Samsung Galaxy S2 Release Date: Now Available at T-Mobile

The U.S. debut of the Samsung Galaxy S2 has finally come to T-Mobile, as the network released its model of the Android smartphone Oct. 12.

The Galaxy S2 has garnered a lot of U.S. attention since its release on the Sprint network on Sept. 16.

The network released the phone under the name Epic 4G Touch and it became the carrier's best selling smartphone for September in just two weeks.

The Galaxy S2 released on the AT&T network on Oct. 2 after its original Sept. 18 release date came and went with no smartphone.

A number of AT&T customers expressed annoyance that neither in-store nor hotline associates had much information about the delay. Some AT&T customers reported switching to Sprint in order to get their hands on the Galaxy S2.

AT&T has yet to divulge why the release date of the Galaxy S2 was pushed back, but commentators note that smartphone was released just days before Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" media event where the company unveiled its iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 4S will be available for shipping and purchase on Oct. 14.

Even before its U.S. release, the Galaxy S2 has been globally popular since its international release in late April. Its impressive specs have garnered it the nickname, "iPhone Killer."

The T-Mobile model of the Galaxy S2 is being considered one of the most powerful models in the Galaxy S2 line.

The Galaxy S2 for Sprint and AT&T run on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor while the Galaxy S2 for T-Mobile runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

Its other impressive specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, NFC support and the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS.

T-Mobile's HTC Amaze smartphone also releases on Oct. 12.