If you are lucky enough to live in an area where US Cellular offers service, then there is good news on the Android front. US Cellular has announced that they are going to be releasing two new Android devices, the LG Genesis and the HTC Merge.Both devices are coming loaded with Android 2.2, and will come in at the $149.00 price point, after a $100 mail-in rebate. A quote from the press release talks about the specifics of the two devices:
The HTC Merge is U.S. Cellular’s first Android-powered Global Ready smartphone. So, if you’re traveling abroad this summer, you can stay in touch with friends and family no matter the continent or time zone by using a required SIM card and service for the country you’re visiting. The HTC Merge also has a keyboard that can be switched to 18 different languages and offers users the freedom to check Facebook, tweet, text, browse the web and access e-mails anytime using the 3.8-inch touch screen or the slide out QWERTY keyboard. Other handy features include a 5.0 megapixel camera, GPS, 720p video recorder, Adobe Flash 10.1 and a customizable quick key that lets you program your favorite function whether it’s an app, web site, media player or contact.
Exclusive to U.S. Cellular, the LG Genesis features a sleek flip design with two touch screens that allow users to view social network updates and stay up-to-speed with texts and e-mails. Input lightning fast messaging on the 3.5-inch touch screen using Swype® technology on a virtual QWERTY keyboard or text hands free using voice. The internal 3.2-inch touch screen is paired with a wide, slide out keyboard that also makes typing quick and easy. A built-in 5.0 megapixel camera and 32 GB of storage makes snapping and sharing pictures of family and friends in high or low light a breeze with auto focus and zoom functions.
Not a bad offering in the least bit from US Cellular, coupled with the fact that they have a $79.99 everything plan (capped at 5GB data) which is pretty win. Let us know in the comments if you plan on jumping on this deal!