2012 is becoming the year of wild promotions and smartphone claims. Let's see, the LG Spectrum can love you, the Nokia Lumina 710 knows the meaning of life or Tweeting photos might win you a Windows Phone or Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The most noted, however, is creating the world's largest cartoon, sending a note to the galaxy with the Samsung Galaxy Note.
The world's largest comic square was drawn by Turkish cartoonist Erdil Yasaroglu with Samsung Galaxy Note collaboration. The drawing covered 10.952,050 square meters which was confirmed by Guinness World Records. The idea behind the event was to send a note to the galaxy.
The area used for the comic drawing will be turned into a park and those who like/share the video will have a tree planted for them. This kind of promotion, illustrates the drawing function of the Galaxy Note.
The Samsung promotion arm for the Galaxy Note also shows off its hardware in a revealing teardown. Samsung is beating the teardown artists to the inside punch, by showing off a dissection of the Samsung Galaxy Note on its blog which states, "We thought we should take one apart (to see what’s inside), so you don’t have to."
Please note, it is not a good idea to take apart any smartphone under warranty, it may void your warranty. Bloggers who have seen the hardware contend that the fact that it has NFC suggests that it may be ready for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Google Wallet. Samsung promised an Android ICS update for the Galaxy Note in the first quarter of 2012.
Here are some revealing specs from dissection.
- The S-Pen uses electromagnetic induction technology and has pressure sensitivity equal to a regular pen.
- NFC can used for close-distance communication, allowing users to use the phone like a credit card or transportation card.
- 1.5GHz Dual Core AP Chip with twice the processing power with a dual core chip.
- The rear case stores a variety of antennae and wires. The battery cover also stores the NFC antenna.
- The light Sensor detects the brightness, used to adjust the screen brightness accordingly.
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS support, allows for fast transmission between mobile devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to released on February 18 for $299.99 according to leaked product road maps. The Samsung Galaxy Note with writing recognition for the S-Pen was shown at the AT&T Developer Summit at CES.
Previously announced features on the AT&T model include, Android 2.3, Gingerbread, 16GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 2500 mAh battery, 8MP camera, 2MP front facing camera, Mobile HotSpot capable, built-in pen holder and Samsung Approved for Enterprise security.
The Samsung Galaxy Note has the S Memo app to capture all forms of user-created content captured by the S Pen. Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can all be converted to a ‘memo’ and shared. This is probably the app that the artist used for hers cartoon.
Another type of promotion is a comparison challenge. Microsoft at CES showed off how its software beats out competitors. Microsoft Windows Phones smoked-out in speed tests many popular top smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket and others. The amusing part is seeing the geeks faces when a Windows Phone beats them to the challenge. Because the Samsung Galaxy Note was not released in the United States, yet it's hard to tell it could be smoked by Windows Phone.