While currently there is no word that the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II is coming to the States, we do have official confirmation from Rogers that the handset is going to be available north of the border. This piece of news was announced when the carrier passed along an update on its LTE network. On September 28th, Rogers will be adding LTE service to Canada's largest city
, Toronto. The carrier was the first Canadian mobile operator to offer 4G service when it turned the power on in Ottawa on July 7th.
Rogers also announced its LTE product line for the fall and lo and behold, it includes the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE
. Other devices in the LTE lineup include an unnamed HTC smartphone, a tablet from a leading manufacturer, the LTE Mobile Rocket hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S) and the Rogers LTE stick (now available in Ottawa).
According to the carrier, Rogers devices currently are capable of theoretical download speeds up to 75Mbps which will expand to 100Mbps later this year and up to 150Mbps as new devices become available. Rogers LTE customers in Ottawa, getting download speeds of 12Mbps to 25Mbps, are currently experiencing faster speeds than customers of other Canadian carriers
Starting today, Rogers customers in Toronto and Ottawa can reserve the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the LTE Rocket mobile hot spot through Rogers web site
. No pricing or availability date was listed