Samsung Skyrocket

Samsung Galaxy S II or Skyrocket are free with an AT&T LTE Galaxy Tab 8.9

The rather nice LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 wasn't the only thing AT&T unveiled today: they've also got a pretty sweet deal going for anyone in the market for both a tablet and a new phone. Buy a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and activate a new AT&T LTE data plan, and you can choose from a Samsung Galaxy S II or its LTE cousin the Skyrocket to take home as well. We though this was such an interesting deal that it was worth an extra post.

AT&T LTE Shootout: HTC Vivid vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

AT&T customers in one of their new LTE network coverage areas have a choice to make if they want a smartphone that takes advantage of the higher speeds. Only two phones have launched with AT&T LTE capability: the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Sure, you could read our extensive reviews on the Vivid or Skyrocket, but you're busy. We've tallied up the pros and cons of each one in one handy-dandy article.

AT&T drops HTC Vivid & Samsung Skyrocket prices by $100

When AT&T announced its first smartphones to take advantage of its new fancy-pants LTE network, a few balked at the $199 and $249 prices for the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, respectively. Well, rejoice bargain hunters: the price for each has dropped by a cool $100. That makes the Vivid just $99.99 and the Skyrocket $149.99 - not bad for a pair of phones with specs that are just shy of the top of the line.

Android Community Weekly: November 6, 2011

We've had a great week of tech reviews, hands-on/unboxings, and development for this first week of November! First, we started off our work week with an excellent review of the Motorola ATRIX 2 by Michael Crider. An unboxing of the HTC Rezound was then performed by Cory Gunther soon after. After seeing ads of the HTC Rezound show up in Verizon Wireless stores, you can be sure to see this device soon. It was officially announced to the public Thursday, and around the same time we released our own hands-on round-up.

AT&T 4G LTE speedtest results: HTC Vivid and Galaxy S II Skyrocket

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the new HTC Vivid are AT&T's first 4G LTE smartphones, not to be confused with HSPA+ "4G" devices they've launched in the past. AT&T's 4G LTE just went live back in September and so far they only have 5 markets currently with 4G LTE although 4 more are coming this weekend. We decided to give their relatively small 4G LTE footprint a run for its money and see how she performed. Details and speedtest results are available after the break.

AT&T says HTC Vivid and Samsung Skyrocket will get ICS updates

AT&T's first two LTE smartphones both run Android Gingerbread, but they've got the unfortunate luck of being released just a few weeks before Ice Cream Sandwich lands on the Galaxy Nexus. AT&T has confirmed that both the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will be updated to Android 4.0 eventually. No specifics were mentioned, but a nebulous "early 2012" should see the rollouts begin.
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