Here’s an Engineer’s Take on the Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung filled its hype machine up to the brim for the launch of its Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. But it has everyone up in arms: it’s either the best or worst smartphone ever invented, it seems. It’s even been called the most controversial phone on the planet.

Samsung must have felt that there was room in the market “for a device that’s bigger than a phone but smaller than a tablet.” But is there any way you’ll actually buy such an absurdly large phone? This engineer, for one, is offended by the very idea of such a device.