Remember when that Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan let slip a few details on the next-gen GalTab and/or Galaxy Note? He mentioned the inclusion of an S-Pen, 3D gestures (courtesy of a front-facing camera), and voice controls. Well, it would seem that further proof of the product he was detailing has trickled out, and just like the last time, it's coming straight from the horse's mouth. According to the Verge, Samsung posted an invitation to its Samsung Developer Day at MWC which just so happened to mention a Galaxy Note 10.1. Presumably, this would be a larger version of the Galaxy Note that excludes a 3G/4G radio but keeps the S-Pen. It's possible that this is a mistake, but we don't believe that to be the case. The mention of this device's specific name alongside comments made by Mr. Bidan is pretty solid evidence as it is, but there's more. On a site called BackStage (a casting call website for acting jobs), the Galaxy Note 10.1 made another appearance as Samsung is apparently looking for a teenage guy to "take pictures, record, edit, copy," and more, I'm sure. According to the listing, the target demographic for this XL GalNote will be in the education, financial planning, and art industries. While I'm not entirely familiar with the process of creating and distributing a commercial, it would seem that the listing posted on January 17 leaves the company enough time to be up and running with the ad by MWC. According to the invitation, that's when we'll see this rumored, even-more-giant Note.
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