Readying its upcoming 4G LTE network
, regional carrier US Cellular
is prepping two devices for the occasion. Before we get into the juicy things regarding upcoming devices, it’s worth noting that US Cellular customers will be seeing 4G LTE in new markets come next month in March
Specifically, we’ll be seeing those lovable 4G LTE speeds coming to places such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, North Carolina. Therefore, if you happen to be located in any of the aforementioned cities, you can expect to enjoy the full fidelity of US Cellular’s speedy 4G LTE network.
Although they’re not yet available for purchase, there are two devices being prepped for the eventual launch of the network. First and foremost, there is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
that will be sporting 4G LTE connectivity – just like Verizon’s version. Not surprisingly, it features a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1280 x 800 IPS display, 16GB of internal storage, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator
seems to be none other than a variant of Verizon’s Samsung DROID Charge from last year. Meaning, it’ll feature a 4.3” WVGA Super AMOLED display, single-core 1GHz processor, microSD card slot, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As for right now, prices are still unknown for the two 4G LTE enabled devices, but it should be a matter of time before they’re known publicly.
Sure they aren’t anything new, but nevertheless, they’ll be the ones to spread the love regarding US Cellular’s snazzy new 4G LTE network. Beyond the announced devices, it’ll be interesting to see how fast and aggressive the carrier will be in branching out its network
in the coming year.
source: US Cellular via SlashGear
+- Press Release
U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 4G LTE NETWORK NEXT MONTH ALONG WITH UPCOMING DEVICES
Brings up to 10 times faster download speeds and better web browsing experience
CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2012) - U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, is launching a 4G LTE network next month that will enhance the wireless experience with countless entertainment possibilities and help customers simplify and organize their lives. The 4G LTE network will cover 25 percent of U.S. Cellular’s customers and will coincide with the launch of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 4G LTE mobile tablet followed shortly by the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ 4G LTE smartphone.
4G LTE speeds allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering, and video chatting with family or business colleagues is seamless.
With the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. They can talk to their family about dinner plans while downloading an app to find nearby restaurants and simultaneously check out reviews online.
The March rollout of 4G LTE includes select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma, including some of U.S. Cellular’s leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C. U.S. Cellular is the first wireless carrier to offer 4G LTE in several of these markets. The next wave of market launches will be announced later this month.
“With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. “This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 is powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and has a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT touchscreen. It features superior multi-tasking capabilities, a video watching experience similar to TV and smooth graphics and responsive controls for faster gaming. Apps are downloaded faster on the sleek Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone that comes with Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 4.3-inch WVGA s-AMOLED plus touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. Both devices will provide download and browser speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and be similar to a cable Internet connection.
The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s high-quality nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.