On the one hand:
You look like you’re talking into a piece of toast.
But, in my limited tests of its Bluetooth voice capabilities, the caller on the other end felt the Note sounded significantly worse than the iPhone or other Android models I’ve tested.
On the other hand
The software allows the stylus to draw in different colors and widths and to emulate a brush or marker.
The Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t for everyone, and I can’t recommend it as the main mobile phone for most people. But as a stylus-driven small tablet, it might be just what some users are looking for.
Translation: It’s not useful as a phone, but it is useful as a sort of mini-tablet, therefore someone might want to carry this in addition to their “main mobile phone.” Certainly there are “some users” out there who want to carry a phone with a 3.5” screen in one pocket to make calls and a second phone with a 5.3” screen in another pocket to gather celebrity signatures.
Nice hedging, Mossberg.