Samsung Droid Charge...err, Galaxy S Aviator now available on US Cellular

Samsung Droid Charge...err, Galaxy S Aviator now available on US Cellular
US Cellular has announced availability of their first 4G LTE handset, the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator. Verizon customers may find the Aviator to be a familiar-looking phone, as it’s clearly a re-branded of the Droid Charge, which launched on Verizon early in 2011. While the Charge is no longer considered the cream of the crop on Verizon phones, US Cellular customers can pick the device up for a mere $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate (for a limited time), which is a much more attractive deal than $299.99 price that Verizon customers were asked to pony up when it first launched.

US Cellular customers also won’t have to wait to see a Gingerbread update like Verizon customers did (though no word on when to expect an ICS update), as the software is one of several features US Cellular highlights, including:

  • Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Front facing webcam
  • HDMI port

Sure, the Aviator doesn’t sport the hottest specs in the world, but it’s also the only game in town for some. That’s the real excitement here; US Cellular is finally offering LTE devices to their customers. For those of you who have been waiting patiently, 4G LTE has finally arrived. If you’re chomping at the bit to get an LTE Android handset you may not want to dawdle, as the price will go back up to $199.99 once the initial sale period ends.

source: US Cellular via 9to5Google

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