With the launch of a new Note comes a big milestone.
Most of the Samsung-related headlines as of late have been about the company's ongoing and lengthy legal battle with rival Apple. However, the company today made headlines for a totally different reason. While Apple is busy trying to squash Samsung's Galaxy line, its Note tablet is selling like hot cakes.
Samsung today announced that the Note has sold 10 million units. Samsung revealed the big news at the U.S. launch of the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note. Up until very recently, the Note line was a one model show with just the 5.3-inch tabletphone introduced in October 2011. Despite straddling that awkward space between smartphone and tablet, Samsung's 5.3-inch Galaxy Note was well received.
At an event in New York City, Samsung launched a 10.1-inch model, bringing the Note name away from the smartphone market and into the realm of tablets. Available in stores starting today, the Galaxy Note 10.1 packs a 10.1-inch WXGA display, a 1.4GHz Exynos CPU, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, a 5-megapixel camera in the back and a 1.9-megapixel camera up front, USB 2.0, WiFi,Bluetooth 4.0, Samsung, an S Pen Stylus, and Android 4.0.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is already available in stores. Expect to pay $500 (16GB) or $550 (32GB) to get your hands on one though. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 2, a successor to the original 5.3-inch Note, in the next few weeks.