U.S. Cellular to offer 4 Android powered devices in 2010

U.S. Cellular to offer 4 Android powered devices in 2010
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular has already announced that it would be launching the Android flavored HTC Desire and Samsung Acclaim this year. Today, the company issued a press release that says that 2 more Android phones will join the Desire in U.S. Cellular's lineup during 2010. The press release confirmed that the Acclaim will be released on July 9th, as we reported, and will feature a 3.2 inch display, a physical QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera and Wi-Fi. In early August it will be the HTC Desire's turn to be launched. With a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the phone should live up to it's name and be highly sought after by the operator's customers. After that, you can expect to see an LG manufactured Android phone with a large touchscreen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard, followed by a model that U.S. Cellular says is a "highly anticipated Samsung device." No other information was mentioned about the latter handset, but when you think about an Android device made by the Korean based firm that is "highly anticipated", the Galaxy S comes to mind. That model is expected to be offered by all four of the top U.S. carriers this year, but would certainly be the Flagship device for the regional carrier if indeed it is the phone in question. All four phones will come pre-loaded with U.S. Cellular's own set of apps such as My Contacts Backup, City ID, Tone Room Deluxe and Your Navigator Deluxe.

As for non-Android smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold will be available in mid-August (which Bold model was not disclosed) followed by a BlackBerry flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard to be available later in the year. The touchscreen LG Banter Touch will also be launched later in 2010 featuring a 3 inch screen and a slide-out landscape QWERTY keyboard. Also on tap is a purple, square shaped Motorola messaging phone and a Samsung unit designed for easy texting with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and a 2MP camera. Edward Perez, U.S. Cellular's VP for marketing and sales said, "We've always believed that our customers deserve a wide selection of phones that fit their individual needs," he said. "We hope our customers are as excited as we are about what we have coming up between now and the end of the year.

HTC Desire CDMA Preliminary Specifications

source: U.S.Cellular



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

poor us Cellular they try thier best to play with the big boys but thier "4" will be eaten alive by the competition.

2. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I know i find it hard to believe they are even able to survive in an economy like this

3. jdk26

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

U.S. Cellular has nothing to worry about in this economy. The customer loyalty is unlike any other wireless carrier. We are the only carrier that isn't in debt either. There is no financial worries for U.S. Cellular nor will there be. As far as the HTC Desire goes, to make a correction by the author of this thread. The Desire will have a Super TFT Screen not an AMOLED screen. I was at the Andriod training last week so I know this for a fact.

5. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

I am a US Cellular customer, an I can't wait for their Android phones. And btw you just owned the two clowns on top. Good Job! USCC FTW!!!

6. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

They don't have US Cellular where I'm at but all the power to them for carrying high end Android devices. Don't see a reason why you have to be Verizon or ATT to carry high end data phones.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

When Us Cellular get s the evo then talk. Till then enjoy sprints left overs aka the acclaim. Us cellular gets the Samsung Galaxy s.. sprint gets it and the samsung Galaxy S pro... Us cellular gets the acclaim sprint has the moment and now the samsung intercept coming...us Cellular gets the Desire.. Sprint has the htc evo and the htc legend (coming soon). Lets not forget the lg and Motorola android phones coming as well as the iwndows phone 7 coming. So brag about your 4 but your late to the party as usual

8. jdk26

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

First of all the Samsung Acclaim was designed U.S. Cellular. Therefore your argument holds no merit. Do you really want to compare Sprint to U.S. Cellular? You want to see how U.S. Cellular kills Sprint each year in the annual surveys from J.D. and Associates for best reception/customer service? The only good thing about Sprint is Dan Hesse who has tuned a failing wireless company to a glimmer of hope. So while Sprint may have the Evo and the Galaxy Pro. We also have the Desire (which you mentioned I know) what you failed to mention is that no other wireless carrier at this time carries it. Which negates your argument about that device as well. Well put though......

9. wow unregistered

Too bad sprints so called "4G" is slower then the T-Mobille's 3G.

4. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

by all four of the top U.S. carriers this year??? What?

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