A "respected source" for AT&T has told BGR that AT&T will launch the Samsung GALAXY Note II on October 21st, the same day that the carrier will release the Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920. But that is another story for another day. Right now, we are focusing on the device with the 5.5 inch screen. Similar to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can expect the Samsung GALAXY Note II to be picked up by each of the top four U.S. carriers and U.S. Cellular. It was a strategy that seemed to payoff for the smartphone, so why change things?
The Samsung GALAXY Note had practically no challengers in the segment. This time around, Verizon has its version of the 5 inch LG Optimus Vu called the LG Intuition. Perhaps more of a worry to Samsung is the alleged 5 incher coming to Big Red from HTC. We don't know much about it except that it will have a 1080p screen. Will the Samsung GALAXY Note II be able to fend off the tougher competition? We should have a better idea when we get our first report on which tablets are moving during the holiday season.