Three months after its launched its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Ottawa, Rogers has begun activating its first LTE smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE. The new devices were first delivered to customers on Tuesday

For consumers who invest in new LTE wireless smartphones and tablets, LTE technology promises better network performance and better support for data services. Rogers claims future LTE smartphone owners can expect to experience data speeds that are between three and four times faster than what is currently available on the current Rogers HSPA+ network.

Selling for $650 without a contract, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE (seen below) offers AWS for connectivity on the Rogers LTE network, a Tri-band HSPA+/Quad-band EDGE for connectivity on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network and international roaming, a 4.5" WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen (480x800), a 8MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front facing camera, Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Android 2.3 operating system,1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

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