When the Samsung Galaxy Note appeared it was met with a mixed reception, the blurring of tablet with smartphone was hailed as some as a great innovation whilst others thought the big dimensions just made it too bulky.
Well if numbers be the mark of success then Samsung should be pretty happy after hitting 5 million units shipped since the launch. So this may not be the runaway success that was seen with the Galaxy S II but the numbers are impressive for the device.
The phone is set to hit Japanese markets soon and this will boost numbers, and the surprising popularity of a YouTube video showing the phone being used by an elephant hasn’t hurt either.
So the debate about whether it’s classed as a mini tablet or a smartphone seems to be a non-issue to those who have embraced it.
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