If you at the latest benchmark leak there are two different versions of the note 2. Question is why? Assuming from past Note that this one is a CDMA version and if it has LTE then it may be for Verizon or Sprint.
Since the lawsuit was lost by Samsung to Apple it may not appear for anyone here in the USA. We may see higher price come on all new devices as well.
It doesn't NOT affect newer devices... The verdict was based on devices S2 and below. Samsung switched their TW UI to a different type of UI (Nature UX I believe).
I hope it does, but knowing the history of how Verizon releases their phones, I feel doubtful. It's a shame, I remember having to wait for an EVO competitor, ended up with a Thunderbolt...awesome...not...lol. A long time Verizon customer, I re-signed with Verizon when I got a RAZR MAXX even after seeing the original Galaxy Note and knowing that I really liked it. If Verizon doesn't pick up the Note 2, I think I'll regret that decision. I've always liked Verizon's service and signal reliability, but all the cool phones go to the other carriers first which I've grown tired of.
I feel the same. Love the Verizon service but seams we are always left out till last on cool phones. Waited for iPhone forever finally gave up got a Samsung, now that's all I'll have. I could not believe they did iit to us again by not giving us the samsung note. Nothing out there compares. Our contracts almost up. I hope they offer Samsung note 2. Give us 1st rate phones Please!!!!!
The only way to change that is to buy devices outright. Subsidizations leads ways to exclusive deals between carriers and manufacturers. Without that subsidizations it would be harder to go exclusive and force manufacturers to come out with better products.