1. The Samsung GALAXY Note II will be available Oct. 25 for $299.99 from Sprint with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excludes taxes and surcharges).
For Sprint, this marks the first smartphone screen at larger than five inches. Te Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has HD Super AMOLED™ screen technology powering the device’s 5.5-inch 720p display. The GALAXY Note II offers a whole new level of innovation and is available in two color options – Marble White or Titanium Gray.
Other US release dates for the Galaxy Note 2 -
T-Mobile, which recently released the original Galaxy Note, only to opt for the Galaxy Note 2, is rumored to be launching the Galaxy Note 2 on October 24th
Amazon has an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 2 available now for $686
2. The LG Optimus G will be available from Sprint on November 11, 2012. It has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, LG Optimus G will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement. It has a 4.7 inch screen
CNET rates the LG Optimus G as the best LG Electronics smartphone that has been released in north america
3. PC Mag - HTC is scheduled to release a new "phablet" device in early December, but only in Japan. The HTC J Butterfly, an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, was unveiled by Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, which touted the smartphone's 5-inch, 440ppi full-HD Super LCD 3 panel screen.
The Butterfly runs a 1.5-GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which is also found on the U.S.-bound LG Optimus G and "turned in the fastest benchmarks scores we've ever seen on an Android phone," PCMag said.
The Butterfly carries an 8-megapixel, rear-facing camera to shoot up to 1080p video, along with a 2.1-megapixel front lens
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