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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Headed To Canada

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Samsung has announced that they are now shipping the critically acclaimed Samsung galaxy Note 2 to Canadian retailers and will be available to purchase within the next two weeks or so. TELUS, WIND, and Mobilicity will be offering the Note II. Bell and Rogers have also confirmed that they will be carrying this device. In fact, these two retailers are already taking orders online for a mere $199 on a three-year contract. TELUS has also notified people that they are facing delays with the Note II and will not have the device until later this week at the earliest. In fact, you may not see the device until next week. Despite some of the delays, Samsung has also said that Psy, the creator of the famous Gangnam Style, will be performing in Toronto tonight.

The Galaxy Note II will be featuring HSPA+ and 4G LTE connectivity, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an 8 megapixel auto focus rear-facing camera with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and microSD card support up to 64GBs. The Galaxy Note II will also be coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models along with a white or black color to choose from.

The Galaxy Note II is definitely a behemoth of a device and Canadians will no doubt be excited to see this in retailers very soon. TELUS hasn’t said how long the delay will be for them, and “sometime this week” was rather vague, so don’t hold your breath.

In more unrelated news, T-Mobile, U.S Cellular and Sprint have released the Galaxy Note II in the United States with AT&T and Verizon set to release there versions of the handset in the coming weeks and months. AT&T will be launching it on November 9th (hopefully there won’t be any delays that we experienced with the original Galaxy Note last year) and Verizon will be launching it on November 29th. Quite a bit of a wait, and for unknown reasons, but Verizon is usually late on everything anyway, especially their Android firmware updates. Though, users on Verizon’s network should be happy as they aren’t getting carried away like T-Mobile has with their $369.99 price tag. Verizon has the device priced at $299 like many of the other carriers in the United States and across the world.

All that said, are Canadians excited for the Galaxy Note II? Have you already pre-purchased the phablet through a carrier or are you waiting for it to officially release before you throw any money down? Are any of you going to Samsung Electronic’s launch party in Toronto with Psy tonight?

We’ll keep everyone updated for when TELUS has their Galaxy Note II’s in stock and ready for purchase. It shouldn’t be too long from now, but who knows what complications and delays they are experiencing. In the mean time, after the official release of the device, there will be plenty of things to read up on it to hold you over!

source: Android Central

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  1. Ish don’t have to be this hard. Everyone say that Verizon is number one. Why are they acting like number two. So I will give you the number one finger and go number two on your logo. KMA

  2. Worst idea Verizon has ever had lol. They certainly know how to make customers run away.

    They know everyone will use the home button often, so it’s almost as if they’re trying to pull some sort of subliminal messaging trick.

  3. I heard the reason for delay at Verizon for introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the home button.
    Verizon decided to place an engraved Verizon logo on the home button.

  4. I’ll go for nexus 4 and I’m sure Google will manage better shipment on time, sorry note 2 oh wait I don’t have to apologized as I was looking for note2 today for nothing either carriers and samsung no word until I found there a lot people with me lets jump…

  5. I called Rogers and they indicated “the phone should be” enroute for delivery to my home address as a business account holder. Ironically i asked if they had stock and they said “no” the email also stated the item was backordered. What a bunch of BS…seems like no one knows whats going on. But hey i will wait for the ultimate phablet and be glad to put 4S on ebay.

  6. And does anyone know about the SGN2 32 GB version in the US? When is the release date of this version?

  7. I AGREE, I TOO AM A LONG TIME CUSTOMER. I’M SO UPSET WITH THEM, I’VE WAITED OVER 5YRS TOO UPGRADE AND NOW THAT A PHONE HAS COME OUT THAT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEY DECIDE TO MAKE THEIR CUSTOMERS WAIT AND EXTRA MONTH JUST SO THOSE INFERIOR DRIOD CAN TRY TO SELL. THEY SHOULD CATCH UP WITH TECHNOLGY AND STOP ADDING VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN EACH DRIOD DEVICE. SO DISAPPOINTED IN THEM.

  8. T-Mobile are Greedy , markuping , Sleezes ….charging 370 bucks for a phone that everyone else is charging 299 for …

  9. Yeah this is really shitty. I was so excited for this phone, but went to a Bell store and it’s not available. Called a bunch of people, no one knows whats going on for this thing! Gah. Whatever. I’ll wait. Just not impressed with Samsung right now. But I’d rather wait for an awesome phone than settle for anything less. At least I won’t have to deal with Apple maps issues.

  10. Does anyone know if Mobilicity’s Galaxy Note 2 is capable of LTE? The phone description that was on their website didn’t list any LTE frequencies. Does this mean that the phone they are selling doesn’t have the capability to receive LTE signals or does it just mean that Mobilicity does not have an LTE network? (BTW I think they have taken down the phone description since this morning. I don’t see it anymore.)

  11. Yeah, I was pissed. Why would you not tell your fans that the product is delayed? I’d rather know, then run around aimlessly looking for something I won’t be able to get for a week at minimum.

    Get your act together Samsung!

  12. hey Samsung Keeeeeeeeeep your note 2

    was pumped to get it today then no info from you or the carriers
    drove around all morning for nothing
    now finally hearing about a mysterious delay when u just didnt have your act together
    FOH!

  13. I am a long term customer of VerizonWireless and the only thing that kept me with them so far was their wide range of good coverage and also 4G LTE. But lately I am very disappointed with Verizon’s business decisions which completely neglects their customers satisfaction which should be concerned as a priority. At the least, customers of Verizon deserves the explanation. Even that we were neglected with.

    It seems as though this is the standard style of most American corporation at its best of running their businesses now days. Keeping so many secrets from their own consumers and clients.

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