Fido now offering Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Ace II x

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Mar 032013
 
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Ace II x

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Ace II x

Fido this week launched two more Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Ace II x. Neither will be confused for a current flagship device but they come with a much easier price on the wallet.

The Galaxy S II LTE is the more powerful of the two. Sporting LTE connectivity, it comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4.5-inch AMOLED Plus display, 16GB of onboard memory, and an 8MP camera capable of 1080p video capture.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace II x comes with a 1GHz single-core, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) display, 4GB of internal memory and a 5MP camera. Unlike the Galaxy S II LTE which is only available in black, the Ace II x is available in either black or white.

Fido is offering the Galaxy S II LTE for CA$50 with a two-year contract or CA$450 outright. As for the Galaxy Ace II x, it is free with a two-year contract or CA$225 outright.

Any takers out there for either of these?

Android 4.0 upgrade available to Rogers Samsung Galaxy S II LTE

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Jun 202012
 

Samsung Canada today announced via Twitter that the upgrade to Android 4.0 is now available for the Rogers version of the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE.

The Samsung Android Upgrade Procedure page lists the update lists the Android version as 4.0.3 but both Rogers and users who have upgraded are reporting that the version is in fact 4.0.4.

The upgrade needs to be done through Samsung’s Kies software.

Read more: Samsung Android Upgrade Procedure page (Source: Samsung via Twitter)

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE now available from Rogers

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Nov 092011
 

Rogers CommunicationsI’m a few days behind on this one but it appears that availability has improved somewhat at Rogers for the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE. Only a few weeks ago, Rogers was only able to ship “a very limited number” to customers who had pre-ordered it. The carrier now indicates that it is available in stores. A small piece of advice: Call ahead to confirm that your store of choice has stock before heading down.

Some other good news: The price with a three-year plan has dropped to CA$179.99 (from CA$199.99). The contract-free price remains at CA$649.99.

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Rogers ships limited number of Samsung Galaxy S II LTE to customers

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Oct 252011
 

Rogers CommunicationsRogers was the first carrier to launch LTE (along with the first LTE data stick), and the first LTE tablet, the HTC Jetstream, in Canada. Now they can add another feather in their cap.

Rogers announced today that it has shipped out “a very limited number of Samsung Galaxy S II LTE” smartphones to customers who had pre-ordered it through the Rogers Reservations System.

While we wish we could get this device to everyone who has reserved the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE on the reservations system today, we’re thrilled to be able to deliver on our first-to-market commitment by shipping Canada’s first LTE smartphones.

Rogers added that it expects to be able to fulfill more orders “as early as next week” and that all pre-orders should be filled around the same time that the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE starts to hit stores.

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Bell to launch LTE with Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy S II LTE?

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Sep 012011
 

Bell CanadaWhile Bell has announced plans to launch its LTE network this year, it has given little information about markets and devices to date. Tek Tok Canada has been told by “a reliable source” that the launch is coming soon (but still no specific dates).

Tek Tok also reports that Bell will offer the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet at launch.

Details such as markets that Bell will launch in, device prices, plans and pricing all remain unknown at this time.

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Samsung announces LTE versions of the GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Aug 282011
 

SamsungSamsung today announced LTE versions of both the Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. According to JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business:

“With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity.”

According to Engadget, both devices will benefit from upgraded 1.5GHz dual-core processors. The Samsung Galaxy S II will also a slightly larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED+ display. Other specifications are expected to remain unchanged.

LTE promises download speeds of up to 100mbps and upload speeds of up to 50mbps.

No details as to specific availability (carriers and dates) and pricing were revealed today. We should learn more at Samsung’s upcoming IFA 2011 event.

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