Sending Mom a Postcard with Samsung Galaxy Touchnote

I am a long time geek from way back. I used to write a blog about mobile phone apps (before the iPhone was all the rage) and gadgets that I coveted. I still get all caught up in gadgets, but with diaper bags, carriers and strollers I like to streamline as much as I can. I normally leave the house with my iPhone, camera and Vado pocket video camera – the iPad stays at home. But I do wish that I could get it down to even less.

The other day when I was in at T-Mobile I had a look at a Samsung Galaxy and I instantly fell in love.

This bad boy fits so nicely into the palm of your hand. Not only is it a phone, but it is also a tablet. I didn’t get to do much more than talk to the sales assistant about its features as well as hold it (did I mention it felt good in my hands?) as it wasn’t hooked up to do anything. But, let’s just say I fell in love. I’ve vowed to get a better look at one seeing as I need to upgrade my phone real soon.

So, Imagine my happiness when I saw 2 dudes wearing Samsung Galaxy t-shirts walking around on the Coney Island Boardwalk yesterday. And yes, they were holding one each. I beelined over to see what was going on. They were offering free Mother’s Day Cards via their Touchnote app. Basically, we posed for a picture, I wrote the postcard with the tablet pen and then they were going to email it off to me so that I could send a hard copy to my mom (I was going to have to send it to myself as the offer was only open to the US, not Canada).

This is how it works

Cool, eh? The guy who helped me out said it would take up to 2 hours for me to get the email. I’ve refreshed and refreshed my emails, and guess what – no email nearly 15 hours later. Boo hoo! It was such a fantastic shot of all 4 of us backing the ocean. A rare shot forever lost.

Finding out as much as I can from the Samsung Mobile guy

Well, I enjoyed playing with the Samsung Galaxy, I only wish I knew what the glitch was with having the postcard sent through. The sensitivity of the tablet pen was incredible,the screen was bright and I could instantly see it as mine…all my gadgets in one.



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3 Responses to Sending Mom a Postcard with Samsung Galaxy Touchnote
  1. Onica {MommyFactor}
    Twitter: MommyFactor
    May 14, 2012 | 11:14 am

    I’ve also been eying the Samsung Galaxy note!

    Hang in there the photo might still make it to you. I took a photo at an event once and same thing. Didn’t come via email…until weeks later. I think brands screen photos or something when used with their devices and then release to you when safe. So it might still arrive. Later :)
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  2. Freddie
    May 14, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Hi there.

    Just spotted your blog post, thanks for the write up. You should have received an email from us within 5 minutes – if you didn’t I’m afraid there must have been a typo in the email address. Let us know what it should have been (freddie(at)touchnote.com) and we’ll see if we can track it down and get the email sent to you so you can add an address to your postcard.

    – Freddie, Touchnote.

    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      May 14, 2012 | 2:34 pm

      Thanks so much for reaching out with a potential solution. I will ping you an email right away :)

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