kiwitrc: On the topic of Notes, I was in Hong Kong last week and I was amazed at how many Notes were being used. It seemed that every guy there had a Note and every female had an iPhone. I always look to see what phones people are using and I don't recall seeing another phone (apart from dumbphones in Taxis)
I think the Notes are popular because most people in Hong Kong spend a lot of time on public transport and mobile data is cheap.
It is not unusual for them to spend around or more than 90 mins to get to work, and another 90 mins going home. So they have lots of time to kill. Mobile data costs appx. NZ$40 for 5GB a month for people on SIM only plans (i.e. not having a subsidised phone).
Their data plans used to be unlimited. However, too many people used too much data watching videos so all the telcos set a 5GB limit. Some telcos has higher caps if you pay more.