Rather than relying on the different website links, here's the "official" press release from Sprint:
Sprint Newsroom | Samsung Galaxy Note II with Sprint 4G LTE Available Oct. 25 for $299.99
My favorite part of the press release:
Following the same business-friendly path, Galaxy Note II is a SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise) device, providing the ability to securely sync corporate email, calendars, contacts and sensitive information. SAFE provides a comprehensive approach to making Android devices more secure and manageable for business users. With a thorough quality assurance process in place to test and confirm the Note II enterprise capabilities, SAFE systematically meets the rapidly evolving needs of IT and the growing number of businesses allowing employees to “bring your own device” (BYOD) to work.
That means, no problems for my IT department switching my active sync when I upgrade.
Interestingly enough, I can't seem to find any indication on the formal press release that the $299 price tag is attached to the 16gb version. I really hope that the price tag means they're starting at the 32gb version, just like the Optimus G.