Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Spotted at CES

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2012-01-11 Print this article Print
Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note is something of a hybrid: with its 5.3-inch screen, it works as a small tablet—but the device's 4G LTE connection (via AT&T) also makes it a smartphone. A stylus (which Samsung dubs the "S Pen" for "advanced smart pen") reinforces the whole "notepad" concept.
Samsung and other major tech companies have a sizable presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, showing off a variety of new wares ranging from smartphones to super-thin "ultrabooks." Of all those companies, Samsung seems particularly determined to make its mark across a variety of operating systems and form-factors. In addition to new smartphones and tablets running some version of Google Android, and notebooks running Windows 7, the company is also pushing a set of Chromebooks running Google's cloud-friendly Chrome OS. As with other companies at CES (including Microsoft, with its "Metro" design aesthetic), Samsung's focus is on creating an ecosystem of products that share a unified look. Hence its mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, all run Google Android surfaced with the company's proprietary TouchWiz interface. Those products include the upcoming Galaxy Note (a smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 5.3-inch screen) and Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE (a new version of the company's Galaxy Tab tablet, with support for Verizon's 4G LTE network). Samsung is also producing the Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Based on the displays at CES, it definitely seems as if Samsung is planning on making some aggressive plays in 2012.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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