Fancy the Samsung Galaxy Note? Then you're a big girl

Fancy the Samsung Galaxy Note? Then you're a big girlI’m quite comfortable with my sexuality, but this story has really made me think twice about getting a Samsung Galaxy Note.

According to Andrew Glass, Sammie’s UK Sales Director, the Samsung Galaxy Note – easily the most talked about device at this year’s IFA in Berlin – will be aimed at chicks. What the f…?

“The Galaxy Note is really good for the female market,” reckons Glass, who describes the device as “a merger between smartphones and tablets.”

He suggests: “To have a handbag and be able to put a 5.37-inch phone in instead of a 10.1-inch tablet is something that I think will capture the female market.”

And it doesn’t end there. Andy adds: “We will be looking at special propositions for the female consumer. There are different colour waves, thoughts and propositions that we hope to unveil later this month.”

Hmm, we’re not convinced that’s such a good idea, Andy. HTC recently appeared to abandon plans to make the HTC Rhyme (nee Bliss) a phone for ladies. You know what they're like; they reeeaaally don't like to be patronised.

In any case, the Samsung Galaxy Note will land in the UK on November 17 with a price tag of £550ish.

via: T3

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:44

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:55

That was pretty obvious before the article. Thinking of getting it for GF, now that iPhone does not worth it. It's too big for a pocket but would fit nicely in a handbag.
Not sure about colors claim - one can always get a cover that fits any personality.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 13:03

tbf. he doesnt say its aimed at women just that its something that women may prefer over a tablet...

i personally recon its a more male orientated phone because most girls wont want a phone thats 5.3" because ... well.... its huge...

internetidiot  Oct. 13, 2011 at 14:05

I don't care who it's aimed at I want one and I want it now!
Just like a woman!
When is it going to hit the states????
Come on Samsung listen to us early adopters!
We'll report bugs, promote it and bring Apple to its knees!

Cynewulf  Oct. 13, 2011 at 14:39

That's exactly it Treab. They're (rightly) worried that women won't buy the phone because it's so huge.

Thing is, I doubt it's about fitting it a bag. It's probably more about the sheer size of it when you're using it as a phone.
I can't honestly see many women (my wife included) using a phone that size.

It's pretty uncommon for me to use my phone for voice calls so it wouldn't be an issue.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:30

and if you do want to use it as a phone you could just get a bluetooth headset ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:36

Debatable if you look more of a pri*k with a BT headset or this beast up to your ear :p.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:39

i would say you would look less stupid lol. still you maybe able to play a video game whilst using the phone via bluetooth and look a real pillock ;)

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:41

oho... seems the samsung even on the 27th of October is for the note... excellent lets hope its released very quickly afterwards...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:44

November 17th, apparently for release, that makes sense with an end of October event. Apparently the Nexus event is now on the 19th over in Asia somewhere, I can't remember what the article I read actually said.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:47

yeah i was reading on pocket lint that 19th date for the nexus prime... but theres a memorial for steve jobs on that date so i doubt it.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:51

Well, the world can't forever stop because Steve Jobs unfortunately passed away, there has to be a time when business must resume, after all, the world loses thousands of good people, everyday. Maybe Google and Samsung feel by the 19th, that time will have arrived. I've seen the 19th mentioned around the web, hopefully that's the date we'll finally see ICS officially.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 15:55

I recon we will see it before the 27th. as i would be shocked to see the note launch on anything other than ICS.

i still recon we will see the prime / ICS before or slightly after that date... as it could be seen as bad publicity.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:01

I'm definitely not saying Google/Samsung would deliberately release ICS on the memorial day, just I don't think they'd cancel another event due to Jobs' untimely passing. There's a point at which respectful gestures would start to have heavy financial implications for Google and Samsung, especially with iOS5 already out...GB is a year old now, ICS is needed ASAP to keep Android ahead of the game, IMO.

I think the Note may launch on ICS too. I also think Sammy will have an SGS2 ICS update ready and waiting for ASAP after launch as there's been loads of updates for the SGS2, the firmware support is absolutely fantastic tbh, they learnt A LOT from the SGS, evidently.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:06

ahh yes but you assume the event is not a rumour :p

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:12

Best we can do, at the moment...

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:15

its not. i have just hired...

djonathang  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:28


It appears that gender reassignment surgery needs to be added to the cost of the Note. You might as well add a purse too. Being a male who is excited and waiting for this form factor, the author's assertion is ridiculous. Obviously.

wyn  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:57

Theyve got this all wrong, if you need proof then just ask any woman if she would prefer 10 inches or 5 inches

pippia  Oct. 13, 2011 at 17:10

Andrew's a goose and so are you. This phone is the most advanced yet. It is generating huge interest. There will be millions of men and no doubt women getting one of these. The biggest girly handbag accessory is iphone, a true fashion accessory that's more form than function.

wonshikee  Oct. 13, 2011 at 17:31

From the first time I saw this, I realized it would be good for women as they always carry a purse. I think Mr. Glass spoke it wrong, as if they're aiming it at the women market.

What makes more sense is to put forth the argument that the phone works just as well for a woman because it fits nicely in their purses, since if anything - this phone is much more desired by a man than a woman - who probably wants the pretty little iPhone.

Soosalah  Oct. 13, 2011 at 17:53

This woman will buy the Samsung Galaxy Note if it ever comes to the States. I have been waiting for someone to come up with my dream phone. As I have lost vision in my left eye, the size is great. I like the idea of having a stylus, and don't forget, there are many women who love their electronics just as much as the boys.

willquinn1  Oct. 13, 2011 at 19:17

Sorry but i aint getting this after the " womanisation" of this device lol,mates are already giving me **** because ive been banging on about this since i heard about the specs.Have to be the 4S ,now that's a real man's phone!!!

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 20:05

yeah we know the type...


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