Roughly 20 hours ago, Verizon and Samsung finally announced that the Big Red variant of the Note II would be available today. And, well, now it's available.

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You can get this monstrous not-quite-a-tablet-but-more-than-a-phone for $300 with a two-year agreement, but it seems to me that Verizon should've knocked at least $50 more off that price for the obtrusiveness of the branding which they so graciously slapped on the home button.

Still, if constantly being reminded of your carrier ball and chain isn't an issue, you can head over to any Verizon retail store, Best Buy Mobile (white), or Verizon's site to fulfill your dreams of having a phone that's almost as big as your head.