We already knew an 8-inch Note was coming since January, but Samsung made it official at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona over the weekend. Unfortunately Samsung didn't announce the only thing we didn't know, pricing and availability.
Samsung is touting the new mid-size Note as an all-in-one home companion. Not only does it replace the need for traditional pen and paper thanks to the S Pen, the Note is also an ereader, phone and TV remote! The Reading Mode is not only compatible with other third party ereader apps, but it controls the LCD display to make reading on the tablet easier on the eyes. The Note also offers a Smart Remote function for controlling other devices such as your TV or Blu-ray player.