The Verizon Galaxy Note 2 finally has an official release date as the carrier confirmed today that the long-awaited device will be in-stores starting tomorrow, November 29th, as was rumored.
The carrier made the announcement today finally confirming suspicions that the device would be arriving tomorrow after a lengthy pre-order. Yesterday, Galaxy Note 2 orders began shipping out which seemed to point to a release date in-stores and online as coming soon. Thankfully, Verizon cleared everything up today, finally giving consumers a concrete date for the Galaxy Note 2 phablet.
Verizon is the last of the U.S. carriers to announce a release date for the Galaxy Note 2, following in the footsteps of AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Sprint in launching the device. Verizon has been taking pre-orders for both the blue and white versions of the Galaxy Note 2 since the end of October.
Like the other carriers, minus T-Mobile, Verizon is charging $299.99 on-contract for the Galaxy Note 2 phablet, a fairly steep price for a smartphone. However, the Galaxy Note 2 does come with some attractive features including a large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box.
It also comes with a ergonomic S-Pen stylus for which the Galaxy Note 2 offers some unique applications. And it will also be coming with a powerful multitasking feature that allows users to split the massive screen in two and run two apps at the same time.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 will also have access to the carrier’s expanding 4G LTE network which currently boasts over 400 markets across the United States, far bigger than its competitors.
And while the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will face competition from the likes of the Droid DNA, it’s clear that the Galaxy Note 2 will likely sell well as it has already been gobbled up by five million consumers worldwide.