U.S. Galaxy Note 2 fans that desperately wanted to buy the device from Verizon should be happy to hear that the 5.5-inch handset is approaching its official launch. Better late than never, right?

Some of those folks that pre-ordered the device have been told that their Galaxy Note 2 will ship starting with November 27, and DroidDog apparently can confirm that Verizon has indeed started to ship the device.

The handset should be soon available in brick-and-mortar Verizon locations as well, so if you want to check out the device – branded home button included – before you buy it, then you should definitely check with your local Verizon stores to see when they’re getting it.

As for that Verizon-branded home button, well, it looks like Verizon simply had to go for this stunt, even if it obviously meant launching the device much later than everyone else – and there are four other carriers stocking the same device in the country.

On the same note, we can’t be wonder why Samsung agreed to let Verizon “customize” its Galaxy Note 2. After all, just earlier this year it proved to the world that it’s ready to take less crap from carriers by launching the same Galaxy S3 version, when it comes to product name and design, even though some internal components are different depending on what continent you get the device from.

That said, let’s hear it from Verizon Galaxy Note 2 buyers, did you get your device yet?