Samsung Galaxy Note officially launched, will come with Netphone app for Smart subscribers


We’ve had our quality time with the Galaxy Note, and laid down our judgement of Samsung’s biggest smartphone/tablet hybrid in our review. All that’s left now is the official public launch, and that took place last Friday at the Cav restaurant at Bonifacio High Street. You’ll be happy to know that the note is now available at Samsung’s dealers and partners, though you may not be as pleased to learn that the Note still retains the Php 35,990 price tag that we previously reported it’ll carry. If you ask us though, the note is worth every centavo of its asking price, being faster, bigger and better than the Korean company’s current flagship device, the Galaxy S II. The Note will also be available from Smart free through its plan 2000, with unlimited data and 150 minutes of talktime bundled in. Smart also tells us that the note will also ship with their Netphone app in it, something that might not please everyone. Personally, we think the Netphone app is pretty cool (as being able to surf the web without incurring data charges is awesome) but not everyone may appreciate its appearance in a high-end device, especially since the app is now more or less associated with entry-level devices.