Chicago - Carrier U.S. Cellular laid out its 3G Android smartphone roadmap, saying it plans to expand its Android selection to five models in the coming months.
The company launched the Samsung Acclaim a few weeks ago and plans to launch HTC's Desire on Aug. 27, Samsung's Galaxy S in October and two LG Android phones "following closely behind." Pricing of the Desire and other upcoming models wasn't announced.
The Android 2.1-based Desire features 3.7-inch touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5- megapixel autofocus camera with flash, GPS, tethering to a laptop for use as a wireless modem, and ability to upload photos to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. The carrier also preloaded the Desire with its own applications, including contacts backup and a navigation service.
U.S Cellular is the company is the nation's sixth-largest wireless carrier with 6.2 million subscribers across the country.