Sorry to heary you have stopped using it as a phone. I don't mind the size as a phone at all. Then again I don't use the phone a whole lot and even if I did I don't think it would matter.
Anyway, I received my Note last week and I am really enjoying it. If I have to return to something smaller it's going to be very diffifcult 🙂
i got it a few days ago. big step up from my HTC desire z! i don't plan to root, hope to see ICS soon.
one thing that's weird is, no LED for notifications. also, pretty lack on accessories, no memory card no USB on-the-go adapter and no SIM card included. at least the included earbuds are nice, even has volume control and a call answer button, which also, will start the music player if you hold it down.
i was getting horrible battery life, about five hours without much use, and would have to plug in.
i turned on the system power savings and turned of live wallpaper and huge improvement! over five and half hours since taking it off the charger, and still over sixty percent of battery.
this is my first samsung device and still getting used to the home and menu buttons being switched, compared to my last device, and not sure if i like touchwiz more than HTC's sense.
overall great device!