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U.S. Cellular launching 4G LTE in March with Galaxy Tab, Aviator

U.S. Cellular will launch its 4G LTE market next month with two Samsung devices: a smartphone and a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy S Aviator
The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator will be U.S. Cellular's first 4G LTE smartphone. Samsung

U.S. Cellular is getting into the 4G LTE network game, launching a tablet and a smartphone as its first LTE devices in March.

The nation's sixth-largest wireless provider will inaugurate its LTE network with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE tablet, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator smartphone.

Samsung's Galaxy S Aviator features a 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touch screen, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a front-facing camera for video chats. It runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. For its part, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (reviewed) runs off the Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.

U.S. Cellular and its partner, King Street Wireless, will initially roll out to 25 percent of U.S. Cellular's market in cities like Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; Greenville, N.C.; and Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine, Wis.

The devices' other details, launches, and pricing are scarce for now, but we'll learn more as the rollout approaches.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
U.S. Cellular will sell an LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung