U.S. Cellular Launching Windows Phone 7 and Android Smartphones and 4G LTE Devices

Already available with major US carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon; Now the Windows Phone 7 is coming to two other carriers -- US Cellular and Cellular South. According to a press release, between now and the end of the year, U.S. Cellular "plans to launch seven smartphones that run on the Android operating […]

Already available with major US carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon; Now the Windows Phone 7 is coming to two other carriers -- US Cellular and Cellular South. According to a press release, between now and the end of the year, U.S. Cellular "plans to launch seven smartphones that run on the Android operating system, including its first 4G-enabled smartphone. Two mobile tablets are planned along with the carrier's first Windows Phone 7 device. U.S. Cellular will also roll out its first wave of 4G LTE devices in November."

U.S. Cellular plans to launch four devices from HTC Corp. beginning this summer, including the carrier's first Windows Phone device that runs the Windows 7. The Live Tiles on the Windows 7 homescreen show all of the messages, voicemails, e-mails and social network status updates in a single glance. U.S. Cellular also will launch a mobile tablet from HTC in early fall, which has a 7-inch screen and can be held in one hand for easy access to hundreds of thousands of Android apps. Two additional Android-powered phones from HTC are expected to launch in the fall.

In addition to its expanded smartphone selection, U.S. Cellular is launching two new messaging devices from Samsung that have a slide-out QWERTY keypad and the added convenience of 2.8-inch touchscreen. They're ideal for customers who prefer to stay connected to their friends and family through talking and texting, and are expected to launch this summer.

On the other hand, Clarion Ledger reports that the HTC 7 Pro is coming to Cellular South, as soon as tomorrow (June 13):

Cellular South, however, is ready to go with its first Windows Phone 7. The HTC 7 Pro, decked out in dark gray, silver and black, arrives Monday.

[Source: US Cellular]