By Anu Passary | Nov 01, 2012 01:04 PM EDT
The highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has landed on major U.S. carriers recently, and now the company has also released a Smart Dock that will turn the 5.5-inch phablet into a desktop.
When the Smart Dock is connected to a large display along with a keyboard and a mouse, a user can turn their portable Galaxy Note 2 to a desktop and browse through Android apps on a big screen.
"The Samsung Galaxy Smart Dock makes it easy to take advantage your phone's high-speed internet connectivity and super-fast processor. Connect an HD monitor, external storage device, and USB keyboard and mouse to turn your smartphone into a productivity powerhouse. Make messaging, editing documents and accessing media files a breeze. Plug in your 3.5mm stereo audio components or speakers and you have the ultimate pocket-sized home theater and computer in one," indicates Samsung.
The accessory, priced at $99, includes three full-sized USB ports and one full-sized HDMI port for 1080p video output. The Smart Dock also includes a 3.5mm stereo audio output to connect of speakers, and a microUSB input for charging the Galaxy Note 2 and powering the Smart Dock itself.
"Your phone is fully functional while charging in the Smart Dock. Watch your handset stream news, local weather, or just play with your apps...all while charging!" notes Samsung's Web site.
The Galaxy Note 2 features high-end features and is one of the most powerful smartphone available in the market. The addition of the Smart Dock takes the Galaxy Note 2 to a different level where the device can be used as a desktop when connected with other hardware components.
Currently, the Smart Dock from Samsung only supports the Galaxy Note 2. With the increased popularity of the Galaxy S3 users will hope for a similar accessory for the device and other Samsung smartphones, or maybe a single dock for multiple Samsung smartphones.
It is anybody's guess if powerful devices like the Galaxy Note 2, coupled with the latest Smart Dock, will take over the desktop's market share in the near future.
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