The S-Pen, which I thought was a glorified stylus, does bring incredible value to the phone and using it is a pleasure. The S Planner and the S Memo too are pretty useful.
Having mentioned all the positive features, I would be most remiss if I did not mention the not so positive ones. The battery, even though it is the biggest one in the business, does not last more than 10-12 hours of decent usage. While its size really helps in browsing the net, playing games, or using the S-Pen for preparing memos or notes it is a bit unwieldy if you want to use it as a phone—it is not impossible to use but if you are like me a small boned person it can be slightly cumbersome. The Android Market while it is expanding rapidly will take quite sometime before it can catch up with the Apple store. But the fact that it need not be tethered like the Apple devices to Itunes is really welcome.
I guess it doesn’t need a genius to decide that the Galaxy Note is here to stay, and if Samsung makes sure that the OS update to Ice cream Sandwich happens soon, there will be even more buyers.
Dr. Ramesh Grandhi has also gifted a guest post on Mark Tully's No Full Stops in India over at Subho's Jejune Diet that you may want to read.