Forget about alphabetical order. Today it was Sony first then Samsung in the race to announce new products at the IFA 2012 confab in Berlin.
As expected, Samsung introduced the gathered masses to their upcoming Galaxy Note (giant smartphone/small tablet, or “phablet”). The new version is very slightly bigger (if that's possible) and heavier. Has an even larger screen – now 5.5 inches! Plus 2GB of RAM, NFC and runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.