If you look at the best smartphones currently available, close to the top of the list you will find the Samsung Galaxy SII. Despite being a rather obvious ‘iClone’ in physical appearance, the SII is a phone that after nearly a year since initial release remains the benchmark against which all Android phones are measured – and few make the mark!
Today U.S. Cellular announced that they are about to launch the SII on their 3G network. Not only that, but it is priced right at $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Here are more details from their press release:
U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® II. The Android™-powered smartphone is designed to deliver advanced multimedia features with a powerhouse 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display shows brilliant colors, providing a vivid and crisp viewing experience. The Galaxy S II runs on U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide 3G network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. It will be available for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The Galaxy S II is ideal for the multi-tasker who also wants easy access to entertainment wherever they go. You can quickly update your calendar and browse the web to read the latest news, check the weather or get driving directions. The multimedia functions allow you and your family to keep up with your favorite TV shows and keep the kids entertained while you’re traveling with HD Games. With its superior screen display, camera, webcam and access to thousands of helpful applications in the Android Market™, customers will be able to get more done throughout the day.
“The Galaxy S II is the ultimate phone for people looking to simplify and organize their lives,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The features combined with U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits, like our Battery Swap, make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”
• 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (Samsung Exnyos C210)
• Powered by Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread)
• 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash
• Swype™ technology for quick text, picture and video messaging
• 16 GB user memory – supports up to 32GB microSD™ cards
As noted previously, U.S. Cellular offers great incentives to join their network and (unlike most carriers) rewards loyalty with an excellent points program!