U.S. Cellular's Q3 and Q4 lineup includes Motorola Electrify, LG Optimus Black and HTC Desire II

U.S. Cellular's Q3 and Q4 lineup includes Motorola Electrify, LG Optimus Black and HTC Desire II
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular has an aggressive rollout of Android devices planned for the rest of the year. Android Central was able to obtain the mobile operator's road map for quarters 3 and 4. Let's begin with the Motorola Electrify, which is the carrier's version of the Motorola PHOTON which is heading to Sprint late this month as we reported. This model is a true stud with a 4.3 inch display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and is a worldphone, allowing you to roam overseas. An 8MP camera is on back and a VGA shooter is on the front. Game players will enjoy gaming in 1080p. Swype is pre-installed on the phone, which will be running Android 2.3. Don't expect to see this offered until October.

Black days are ahead for U.S. Cellular customers. No, nothing depressing. We are talking about the LG 855 aka the LG Optimus Black. This device is penciled in for a September launch and offers a very bright 4 inch Nova display and a 1GHz processor.  A 5MP is located on the rear of the phone while a front-facing 2MP camera is on board. Android 2.3 is running the show.
For those who love the new HTC Sense 3.0, the expected October release of the HTC Desire II might be of some interest to you. Besides the latest version of Sense, which will run over Android 2.3, the Desire II brings a 1.2GHz processor to the table along with a 4 inch display. The rear and front facing cameras are 5MP and 1.3MP respectively.

For the budget conscious or for new smartphone users, the HTC Wildfire S is looking like it will have an October release for U.S. Cellular. The phone has Android 2.3 under the hood along with a 600MHz processor and a 3.2 inch display (hey, we used to call that generously sized) with improved resolution from the original model. Sense 2.1 is installed and a 5MP camera is on the back. This device will be available in two colors, dark grey or purple.

Next month, the HTC Flyer is expected to be launched. The 7 inch tablet is both 3G and Wi-Fi enabled and offices a unique stylus for use with HTC's Scribe technology. Sense 3.0 runs on top of a custom version of Gingerbread and a 5MP camera is on back with a 1.3MP front facing lens for self-portraits and video chats. Though the slide shows a 1GHz processor, the tablet has a 1.5GHz chipset inside.

Another mid-range device coming to U.S. Cellular is the Huwaei Ascend II. Android 2.3 is installed and under the hood is an 800MHz processor and the device is equipped with a 3.5 inch display. This model is due out in November.

There are some other models due out in Q3 and Q4 for the regional carrier, including the BlackBerry Torch 9850 which has been "spec'd up" by RIM. Check out the list below to see the entire roadmap for U.S. Cellular's 3rd and 4th quarters.

source: AndroidCentral

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