We have seen plenty of complaining about the Verizon branding on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and well, it looks like Verizon is also going to be screwing with the developer edition of the phablet. But before we get ahead of ourselves, Samsung has confirmed the upcoming availability of a developer edition Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon Wireless.
The handset will be available direct from Samsung and while we have yet to see a price or a release date — we suspect this one will cost a pretty penny. Just to make the comparison, Samsung is charging $599.99 for the developer edition of the 16GB Galaxy S3 and that handset sells for $199.99 with Verizon. In other words, expect this developer edition Galaxy Note 2 to fall somewhere close in price.
As of now we are seeing just the 16GB model in Titanium Gray. The handset has the same features as the regular model. You know, the 5.5-inch display, quad-core processor, microSD card slot, front and rear-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. the key here, the developer edition model will ship with an unlocked bootloader.
Of course, if getting a Galaxy Note 2 with an unlocked bootloader was you main concern, we should remind you that a method to unlock recently came available. Granted, the currently available method is not super easy, but there are some decent directions available to get you through the process. Bottom line here, if you are the kind of person that wishes to have an unlocked bootloader then we suspect you are the kind of person that is willing and/or able to follow some directions to make that happen.[via Samsung]