AT&T Galaxy Note LTE up for pre-order

AT&T has put the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE up for pre-order, ahead of the 5.3-inch smartphone-tablet hybrid's release on February 19. Priced at $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the stylus-equipped handset is available to order in either carbon blue or, as shown below, ceramic white.

The smartphone has a 1280 x 800 display and uses an active digitizer to work with the digital pen. That can capture and annotate screenshots, be used to write and draw on photos and even video clips, or simply to navigate the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with Samsung's own TouchWiz interface. There's also an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Opinion is split as to whether the Galaxy Note counts as a phone or a mini-tablet, though you could argue it offers the best of both worlds. Samsung made it the centerpiece of its Apple-skewering advert for the Super Bowl this weekend.

More details on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note LTE in our full hands-on with the smartphone, and you can find more on the tablet functionality in our review of the European version.