US Cellular now has another 4G LTE handset available to customers, the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G. The Metrix 4G is now available online for $179 after a $100 mail-in rebate, but if you purchase the phone in an LTE capable market (or a market that will have LTE by the end of the year), then the device will only cost you $129. If don’t live in an LTE capable market, but live relatively close to one, it may be smart to take the quick drive and save yourself a quick $50. As for the specs of the phone, here’s what you can expect:
- A slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- A 1GHz processor
- A 4.0-inch touchscreen
- A 5MP rear-facing camera and camcorder
- A front-facing camera
While it’s no Samsung Galaxy S III, it’s still a more than capable device that will give you 4G LTE speeds. You can read the full press release after the break.
Today, US Cellular has announced two new quality Motorola handsets. Fist we have the Motorola Electrify 2, the higher-end out of the two that offers a 4.3-inch display and a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device will also have an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a front facing camera. The phone also offers the same Smart Actions feature that’s prevalent in the Verizon Droid RAZR line. The Electrify 2 will set you back $179 on contract after a $100 rebate.
Next we have the Motorola Defy XT, which would be considered a mid-range device that sports a 3.7-inch screen with a 5-megapixel camera. Much like it’s predecessor, you can expect this device to be quite durable. The Defy XT will run you $99 on contract after a $100 rebate.
You can check out the video showcasing both devices as well as the official press release after the break.
US Cellular was the third carrier to announce they would be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S III. They then announced pricing and pre-order details, and finally the day has come. Starting today, June 12, pre-orders can now be placed online at US Cellular’s site.
The 32GB version will be coming in Marble White, and the 16GB version will also come in white as well as Pebble Blue. Looks like when all the mail-in rebate math is done, the 16GB version will run $199 on-contract, and the 32GB will go for $249.
I’ve really got to hand it to Sammy. So far, six U.S. carriers will be carrying their latest flagship phone, and all are being released within the same time frame. Even Apple hasn’t accomplished that feat.
Hit the source link to get your pre-order on!
source: us cellular
US Cellular announced last week that it would soon be taking pre-orders for the upcoming Galaxy S III , but didn’t actually say what the phone was going to cost. Perhaps realizing that people were more likely to sign up to buy something if they knew how it was going to cost, US Cellular has now released pricing that is pretty much in-line with the other US carriers. The 16GB in white or pebble blue will run you $199 after a $100 mail in rebate. The 32GB model available only in white will cost $249 after the $100 mail in rebate. If after seeing the words “mail-in rebate” you still want to pre-order, they begin June 12th with the actual phones shipping sometime in July. Head to the source link to place your order.
source: US Cellular
US Cellular just announced an attractive incentive in order to draw more customers to its mobile service. The mobile carrier is set to offer a welcome $100 activation credit toward any Android device when you sign up for a plan— meaning you may have yet another reason to splurge on that upcoming Sammy Galaxy S II phone. Unfortunately, this offer is for a limited time, so you’ll have to jump on it ASAP if you want to take advantage. In addition, it will waive any of those pesky activation fees. The offer is web-only, but at least you’ll get to have free shipping on any Android purchase you make. Oh and US Cellular may also offer you up to a $150 additional credit if you leave your current mobile provider for its services. Sounds like a nice deal indeed. If you’re interested on over to US Cellular’s website today before it’s too late!
source: Android Central
A “Samsung SCH-R760″ has just gotten clearance from the FCC. Judging by the photo above and what specs are highlighted in the diagram, the “R760″ features evidence of a CDMA/EVDO antenna and WiFi chip. By the looks of this diagram, this appears to be the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S II going through the last rounds of tests before it arrives to US Cellular. Of course US Cellular US still won’t confirm it’s getting the Samsung Galaxy S II, but at least we know the device arriving to the regional carrier is very much a reality.
Of course we already know US Cellular plans on bringing an LTE phone in the not-too-distant future. However, we shouldn’t hold our breath on this “R760″ device being the first LTE phone as there’s no indication of an LTE antenna being included. That means we’ll have to wait longer for that mysterious Samsung LTE phone to make an appearance another time.
Well, US Cellular wasn’t lying when they said they would be kicking off an LTE enabled smartphone this April. The proof is in the pudding as they say and it looks like Samsung will be the device’s manufacturer. Dubbed the SCH-R930, it’s been revealed via an FCC filing that LTE is indeed on board. Pocketnow scooped the news on the device back in Sept and it appears that we could be looking at a Samsung Galaxy Indulge-esque device. Here’s to hoping however, that Sammy brings their A-Game and adds a little pizzazz to it first. Stay tuned as we dig a little deeper on specs, pricing and availability for you. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
It looks like US Cellular is gearing up to go full swing with their LTE rollout as they just announced two LTE devices will become available in the coming months. According to the US Cellular Twitter account, an LTE tablet will first hit the market in March and their first LTE smartphone will be available in April. Today’s US Cellular tweet reads like this:
4G LTE is almost here! A tablet will be available by the end of March, and our first Smartphone will be ready in April.
At this point there is really no telling what devices they will adopt, but you can bet both will be powered by our beloved Android OS. The first markets to receive US Cellular LTE coverage will be Wisconsin, Maine, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas with more areas to follow throughout the year.
Last month we told you about a leak that surfaced, stating that US cellular would be getting a couple of Samsung devices in the near future. Well today, Android Central has gotten a hold of another piece of tell-tale info showing that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II are headed to the regional carrier, adding further belief that the rumor is true. The image above is a screenshot of US Cellular’s ESN system and it clearly shows the two devices serial numbers.
No word on when the two popular Sammy devices will be available, but I imagine sometime early next year. We will keep you posted as the news unfolds.
[via Android Central]
US Cellular is (finally) set to update the original Galaxy Tab to Android 2.3 from Android 2.2. Yes it’s not Honeycomb or especially that delectable Ice Cream Sandwich, but hey anything is better than Froyo, right? In addition to the standard Gingerbread 2.3.5 features, owners can find among the following updates/improvements on the tablet:
- VPN support
- Google security patches – DigiNotar certificate revocation; Libpng security update
- Remove auto accept of Bluetooth paring for Handsfree Profile (HFP). This vulnerability allows a nearby third-party to auto connect to Bluetooth HFP and potentially access contact data on the mobile device.
These are no doubt welcome fixes and updates. One thing owners should note– you would think this is an OTA update, but it’s not. You’ll have to download the software on a windows-based computer and connect your device via USB in order to apply the update. Be sure to back everything up thoroughly before starting the update. The good news is that Sammy has a pretty comprehensive and thorough guide that will direct you throughout the setup process and make updating simple & painless. Hit the link below for full details, the changelog and instructions on how to apply the update to your device.