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?