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Samsung Galaxy Note confirmed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile now carries the biggest smartphone on the market
T-Mobile now carries the biggest smartphone on the market

Samsung's Galaxy Note – the identity-confused smart phone and a tablet hybrid – is bucking AT&T exclusivity and heading to T-Mobile.

Rumors of a jump to T-Mobile began earlier this year. Leaked documents hinted at a device for the carrier with a model number and screen resolution strikingly similar to Samsung's jumbo smartphone, or miniature tablet depending on your perspective.

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The South Korean firm issued an official press release announcing the Galaxy Note's new carrier, which will use T-Mobile's HSPA+ network rather than 4G LTE like it did with AT&T.

Is bigger better?

The Galaxy Note will run on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor. It features a large 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, a 2-megapixel front-facing lens, and an 8-megapixel rear camera for capturing photos and full HD video at 1080p.

Samsung has the it running on Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich, which is accompanied by specialized productivity apps like S Note, S Memo, and Polaris Office to take advantage of the included stylus.

Samsung and T-Mobile are still quiet on an exact date for the Galaxy Note to arrive, but promise customers will be able to get their hands on it "in the coming weeks."