cons :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

        Funny how Europeans laugh at Americans, but give them a chance and they will jump over the pound in a jiffy. From those overcrowded, semi-socialist countries. ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

        Funny how Europeans laugh at Americans, but give them a chance and they will jump over the pound in a jiffy. From those overcrowded, semi-socialist countries. ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Probably in Europe.

  • Lou

    While desirable as a replacement for my G2 I rather wait and see what Samsung has up their sleeves in early May. Whats the point in T getting the Note when we might be seeing the GS3 sooner?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

      Although SGIII is very tempting it is going to be about a year before it hits US. I decided not to wait and get a Note. I love the s-pen.

  • Graham Parkes

    The Note is a great phone, several friends and colleagues have one. The large HD screen is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for watching movies, reading eBooks, eComics, etc. If we weren't so close to the release date of the Galaxy S3, I would probably give up my beloved Galaxy S2 and switch to a Note.

    And yes, you Americans are extremely slow to get new phones. I think the Note has been available here in Hong Kong for 5 or 6 months already.

  • Graham Parkes

    For those wishing for ICS for the Note, be careful what you wish for. The initial 4.0.3 release from Samsung for the SGS2 caused many issues on my SGS2 (and on other people's so I gather). Many app compatibility problems, WiFi issues, music player problems. Thankfully with the recent kernal update last week, it's now at last working much better.

    Although I'm now happy with ICS, at the time of updating a few weeks ago, I really wished I'd stayed with Gingerbread 2.3.5, which was smooth, stable and super reliable.

  • L boogie

    That's great for team magenta and no petition necessary, so whats verizon's excuse

  • olbp

    I still don't get it. I understand why some people may think it a bit large, but don't you think it more than a little strange that you just can't let go of a joke that never took off in the first place? I have seen several in use, some by very small women, and it just does NOT look all that big. Let it go, man, grow up.

    • Freak4Dell

      Go have your eyes checked. The thing looks absolutely gigantic in pretty much all but Shaq-sized hands.