Verizon today began accepting pre-orders for its Samsung Galaxy Note II, the phone/tablet hybrid with a 5.5-inch display and S Pen. The big red carrier will be offering both the Marble White and Titanium Gray versions of the Note II, with 16GB of built-in storage that can be supplemented with a microSD card. Pricing for Verizon's Note II is set at $299.99 with a two-year contract or $699.99 full retail. As for an actual launch, Verizon's website says that pre-orders "will ship by 11/27," but the carrier itself says that the Note II will be available online and in stores "in the coming weeks."
Verizon's flavor of the Galaxy Note II is the same as all of the other U.S. variants when it comes to specs, meaning that you can expect a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras, 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. One way that the Verizon model differs from the others, though, is that Verizon has opted to slap its logo on the Note II's home button in addition to the Verizon and 4G LTE logos on the phone's backside. While I'm sure that many Verizon folk will have something to say about that decision, there'll likely be quite a few that are just happy to see the Note II on Verizon's shelves. The pre-order page for Verizon's Note II as well as a quick hands-on video with the device are available below.
Samsung Galaxy Note II Now Available for Pre-Order on Verizon Wireless
Samsung's latest Android smartphone to be available on the nation's largest 4G LTE network.
October 25, 2012
by Albert Aydin
Beginning today, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is available for pre-order. The Galaxy Note II combines the features of a smartphone and tablet, giving users the best of both worlds with its large yet pocketable 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen.
The built-in S-Pen does more than just draw pictures. A student looking to take notes in class can use the handwriting-to-text feature to jot down their notes and attach an audio recording of the lecture. With AirView, the S-Pen can hover over an e-mail or gallery to preview content without opening it. Easy Clip lets users draw an outline and crop what’s on the screen with the S-Pen and share that cropped image with others.
The Note II allows users to run two apps simultaneously by dividing the screen in the Multi Window view. Users can stream YouTube videos while texting a friend, taking notes or writing down an address while on a phone call. Pulling out the S-Pen during a phone call will bring up the Popup Note feature to quickly write and save notes instead of looking for a pen and paper.
Productivity tools like the Polaris Office app make it possible for professionals to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Keeping those documents secure is important, and that’s where enterprise mobility solutions come in. As a SAFE (Samsung For Enterprise) device, users receive security features like on device encryption, advanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync functionality and support for industry-leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) and VPN solutions to protect the data and communications handled by the device.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Samsung Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM
8-megapixel camera and 1.9-megapixel front facing-camera
AllShare Play – stream multimedia content from the Note II to a compatible Samsung Smart TV® or home audio system when connected to the same Wi-Fi network
S Beam – share pictures, videos, documents and more by simply touching two Note II devices' backs together
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available online and in stores in Marble White or Titanium Grey in the coming weeks for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.