If you are out shopping for a 4G device today, you have several choices including smartphones and an Android tablet that's 4G ready. Before you buy them, be sure to check out our reviews.
Samsung Galaxy S 4G on T-Mobile:
Think of the Galaxy S 4G as a souped-up 2011 Samsung Vibrant. The Galaxy S 4G adds the latest amenities including a front video chat camera that works with Qik, 4G HSPA+, a beefier battery and Android OS 2.2 Froyo with Flash 10.1. It has a new back design to prevent accidental drops and it looks cool too. Otherwise it's business as usual with a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, vivid 4" Super AMOLED display, WiFi including hotspot tethering and WiFi calling, Bluetooth and a solid GPS.
AT&T is getting serious with Android now that their iPhone exclusivity is over, and the Inspire 4G is one lovely high end Android phone at a reasonable price. The Inspire 4G has HSPA+ 4G, a sharp 4.3" SLCD display running at 800 x 480 resolution and a second gen 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. The unibody aluminum alloy body is sumptuous and the 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash does 720p video with aplomb. The Inspire runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense software.
This Android 2.2 Froyo tablet has a 7" multi-touch capacitive Gorilla Glass display running at 800 x 480 resolution and a dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU. Like the Galaxy Tab, it's a tablet that doesn't make phone calls over the cellular network; it's data-only. The Streak 7 has 4G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a GPS that works with Google Maps and Navigation. It's a bit less expensive than the Samsung Tab, but makes some concessions in display quality and battery life.
Honeycomb feels very modern, if not futuristic and we enjoyed quickly switching home screens and customizing them on the fly with a flourish of finger gestures. There are surisingly few apps pre-installed on the Xoom-- the basics like email, Gtalk, Google Maps Navigation and Places, the YouTube Player, Android Market and Google Books are there.