The Samsung Galaxy Note: to be honest, I rather like it. Or I did when I first heard about it, anyway. Since then, a good few whispered assurances that it's actually quite rubbish have cooled my enthusiasm.
Well it turns out maybe I was listening to the wrong people, as the original “phablet” has now hit the sales milestone of five million units sold in five months. So it can't be that bad, really.
Either that, of course, or there are now five million upset people feeling like they've been “Samsunged” in a whole new way. But probably not.
Now we know that Apple takes about six minutes to sell that many iPhones, but if you consider that Samsung has taken quite a considerable punt on releasing a phone with a 5.3in screen and a stylus, that's indeed "not bad" as Jan put it a little while ago. Plus, let's not forget that it only went on sale in the US last month.
So well done Samsung – we raise our S-Pens and salute you. Well, not me personally, cos I never ended up getting one, but everyone else. Now how about doing something really useful and finishing work on that Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, hmmm?