T-Mobile and Samsung will release a Galaxy Note soon, and I think it’s a mistake

Yesterday, T-Mobile announced that it would be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note on its network in the coming weeks. This Galaxy Note will include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor inside and will be running the recently-released Android 4.0 update when it launches soon.

Of course, this release is coming at a rather late stage in the Galaxy Note’s life. Rumors of the Galaxy Note 2 are starting to appear and they all pinpoint an announcement of that device for next month, with a release in October.

If those rumors turn out to be true, then this late release of the original Galaxy Note by T-Mobile and Samsung just doesn’t make sense to me. Will it be popular with T-Mobile customers this late in the game? The hardware is getting relatively old – especially when the rumored successor is taken into consideration.

Heck, even if those rumors aren’t true, it’s still much too late for this device in my opinion. I understand that it’s a great device – it’s probably the best device to take notes on – but it was released in October 2011. It’s nearing a year old already and I have a feeling that T-Mobile will charge an insanely large amount of money for it just because of the large screen.

Of course, if it was a special edition of the Galaxy Note running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, I might understand why it would be released; unfortunately, T-Mobile’s confirmation of its existence stated that it’s just a Galaxy Note running Google’s previous tasty treat.

Regardless of whether the Note 2 is coming out soon, I still feel like this is a waste of time for both Samsung and T-Mobile. I can’t help but wonder how many customers will actually purchase a seven-month-old 5.3-inch phone. I have a feeling it won’t be many.

If you’re on T-Mobile, would you want to purchase this device?

[The Verge | T-Mobile Twitter]
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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts