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Samsung GALAXY Note II to launch via U.S. Cellular on Friday, pre-orders end tomorrow

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Samsung GALAXY Note II to launch via U.S. Cellular on Friday, pre-orders end tomorrow
With U.S. Cellular launching its version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II on Friday, tomorrow will be the last day to pre-order the device from the regional carrier. The device has been priced at $299.99 with a signed two-year contract. The specs for the phablet have been discussed a number of times and as impressive as they are, there are some other interesting features that have created quite a buzz around the device. We've already shown you the multiwindow feature which divides the screen in two so that users can run a couple of applications at the same time.

You can pre-order the Samsung GALAXY Note II from U.S. Cellular through Thursday

You can pre-order the Samsung GALAXY Note II from U.S. Cellular through Thursday

Air View is a cool feature on the phablet. By taking the S Pen and hovering just above a link, you will see previews of a video or email. The Best Face editing system allows you to choose from 8 different shots so that you can pick the one that came out the best for each subject in the picture. Select from the different shots and the GALAXY Note II mashes them together into one perfect picture. And don't forget the RGB matrix on the display which means that the screen does not use the controversial pentile display that is even used on the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The only thing that keeps this from becoming the best Android phone ever made is the size. With a 5.5 inch screen, this device is certainly not for everybody and those who favor one-hand operation of their phone, or like to keep it pocketable, are going to have a hard time with the phablet. But if you can handle all that and you're a U.S. Cellular customer, better pre-order tomorrow (online only!) or else you will have to hope you can find one in the store.

And if 5.5 inches is not enough for your phone, there are a couple of rumored 6 inchers coming including the Sony C660X Yuga and the Huawei Ascend Mate.

source: USCellular via AndroidCentral

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:02 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Even the regionals are shipping this one B4 VZW.... Come on VZW, release it!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:13 1

2. alouden (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I was knocking Verizon too. And as much as I don't like their practices (i am a customer too seriously considering the phone), I do not think that it would make good business sense for Verizon to release this phone within the 14 day window of the release of the Droid Razr/Razr Maxx HD.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:32 1

5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yep, that's what I said earlier.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 00:42

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


My frustration is boiling over. Earlier today, I was on the phone confirming my upgrade status. The VZW rep was helpful to the extent they could be (at least they confirmed my upgrade was ready and waiting to be exercised). But no news on the Note II. :-(

Then this article gets posted about a regional carrier getting the Note II.... Muck Fee

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 12:10

15. alouden (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


But Verizon is now taking pre-orders. I think it ships for delivery on November 27th. I am surprised the representative had no info as of yesterday. The phone was announced on the 24th and their website updated on the 25th.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:28 1

4. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Come on guys, patience. No one's has a bigger stiffeé for this than me, my sources are suggesting Thursday, November 1st (November 8th the latest).

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:26 1

3. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Okaaaay AT&T lets please get with the prograaaaam.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:31

6. e.wvu (unregistered)


I just saw a video of the launch event and it shows that the Verizon Note II will have the branding on the home button.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvHmdm2ouVI&feature=g-all-u

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:51 1

7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah, we know that already (we've known for a couple of months now).

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:58

8. e.wvu (unregistered)


Well there are times when people overlook an article.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 22:12

9. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


True (I guess that's what happens to all those people that still go out and buy that "other" phone that takes purple pictures with bad wifi even though there are literally hundreds, thousands even, of articles about the defects), thanks for looking out.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 22:17

11. e.wvu (unregistered)


Well I'm not one of those because I actually am getting my Note 2 from U.S. Cellular tomorrow.... I really don't have an interest in iOS products.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 22:15

10. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Okay Note 2 die hard fans, you heard it here first:
Verizon will be making an official statement tomorrow
regarding Galaxy Note II availability and pricing.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 00:44

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Thursday is when VZW does its news releases.... I hope that pattern holds true tomorrow for the Note II on VZW. (Fingers crossed)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 23:01

12. Studeo412 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


Good, come on Verizon, u almost made me get the T-mobile version today.

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