Galaxy Note III Meets AT&T Execs This Week

Samsung is set to demonstrate its next-generation 5.9-inch handheld, the Galaxy Note III, to executives at America's largest cellular carrier, AT&T, as early as this week. Among the first people to get their hands on Samsung's next-generation phablet will be top-ranking executives, including the chief marketing officer (CMO) of the company.

AT&T's brass will not be able to do much with the prototype Samsung shows them, for it will be a mock-up dummy. The company will only evaluate if it wants a 5.9-incher in its smartphone product stack.

The report also clarifies that although the 6.3-incher which was talked about extensively by the press ahead of CES, isn't the Galaxy Note III, there could be a Samsung product with that screensize, entering the realm of full-fledged compact tablet, completely leaving that of smartphones.

Samsung is likely to use the IFA event, which is held annually in Berlin, typically in August, as launchpad for the Galaxy Note III. That gives the Korean company less than five months to turn the dummy it's showing AT&T, into something that works.