Verizon might have just cost themselves millions of sales with this bonehead move. If the leak above is accurate, their version of the Samsung Galaxy NOTE 2 will not be released until November 29th. That’s more than a month from the time T-Mobile and Sprint released their device and AT&T will even beat them out by a few weeks.
It looks like that Verizon branded button might be partially to blame. You can bet that Verizon will also request a locked bootloader and install more bloatware than you could image. You can purchase the device now from Sprint or T-Mobile if you don’t want to wait that long. The date could change between now and then but it doesn’t look good so far.