The first LTE-enabled smartphones announced by AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid will be available on the market on November 6, directly from the carrier's select retail channels
However, customers who can afford to wait a few more days will be able to grab the HTC Vivid, as well as other new devices, from Costco
According to the retailer's roadmap, leaked courtesy to the folks over at Phandroid
(via tipster), AT&T's HTC Vivid and Samsung Flash, as well as T-Mobile's Samsung Exhibit II 4G will go on sale on November 10.
Unfortunately, the internal document does not reveal any price options for the upcoming smartphones, but, hopefully, Costco will offer better deals than the carriers.
Besides the devices mentioned above, Costco plans to release T-Mobile's LG myTouch Q and DoublePlay, as well as AT&T's BlackBerry Bold 9900.
T-Mobile's $69.99 unlimited (2GB) voice and data plan shows up as well, which means that the retailer plans to offer it along with the new T-Mobile USA devices that will go live on November 10.
Costco's road map for this month also reveals more details about HTC Vivid's specs sheet. Aside LTE support
, the Vivid is delivered with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on board, not the latest 2.3.5 iteration.
The superphone comes with a large 4.5-inch qHD Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors support and 540 x 960 pixels resolution.
On the inside, the phone is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 16 GB of internal memory, only 256 MB of RAM, and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
On the back, the HTC Vivid boasts an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities, while on the front there's a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
The handset is pre-loaded with AT&T apps and services, and provides access to more than 250,000 apps via Android Market.