What About the Samsung Vibrant? That Galaxy S Phone Will Be Available July 21st for $199.99, Pre-Order July 1st


After Samsung wrapped up their trifecta of Samsung Galaxy S phone announcements, the T-Mobile version (the Samsung Vibrant) just got even more official with a formal press release, an official site, and pricing/availability details. You can grab this device on July 21st for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Radio Shack will be the first to start offering the device for pre-order which will happen starting on July 1st.


T-Mobile’s version of the device ditches the front-facing camera and changes the configuration of the capacitive buttons, but it’s still just as much of a Galaxy S smartphone as its parent. The biggest differentiating factor for their version seems to be the inclusion of 16GB of internal storage, as opposed to the 1GB and 2GB seen in Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G and Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate, respectively.

With that, you also get an expandable microSD card slot up to 32GB, which gives Vibrant owners a maximum of 48GB of storage. If you want to be notified when Samsung and T-Mobile have more announcements to offer, be sure to head over to their official Samsung Vibrant site now.

Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile USA to Bring Robust Entertainment Experience on a Brilliant Screen

T-Mobile’s Latest Android™-Powered Device Offers Exclusive Entertainment Experience, Including James Cameron’s Avatar In a Slim Smartphone Package

BELLEVUE, Wash. and DALLAS – June 28, 2010 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the Samsung Vibrant™, a Samsung Galaxy S™ device available from T-Mobile.
Through pre-installed applications and pre-loaded content, the Samsung Vibrant’s comprehensive multimedia capabilities combine all your entertainment and communication needs into one device – it’s a television, bookshelf, radio, movie library, gaming system, and of course, a smartphone. The Vibrant comes fully loaded with exclusive entertainment features including “James Cameron’s Avatar” on an included 2GB external memory card and an exclusive collector’s edition of a popular game. The Vibrant also brings the Amazon Kindle for Android™ application with access to more than 600,000 books, MobiTV with live and on-demand TV, and much more.

The Vibrant’s 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display gives customers a vivid, sharp color HD-like viewing experience, whether consumers choose to play a game, watch a movie or read an e-book while on the go. Featuring a slim and sleek design, the Vibrant is one of the most portable and accessible mobile entertainment devices available to U.S. consumers. The speedy Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor and six-axis sensor are optimized for media and gaming, which gives consumers a seamless, immersive experience while reading, watching and playing. The Vibrant is also the latest smartphone in T-Mobile’s lineup that can benefit from enhanced speeds in locations with T-Mobile’s super-fast HSPA+ network.2

“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. “We are proud to introduce the Samsung Vibrant as the latest addition to our growing lineup of Android-powered devices.”

“The Samsung Vibrant contains all of the premium core features that the Galaxy S portfolio offers to consumers, including an industry leading display and powerful processor. The Galaxy S devices make the smartphone brilliant,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. “When you combine the Vibrant’s incredible hardware with preloaded content like “Avatar,” along with thousands of applications available on the Android Market, the entertainment and customization possibilities are endless.”

‘”James Cameron’s Avatar” is in many ways the most innovative film ever produced, and in working with Samsung and T-Mobile we are now able to offer this eye-catching experience to viewers in a new and dynamic environment on the Samsung Vibrant,’ said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for 20th Century FOX Film Company.

The multimedia experience that makes the Samsung Vibrant a great option for entertainment enthusiasts includes the following:
20th Century Fox’s “James Cameron’s Avatar,” full-screen movie pre-loaded on the Samsung Vibrant, takes consumers back to Pandora, the fictional world created by James Cameron, in the highest-grossing film in history.
Amazon Kindle for Android application provides direct access to more than 600,000 books, including a vast majority of The New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases. Before consumers purchase a book, they can read the first chapter for free. They also can read reviews and recommendations from Amazon.com and its customers. With Kindle for Android, customers can sync their reading with their other Kindle devices so they never lose their place or are without their reading.
MobiTV mobile phone application offers consumers access to live and on-demand TV available in English and Spanish – including more than 35 channels of news, sports and entertainment. Favorite channels such as Bravo, Disney Channel, ESPN, NBC and more are available for Samsung Vibrant consumers to watch at home or away. Plus, when Vibrant consumers subscribe to MobiTV, their first 30 days of service are free.3
Slacker Radio mobile application comes pre-loaded on the Samsung Vibrant, allowing anyone to listen to free personalized radio. Slacker offers more than 120 genre stations and the ability to create your own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite music.
Gogo® Inflight Internet service offers a bonus to consumers who purchase the Samsung Vibrant: up to a month of free in-flight Wi-Fi access on their device, with Internet access on more than 3,000 daily flights and growing every day in the continental U.S.4
Samsung Media Hub, expected to be available in the near future, is a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
The Samsung Vibrant’s assets go beyond its impressive entertainment features. Running Android 2.1, the Samsung Vibrant offers a seven-paned home screen and access to Android Market™ to personalize the device with 65,000 applications, including applications for social networking, gaming, travel and more. Samsung’s Social Hub service helps consumers to easily keep in touch with family and friends through integrated contacts, calendars, social networking sites and group messaging, including the ability to “reply all” for up to 10 contacts. The Vibrant also supports six languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian and Korean.

The Vibrant delivers advanced phone features such as GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation and Swype® text input for fast, accurate communication. It also features a 5-megapixel camera with digital zoom and autofocus, and a video camera for recording crystal-clear, high-definition (720p) videos and photos for playback on an HD television. With support for up to 32 GB of external memory, the Vibrant provides ample space for consumers’ entertainment favorites. Consumers can customize their Vibrant with two battery cover options in dark blue and lavender that will come packaged exclusively with the T-Mobile device.

The Samsung Vibrant and its exclusive pre-loaded entertainment content is expected to be available to T-Mobile customers beginning July 21. Customers can visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com for more information.

In addition, it is expected that beginning on July 1, customers may pre-order the Samsung Vibrant at any one of more than 4,000 RadioShack® stores. To pre-order, customers must purchase a $50 gift card, which will be applied toward the retail price of the device. Customers can schedule an appointment to pick up and activate their devices at RadioShack stores with anticipated availability starting July 21. Customers who pre-order at RadioShack will receive a $50 gift card by mail after purchasing their phone with qualifying voice and data plan on a two-year contract. The ability to pre-order is also expected to be available online at http://www.radioshack.com/vibrant beginning July 1.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. this sounds like a great phone that we tmobil users have been waiting for. unfortunitly for me i need a physical keybord. i cant stand virtual ones. and why ditch the ffc? with many smartphones including this tmobile is dropping the ball AGAIN. im still stuck waiting for a phone with these specs and a physical keyboard and a ffc beacuse i love android and want to take advantage of every feature they put out.

  2. I too prefer a real keyboard, raw android with no UI skin, and more rugged build. and if there is a dual processor device coming to TMO, then I’m not locking into this Samsung.

  3. Hey, does anyone know how much this will cost without an upgrade?
    Also can you preorder this even if you don’t have an upgrade?

  4. @jasonv- Have you tried Swype? I honestly thought I needed a physical keyboard until I used it. Now, I don’t even think about it.

  5. Coming to TMO later this year? http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/05/21/htc-vision-rumored-to-be-a-desire-with-qwerty-keypad/

    If this is coming, I’m happy to wait and enjoy my N1.

  6. or perhaps this will make you think twice about a sammy phone- http://www.phonedog.com/2010/06/25/rumor-t-mobile-s-project-emerald-is-dual-core-htc-vision/

    I guess we’ll see. TMo needs to get their smart phone act in gear.

  7. Then there is this- http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/qualcomm-ships-first-dual-cpu-snapdragon-to-htc/

    If this is coming to TMo, I think I’ll go for it. Love the build (yes it’s a mockup) and the desire is my favorite touchscreen build currently out now. So sorry Sammy.

  8. I won’t BASH tmobile today.is the dlna still intact?

  9. I really like this phone but it has a couple of drawbacks. 1. They didn’t give the camera a flash. 2. They took off the front facing camera. I would love to have both those features. It looks like I won’t replace my N1 anytime soon.

  10. I got my Moment because of the physical keyboard, gotta have that!

  11. How refreshing. He’s not going to bash TMO. Today.

  12. It is important to note that Eric Schmidt, called Droid X the best smartphone on the best network. I agree with him. HTC and Samsung have to prove their credentials by updating the phones faster. HTC took a long time to update HTC Hero.

  13. Dear Tmobile…do u remember when u were called Voicestream…I was there…
    do u remember when u were ranked the 4th US carrier…I was there…
    do u remember when u were the last big carrier to not have 3G…i was there…
    do u remember the 1st day u released the G1…I was there…
    do u remember when SPRINT released the Samsung Epic…hasn’t happened yet but I WILL BE THERE…
    damn u Tmobile!!!!!

  14. WHY WHY WHY?!?! Why are they “ditching” the front facing camera. That was my favorite feature. might as well get the Slide now.

  15. Hasta la bye bye. Change is good. Enjoy Sprint.

  16. If this had a FFC, LED flash, and stock android 2.2, it would be a killer phone. How any super smartphone comes without a flash these days is just mind-boggling. It’s almost like they’re trying to fall behind the competition.

    The N1 remains the best available Android phone on this carrier.

  17. tmo will get the most generic version of this phone

  18. Samsungs are the worst phones period. I mean if you use the phone for actual phone calls…terrible reception. More static than an early 90s cellular.

  19. Im just hoping the DLNA feature is still there.Id the hdmi support.does anyone know if this feature(dlna) was removed also?

  20. how can you bash t-mobile if they are getting the HTC vision?

  21. Does the Vibrant include the same 6-axis accelerometer, also called a gyroscope?

    Looks really good. Would gladly trade the 16GB storage for FFC. Not quite sure about trading the physical keyboard for a slimmer, lighter version, but this may be a reasonable trade.

  22. That Vision rumor is just that,a rumor. When it comes fruition and is available then I will stop with the BaSHING. Today I’m taking a break.answer me this?why is that a smaller company like US cellular is getting a better version than the 4th largest mobile provider in the country?I can say the MOTOROLA Titan with a 4 core is coming out with tres leches(that’s spanish for …I’m not teaching spanish)=android 3.0.then you tmobile fanboys would go crazy till then simmer down with the HTC Vision crap.How does tmobile keep an idiot in suspense(tell them we have a HTC Vision coming out in 5 months)?

  23. *quad core

  24. RxR I was there all those times too, but T-mobile has been good to me, (best customer service). Who else adjust your bill to the cheaper deal while your still under contract. (Ex. I use to pay 49.99 for 1200 min +free nights + weekends, plus 9.99 for mobile to mobile. They automatically changed my plan to unlimited minutes for 39.99 and removed m2m) Not to mention I get to upgrade every year because my bill is over 89 bucks, beat that. It will cost you an extra 10 bucks a month just for having a superphone on sprint. Good luck with that.

    That said FFC not that important to me now, Led flash not necessary (they suck anyway) If you are whiny about not having a physical keyboard, then you have never used a virtual one on one of these super phones with big screens. The onscreen on the hd2 and Evo are amazing in comparison to sub 1ghz, sub 4inch devices.

    What I’m more upset about is that it looks like an iphone, and the absent dpad, optical touchpad or even trackball. I thought this was suppose to be the first real android gaming phone? And even though every blog says its comming with the 16gb internal memory, I haven’t seen anything official that says that, its never mentioned in any press release.

    It is a with google device which means that there is vanilla android in it somewhere, you might just have to disable the touch wiz launcher. Even if your only option is touch wiz stock, just download adw in the market.

  25. Thought he said he wasn’t bashing? What, is it just bashing lite?

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