Samsung’s Galaxy Note has racked up two million sales, despite naysayers’ claims that the smartphone-tablet-hybrid had limited appeal.
The so-called phablet was dismissed as some tech wags as another Dell Streak – a similarly proportioned Android device that didn’t set the world alight.
And its fate seemed sealed when the likes of UK carrier Three initially said it wouldn't be ranging the Note on the grounds that it was too a niche gadget.
But that was before Samsung really got behind it. Since then, it’s been trailed on a high-profile, iPhone-bashing Superbowl ad and given a big push on US carriers, prompting the mass-market to embrace it as few had expected.
Touted as a kind of big brother for the blockbuster blower that is the S2, whose sales are now in excess of 20 million, the Note features a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz dual core processor, an eight-megapixel camera and 16GB of on board storage.
In keeping with its name, the handset also features stylus support for easy note-taking.