Samsung Vibrant officially comes to T-Mobile

It’s not much of a surprise, but Samsung’s Android-powered Vibrant will be coming to T-Mobile July 21 for $199 with a new, two-year contract.

The handset is a Galaxy S phone, so it will sport a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel camera.

The handset will rock Android 2.1 but T-Mobile will be loading a ton of software to take advantage of that beautiful screen. There will be a 2 GB memory card included that will have “Avatar” preloaded (I don’t care what anyone says, I liked that movie).

The Vibrant will also Amazon Kindle for Android, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, Gogo and Samsung’s upcoming Media Hub.

“By combining best-selling, award-winning content and amazing hardware that brings that content to life, T-Mobile continues to deliver on its commitment to bring innovative mobile entertainment experiences to consumers’ fingertips,” said Paul Cole, vice president, devices and accessories, T-Mobile USA, in a prepared statement. “We are proud to introduce the Samsung Vibrant as the latest addition to our growing lineup of Android-powered devices.”

You’ll get all the goodies you expect, including WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel camera that can record 720p HD video. There’s a microSD slot that can support up to 32 GB of external memory.

Of course, the Vibrant will be capable of utilizing T-Mobile’s 3G network. The carrier barely had 3G service two years ago but it’s rapidly growing.

The Vibrant really gives T-Mobile a high-end handset to compete against the iPhone 4, Droid X and the EVO 4G. The flagship status is kind of hurt by the fact that there will be a Galaxy S phone on every carrier, but that shouldn’t matter much to T-Mobile subscribers because they get a nice, new sexy Android handset.

What do you think, T-Mobile subscribers? Are you excited about the Vibrant? Is it enough to keep you from jumping to another carrier?

  • @Ac3of2pade2

    wish it had a led flash and ffc like the sprint version

    • marinperez

      Agreed. Still, this looks like a might fine handset. I may have to pick one up.

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  • Mark

    I agree on the FFC and the flash. I like the look of the handset though. Kind of "iPhone-ish".

  • Matt

    The phone doesnt have a ffc, however.. anyone with a brain knows that it wouldn't serve a purpose even if it did, tmobile doesnt support simultaneous voice/data usage. only att supports that, so the feature isnt really anything thats needed on your phone, plus whats the likely hood that you will know anyone else that has a supported device. The phone does look like an iphone, although im sure this one will actually HAVE reception.

    • Mike

      who said that , I've been surfing and talking at same time with my touch….

  • Ikeman

    Buddy T-mobile does support simultaneous data and voice. Im going to need you to have all the facts b4 you comment.

  • Candylady2m

    My friend has the MyTouch and she said that she talks and surfs all the time. This came up because I am still on the G1 and I commented that I really wished I could check things on the internet while I was on the phone. She said that she had no trouble. Maybe it was a wi-fi thing. I don't know, but she is able to do it also.
    I've narrowed down my field to the MyTouch 3G slide, the Nexus One, and the Samsung Vibrant. They all have certain things I like, but they don't all have everything. I won't upgrade until September, so maybe something better will come along. I really want flash 10.1, because I don't have internet anywhere except my phone and I also have gotten really used to Android and love it. Any suggestions?

  • Dave

    Wish it had support for T-Mobile HSPA+ data services, sad to be captive on 3G for a few years with such a great phone.

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