Verizon is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, according to a post on the company blog. Priced at $299.99 with a two-year service agreement, the carrier has yet to finalize the release date, listing only as “coming weeks”. That said, if you want to get your hands on the next big, big thing, you can put some money down and ensure you get to do so. By the way, have you seen the home button on this thing? Yikes.