Samsung is really diggin’ those white phones! We recently saw the manufacturer announce a white version of the Galaxy S II for T-Mobile that should be available on December, 14th. Before that, on December, 4th, Sammy brought the white Galaxy S II Skyrocket to AT&T and now has plans to distribute the phone internationally.
Now the plan is to continue the white theme and lighten the color on the Galaxy S II LTE HD. As you can see in the picture above, the phone will be available in white and according to Samsung, should appeal more to women and the younger generation. All specs are to be the same as the original black version, just with a little color makeover.
[via Pocket Now]
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-I727) is one of the first two LTE phones for AT&T, which by the way, will cover 15 markets by November 20. It’s essentially the same Galaxy S II that’s available now on AT&T, but with a bigger 4.5-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED Plus screen, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and of course the 4G LTE compatibility. It’s actually a lot like the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II, but a little thinner. Other notable specs include 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2MP front camera, 1850mAh battery, 16GB internal storage, up to an additional 32GB with microSD card, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Android 2.3.5.
It’s priced at $249.99 with a 2-year contract. I would highly recommend this version over the standard Galaxy S II even if you don’t live in one of the LTE markets. Don’t forget, you are signing a 2-year contract so it’s likely that LTE will come your way during your contract, not to mention you will enjoy a slightly larger screen. Of course if you live in a completely rural area, you might do better sticking with the original.
We probably won’t do an in depth review on this one because the only notable difference from the T-Mobile version and this one is the AT&T 4G LTE compatibility. Unfortunately, I’m not in one of the 15 markets to review battery life and speeds, but if I notice anything notable, I will certainly let you know. For now, checkout our review of the T-Mobile version and my quick hands on video after the break:
AT&T just announced their first two 4G LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vidid will be available November 6. Along with these two phones, AT&T will add 4 markets to their 4G LTE service, which include Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, GA. This is in addition to the previous 5 markets which included Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Forth Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (pictured above) will run $ 249.99 and have the following specs:
- 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display(800×480 pixels)
- Android Gingerbread (2.3.5)
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 1080p HD video recording
- 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB
We have been hearing a lot about the first HTC 10-inch tablet codenamed the Puccini. With the FCC approval, it is a matter of time till we see this LTE beast. The latest information is that we will see it by September or October. The official unveiling could be on September 1st, but for now we know it will be branded as the Jetstream on AT&T as the above picture of the settings menu provides confirmation.
We also expect that it will carry a different brand when sold internationally. We do not have confirmation, but looking at trademark filings there is a good chance that it will be the Skyrocket.
Who is looking forward to the HTC Jetstream or the Skyrocket?
I often wonder if there are any decent names left for mobile phones, but somehow the manufacturers keep churning them out. HTC recently filed applications in Europe for the following trademarks:
- HTC Velo
- HTC Cheetah
- HTC Skyrocket
- HTC Titan
- HTC Raider
All five names cover anything from smartphones to accessories. Back in April we reported that HTC trademarked seven other names, of which are yet to surface. We recently reported about the HTC Vigor, which could be HTC’s next flagship phone.
Is anyone digging any of these names?