T-Mobile said to launch Galaxy Note 2 'phablet' on October 24

The wireless network may be the first carrier to get the much-anticipated "phablet" into fans' hands.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is said to come to T-Mobile on October 24. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

People may be able to get their hands on Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 "phablet" within a couple of days. According to Phandroid, sources say that T-Mobile will launch the much-anticipated device on Wednesday and that Note 2 shipments have already started arriving in stores.

Samsung has planned a launch event on Wednesday , but it has been unclear what exact date users will be able to pick up the device.

Five carriers will get the Galaxy Note 2, including U.S. Cellular, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It is expected to sell for about $299.99. Most of the carriers, including T-Mobile , have not yet released concrete pricing or a release date. So far, only Sprint has confirmed an October 25 launch.

The Note 2 smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an 8-megapixel camera, and will be the first U.S. phone to pair a quad-core processor (Samsung's Exynos brand) with 4G LTE. The "phablet" is notable for its immense display, its S Pen stylus, and the productivity and creativity software that goes with it. It is slated to ride T-Mobile's fastest HSPA+ 42 network.

CNET contacted T-Mobile for comment. We'll update the story when we get more information.

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