If the insanely high-res screens of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 have you drooling, you're certainly not alone. But if you live in the US, it's all too likely that you will never have the opportunity to see either of the devices in person.

At IFA 2011, the very same conference where the 7.7 and the Note were made official, a Samsung representative told GottaBeMobile that there are currently no plans to sell the gadgets in the US. For a moment or two there was a glimmer of hope - it wasn't clear whether the rep was referring to the seven-inch mini-tablet or the five-inch jumbo-phone - but after a brief bout of texting, it became obvious: neither of the devices are scheduled to cross the pond.

GottaBeMobile speculates that the decision is a result of Americans' propensity to purchase carrier-subsidized devices (that argument doesn't really apply to tablets, but that's a post for another day), though it is also possible, as they admit, that Sammy is merely staying mum about an existing US partnership.

Whatever the case may be, it's a sad day for American Samsung fans - of course, there's always the Nexus/DROID Prime to look forward to, but if a good ol' 5.3" smartphone is what you want, you may have to wait a while yet.

Source: GottaBeMobile