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If you're a T-Mobile subscriber, or considering it, today is a good day.  Both the HTC Amaze 4G and the Galaxy S II are now available for purchase, rounding out T-Mobile's already broad selection of Android devices with two more great ones.  Both of these phones will take advantage of the new HSPA+42 network (insert your own number of G's here) to offer great download speeds with minimal battery life impact, and let's be honest -- they both look HAWT.

The Amaze 4G (check out our hands-on) is a 4.3-inch qHD display, on top of a stunning body design.  The innards are amazing (see what we did there) as well, with a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon, 1GB of RAM, the latest version of HTC Sense on the Android 2.3.4 platform, and HTC's new camera at 8MP.  It'll cost $259 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in-rebate.

The Galaxy S II (check out our hands-on) takes things a bit further in the size department, with a 4.53-inch Super AMOLED plus display.  Under the hood some changes were made from the original Galaxy S II line, to allow the 42 Mbps network to function -- but you'll never notice.  The dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon and 1GB RAM make Touchwiz 4 fly.  It'll cost $229 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in-rebate.

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Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G available today from T-Mobile

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Verizon needs to step up its game... next Nexus needs to drop soon haha im growing impatient

If the rumors are true (October 19th), then you shouldn't have to wait much longer.

In the meantime, I'm going to sit here and use the pure power of WANT to make these phones have Android IceCreamSandwhich. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

I went to T-mobile today to check the GS2 out. It's solid and beautiful, but underwhelming (compared to the vibrant). I started adding widgets to the home screen and it got pretty choppy pretty quickly, but not laggy. Things still loaded and ran fast, but the homescreen was not at an ideal framerate. I ran speedtest and got 4Mbps in a 42 Mbps enabled area (2.6Mbps on my 3g vibrant). the pentile matrix Vibrant screen looks similar in quality to the 4.5. the 4.5 might be a little less pixelated. the 4.5 inch screen was BEAUTIFUL nonetheless. i benched 3200 on quadrant after a mem clear.

an absolutely stunning phone, but unless you are upgrading from something less than a vibrant or getting your first android phone, its not quite worth it. but my god is it pretty...and surprisingly solid.

Thanks for the mini-review! I'm coming from the vibrant, and am considering one of these two phones...I'm still keeping one eye on the potential merger, and another eye on when T-mob is expecting ICS though, so I think I'm going to give it some time yet before upgrading. I'm a little nervous about the 1.5Ghz non-samsung chip myself.

-m.