And so it begins – the first wave of customers are getting their Samsung Galaxy Note 2 today. Not surprisingly, the first market to have the phablet on sale is South Korea, where the pen-equipped phone/tablet will be offered by SK Telecom, KT and LG U+.

Following the launch of Galaxy Note 2 on the company’s home turf, the phablet will be released in additional 128 markets worldwide via 260 mobile operators. Samsung’s head of mobile business, J.K. Shin, expects the device to sell “more than three times those of the previous version.”

Though the build up to its release didn’t exactly match the crazy hype surrounding the Galaxy S3, we don’t think Samsung will have a problem meeting its goal. Millions of owners of the original model will likely find the successor to be worthy the upgrade, what with the bigger screen, faster processor, and improved software, while keeping the dimensions of the device relatively similar.

The next country to be graced by the presence of the Galaxy Note 2 is Italy, and possibly India on September 28. It will also hit UK retail stores next week.

This is indeed exciting times for phablet lovers all around the world. Are you ready to get your hands on the Galaxy Note 2?

Bams Sadewo
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  • Yes! Will have it now!!

  • Cheerful Charlie

    ‘Bout time they started selling the darned thing. Wish they would stop the drag time between announcement and sales. Customers get diverted and tired of waiting.

  • tbakhsh

    I have been wanting this phone well before the iPhone 5 was announced.. Almost cracked and bought it too.. Patiently waiting for the Note 2 in the US. Any day now..

  • Zaydoon Bataineh

    Waiting..Waiting…Waiting….:-)

  • Alberto Simonetti

    I wanted to upgrade my beloved iPhone 4 but Apple hasn’t delivered. I won’t go around with a phone and tablet all day – it just isn’t practical for me.
    So I’ve ordered the Note2 (652€ here in Italy). I should get it next week and I’m really looking forward to it.
    I think that Apple with their one size fits all, power games, and overall hubris are really losing the smart money. The rest might follow soon and turn back on their unrequited love…