tbaytel to release the Samsung Galaxy Note, sans LTE speeds

The Samsung Galaxy Note is heading to Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, courtesy of the partnership between tbaytel and Rogers. Taking a look at this internal doc shows all the specs and pricing that we’re used to seeing with the Note, but one glaring omission is LTE. Currently tbaytel only has HSPA+ 4G speeds that’ll reach “up to 21Mbps”, so depending how the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction pans out will/won’t see LTE (Long Term Evolution) reach them.

However, in the meantime this solid Android-powered device runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread and is on an upgrade path to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, this comes with Samsung’s S Pen, 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 800), 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8MP Camera that shoots 1080p videos and a 2,500 mAh battery. The Note will officially be available on tbaytel on Monday, March 12th (tomorrow) for the following prices: 3-year is $199.99; 2-year term is $399.99; 1-year for $599.99 and the no-term is $699.99.

Make sure you check out our review of the Galaxy Note here and here.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • joe

    nothern canada? hows that phone going to sell in the north west territories?

    • Sean

      TBayTel is a mobile provider for NW Ontario, not Northern Canada. It’s on the Western shore of Superior. I have no idea where they got Northern Canada from…

  • Max

    Does that mean is has the 1.4GHz Exynos? It would have to be the N7000 and not the i717.

    • Nascar39

      Look at the picture it says 1.5Ghz so it is the i717 model.

  • Ryan

    Well this be the exynos or snapdragon processor?

  • crunch204

    @joe – i didnt know Thunder Bay was in the NWT province

  • tedo911

    Tbaytel has an agreement with Rogers where it gets the Rogers phones. There is usually a 2-3 week delay after Rogers releases the phone before TBaytel does. It will be the same phone as the Rogers one, Rogers bloatware and all.

  • wp74life

    overpriced phone, should function with wp7, would be wayy better.

    • Mark

      Should function on ICS. Oh and also : I had to root mine to get something smooth, all those craps on the stock kernel sucks hard, boooo Touchwizz

  • Adam

    This’ll be the Rogers LTE version, so the i717. Exact same as what you’d get from a Rogers store. tbaytel just doesn’t have an LTE network so you get it as an HSPA device.

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