"Behold," more ninja shots


After all the G1 news in the past few weeks we’re ready to get back on track and focus on continued previews of upcoming holiday launches for magenta. Previewing the Behold a number of times has let us know you guys want more of this phone. Today we happily oblige and bring you a few shots from one of our lucky ninjas who had some hands on time with this, T-mobile’s first all touchscreen device. To answer just a few questions (again) the phone does NOT have wifi, youtube IS included, a full html browser is included as stated before and the same touchwiz interface, all previously known information. So really this whole post is just for a little more eye candy.

The expected release date remains November 10th at a price point of $149 after a 50 dollar rebate.

Seven more shots after the jump!

UPDATE: Three new shots have been added!








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  • Erika

    Will the samsung behold work without the interent plan where you have to pay monthly??

  • ebe

    no erika..
    no requerid with data plan
    Andrew Says:

    October 25th, 2008 at 8:40 pm
    @ ebe

    Although I can not confirm streaming video, I’m pretty sure the Behold will not require a data plan like the G1 or any other smart phone. However, a data plan may be nice if you want to use the internet. As for streaming video, do you mean streaming video for video chats or streaming video online, like youtube?

  • mark

    you mean yes erika… The behold WILL work WITHOUT a data plan

  • KBeezy

    UGH! I don’t know if I wanna get this or a sidekick! I am LOVING that pink & I’m happy to hear(via formus) that the pink will be released the same day as the black one. I wonder what the full retail prcie will be. Keep us updated guys!

  • diirtyboii

    Wow this phone is niice I wonder if it has haptic feedback like the lg dare and I wonder how the battery life last…


    so let me get this straight..
    this phone will be 149.99 after rebate
    and does NOT require an internet plan?
    [im 17 and i love to text i have no need for internet because i would be on facebook all day and thats not necessary..]
    and its supposed to come out the 17th?

    My main concern is the whole data-plan…
    **** will i need to get one like they told me i would with a blackberry? ****

    thank goodness i waited for the ‘new phones’ instead of getting a boring blackberry pearl [no offense] im just so glad theres FRESH phones coming to t-mo instead of just blackberrys and sidekicks!

    but can anyone answer my Q up there??

  • Andrew

    @ Saruh

    From what I’ve head : yes to 149.99, should not require a data plan (but new data charges will be put into place which include an increase on the unlimited messaging plan- don’t quote me on that) and I’ve heard November 10th, though some argue that its the 3rd.

  • Mark

    yeah i just talked to a rep.. they said the behold will be available in stores and online on November 10th

  • RC

    Any word if this will be a quad-band phone?

  • Jbreezy

    I see that it has a qwerty keypad but will this phone have a qwerty keypad for texting or will have the standard 3 digit keypad?

  • David

    OK, enough with all the hype. I am a business owner who uses a Blackberry Pearl. I have been happy with it, but am ready for a change. This phone seams to have everything I need which is: Bluetooth, 3G, nice camera, real GPS with voice, battery life, etc. As long as it most importantly works like a great phone, along with the above features, I’ll use my 250.00 loyalty credit and buy on Nov 10th. I used to run a division of T-Mobile for 10 years, but have been out of the game for over 2. I spoke with my old cohorts at TM, and they have no more info than posted here. many of your posts are incorrect, so of you want to blab about what you think, instead of what you know…maybe you should read and wait!

  • macho

    if the behold is coming out in pink why is it that they never get a front shot. is it for sure that its coming out in pink in the u.s and its not just a uk phone

  • Guatiao

    I talked earlier tonight to a CSR about getting a BB, and he confirmed the Behold is on schedule for a Nov. 10 launch, no word if Puerto Rico, where I’m from, will be included in the launch, and that they had a live unit at hand in their (New Mexico?) office to use and learn about.

  • SheB

    I have the G1 and honestly I hate it!!! Since the phone is not balanced (meaning that right part of the phone that sticks out when open) it is hard to text on. The buttons are extremely close to the surface of the phone and veryyyyyyyyyy small!! Since I am not in a 3G area it doesn’t matter to me if the G1 offers it. The camera is great in a area with good/bright lighting but it is garbage any other time. Another thing the G1 has T9 or something pertaining to that but it never worked for me. I purposely spelled something wrong and it didnt fix it at all.

    Good things though—Browser is nice, and didnt take long loading at all. Being able to add applications is nice, which I HEARD from a Tmo Rep that they might have a app- which allows people to text by using the screen, (Never knew where to go to add or develop an application,does anyone know where to go to do that????)

    Bottom line the G1 was a tad bit over-rated, and if all you plan on doing is talking, texting, and maybe email, then its not worth it!!

  • b_rice

    one thing I am concerned about is how customizable this phone will be. I have a d900 and there is a community around modding that phone. if there are certain functions you dont like or are not there you can just reflash. I have a feeling if I get this phone I will be unhappy with certain functions. maybe the pixon will be a better choice since it has an 8mp camera and is unbranded?

  • John (Dallas, TX)

    This phone is favorite among Koreans, we usually carry a few of these in stock at our store in sell quick! Should be a big hit for the USA customers when they get their hands on them, I believe the Samsung F480 is nice but wait till Samsung releases the 8 Mega-Pixel phone w/T-Mobile next year around Jan.2009

    Helps to know insider information at Samsung :)

  • abdel

    see the videos on youtube its already realsed in the uk but there its called the tocco

  • Mike

    The best part is that this is the latest in the series (480/488/Tocco/Roxy/Behold) so Samsung had time to work out the bugs. For those who compare this to the G1, you’re way off. The G1 was designed to allow people to create their own programs and mess with the OS, the Behold wasn’t. I guess my biggest question/concern, like people said before, is the data plan.

  • Danny


  • mkayyy

    So its nov 8th
    two days til the release…
    has anyone found more info on being FREE BLACK FRIDAY yet?
    idk if i should wait till then or monday?!

  • http://www.lg-dare.com LG Dare

    i consider it was a bit rushed, and not noted some features that not many people speak about. Everybody knows that almost all new smartphones have web, so why present that fundamental function at its bear minimum. Scroll up scroll down zoom in zoom out. Actually? which new phone doesnt try this? How bout speak about how the text rearranges itsself. Also the texting, very poor review. Why didnt you point out you should use the mic and text together with your voice? Unnoticed ALOT of different more important options