US Cellular confirmed via Facebook that the HTC Desire will be hitting their network this summer. According to US Cellular: 

The worst kept secret in online history! HTC Desire with Android from U.S. Cellular, coming this summer after our rigorous testing is complete. Now have fun guessing which other Android phone we’ll launch.

This explains why the HTC Desire, currently a European exclusive, popped up in US Cellular's rebate forms last week. US Cellular doesn't currently have any Android phones in its product portfolio so adding the HTC Desire is a huge coup for them. Adding intrigue is their 'other' Android phone planned for launch. Would it be the HTC Legend? Or a non-HTC Android device?

To be honest, we're only familiar with US Cellular through their renaming of Comiskey Park (White Sox). Any US Cellular customers out there? Are you guys interested in the Desire? [via androinica]


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US Cellular confirms HTC Desire is coming this summer


US Cellular has great coverage in the rural Midwest. Notice I said rural Midwest. There are holes in coverage for Verizon, Sprint and especially AT&T in many minutely-populated areas (at least that I know of in Wisconsin). This is huge for those recreational & business travelelers that visit or go through these areas. The only problem with US Cellular is that they don't have high bandwidth data capability. Maybe this means they're finally ready to try decent data plans and no longer be left behind in the uber-growing smartphone world.

In VA USCC works great almost everywhere. I will defiantly be giving up my Blackberry for this phone when it comes out this summer!

US Cellular uses Verizon as a roaming partner, so I'd guess it would work anywhere a Verizon phone would. I think they do publish the band details at their website (

I agree that their data speeds need to increase - I only get 2G access where I'm at, and that's starting to be a problem.

As for the phone itself, it's definitely interesting! I would prefer a phone with similar specs which includes a side-sliding hardware keyboard, so I'm hoping that "other device" will be in that format!

The grapevine says it's the R880 or something by samsung. I think it's very similar to the Moment from Sprint.

USCC is on a CDMA network.

I'm waiting for it to drop so badly, I'll take it any day over my 8330 BB curve.