Oct 11th, 2011 publishUpdated   Apr 25th, 2012, 3:16 pm

Blogging to you live from beautiful San Diego, CA for the 2011 CTIA conference, Rob and I went hands on with the T-Mobile Galaxy S II — previously known as the Hercules — to give you our initial impressions with the device.

From all the pictures and videos I’ve seen of the Canadian version of this device, I was expecting the T-Mobile version to be much thicker than its GS2 cousins on Sprint and AT&T. Thankfully, Samsung managed to keep a slim profile on the device while adding an extra touch of class thanks to its “premium” soft-touch battery cover. This device is unique from the other GS2’s in that it is the only one out of the bunch to feature a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. We posted a couple videos last week of the T-Mobile Galaxy S II showing off some surprisingly impressive benchmarks beating even the dual-c0re Exynos. Unfortunately, the device we manhandled didn’t have any connectivity so we weren’t able to run this device through the ringer.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is scheduled to launch tomorrow for $230 after $50 mail-in rebate and will complete T-Mobile’s “Android Holiday Onslaught.”

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