Get ready…. Rogers expands LTE lineup with the Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Note from Rogers

Shield your eyes…. The bright, crisp, huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display on the Samsung Galaxy Note will be here soon. It’s coming to Rogers in February. The Galaxy Note is packed with features, an all-in-one LTE tablet and smartphone hybrid. Running on Android OS 2.3, the Note is made of tough Gorilla Glass, has an “S Pen” stylus pen to take notes, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. With the eight megapixel camera you can record 1080p HD videos, and since it runs on the LTE network you can upload your videos to YouTube in seconds.

The Samsung Galaxy Note joins Canada’s first LTE smartphones like the exclusive HTC Jetstream LTE tablet, the first LTE tablet in Canada, the Rogers LTE Rocket stick (Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U) and the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S). This device allows you to create a mobile hotspot for up to 5 Wi-Fi devices.

Rogers was the first wireless carrier in Canada to launch an LTE network. This year, we will expand our LTE network to more than 25 additional cities in Canada to cover more than 50 per cent of the population. The Rogers LTE network offers mobile speeds similar to broadband connections and delivers unparalleled connectivity and increased usage capacity to provide an unrivalled mobile experience. Rogers LTE network is now live in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and many surrounding communities.

Customers can reserve the Samsung Galaxy Note by using the Rogers Reservation System and searching under “Special Orders.” You can find more information about Rogers LTE at www.rogers.com/lte.

What feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note are you most excited about?

UPDATE (February 14, 2012, 12:26 p.m): Happy Valentine’s Day! The Samsung Galaxy Note is now officially available from Rogers. For more information, go here.

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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  1. Thank you Rogers for bringing the Note to the line up.

  2. Fantastic News!! I have been waiting for this news for months, now. Good going, Rogers!! This is the best smartphone on the market bare none and with LTE, OMG!!. I just renewed 5 months ago with a HTC EVO 3D which I love but I’m switching over to the Note as soon as I can regardless of cost. Please make the Ice Cream Sandwich update available as soon as possible, it will make the Note even better. Thanks again, Rogers, you’ve come through with flying colours.

  3. P.S. Apologies, that should be bar none, not bare none. I’m so excited, I can’t see straight. Samsung Galaxy Note + Rogers LTE = OMG!! Internet Nirvana.

  4. This is great news. I have been waiting for this announcement for a little while now,

    One question, are you able to confirm which processor it will be coming with. Is it the Exynos or the Snapdragon?

    • Hi, Cody:
      From what I’ve read so far, the processor is going to be a Snapdragon because it’s the only one that works with LTE system. It will be a little slower than the Exynos processor but not that you will really notice any performance degradation. The numbers indicate that it’s a bit slower but I think people splitting hairs and complaining about nothing. Both processors are really fast and made by reputable companies. Enjoy your Note.

  5. Awesome! When can we expect to see demos of this phone/tab in stores? Seeing if it is able to fit in my palm is the tipping factor for me.

  6. its a great device, I tested it at a Best Buy location during the Christmas Holidays and it is a beautiful device but a little large for the everyday consumer. I can see it more as a Business Enterprise device that will fit in a suit/bazer. briefcase

  7. Dava Bergeron says: January 31st, 2012 a 9:52am

    Seriously, what’s the point? as long as the caps are in place and I can’t use tethering freely why would anyone bother getting a connection like that on their phone? How many minutes of HD video can I stream with 6GB? (even worse if you try to video conference…) what’s the use of a service like dropbox? or any music streaming service (when added to everything else one is expected to do on a modern internet connection….)

  8. Tried to reserve the Samsung Galaxy Note on line …. the reservation system lists the “Note” as a special device but stalls at the end when you try to reserve and agree to the terms and conditions. Rogers personel are unable to assist – some of the customer service staff aren’t aware of the product.

    :(

    • RogersNicolas says: January 31st, 2012 a 9:10pm

      Hi George,

      That’s odd. We already received reservations for this device.
      Have you tried using another browser or cleaning your cache and cookies?

      • Yes I did ….. furthermore I tried it from a few different computers. Certainly your website was designed to work with IE9?

        Can you suggest someone from customer service to call? The four calls I have made so far have not been of any help … in fact they had no idea of the device and/or its availability

        Thanks

  9. This looks like a fantastic device, but after using Ice Cream Sandwich I don’t think I can go back to a previous version of Android. I’d definitely consider upgrading when the official update is released for the Note if a new, better ICS phone’s release isn’t imminent.

  10. hi i am excited about this phone but mostly lte version are ugly and black only. If you bring in white you will get thousand more customers lineing up to get white note.

    • I agree, WHITE on this phone looks amazing!! Saw some dude taking pics with the international version of it today, very nice.

  11. It seems odd that for the Canadian launch android 2.3 is being used rather than Android 4.0. Does anyone know if and when the Note will get upgraded to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? I don’t want to buy a brand new device with an out of date OS.

  12. Initially Samsung had said the ICS update should be ready Q1 2012 – http://www.facebook.com/notes/samsung-mobile/android-40-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-for-galaxy-devices/328795820483403

    According to TechCrunch the role out is now March – http://www.motoringcrunch.com/news/mobile-tech/9845-samsung-galaxy-s2-note-android-40-ics-release-date

    When Rogers will role it out is a different story :)

    • I totally agree with that comment….this is what scares me the most. Rogers is hardly cutting edge when it comes to firmware updates

  13. So it will only be available in black? No white version?

  14. BEST BUY WILL HAVE THIS ON SALE ON FEB 14TH IS THAT MEAN THAT ALL ROGERS STORES WILL HAVE THE DEVICE AVAILABLE ON THE 14TH OR 2-3 DAY EARLIER?

    THE PRICE RANGE IS DIFFERENT BELL $199.00, TELUS $249 AND ROGERS $299!!!

    ANY ONE COULD CONFIRM THIS PLEASE?
    I RESERVED THE DEVICE ALREADY # 18

  15. Thank you for your response Nicholas. Looking forward to the launch. Could not sleep last night. Finally getting rid of this Apple syndrome I’ve had for last 4 years.

  16. I think the pricing on Best Buy website is a bit pre mature. A little competition never hurts.

  17. Nicholas stays quiet about pricing. He’s told to.

    • RogersNicolas says: February 3rd, 2012 a 9:52am

      It’s our policy: we don’t comment the details of a release, such as pricing, before it launches.

  18. I’m only messing with you. But I suspect Rogers will be competitive in regards to pricing with the other major carriers?

    • RogersNicolas says: February 3rd, 2012 a 11:38am

      We don’t comment competition but that’s a fair assumption as we’re always trying to offer the best devices at the best rates.

  19. I just called Rogers to ask how I can reserve the Note and the rep had no information on the device so she could not reserve it for me. She said they have not even been informed that they will be carrying the device. She had never even heard of it. I tried looking for the ‘device reservation’ button on my online account but couldn’t find it. Please help!

    • I had the same problem …. what I found out after several calls and e-mail messages: You can’t reserve a unit unless you are eligible. Which means customers like me who high volume users that wish to pay full pop for a device are penalized. ….Good Luck!

  20. i cant seem to find this reservation system. i have logged in and have been searching and cannot find any links toward this. exact direction would be greatly appreciated. i also asked a customer service rep on the phone today about it and he had no information nor was aware of its availability. thanks

    • RogersNicolas says: February 5th, 2012 a 4:06pm

      Hi Derek,

      Here’s the path:
      1. Log in to rogers.com/myrogers.
      2. Select the wireless number you wish to make your reservation with and then select Device Reservation.

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