The Samsung Galaxy Note is a pretty unique device; it's not exactly a smartphone, and not exactly a tablet. No, the Note comes in between those two device categories just like the Dell Streak did last year. It has features from both of them, too, including native pressure-sensitive stylus recognition and phone-calling capabilities.
Unfortunately, everyone was worried that it wasn't going to make its way to the United States. And while an official release is yet to be announced, it seems that tech importer Expansys has the Note in stock and will ship it to the United States . . . for $954.
It has a 5.3-inch HD display, coming in at a resolution of 1280 x 800, as well as a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, front- and back-facing cameras, and Android Gingerbread. Those specs are certainly great, but I don't think they're quite worth the near-$1000 asking price from Expansys.
Don't get too disheartened, though: the Galaxy Note could always potentially make its way to the US (at a cheaper price) if demand is high enough. I certainly hope so, because it has huge potential.[Carrypad | Expansys]