May 4, 2012 7:24am
Regional carrier SaskTel will be launching their LTE network in Saskatchewan sometime during the “fall of 2012.” Phase 1 will include Regina and Saskatoon, and surrounding areas. Then they’ll continue the rollout into “other urban and rural areas starting in 2013 based on the demand.”
One of their first devices that will be LTE enabled, allowing customers to potentially reach peak download speed of “100 megabits per second (Mbps) and 50 Mbps upload” will be the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. This Android device was just released by Bell, and SaskTel has stated this is “Coming Soon” on their website. They do note this is “LTE Ready (pending LTE network launch),” so until they go live you’ll fallback to their 4G HSPA+ network speeds.
As for specs, the GS II HD LTE runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread but will be upgraded to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. the display is 4.65-inches Super AMOLED with a resolution of 720 x 1280, 1.5Ghz dual core processor, 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB RAM and Wi-fi. The price is also listed at $129.99 on a 3-year and tops out at $569.99 outright.