Indeed-it's something I'll have to think seriously about.
You are an actual photographer on an actual safari.
Of course I'm being hyperbolically silly but there is something inherently dorktastic about a utility vest. It's like an oversized fanny pack.
*IDPA is a shooting sport where they insist on concealment, so you get a bunch of fat guys standing around in photographer vests. Protip: If you are robbing a location, shoot the fat white guy in the vest first.
1) Yes, the Scottevest stuff is inherently dorktastic.
2) Unless you know what a scottevest is, then their stuff just looks like normal clothes from the outside. This is what's nice about them, since you can carry a crap ton of stuff in them, without wearing something that looks like a fly-fishing vest
They make stuff that isn't a vest too, if you particularly hate the idea of a vest. All their vests tend to just be coats with detatchable sleeves.
The thing I tend to like most about them is that they have good pocket layouts, with very good weight distribution. So, for instance, I can put my tablet into a pocket, without having the whole jacket hang down weirdly to that side.
I submit that you are also allowed to wear a vest if you are traveling through time in a DeLorean.
Sounds like this phone will be out in a couple of weeks in America and Canada. I envy anyone who ends up getting it. The only way I could get it in Japan unfortunately would be to buy it outright from EBay and spending $700 on a phone just sounds crazy. I think the money would be better spent on a tablet instead.
I was about to ditch my T-Mobile G2 for a Galaxy S II or a Galaxy Nexus 4G, but I want this to be my next phone. I currently hate my G2 (mostly for the crappy coverage but also for the plan I selected) and waiting is hard.
Will the Note (or Journal as it will likely be called) be rootable? I'd like to take control and ICS would be nice.
Another question: if I buy the unlocked version on Amazon, can I activate it under a new Sprint or Verizon account right away?
I was in a meeting last week and a VC had one of these (or something very much like it) on the table next to his other phone. I was talking, and when my eyes landed on it for a moment I actually stopped talking and stared at it for a moment, then asked incredulously "what the hell is that??".
Chuckles all around. That thing is way too big to be a phone :)
I got a Galaxy Note recently, and I think it's great. At first I was concerned about the size, but I've grown accustomed to it (it does fit in my pocket) and now my old 4" Captivate screen looks anemic in comparison. The battery life is ok considering the screen size, basically enough to make it through a day.
I have to say that I'm surprised by some of the vehement criticism of its size (e.g. recently on Gizmodo). Contrary to what some think, you don't need giant hands to use the Note. In fact, it's about as wide as a PalmPilot Pro, which I thought was a very comfortable fit. It's true that the Note is too large to use one-handed, but personally I've always used smartphones and PDAs with two hands. The stylus makes the Note even more PDA-like, which I think is a good thing. Then again, I never really got used to controlling handhelds with my thumb.
I've had a Galaxy Note for about a month as well, and pretty much love it. There are no surprises. The large and beautiful screen is fantastic to behold, but also makes it occasionally a chore to work with one-handed. The slim profile mitigates the size of the screen a bit.
I rarely use the S-pen, but it's been handy on occasion. I don't mind jotting notes with it instead of using the onscreen keyboard. I've had a few iPhone/Android users ask about it, because they love the screen. I passed the iPhone 4S down to the wife when I got the Note and certainly don't miss it. I covet the occasional iOS only game, but by and large I find both mobile OS' pretty much on par, and don't care which one I'm using. At this point, it's really about the hardware for me and the Note's screen takes the crown.
This is fairly lust worthy.
4.7 inch 720p screen. Supposedly the Sprint version will be the Evo One, and be black with a kickstand.
I'm waiting to see what the Galaxy S3 brings to the table, but expect it to be equal or better. But that One X is quite awesome looking in general.
I would buy One X in a heartbeat if it came with stock Android. Now I'm torn between the One X, Galaxy Nexus or waiting for more info on Galaxy S3.
Engadget's review of HTC Sense 4.0 suggests it's a lot closer to stock than any of their previous UIs, with the sole exception of the multitasking interface. I'm definitely getting myself a One X, the only question is whether I wait seven months and get it free. If the early upgrade feeI would buy One X in a heartbeat if it came with stock Android. Now I'm torn between the One X, Galaxy Nexus or waiting for more info on Galaxy S3.
(Unless the Galaxy S III launches in the same timeframe and is better, of course.)
I'd expect an actual official announcement on the GS3 any time in the next month give or take. I'd honestly be very surprised if it didn't meet or exceed the One in every catagory, and I'm waiting to find out before I decide what to blow an upgrade on myself.
That being said, what's wrong with the kickstand? I loved the kickstand on the Evo 4G and missed it when I got the GS2. Very useful when using the phone as your alarm clock on the night stand and occasionally for setting on a counter for random media (cooking app with a recipe open comes to mind).
If you actually use the kickstand, I expect it's nice. I won't, so it just breaks up the lines of the back and provides a place for pocket fluff to get caught. I'll probably end up fidgeting with it, really.
As for the GS3, it'll definitely be interesting to see how it compares. Speculation at this point seems to be that it'll have a somewhat worse CPU (a quad-core A9-based Exynos, roughly equivalent to Tegra 3), swap out the LCD for (non-PenTile) AMOLED, lose the microSD slot, but otherwise be pretty comparable.
I can't upgrade until June, and Samsung is supposed to announce in May, so everything will be all official before I have to make a decision, thankfully.
Holy shit, this appears legit.
The more I glance at it, I'm thinking that's the back showing the rumored ceramic-type portion (the dark part).
That's just crazy looking.
I told my wife about the note a few months ago..she had no idea what it was and didn't care. I was going to possibly upgrade. Then, once she got training (works for AT&T) on the Note she HAD to have one. So, she got one and I didn't...no biggie. She has had it for 3 weeks and is now selling it...just too big...she loved her Galaxy S and wears her phones at times on a lanyard around her neck and found the Note just too big.....back to the Galaxy for her.
Stopped into the local electronics shop today and saw to my joy that Docomo now carries the Galaxy Note! My Softbank iPhone contract is up in May or June so I'll have to consider picking it up but first I'll have to get approval from the wife to leave Softbank even though they have shit coverage. So what if they have free calling and messages between Softbank subscribers? We live together and barely talk to each other on the phone! No doubt we can get by with a Whatsapp app or Line app
Well I ended up ordering an unlocked Galaxy Note from Ebay. Hopefully it will be here in a couple of days.
Oh FUCK it feels so God damn good to be free from Apple. Christ! It's such a wonderful feeling. I am LOVING the Note so far. I love actually being able to adjust shit. I love having widgets for weather and dictionary and settings so I don't actually have to open up an app just to use it. I love having a huge fucking full page planner so I can see what I've got to do for the next week. I love the fact that I can browse the marketplace on my PC and I can have the apps install automatically on my phone. I love the fact that I can turn my phone over to have it go into silent mode and that I can set it so that from 8:45 to 3:30 on Monday, Wed, Thur, Fri for 8 months of the year it will automatically switch to silent mode on its own and switch back. Fuck, I am NEVER going back to Apple.
Congrats, Canuck! :) Yay Android!