In particular sales of the Galaxy Note are on the rise in Europe and Asia, including areas like France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This comes as somewhat of a surprise since the Galaxy Note’s size, at 5.3 inches, is a little unusual. As we noted in our review, it’s too big to be a smartphone and too small for a tablet, so its form factor puts it in a league of its own.
But perhaps this new middle-of-the-pack device that Samsung has created is catching on. Samsung recently stated that the Galaxy Note will be coming to the U.S. soon, so we expect to see it debuted at CES 2012. However, news broke recently that an unlocked version of the device is now available from online retailer Expansys — albeit at a very high price — that works on AT&T 3G and 4G networks. If you’re an AT&T subscriber and really need to get your hands on the Galaxy Note right now, you can buy it, but be prepared to shell out a whopping $780.