Running on Android Gingerbread 2.3, the latest iteration of Google's smartphone OS, the 6.3-ounce Note (comparison: the iPad 2 is 21.28 ounces, the iPhone 4 is 4.8 ounces) tilts more towards its cellphone brethren than its Galaxy Tab cousins--at least the newer, better Galaxy Tabs, which run Android Honeycomb. Granted, the device essentially has to run Gingerbread (designed for phones) over Honeycomb (designed for tablets), given the fact that Honeycomb doesn't have a native phone app. But beyond that, Samsung has taken pains to give the Note the multi-pane feel of a larger-screen tablet. Within its upgraded version of TouchWix UX--TouchWiz is Samsung's custom-made Android skin--users can split the screen into multiple panes from different apps, including the native TouchWiz IM, email and music apps. That means you can actually view, though not interact with, multiple apps at once--a tablet-like ability, and a unique one at that. Still, an eight-megapixel rear-facing and two-megapixel front-facing camera also smack significantly of a top-tier handset.