The Samsung Galaxy Note II is looking to be a popular smartphone this holiday season, but one of the biggest carriers in the states isn't being too open about when we can expect it to arrive. With T-Mobile's Note II already available now, we were hoping to know more about Verizon's plans by now. Yesterday they opened pre-orders for the phablet, but didn't give an official release date.

Verizon's Galaxy Note II is available right this minute with pre-orders starting at $299 and a new 2-year contract, but we aren't sure when it'll ship. After going through the process on their website it states shipping "by" November 27th. Today however a leaked document over at Droid-Life shows Verizon is planning November 29th as their official Note II launch date. They could ship the 27th with delivery being two days later on launch day. Although we're sure a few will select 1-day shipping and get them early.

Home button branding aside, the Galaxy Note II will be an amazing smartphone on Verizon with 4G LTE. We were able to enjoy and review the T-Mobile Galaxy Note II -- so take a peek here. The Note II rocks a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, Samsung's latest 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an awesome 8 megapixel camera and tons of enhanced apps for their S-Pen stylus.

With T-Mobile's already available, AT&T's hitting the shelves on the 9th, and US Cellular quickly following it looks like Verizon will be the last one to this party -- again. For those looking to get the impressive new phablet known as the Galaxy Note II on Verizon hit up their pre-order page now, and we'll report back once we hear an official release date from Big Red themselves. Stay tuned!

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  • why does verizon suck so bad at launching phones

    • lol right. Maybe they’re trying to push more SGS III and iPhone 5’s first. Just a thought

  • Is “leaking” the new “announcement”?

  • Damon Aldora

    I’m having a tough time deciding between the Galaxy Note 2 and the
    Nexus. I’ve heard great reviews on both, so I will definitely be looking
    forward to trying them both out. I will be sticking with T-Mobile since they
    are the only carrier with an unlimited plan and useable internet speeds. In
    most cases, the 4G on my current phone than the LTE phone that one of my DISH
    coworkers has. We use the DISH Remote Access app on our phones to stream live
    and recorded shows through the Sling Adapter that we have on our home
    receivers. His phone buffers constantly, so it hardly seems worth paying extra
    for LTE. It will be nice being able to stream as much as I want without hitting
    a cap. I’m leaning towards the Note 2!

  • MadCostumer

    Who ever is running Verizon need to go and get job as a janitor. Because they don’t no how to run a dam company.

  • Mike

    Thanks for getting the phone last Verizon! I also appreciate your stupid branding on the home button because that’s exactly what I wanted!