Samsung Galaxy Note hitting shelves August 8

Will be available for between $199.99 and $249.99

Galaxy Note

Big news for those anticipating T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note: get ready for it to debut in stores August 8.

T-Mobile made the announcement Monday after half a month of hinting at a release date "in the coming weeks."

The Note, a phone/tablet hybrid, will be available for several pricing options.

T-Mobile is offering the device on a standard two-year contract with a "Classic" voice and data plan for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate.

Those who opt for one of the company's less expensive "Value" plans can pay $199.99 at the counter.

However, this option brings with it an extra $20 a month for 20 months as part of an "Equipment Installment Plan."

Note specs

The device will launch with Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung's "Premium Suite" of S-Pen apps. T-Mobile is throwing its own software in the mix with inclusions like Dropbox, Evernote and Square.

TechRadar reported earlier this month the Note will run on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor and feature a large 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, boasting a resolution of 800x1280 pixels, a 2-megapixel front-facing lens and an 8-megapixel rear camera for capturing photos and full HD video at 1080p.

Via The Verge, Computerworld