When it comes to the Big 4 carriers here in the US, it’s AT&T and Verizon Wireless that have grown a reputation for keeping any device on their network locked down tight. This hasn’t always sat well with the sect of the Android community that likes to tinker around with the software on their devices, unlocking bootloaders and flashing custom ROMs all willy nilly.
Yesterday, we saw the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hit Verizon Wireless stores but we noticed there was no word on the availability of a special “Developer Edition” of the device to pacify ROM flashing addicts. While we’re still waiting for an official announcement, a Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition for Verizon was discovered on Samsung’s registration page, cluing us into the possible arrival of the device. The Note 3 Dev Edition was only listed as “coming soon” but no other hints as to pricing or exact release date could be found.
Guess that makes the device all but official, although there’s always the possibility Verizon could have canceled the device (don’t worry, chances are slim). Like the Galaxy Note 2 before it, we expect to hear an official Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition announcement in the coming days. As usual, the device will retail for full price, somewhere around the $700 mark. Start saving up.