At its release, nobody though that the Samsung Galaxy Note is going to make an impact on the market because it was thought to be neither a phone nor a tablet. Even so, end users seemed to appreciate the idea of a tablet that can be carried in a pocket and this is considered the point in time where devices with bigger and bigger screens started to become the standard. Recently there has been a lot of fuss about the possibility of another version of the Note for T-Mobile, and it seems like the rumors were right yet again.
So far though, there is still no certainty about the release date and other specs of the T-Mobile Galaxy Note, but we do have its codename: T879. This is in line with the other T-Mobile specific device codes. Below you will find a picture of this monstrous device alongside one of its older brothers:
As you can see, the usual Samsung trade of the center physical button with two capacitive ones is in place here, but there is something new about the software that runs on this unit. It is still very early to say, but it looks like the T-Mobile Galaxy Note will be the first one to get the Android 4.0 ICS update. This may come as a surprise, since the international version has already sold in two digit millions, but I guess Samsung is just trying out how the software will look before releasing it.
The good part is that this T-Mobile version of the Galaxy Note will come with the same hardware as the international version. This means that the Note will be able to handle the stiff competition that relies on the Qualcomm S4 platform and on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 one.
The only thing left is to know when the official announcement of the device will come, but this is still up to the rumor land for now. In any case, eager users shouldn’t have to wait too long. There might just be a little treat prepared for the launch of the T-Mobile version in the form of the highly anticipated Android 4.0 ICS update for the international version.