Samsung Galaxy S Aviator and Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be US Cellular’s first LTE devices
Last month, US Cellular let us know that it was getting ready to launch two LTE devices, a tablet and a smartphone. But that was all the carrier had to tease, as it didn’t mention the specific gadgets it would launch.
Here we are about a month later, and it’s finally decided to tell us that the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will in fact be the first devices to support its nascent LTE network.
Fortunately, the initially announced release months of March for the tablet and April for the phone are still valid. We did kind of anticipate that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the tablet that US Cellular had in mind, yet the Galaxy S Aviator is new. At least in name, since upon first look it seems to be just a rebranded Samsung Droid Charge seen on Verizon.
We’ll know for sure when we get all the specs. For now, US Cellular has published the basics about each device. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a front-facing camera, HD gaming capabilities, Adobe Flash support, and will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator will run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and will have a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a front-facing camera as well, and an HDMI out port.
The first markets to get US Cellular’s 4G LTE network will be cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma in March, with others to follow of course.