U.S. Cellular Goes Big Time; to Launch Lots of Android Phones, Tablets

June 10, 2011
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U.S. Cellular’s latest revelation will surely put a smile on the mobile carrier’s fans, as several Android phones and an Android tablet are coming their way.

The mobile carrier announced in a press release its plan to widen its arsenal of feature-packed, life-enhancing smartphones and tablets within the next few months. Most of the devices will come in the fall.

All the Android smartphones set for launching under U.S. Cellular will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This is a lip-smacking announcement, considering that only very few devices from other carriers come packed with Gingerbread, or are still in transition to Gingerbread. It also appears that U.S. Cellular will bring the highly anticipated 7-inch HTC Flyer into center stage. However, it is still uncertain whether the Flyer will run Gingerbread or Honeycomb.

The announcement also said U.S. Cellular will continue to offer its customers flexible choices in the form of bundled subscription plans to allow customers to mix and match their phones with their intended use. With its Premium Plus Family Plan, for instance, a four-member family can save more than a thousand dollars a year. The press release also highlighted its starter plan costing USD$80.

U.S. Cellular’s upcoming devices will come mostly from HTC, including an HTC Android tablet expected to be launched in early fall. One Android high-end smartphone from Motorola will also be launched in the fall. It’s one with a dual-core 1-GHz processor and a 4.3-inch touch screen. Another high-end Android smartphone from LG will also debut under the carrier in the fall. This one has a 1-GHz processor, a 4-inch touch screen, and an super-bright LCD screen that makes the display easy to view under sunlight.

Entry-level smartphones from Huawei and Samsung will also be be launched in the fall “to help first-time smartphone owners realize the power of Android technology,” said the press release.

Since these soon-to-come smartphones are all Android, they are going to be Google-certified and jampacked with apps like Google Maps, Gmail, Android Market, and many more.

Android devices will fall upon U.S. Cellular like the leaves of autumn. Do you think that’s a lovely view or what?

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