After making a splash on the international scene late last year, Samsung’s Galaxy Note is getting ready to finally make its North American debut. We’ve heard plenty of rumors from all of those involved regarding just when the super-sized handset will get a chance to go up for sale. Today, AT&T formally announces its plans in the States, correcting the information we previously had courtesy of a leaked roadmap, and a couple of the Canadian carriers voice-in with their own updates on Note availability.
Last week, we heard about a supposed roadmap for upcoming smartphone releases on AT&T. Among the models featured, the leak described the Galaxy Note as launching on February 18 for about $300. That date was curious, as a Saturday, since we’re more used to seeing AT&T make additions to its lineup on Sundays. Sure enough, today the carrier revealed that the Note officially lands on February 19.
It turns out that high price was spot-on, with the Note going on-contract for just under $300. Pre-orders for the Android start next week, and those who get one in before mid-February should get an early shot at the Note, with orders expected to start arriving on February 17.
Rogers just posted an announcement confirming its intention to offer the Note next month. It didn’t share pricing info, or more specific release details, but interested subscribers can submit a reservation for the phone. Bell has also updated its site to show a landing page for the Galaxy Note, with the promise that the handset’s “coming soon”. Both carriers, as well as Telus, should see the Note arrive in February.
Update: Canada could see its Notes arrive on February 14.