NZtechfreak:cbdkid:NZtechfreak: It anyone is looking for a very comprehensive and balanced review of the Note mine is finally complete.
You can find the review all in one volume here (be prepared, it's LOOOONG!).
Or, alternately in it's individual parts:
The Galaxy Note "Real-user" Review: Part 1 - Unboxing, Initial impressions, Design/build quality, Screen and Benchmarks
The Galaxy Note "Real-user" Review: Part 2 - Entertainment and media - Music and video playback, gaming, browser
The Galaxy Note "Real-user" Review: Part 3 - GPS and Telephony
The Galaxy Note "Real-user" Review: Part 4 - the "ABCs of smartphone review" - Addendums, bugs, battery, camera, conclusion... and S-Pen!
...and we also have a Root guide replete with video here.
Stay tuned, we have Motorola Razr and Galaxy Nexus reviews in progress currently.
Woah long review! Can I ask how you did this to your home screen? (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TFLhhymQjD4/TrJ7yE_Xt-I/AAAAAAAABDQ/zDKy56lPWtc/s1600/P1000663a%25281%2529.jpg)
Looks so much better than the default one.
LauncherPro+ (although same look easily achievable with ADW or Go Launchers)
Beautiful widgets with transparent background for the Clock/Weather widget
BattStatt Pro for battery widget
WP7 dock icons, not sure where I got them, but easy to obtain (and I think both ADW and Go have them available via downloadable theme from the Market).
EDIT: Oh, and the live wallpaper is from Ubermusic (music player, comes with an album art live wallpaper where your album arts populate the screen and flip over randomly to reveal other album arts).
Thanks for that! Ended up going with the Go Launcher.
Also followed your instructions using the ChainFire method to root my Note. Worked perfectly.