I got my Christmas present a little early. It is a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone and I absolutely love it. 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a beautiful 5.5 inch AMOLED screen. This thing has the same power as my laptop. It has a small blue missed call or notification light on the top which is something I have sorely missed since my Blackberry days. The thing is lightning fast and has every feature I could possibly want or think of. It is big but for me it is great. It is too big to carry in a pocket but I have never done that anyway. I value screen real estate and this device is, to me, the perfect compromise between the larger size of a tablet and the smaller portability of a phone. In the past I would travel with an IPad or Google Nexus, a smartphone and an e-book. Now I will feel comfortable traveling with just this phone. The screen is big enough to comfortably browse the web and the extended battery life (much better than any smartphone I have used before) will make the device fine for reading e-books. Now a one device travel world for me. I can't say enough about the Samsung products. As a former IPhone user it is my opinion that Samsung has left them in the dust and Android is a well tuned system as far as I have experienced. I have never had one problem, hangup, reset, etc, with my use of Android and the integration with my Google account is perfect.
The first pic is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the IPhone 4S.
The second pic are my devices stacked. From the bottom up are the IPad, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Paperwhite, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S2.
(the quality of the pictures is lousy. Sorry about that but I was in a hurry)