With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note II right around the corner, T-Mobile has just released the original Galaxy Note for $249 on a new two-year contract, $599 without. The device might be a hard sale for tech news junkies, but the device still offers plenty of shelf appeal for the less-informed.
Save for the T-Mobile branding near the speaker of the device, Magenta’s Note hasn’t undergone any major changes. There’s a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera, 5.3-inch S Pen compatible display and of course, access to T-Mobile’s “4G” network.
The Huawei manufactured myTouch and myTouch Q (for Qwerty keyboard) have also gone on sale today for $49 with a two-year contract, or $349 without. Both devices feature a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 5 megapixel camera, 4-inch WVGA display and Genius Search powered by Nuance.
A year ago, a device like the new myTouch would have been a good deal. But in the age of $349 unlocked Galaxy Nexus, it’s hard to imagine it taking off.
I have a feeling I already know the answer, but do either of the myTouch devices or the T-Mobile Galaxy Note interest you? Let us know if you plan on picking up either device in the comments below.