If you're eagerly awaiting the launch of Samsung's massive 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, you won't need to bite your nails for much longer: today, Sprint announced that the phablet will pop up on its shelves in just over a week, on October 25th, for $299.99 with a two-year contract.
Sprint noted in its press release that the Galaxy Note II marks a number of firsts for the carrier: it's the first Sprint phone to offer Android Jelly Bean, a 5-plus-inch display, or a quad-core processor. Those powerful features, combined with the Galaxy Note II's unique app multiview capabilities and improved S Pen performance, add up to an impressive (if large) package that easily earned our Editors' Choice award in a recent review.
Sprint may be the only carrier to include unlimited 4G LTE along with the Galaxy Note II, but it won't be the only carrier offering the phablet. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will jump onboard the Galaxy Note II's plus-sized bandwagon over the next month, with further availability announcements likely to arrive at Samsung's October 24th press event.
The $300 price point left us pondering, however. Is the Galaxy Note II worth $299.99, or put another way, $100 more than the iPhone 5 and $200 more than the Droid Razr M, two other recent Editors' Choice award winners? Tell us what you think in the poll below.