The latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet computer hybrid, which uses the Android Linux-based operating system, is expected to be available internationally on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, and may give smartphone and notepad buyers a competitive choice over the iconic, entrenched iPhone 5 and iPad 3, according to reports published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Mobile Bloom, Ars Technica, CRN Magazine, Android Guys,RootzWiki, and other technology media sources.The latest edition is being touted as bigger and better, as a grown up clone of the Galaxy Note smartphone. It made its official debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain during February 2012.
Price of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has not yet been determined, although it will be considerably higher than the 5.3-inch model. Amazon had mistakenly posted a pre-order page for the 10.1 that showed a starting price of $549.99. That may be in the ballpark for the 16GB version, much less that the $999.96 price tag that QVC is offering to sell the Apple iPad 3 with the same memory, but with both Wi-Fi and 4G capability.