Up until recently I'd been counting the days until my December mobile phone upgrade eligibility, the day I could extend my contract for another two years in exchange for a discounted iPhone 5. There'd been a gnawing anxiety deep in my gut, growing stronger each day my friends possessed Apple's latest gadget and I did not. Then I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
I was introduced to the Galaxy Note II during a meeting earlier this year with the folks at T-Mobile. I sat down for the meeting and laid my iPhone 4 down on table. The T-Mobile rep laid the Galaxy Note II next to it. I was so taken aback by the difference that they took a picture of the two together and emailed it to me after the meeting.