In Samsung Galaxy Note II too small, I bemoaned that the internal memory offered by Verizon (and other US carriers) is only 16 GB; no 32 GB or 64 GB offerings though per Samsung those configurations also are being produced. Nevertheless, I’ve pulled the trigger and ordered the Note II. Here are my rationalizations reasons:
- Per threads on XDA Developers, with rooting and hacking that seems easy enough, it is possible to move apps to my 64 GB microSD card, so I won’t be running out of internal memory.
- Who knows when, or even if, 32 Gb or 64 GB internal memory will ever be available in the U.S. Even if it becomes available, it probably won’t be for months. If so, and internal memory turns out to be an issue, I can always sell this Note II on eBay and buy one with more internal memory.
- I don’t really see any other phone I want on the horizon. Maybe one of the BlackBerry 10 devices. But they won’t even be announced until January 30, 2013, and not shipped until the following month at the earliest.
Verizon says they are shipping the Note II on November 27. So I’ll have something more to write about in a couple of weeks.