There are several advantages about sticking with Android handsets, the first is there being plenty of choice, and the second is that they never stay at their full price because they can often be included in certain retailer sales. We say this because the Galaxy Note 2 is currently half the normal price, but this has lead to some misguided speculation about an early Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release because of this price cut.
Whenever there is a price cut on such a device there is always going to be speculation that retailers are making way for stock of an updated version of the device. However, this cannot be the case because the Note 2 isn’t that old and one would presume that the successor will not be released until the fourth quarter of 2013.
If you wish to sign up for a new two-year contract then Amazon will sell you the Note 2 for $149.99, but if you are looking to upgrade then you’ll have to part with $189.99 instead, which is still pretty impressive.
We’re pretty sure that many consumers still have a while to go until they are eligible for an upgrade and wonder how long this deal will run for. The problem is we just don’t know, so you’ll just have to hope that this is a long-term deal — although we highly doubt it.
Has this offer tempted you or will you wait to see what Samsung has to offer when they announce the Galaxy S4, which is said to be announced in the next month or so and could come with a larger screen — ideal if you feel the screen is too small on the S3 and too large on the Note 2?