Here is one of the more bizarre tech stories of recent months. After delays, poor marketing decisions, or some combination of both saw the original Samsung Galaxy Note launch on T-Mobile’s network last month, the carrier is all set to followup with the Galaxy Note 2 when it touches down on American soil.
Leaked firmware compiled on September 15th all but confirms that the SGH-T889 is indeed TMo’s Note 2, and suggests that the phone will launch with a spec sheet that mirrors the international variant, including Jelly Bean out of the box and HSPA+ support (as well as quad-core processing).
The Note 2 should launch in October (or early November at the latest), but nothing is set in stone right now. Samsung would like to launch on all major US carriers simultaneously. It’s odd that Samsung even launched with original Note with the Note 2 on the horizon, but releasing the followup to a device just about three months after it first hit shelves is a curious move any way you slice it.