T-Mobile has begun selling the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II, becoming the first U.S. network to carry the phone/tablet hybrid device.
Early Wednesday, the Seattle-based carrier announced it would begin selling the anticipated device immediately. T-Mobile's launch comes one day ahead of Sprint's launch, which was announced last week.
The Galaxy Note II features 16 GB of storage, a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it also includes Samsung's S Pen stylus.
T-Mobile, which recently announced it would merge with MetroPCS, said customers on its Value plan that get a new two-year contract can purchase the phone with a $249.99 down payment followed by 20 payments of $20 a month -- which adds up to $649.99.