US Cellular Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

US Cellular this morning announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S Aviator  will be the first tablet and smartphone, respectively, on its new LTE network.

As previously announced, the regional carrier's 4G network will be available in select citites:

  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Madison and Racine.
  • Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
  • Maine: Portland and Bangor.
  • North Carolina: Greenville.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is, well, it's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Honeycomb, which we've enjoyed for the better part of a year now, and it'll be available on USCC in March. The 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S Aviator should be familiar as well, along with its preloaded Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. The Aviator will arrive in April.

US Cellular says more LTE markets will be announed later this month. We've got the full press release after the break.

U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 4G LTE NETWORK NEXT MONTH ALONG WITH UPCOMING DEVICES

Brings up to 10 times faster download speeds and better web browsing experience

CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, is launching a 4G LTE network next month that will enhance the wireless experience with countless entertainment possibilities and help customers simplify and organize their lives. The 4G LTE network will cover 25 percent of U.S. Cellular’s customers and will coincide with the launch of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 4G LTE mobile tablet followed shortly by the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ 4G LTE smartphone.

4G LTE speeds allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering, and video chatting with family or business colleagues is seamless.

With the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. They can talk to their family about dinner plans while downloading an app to find nearby restaurants and simultaneously check out reviews online.

The March rollout of 4G LTE includes select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma, including some of U.S. Cellular’s leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C. U.S. Cellular is the first wireless carrier to offer 4G LTE in several of these markets. The next wave of market launches will be announced later this month.

“With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. “This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 is powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and has a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT touchscreen. It features superior multi-tasking capabilities, a video watching experience similar to TV and smooth graphics and responsive controls for faster gaming. Apps are downloaded faster on the sleek Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone that comes with Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 4.3-inch WVGA s-AMOLED plus touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. Both devices will provide download and browser speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and be similar to a cable Internet connection.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s high-quality nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

 
There are 10 comments

theRalph says:

Loved my Droid Charge, maybe my best phone ever, aside from the lack of Touchwiz-free roms.

dually says:

Why is Samsung shipping a Nexus S like phone without Ice Cream Sandwich again?

Mtn_Scott says:

Becuase this is essentially a Droid Charge that was released about a year ago. It is not a new phone. The Charge will not Support ICS and Touchwiz at the same time. This is a midrange phone at this point in time.

dskwerl says:

My mind is pretty much blown by US Cellular bringing the first 4G network to Maine.

OneAn9ryN00b says:

Me too, although I have verizon, im hoping US Cell will allow roaming in 4g. But i sit between these two citys, hopefully once it starts it wont be long before the 95 corridor is covered!

dskwerl says:

I'm on Sprint, personally, but I've been eyeing US Cellular here and there.

I'm just amazed US Cellular is bringing 4G to Maine in their first wave of implementations, versus everyone else that doesn't even have Maine on their list yet. And have had 4G services up significantly longer.

I'd be thrilled to see 4G cover the 95 corridor. I travel 95 every day to get to work in South Portland, so that's where the brunt of my usage is.

Clak says:

Hah, a Charge by any other name is still a Charge. I hope they're ready for complaints, unless Samsung somehow managed to fix the phone this time.

Lee_R3D says:

Does this mean the Galaxy S II announcement/speculation/whatever from earlier is a pipe dream? I hope not.

Xopher says:

I was really hoping to see an S-II instead of another Galaxy S rendition. TN isn't on the LTE list yet, so there isn't any reason to bump up from the Mesmerize to the Aviator (not really much of an upgrade). Hopefully something better will hit the market over the summer.

I was told today that the Galaxy S II will be in stores in the next few weeks before the Aviator hits the streets.