U.S. Cellular today announced its latest smartphone, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G. Available online for $179 after a $100 mail-in rebate, the handset arrives in retail stores on August 25.
In an effort to draw attention to its growing 4G LTE network, U.S. Cellular is offering a discounted price for consumers who live within its regional footprint. What's more, those markets expected to see 4G coverage by the end of 2012 get a sweeter deal, a $129 price tag after a $100 mail-in rebate. Sounds good, but what do you get for the money?
Details for the Samsung Metrix 4G include a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 4-inch display, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and a front-facing camera. Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the smartphone comes preloaded with a number of Amazon titles, including Kindle, Amazon MP3, Amazon.com, and Audible.