Just days following the announcement of U.S. Cellular’s series of customer-focused initiatives called The Belief Project, the carrier confirmed the Oct. 27 arrival of its next Android-powered device, the Samsung Mesmerize.
The Mesmerize is part of Samsung’s line of Galaxy S smartphones and is the third of five smartphones the carrier is launching this year that run on the Android platform. U.S. Cellular will roll out the LG Apex in November and the LG Optimus in December.
U.S. Cellular is now counted in a group of five U.S. carriers that have launched an iteration of the Galaxy S. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint also have version of the Android-based smartphone.
The Mesmerize features similar specs to those offered by other carriers. U.S. Cellular’s version comes running Android 2.1 and boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and up to 32 GB of expandable memory.
The Samsung Mesmerize will retail for $199 after an $80 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract and will be available Oct. 27 at U.S. Cellular locations and online.