It's probably best if we let you see Samsung's own explanation as to why it seems to have taken a step back to the 90s by including a stylus with its new device. 'An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the Galaxy Note’s full touchscreen to introduce a new type of user-experience. Through this, consumers are able to freely capture and create ideas while on the go.'
Samsung is putting a lot of weight behind the Galaxy Note's Free Capture & Creation feature. Samsung says the advanced pen input functionality combined with a full touchscreen can be used to great effect by users for 'accurate sketching and artwork, and instantly capturing ideas freely before they float away.' They've created a bespoke application to further this idea that records video, pictures, notes, typed text and sketches. The app converts all media inputs into a 'memo' and can be edited at a later date.
The new smartphone, pardon me, I mean Galaxy Note comes with a 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 8Mp rear camera with LED flash, 2Mp front camera, 1080p 30fps video capture, S Pen / Pen UX (stylus) and all the usual smartphone/tablet trimmings, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android apps etc. Its all important measures are 145.85 × 82.95 × 9.65 mm, and weighs in at 102.4g.
We'll leave you with the awe-inspiring words of Samsung's senior marketing manager, Min Cho 'We’re going to provide a single primary on-the-go smartphone that consolidates every task of mobile devices' - That remains to be seen.