"Flexibility" - Why The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Could Be A Great Investment


We could be hearing news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on August 15th, 2012, and a possible US release this fall. The Galaxy Note 2 could be breaking ground on the next paradigm shift in smartphone display design.

With its huge 5.5" display design, the Galaxy Note 2 could be a seriously breakable device. Stuff it in your back pocket and sit on the wrong surface, and you're sure to end up with a broken display (and a broken heart).

Sure, it might not be as breakable as an iPhone with its heavy design and glass surfaces, but it certainly would not be invincible... unless it had a flexible screen. That's the great news. The Galaxy Note 2 is reported to feature a Flexible AMOLED HD display.

If you're gonna get ridiculous with smartphone sizes, as we are seeing with the emergence of the "phablet" niche, you had better address the cracking screen issue.

The larger the screen, the greater the propensity for breakage. To solve that issue, the Galaxy Note 2 purportedly has a 4mm thick UBP (Unbreakable Plan Technology) digitizer screen.

I don't think this means you'll be able to bend the phone, but it might be slightly flexible enough to provide the ability to mold to a concave design similar to the Galaxy Nexus. But it would also provide super durability to guard against shattering when dropping or sitting.

As expensive as the new generation of smartphones are, the fragility of these devices is a serious issue. Each time a new smartphone is released, thousands are broken on the very first day. Replacement screens are seriously expensive until enough units are broken, thus raising the demand for replacement parts.

But the Galaxy Note 2 could start a new trend. Knowing how hard I am on smartphones, having a flexible display ranks fairly high on my list of desirable features. I would be ecstatic if I could own a smartphone that would last to the end of the contract period without me breaking it, or requiring me to pay extra money for replacement plans.

Even with a replacement plan, who wants to plop down a $200 deductible when they break their new smartphone the first few weeks that they own it? I sure don't. I'd rather buy one from the jump that would go the distance with me.

Do you have a horror story of a shattered display with a brand-new smartphone? Would you be motivated by your unlucky track record to invest in something like the Galaxy Note 2 if it has a nearly unbreakable display? Sound off in the comments section!

Carlton Flowers
Galaxy Note (Owner) 2 Be


Samsung Galaxy Note Price Drop On Amazon


It's been a while since I reported about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4G smartphone available from AT&T Wireless. I had the rare opportunity to test this handset a month ago, and I loved it. There's been a recent price drop on this monstrosity, so I thought I'd alert the troops.

You can snag this hybrid smartphone/tablet from Amazon for only $229 at the moment. No clue as to how long this price will stay low, so grab it while you can. It comes in black and white, and is yours with a 2-year contract agreement from AT&T.

To refresh you, I think this is the most amazing concept device ever released in the smartphone niche. The Galaxy Note is a super capable computer running on a dual core 1.5GHz processor and the ginormous 5.3" 1280x800 Super AMOLED HD display and the first stylus to hit the streets since the days of the Palm Treo series.

If you are anything like me, not sure of whether or not a tablet computer is a good purchase and justifiable expense, the Samsung Galaxy Note is the answer. You're getting a smartphone plus a tablet all in one, with a very unique feature...

The Samsung S Pen gives this device functionality that nother tablet can offer. It's a pressure-sensitive stylus that you can use to take notes, annotate pictures, scribble notes on maps, and even do artwork. There is no comparison between the S Pen and the older styluses that were basically resistance-touch operational only.

You can forget needing an extra 4G LTE wireless service agreement like those that carry iPhones and iPads, because the Samsung Galaxy Note is the perfect in-between device that covers communication and data consumption like a tablet. I think it's the perfect combination.

For all the critics out there who say that the Galaxy Note is "too big", they can put a lid on their constant complaining. How could 5.3" be a problem when people are so willing to haul around iPads at 9.7" in size? And I'm sorry, but the Galaxy Note is not nearly as big as the telephones and cell phones of yesterday!

Whatever the case, the Samsung Galaxy Note is an excellent value for those that want a wide range of functionality in a smartphone without the need of buying a tablet or laptop. I give it my highest recommendation, and I think you'd be pleased with what it can do and how it can make your work life more efficient.

I'll keep you posted if I see any more price movement, or if any fresh rumors pop out. Do you have a Samsung Galaxy Note? Chime in and let us know what you love the most about this device!

Carlton Flowers
Gadget Watchdog


Click the thumbnails on the left to jump to Amazon Wireless where you can purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 4G smartphone tablet hybrid for $229 through AT&T Wireless on a 2-year contract! Get the best of both worlds with a cutting-edge smartphone combined with the most bombastic Super AMOLED display for a smartphone that money can buy with its 5.3" diagonal size and S Pen smart stylus!