Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I use my Note8 for meeting notes all the time. Yes, it's fairly narrow in portrait mode, but most of the time I take notes on it in landscape.

    I mean, if I turn the Note landscape, it's actually wider than the Surface Pro 1/2 in portrait (as well as the Cube Book I use these days). Sure, I can't see as many lines at once, but it's only typically important for me to see more at once later on, when I'm reviewing the notes.

    But I agree. Curved edges on a device for notetaking are just stupid.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    djas Graffiti User

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    :( Wife is soooo hoping for Pencil support.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Me too - Kuo is not 100% so maybe he blew that part of the prediction, but he is a supply source analyst so you'd think he'd know if it contained the requisite digitizer -

    HOWEVER, it has been nearly two years since Cook let slip that the Apple Pencil experience on an iPad and an iPhone was amazing - here's hoping the 6.5" does get Pencil support (and a smaller, more pen-sized device with an eraser). The lack of any upgrade for the iPad Mini this go-around, which would be the PERFECT SIZE note taking device, still leaves hope for the 6.5" X.
     
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    Bread Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey all, I didn't want to make a new thread just for this question and I saw discussion about it in this one...

    Does anybody know if the new Galaxy Note 9 (Note9 ?) S-Pen is still EMR? The Bluetooth features and need to charge it make me think otherwise. Does that mean it's likely AES or something else?
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    I know this is old, but I just saw it an am intrigued. I have an old GN4 in a drawer; it just got too slow. Is yours running fairly smoothly? Did you do a factory reset? Are you using it as a phone, or just a pocket note taker? Thanks.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Since my washer and dryer are Samsung too, they have me coming and going.
     
  8. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Works great for me. Since I bought it used (and recently) it’s been factory reset recently. But it’s running fine, not noticeably slower than the Nexus 6P it’s taking over for. It’s my phone too.


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  9. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Does anybody know if the new Galaxy Note 9 (Note9 ?) S-Pen is still EMR?..>>

    ...Yes, it is. It's the Bluetooth functionality that requires the quick charge; if the power is exhausted, the pen will still work.

    And a handy feature: The phone will sound an alarm if you walk away and the pen is not in the silo! (I'm guessing that it's based on losing the BT signal...)
     
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    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    That might might not be a new feature. If I start walking with my Note 8, screen off and the S-Pen not in the silo, an alarm sounds.
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