US Galaxy S II T-Mobile: Pipped AT&T To The Post?

Since its official debut back in April, the South Korean company Samsung have been wowing the world with their awesome Galaxy S II smartphone. Interest for the handset is so immense that over 10 million units of the device have already sold and that’s before we’ve even got to the Christmas period. We’ve made no bones here at OSM of our love for the handset, but we have asked on numerous occasions whether the hype will last with other makes coming through onto retailer shelves.

We know the iPhone 5 is on the way and its announcement is still looking likely to be on October 4th at Apple’s Cupertino campus, led by new CEO Tim Cook, so this is definitely one contender for Samsung to look out for! As well as the popular global Galaxy S II version, a white model is now available with news that LTE and HD models are coming along.

For US consumers who have been waiting for the Galaxy S II to launch, can now breathe a sigh of relief it seems. Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch has already been lapping up all the attention Stateside, but now T-Mobile’s version the Galaxy S II X has been officially announced at an event just yesterday. We have to say with the rumor mill in full swing, it was difficult to know whether the event would actually take place, but according to Cnet, the handset will now be available on October 12th, for a price of $229.99 after a $50 rebate and with a two-year contract set in place.

The Galaxy S II along with another of T-Mobile’s the HTC Amaze 4G will release on the same date but the Amaze will be slightly more expensive at a retail price of $259.99. Both handsets will benefit from T-Mobile’s new improved network giving HSPA technology, leaving customers to enjoy faster connection speeds. For users now enjoying the speedy service, T-Mobile can compare their service to that of Verizon and Sprint’s 4G network in terms of marketing.

Over at Engadget, news of T-Mobile’s variant has been acknowledged with news that on Deutsche Telekom’s website, the new Galaxy S II addition can be picked up on October 10th for the price listed above or in store two days later.

The battle will heat up next month when all three US carriers will at last be able to fight over their Galaxy S II variants, who will come out on top? We’ll leave you to make that decision.

UPDATE: Just to let you guys know, live sign-up pages have now been listed for the two handsets in question, by activating them you will get first hand information on the two phones in question! Check out Engadget for further details.

Let us know if you are in America and have been waiting for one of the three models to surface? If so which one?