While AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are nudging each other preparing for the upcoming iPhone 5, T-Mobile announced the availability of two 4G Android phones, Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Amaze 4G.
The Android Gingerbread-powered phones, which are scheduled to come on Oct. 12, will be available on T-Mobile’s 4G network, which is based on HPSA+ 42 technology.
The HTC Amaze 4G is priced at $259.99 and the Galaxy S2 is set at $229.99, both priced after a rebate of $50 and a two-year contract.
T-Mobile, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., has been cutting prices of handsets aggressively to lure customers against its rivals.
The HTC Amaze 4G is known for its camera—8 megapixels, 1080p HD video recording capabilities, a backside illuminated sensor and a dual LED flash.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S2 will be a bit different from Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch with an NFC support and 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor.
Cole Brodman, the chief marketing officer of T-Mobile, said the phones should be expected with an average download speed of 8 Mbps and peak speed of 20 megabits per second.
Brodman also introduced T-Mobile’s Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot, which allows up to five Wi-Fi-capable devices to connect to the Internet.
T-Mobile has shown interest in carrying the iPhone 5, and is waiting to hear from Apple.
At the GigaOm Mobilize event, Brodman said the new iPhone will not be available for T-Mobile customers in October.