Aug 16 - Samsung's Galaxy Note hopes to take a bite out of rival iPad. Julie Noce reports.
Samsung has unveiled it's newest tablet computer -- the Galaxy Note 10.1. It's being billed as a rival to the iPad, but unlike Apple's device, this product includes a stylus-type pen, and split screen functions. Tech bloggers have given the Note positive early reviews, but analysts say considering consumer awareness about tablets, it might note be a big success. And even though he just bought one, this young man has his doubts. Samsung's Note isn't really the Apple of his eye. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 18-YEAR-OLD JUNG HAN-SEOL SAYING: "If iPad had a telephone function, I would've bought it instead of buying this (Galaxy Note 10.1)." The Note is now on sale in South Korea, the U.K, and the U.S. starting at $499.