We already knew all about the oversized Samsung Galaxy Note and its 5.3in screen, so last night's official UK unveiling was more a matter of a box ticked than one curiously opened.
But Samsung did have one ace up its sleeve, and that's a natty white version of the Galaxy Note that will be available alongside the black model from the day the Android handset goes on sale next week. Not only that, but there's some exciting ICS news to report about the new arrival too, plus a bunch of other Samsung mobile devices. Read on for the details!
We liked the look of the Samsung Galaxy Note from the moment we first laid eyes on it, with Samsung putting more than a sprinkling of tablet into its smartphone-producing machine thanks to the huge screen and stylus... sorry, S Pen... support.
But this is very much a mobile phone first and foremost, somehow managing to prove that a phone can push well past the 5in-screen size mark without becoming some kind of freakish caricature.
Just to complete our reminder of the rest of this powerhouse's spec, we're talking a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, Super AMOLED HD display, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera plus a host of on-board apps that have been tweaked to work in conjunction with that S Pen stylus.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note will be available country-wide on Wednesday November 3 – two weeks ahead of Samsung's other big hitter that's lurking in the wings, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which also got a public airing on UK soil at the Galaxy Note launch event.
As we mentioned at the top, the Galaxy Note will be available in both black and white from launch, and we've got one more bit of good news to report for lovers of all things Samsung and Android: according to SammyHub, Samsung Italy has confirmed that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will indeed be landing early next year not only on the Galaxy Note, but the Galaxy S II and all four Galaxy Tab models currently in circulation.
Happy days indeed.