In case you haven’t heard, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now shipping in Korea. During an interview last Friday, Samsung mobile chief J.K. Shin said that they expect to sell 20 million units of the 5.5 monster. From the anecdotal evidence that I’ve seen, I am inclined to agree.
Launching on all 5 major U.S. carriers, the Note 2 is going to bring the phablet smartphone class to the masses in a (pardon the pun) big way. Most importantly, is despite having a locked bootloader, the Galaxy Note 2 will be on Verizon. The iPhone aside, no smartphone can become a best seller without being on Big Red. Being the largest carrier in the United States and having the largest LTE footprint counts for a lot.
Here that Nokia? Get your butt on Verizon or you will not be here much longer.
Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Galaxy Note 2 sales come very close to match sales of the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S III. With it’s beautiful 5.5 inch screen, improved S-Pen, quad-core processor and Jellybean, what’s not to love?