Samsung Galaxy Note may or may not come to AT&T

A Korean cell phone accessories company says the Samsung Galaxy Note will come to AT&T but later retracts the statement. What's the deal?

Samsung Galaxy Note

There's a good chance you're thinking, "What kind of inane headline is that?" But bear with me here.

With CES 2012 fever heating up, some companies appear to be getting a little careless with their news. Yesterday, Anymode, a Korea-based cell phone accessories company, sent out a press release announcing new cases, covers, and other goodies for an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note.

So what's the big deal? Well, Samsung and AT&T never made an official announcement about such a device, so it looked like Anymode had let the cat out of the bag. However, the company issued a retraction this morning saying:

The January 5, 2012 CES Media Alert titled "Anymode Introduces First Accessories for Samsung Galaxy Note" contained inaccurate information pertaining to AT&T and the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The information was not provided by Anymode, AT&T, or Samsung, nor did Anymode, AT&T, or Samsung approve it. The issuing party apologizes for the publishing of the inaccurate information and any inconvenience it may have caused.

I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that PR agency crafted that release out of thin air. They must have received that information from someone. For now, they're sticking with that story, so only time will tell if the Galaxy Note is, in fact, headed to AT&T.

Samsung said it had no comment when contacted about the story. AT&T did not respond to a request for comment at the time of this writing.

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