The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the most advanced handsets currently available from the popular brand. It is particularly suited to business users, thanks to its spec list and a wealth of downloadable apps. In this article I will take a closer look at the handset’s credentials as a business device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note has a stylus pen included, which can be used to accurately edit files like spreadsheets, as well as offering a precise means of inputting text using the Qwerty key keyboard on the 5.3 inch touchscreen. The stylus pen can also be used to sign digital documents thanks to the handset’s built in handwriting recognition software. The stylus pen is stored inside the device by inserting it into a hole of the top of the handset when not in use.
The Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android v2.3, so users are able to browse hundreds of thousands of apps in Google Play, the recently rebranded Android Market. There are numerous apps within the business category of this, which can massively increase the functionality of the Samsung Galaxy Note for business use. Notable apps include Business Card Reader. This allows you to take a photo of a business card using the phone’s 8 megapixel camera. It will then save an image of the card, as well as create a new contact using the numbers and email addresses displayed on the card. This will instantly be saved in your contacts folder for future reference. Other apps which can be useful for business users include apps which allow wireless printing of documents, and several available organisation apps, along with the standard Android Calendar. Documents To Go is a popular app for business users, and offers a smartphone optimised version of Microsoft Office titles including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note allows users to access write and send emails on the go. As part of the Android OS, there is a default email app which allows you to sync multiple accounts and carry out all the email tasks that you can on a desktop computer. Many email services, such as Gmail, Yahoo! and Windows Live all offer their own apps with smartphone optimised email interfaces, all of which are available for download from Google Play.
Of course, there is a lot more to like about the Samsung Galaxy Note than just its business credentials. It has one of the highest resolution touchscreens out there and a powerful dual-core processor so it is also suited to multimedia use, web browsing, gaming etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is available now on a number of major UK networks, several of which offer the handset for free on selected tariffs.