Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note II is coming to the US in mid-November. The 'phablet' will be coming to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mobile, so you'll have a varied choice of deals to pick from. Unfortunately the company is yet to reveal the pricing of the device or an exact release date, however as the Note is more powerful that the S III, we would expect it to initially be at a higher price than Samsung's flagship. This wide release replicates that of the Galaxy S III, clearly a push from Samsung to get its devices into as many hands as possible.
The Galaxy Note II was announced by Samsung at the end of August, it features a huge 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of ram, an 8-megapixel camera on the rear, a 1.8-megapixel camera on the front, a big 3,100mAh battery, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions.
The Note II like the previous version has an S-Pen, but it's now thicker, longer, and has a new design. The new S-Pen features Air View, which according to Samsung "allows users to hover with the S-Pen over an email, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it."