The folks at Clove have recently announced they have received their initial inventory for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. And while the announcement could have been left at just that, it appears as if there are some points that potential buyers may want to know upfront. This is in regards to the model number SM-N9005 which ships with a European SIM card. Basically, this model is not going to be good for those who travel the world.
Device limitations while traveling are not entirely new, however this particular model does have a special sticker on the box with a warning. An image of the sticker can be seen below, but in short, what this means is that you will not be able to use this model Galaxy Note 3 outside of Europe. Or in other words, you will not be able to travel to the US and use a local GSM SIM card for voice and data.
In this case, the handset (even with an active SIM) will not work with voice or data. The user would be limited to WiFi only in terms of connectivity and the only exception would be for an emergency call. Anyway, as such, Clove has also said they will not be accepting any orders for this particular model from anyone outside of Europe.
Otherwise, looking away from Clove and outside of Europe and we are expecting the Galaxy Note 3 availability to begin in the US shortly. The release dates vary from carrier to carrier, however the handset will be arriving with specs to include a 5.7-inch Full HD display, quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 3200 mAh battery and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.