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