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Rumor: Galaxy Note Headed to Verizon as the Galaxy Journal

The Samsung Galaxy Note was everywhere last week at CES. Attendees from other parts of the globe were carrying it, busses were covered with massive Note decals, and news coverage of it could not be missed. With its massive 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and HD cameras, we aren’t surprised that rumors of it finding its way onto Verizon would start popping up already.

According to an “industry analyst” that spoke with the Examiner, the device is “certainly” coming to Verizon and Sprint during the first half of the year, potentially as the Galaxy Journal. Our sources have yet to mention the device to this point, but would love to see it on Big Red. When the device was introduced early in 2011, we had mixed emotions on the size. However, after getting our hands on it at CES last week, we might be sold.

I should point out that to my knowledge, Samsung does not have a CDMA/LTE model available anywhere in the world yet. The HSPA+/LTE model is available across the globe now, with AT&T availability happening very soon.

Interested in a 5.3″ daily driver?

Via:  Examiner

  • Rightclickbob

    I’m real tired of AT&T always getting the New and best products 1st.. Im starting to think maybe I need to change carriers…

    Im sure there are about few other customers  (Mil) that would agree

    Its time that Verizion makes some changes in there new roll outs or they will start losing customers

  • Michael

    I do not see the reason that device mfg gives exclusive rights to just one US mobile company.  Now sometimes they may give the rights to another company a few years later and still that company makes a huge sale, but for all that, Samsung is no Apple.   I am sure by the time I write this little note, HTC and Motorola are working on 5.3″ screen or even larger.  So why Samsung limit their sales specially when AT&T is below par compare to rest (Although AT&T commercials say the exact opposit, as if consumers are stupid).

  • Anonymous

    If i didnt have a Xoom and the gnex than this phone would have me salviating but i love my two beloved Ged devices both rocking Ics flawlessly and with plenty of rom support. I got my fiancee a Samsunb Stratosphere  and coming from Moto devices the rom support is lacking which has me afraid to get another sammy device that isn’t a ged device. 

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fell in love with this! This was very well thought out and designed. Its a perfect device for those who don’t want to carry a separate phone and tablet, but have them converged into one throughly portable device. Its also perfect for students and business people who need to take notes/sign documents, amazing for artists like myself who draw paint, animate, and do graphics, and perfect for seniors that have had a hard time seeing their smartphones. No one in any video I’ve seen who has actually used the device has had a problem with battery.. virtually all have said with moderate to heavy usage they can go through a full day on a single charge. With Samsung vowing to have phones last a full day, this will even more so be the case when it comes out on verizon if the rumor is true. Further people who have actually used it, all say its pocketable. One said it can be a little uncomfortable in tighter Jeans when going upstairs or while sitting down but while I don’t have a problem with that since I don’t wear 70s disco pants, and even if it was a little uncomfortable I couldn’t care less for what this phone offers. I also use belt clip cases anyway. This is FINALLY an enthusiasts device that also appeals to the general public at large! I was pleasantly surprised at how well its been received. Its sold over a million already, so I’m thinking any service provider that passes on this is incredibly brain dead. Its a mans phone, small people who cry about phones being to big (yet don’t whine about tablets) and girls with small hands may have problems but most other people won’t. A phone with awesome specs (eexynos and tablet resolution in a small tablet screen) that’s also a tablet and a freaking Wacom tablet in one! I’ve been wanting and asking for this phone since Archos 5 tablets came out several years ago. I just truly hope verizon comes out with this soon (that they leave the eexynos in and the bloatware out), because if they don’t I’m sadly going to make the 11th year on verizon be the last one in order to move to At&t or Sprint for this phone. Verizon, please come out with this soon, listen to your customers, make this your flagship and please don’t ruin it with lesser specs or bloatware, and we will love you for a long time.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fell in love with this! This was very well thought out and designed. Its a perfect device for those who don’t want to carry a separate phone and tablet, but have them converged into one throughly portable device. Its also perfect for students and business people who need to take notes/sign documents, amazing for artists like myself who draw paint, animate, and do graphics, and perfect for seniors that have had a hard time seeing their smartphones. No one in any video I’ve seen who has actually used the device has had a problem with battery.. virtually all have said with moderate to heavy usage they can go through a full day on a single charge. With Samsung vowing to have phones last a full day, this will even more so be the case when it comes out on verizon if the rumor is true. Further people who have actually used it, all say its pocketable. One said it can be a little uncomfortable in tighter Jeans when going upstairs or while sitting down but while I don’t have a problem with that since I don’t wear 70s disco pants, and even if it was a little uncomfortable I couldn’t care less for what this phone offers. I also use belt clip cases anyway. This is FINALLY an enthusiasts device that also appeals to the general public at large! I was pleasantly surprised at how well its been received. Its sold over a million already, so I’m thinking any service provider that passes on this is incredibly brain dead. Its a mans phone, small people who cry about phones being to big (yet don’t whine about tablets) and girls with small hands may have problems but most other people won’t. A phone with awesome specs (eexynos and tablet resolution in a small tablet screen) that’s also a tablet and a freaking Wacom tablet in one! I’ve been wanting and asking for this phone since Archos 5 tablets came out several years ago. I just truly hope verizon comes out with this soon (that they leave the eexynos in and the bloatware out), because if they don’t I’m sadly going to make the 11th year on verizon be the last one in order to move to At&t or Sprint for this phone. Verizon, please come out with this soon, listen to your customers, make this your flagship and please don’t ruin it with lesser specs or bloatware, and we will love you for a long time.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fell in love with this! This was very well thought out and designed. Its a perfect device for those who don’t want to carry a separate phone and tablet, but have them converged into one throughly portable device. Its also perfect for students and business people who need to take notes/sign documents, amazing for artists like myself who draw paint, animate, and do graphics, and perfect for seniors that have had a hard time seeing their smartphones. No one in any video I’ve seen who has actually used the device has had a problem with battery.. virtually all have said with moderate to heavy usage they can go through a full day on a single charge. With Samsung vowing to have phones last a full day, this will even more so be the case when it comes out on verizon if the rumor is true. Further people who have actually used it, all say its pocketable. One said it can be a little uncomfortable in tighter Jeans when going upstairs or while sitting down but while I don’t have a problem with that since I don’t wear 70s disco pants, and even if it was a little uncomfortable I couldn’t care less for what this phone offers. I also use belt clip cases anyway. This is FINALLY an enthusiasts device that also appeals to the general public at large! I was pleasantly surprised at how well its been received. Its sold over a million already, so I’m thinking any service provider that passes on this is incredibly brain dead. Its a mans phone, small people who cry about phones being to big (yet don’t whine about tablets) and girls with small hands may have problems but most other people won’t. A phone with awesome specs (eexynos and tablet resolution in a small tablet screen) that’s also a tablet and a freaking Wacom tablet in one! I’ve been wanting and asking for this phone since Archos 5 tablets came out several years ago. I just truly hope verizon comes out with this soon (that they leave the eexynos in and the bloatware out), because if they don’t I’m sadly going to make the 11th year on verizon be the last one in order to move to At&t or Sprint for this phone. Verizon, please come out with this soon, listen to your customers, make this your flagship and please don’t ruin it with lesser specs or bloatware, and we will love you for a long time.

  • Dominick_7

    Absolutely fell in love with this! This was very well thought out and designed. Its a perfect device for those who don’t want to carry a separate phone and tablet, but have them converged into one throughly portable device. Its also perfect for students and business people who need to take notes/sign documents, amazing for artists like myself who draw paint, animate, and do graphics, and perfect for seniors that have had a hard time seeing their smartphones. No one in any video I’ve seen who has actually used the device has had a problem with battery.. virtually all have said with moderate to heavy usage they can go through a full day on a single charge. With Samsung vowing to have phones last a full day, this will even more so be the case when it comes out on verizon if the rumor is true. Further people who have actually used it, all say its pocketable. One said it can be a little uncomfortable in tighter Jeans when going upstairs or while sitting down but while I don’t have a problem with that since I don’t wear 70s disco pants, and even if it was a little uncomfortable I couldn’t care less for what this phone offers. I also use belt clip cases anyway. This is FINALLY an enthusiasts device that also appeals to the general public at large! I was pleasantly surprised at how well its been received. Its sold over a million already, so I’m thinking any service provider that passes on this is incredibly brain dead. Its a mans phone, small people who cry about phones being to big (yet don’t whine about tablets) and girls with small hands may have problems but most other people won’t. A phone with awesome specs (eexynos and tablet resolution in a small tablet screen) that’s also a tablet and a freaking Wacom tablet in one! I’ve been wanting and asking for this phone since Archos 5 tablets came out several years ago. I just truly hope verizon comes out with this soon (that they leave the eexynos in and the bloatware out), because if they don’t I’m sadly going to make the 11th year on verizon be the last one in order to move to At&t or Sprint for this phone. Verizon, please come out with this soon, listen to your customers, make this your flagship and please don’t ruin it with lesser specs or bloatware, and we will love you for a long time.

  • Tom

    I feel like this is a bit big. It doesn’t look like it can be operated with one hand, which is a big problem for me. I think the Nexus is as big as a phone should be personally, and even that is too big for some. Luckily I have larger hands than most, so I can easily operate my GNex one handed.

    • Anonymous

      People said that about the Nexus and people were just as wrong about that as they are about the Note. Its almost magical, when you say its to big you look at it and see its not much bigger looking than a nexus, when you say its not pocketable, its shows it easily fits in a pocket etc.

  • Kat Selezneva

    I like Samsung Galaxy Note very much, even more than Galaxy Nexus :) Past, present and future of mobile phones http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2012/01/past-present-and-future-of-mobile.html

  • E A butler

    Galaxy Note is ok, I have both the Note and Nexus.  I use the Note as a secondary device, I cant wait for ICS to be released on it… ICS makes Gingerbread feel so old and slow.

  • http://tinyurl.com/Commision-command Polly Jenkins

    Is it coming out in June?