Samsung has begun sending out invites to a New York City press event on October 24, subtitled “The Next Big Thing Is Here.” This, of course, is the tagline found on Samsung’s recent ads for the Galaxy S III. The interesting thing, however, is that the invite clearly features a stylus, one of the Galaxy Note’s biggest selling points. This seems to imply a potential launch event for the eagerly-awaited Galaxy Note II.

There is, of course, a third scenario. Microsoft’s big New York City launch event for Windows 8 is scheduled to take place on October 25, followed immediately by general availability on October 26. This timing suggests that the event could be related Samsung’s upcoming ATIV line of Windows 8 laptops and tablets.

Whatever the announcement is, you can be sure that Pocketables will be covering it. The fun starts on October 24 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. What do you think it will be?