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Samsung Galaxy Note priced and dated… again

An online retailer has listed Samsung's Galaxy Note as coming sooner than expected, and for cheaper than previously claimed.

Right. Okay. What happened was, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note was arriving on 17 November in the UK -- but now, an online retailer has announced it'll actually be on sale a couple of weeks before that.

Online retailer Clove claims the Galaxy Note is actually due on 1 November, it announced via its Twitter feed yesterday. Not only that, it's quoting a lower price than previously too. It also said the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be on sale on 17 November, so whether it was a mix up at Samsung's end, or it wants to avoid a clash, or stock was delivered early, is anyone's guess.

The Galaxy Note is the mega phone announced back at IFA in September. Its 5.3-inch screen makes it a huge mobile, or a very small tablet, depending on how you look at it. A couple of weeks ago Samsung announced it was due on 17 November, now Clove claims it will be two weeks earlier.

The price has also been dropped from the £559 initially quoted, to £495 -- though including VAT that comes to £594.

"It looks like Samsung may have realised the initial price of £559 [excluding VAT] for the Note was perhaps a little too high -- it's now been dropped to £495," a spokesperson from Clove told The Inquirer.

The Galaxy Note is powered by a 1.4GHz processor, runs Android Gingerbread, and has 16GB internal storage. It also ships with a smart pen stylus for making notes and doodling.

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