@Simon Hansen, if that stylus and productivity tools are important to you, it'll probably be a no-brainer. As for the rest of the specs, we'll just have to wait a few minutes and see...
It's Wi-Fi madeness in Berlin. The world's loudest orchestra is playing at the moment and our ears hurt!
Announcer: the show begins in one minute. Exciting stuff!
Oh Samsung, upstaging your own launch event... We're hearing from our team in New York that the band Icona Pop is playing there. Jealous, @Jason Jenkins?
Jason Bradbury, a well-known UK tech celebrity is here presenting. Part-time independent journalist, part time Samsung spokesperson
They can get a satellite link-up to New York to work, but not Wi-Fi for 3,000 people. Thanks Samsung.
We've seen this guy before, repping Samsung. As I remember, more than a few jokes fell flat.
An orange man is speaking to me from New York on screen.
My ears hurt from all this cheering!
CNET has teams on the ground in both New York and in Berlin. Oh, we've got Samsung covered...
JK Shin is on stage, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communication division
Our inspiration came from our customers, says JK
Wow, remember when the inspiration was nature? That experiment apparently didn't play out.
Customers wanted more features, says Shin.
We're looking at a video of a new phone...
A larger screen, a more compact frame, and longer battery life characterize the new Note. Here's a video!
It's the Samsung Galaxy Note 3!
Right now we're just seeing some renders come to life, and some dissolve effects. It looks very similar to the old Note, and to the Galaxy S4 design style.
It looks nearly as big as JK's head from here
Right now it looks like an oversize Galaxy S4...you know, with a stylus.
There's a new S Pen, more powerful multitasking
"It has heft, but not weight." Um...
You do not have to switch from one app to the other
@Jason, I hope that the stylus is a little larger and easier to hold. I always keep accidentally pressing the button when I shouldn't be.
Security has become a hot hot issue recently - Samsung Knox is now available globally