Greets from Berlin and the annual IFA electronics show. Today, Samsung presented its Galaxy Camera, which runs on Android and lets you share photos via Wi-Fi or a cell connection, along with the Note II "phablet"; Sony unveiled a 4K 84-inch LCD HDTV with four times the resolution of current HDTVs.
My biggest complaint about Samsung's first Note, which has a 5.3-inch screen, is it's too wide, which makes it awkward to hold to your ear. Even thought Note II has a larger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen, it's actually not as wide as the original – Samsung simply stretched the screen, making it a bit longer. The phone now squeezes into the breast pocket of a man's sport shirt (although at 6.35 ounces, it would sag a bit too uncomfortably), and is much more comfy to hold in one hand.