"Behold" the Samsung T919

We first got wind of this phone back in mid-August and it certainly has a lot of expectation as the first ALL-touch screen phone for T-mobile. Dubbed the “Behold” we’re still waiting on a detailed list of specs, but we know a 5mp camera,  Honestly, where do they come up with these names lately?! Well the good news is info leaking out shows a November 10th release date with a price of $149. No word on if that’s post rebate but I’d bet the last 12 dollars I have left in the stock market that it is. Specs are still a little vague and other than the 5 megapixel camera and “web2go” capability we don’t have confirmation of much so details are forthcoming. Enjoy:







Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

  • sexy black girl

    this phone will come in pink to and yes it has wifi

  • disappointed

    this phone will NOT have wifi

  • jay

    ok i got the g1 on monday it’s now thurs finally got on a 3g network wifi is good camera has no function no zoom no mode select no video record no wi fi calling and the list of disappointment could continue on so i’m returnin it tommorrow hope the behold is better

  • sexy black girl


  • WXman

    This phone looks perfect, but why is there no official announcement yet? November 10 is getting awfully close…

  • information

    t-mobile has / getting 4 new phones. On sale, highly anticipated G1, the bomb! & the Pearl flip. Getting the Samsung Behold & a Moto + a cameo! stay tuned & check out it out! & if you dont have it yet…T-mo’s @ Home service for $10! YES, ten!

  • G1

    For anyone to say the G1 “sucks” is ignorant. This phone has a ton of desirable qualities and with it being open source, the possibilities are endless. Sure you may not be able to record video, but atleast you can send a picture message on it.

    Anyways, Im really eager to see the Behold and find out some more details on it. Im really surprised that with the release date being just two weeks away, there arent any guarantees on the phone itself, just hearsay.

  • Moose

    Now I am really torn have an upgrade available and am not sure what phone to get … I have looked over and over reviews on the G1 some say it sucks and some say it’s awsome and the same for the Behold … I got T-Mo in New York I then moved from New York to just outside Charolette, North Carolina about 2 years ago and am excited that T-Mo is coming to NC after buying out SunCom Wireless. I am not sure if either phone will work well at the current moment seeing how I am still currently roaming off of SunCom but I am seriously trying to make up my mind on which one I will get … I have watched the video’s on the G1 and the phone really looks sweet … plus the android market will be nice once developers get to messin around with the G1 and its cappabilities … I hear good things about the Behold but have not seen any demo videos and what not … I love new toys and just want to make a educated decision on which one to buy and could use some more detailed info on compairing both phones.

  • Opensource is as opensource does

    The G1 is as “open” as Windows Mobile in that you can download the SDK for free, and make your own apps. The only advantages of Android over WM6 are that nerds can custom configure the OS itself. Whoopee.

    Make it worth something to me and I’ll start caring. Until then, it doesn’t do MS Exchange or USB/Bluetooth tethering, so F the G1.

  • G1’s Former Lover

    @Opensource is as opensource does

    Despite your potty mouth, I must say I agree with your conclusion. I just bought — and returned — the G1. Quite a disappointment, both in terms of hardware and software. Thank God T-Mobile is finally investing in 3G though, and also pricing their phones and plans well below AT&T’s. The Samsung phone looks like it has some potential and I might do another buy to try. If so, I’ll report here.

  • UTE Boy

    I looks to me like the “Behold”, is the same phone as the Sprint “Instinct”. Does anyone know if they are the same phone?

  • Opensource is as opensource does

    Sorry for the “potty mouth”. LOL. Fundamentalists.

    Anyways, I would have been a happy “wait and see” adopter of the G1, except that as a faithful, on-time payment-making, year-plus customer with TMO, My discount on this was only $50 on release date. I won’t pay $349 and still have a 2 year contract. That’s idiotic. I can buy it without contract for $399. What on earth would possess me to lock into another 2 years of abysmal phone selection for $50? That’s one dinner out with my wife. It’s also an insult to customers in good standing to have an “upgrade” option like this thrust at us. If they had offered ALL existing customers in good standing the $179 price, I would have bought. As of now, they can bite my shiny metal ass.

  • http://tomobile Vince

    Man screw tha g1 it doesnt have voice gps nor a video to play as a ringtone….plus its not that hot its weirdly shaped and kinda big!!!! i want this one!

  • Curious

    I called t-mobile few days ago and they said that this phone does not have wifi…does anyone know if it does or not?? Can’t really trust tmobile customer service since half the time they don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • gadgewt lover

    i talked to tmobile a few minutes ago and they said no wifi in this phone i got
    two answers regarding data plan at this point rep says no documentation
    requiring data plan which is required in g1 and kindof expenasive 24.99 at least
    should definitely be in stores on the 10th i am using g1 right now … honestly i dont like the look but feautures are awesome … and new apps are being released

  • Plans

    Will the T919 plan require internet or will it be an option for internet or no internet?

  • Oueenie Jay

    @ Opensource

    My brother had this same problem. He would go online and the price of the G1 was $349. but when he called they told him the actual price he would pay was the $179. so… its better to call tmobile because if you haven’t noticed their website isn’t too reliable.

    I can’t wait for the Behold to come out! Is the pink version coming out november 10 too?

  • http://facebook Seryiously

    my boyfriend’s sister has this phone (her bf works for tmobile) and i pretty much killed her battery because i played around with it!! It’s a beauty, it really is, i cant wait to get it for my bday!!!

  • http://s523600.gridserver.com/2008/10/behold-the-samsung-t919 samsung t919

    Im getting this phone, and thats not the only phone they are coming out with they are also coming out with a phone that looks identical to the rumor exccept it slides to the left and not the right like the rumor, and it offers a full querty keyboard.

  • Mike

    I almost bought the G1 but glad I didn’t.
    I heard about the Behold and I am going with that
    one. It has what I want, touch screen and a 5
    mega pixel camera. That is all I reall y want
    it for, so why get a g1. It is too much for what
    I really want it for.

  • Jesenia

    I originally had the sidekick LX, then pre-Ordered the G1, I’m literally sending it back today. I’ve had issues with my AIM, where if I get an IM from someone it comes from MY SN, then if i try to respond, it responds to me. I’ve had different applications force close, I can’t forward text messages. The GPS looks nothing like what it did in the video for the G1.

    So I just found out about this new Samsung today and I think i just may get it. Not too thrilled about not having a keyboard, BUT.. the keyboard on the G1 was too flat so i didn’t care much for it. Can’t wait to order it.

  • Sunshyne

    I was all excited to get the G1 until I heard about this one. The G1 is out for me, it is to thick. I like pettite phones. I have been waiting forever seems like for a touch screen phone to come out with T-Moblie and the 5 Megapixel that did it.

  • firestarlish

    Had the G1 phone for about 7 days then I had to return it. It keep working whenever it wanted to and gave me a No Service icon (the phone couldn’t call out or receive calls, no texting and the internet didn’t work). It is not a good phone. For the first 4 days it was cool and glamarous, the the last 3 days it was a total nightmare

  • Petemax13

    The G1 battery life was very bad when I had it. I charged it over night and the next morning I went to work in Massachusetts and I use the phone once and the battery ran out. The other thing I hated was the Voice dial function, I need to have voice command not voice dialing. With the cops giving tickets now-a-days you need to be able to say a name nad your car blue tooth dials, not to have to look at the screen. This phone was not planned right, the G1 should have been the HTC Touch HD. HTC did a poor job designing this phone and I dont like Sidekicks and thats exactly what the G1 is with a fancy touchscreen.

  • Petemax13

    If you have the patience and money to burn, I would wait and buy the Blackberry Storm unlocked. That phone offers so many features and much more. Tmobile I have been with them for 2 yers + and their phones are getting way behind on technology. The unlocked phones available right now will blow your mind (HTC touch HD, Sony Xperia, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Bold) I mean the list just goes on. The bad thing is Tmobile is not paying attention. I told them if they dont start perking up with technology I am porting my number quick. I hope this helped.

  • dbmedic

    The tmobile rep told me today that it will be hotspot but someone else said it was not. does anyone know for shore.

  • Ron Ramseur

    Here you go guys.. here are a few things about the phone…

    1. Advanced Responsive Touch Screen with Widgets-This has a large
    color touch screen that responds to the touch of a fingernail, a
    fingertip, or a stylus, and can be adjusted to match your customer’s
    individual touch pressure. Your customers can touch, drag and drop,
    tilt, maneuver, and modify menu items by moving their finger across
    the screen. The phone also has Widgets – small icons that provide
    fast access to the items they use most often.
    2. 5 Megapixel Camera, with video capture and playback, 4x digital
    zoom and settings for scene modes, resolution, and effects, plus a
    3. High-Speed Internet with HTML Browser-This enables your
    customers to view full HTML web pages, visit their favorite sites, and
    get their downloads through T-Mobile’s 3G network.
    4. Assisted GPS Navigation (AGPS)* provided by Telenav. This will
    also give turn by turn directions with automatic re-routing.
    5. QWERTY Keyboard-When your customers compose a text message,
    tilting the phone to a horizontal position displays the QWERTY
    keyboard, while holding the phone in the vertical position displays the
    numeric keypad.
    5 Things You Should Know
    1. Details of the available web2go plans will be communicated in your upcoming web2go training, and will also
    be in StreamLine.
    2. Here’s what’s in the box: Travel Adapter, Ear Bud, 1 GB microSD card, and Data Cable.
    3. The AGPS service will be free for 14 days, and then the customer will need to sign up directly with TeleNav
    for $9.99 a month.
    4. The device does not work with corporate email applications. (Customers that need a corporate email
    solution should be directed to Windows Mobile or Blackberry solution).
    5. This phone has a completely new Menu and user interface from previous Samsung handsets. It is
    important to note that the Touch Screen sensitivity cannot be adjusted.
    Touch. See. Believe. Samsung t919 Behold

  • mkayyy

    Man, the Xperia looks AMAZING
    too bad for the windows (im am mac lover at heart). I would get the iphone, but tmo is all i can afford now. that would be cool if you could put android on the xperia and keep some of the windows features tho.
    Does anyone know if the unlocked version even works on Tmo, like will the internet work???

    Its so pricy too, im gunna stick with getting the behold in five days
    i hope they release it in pink the same day(doubt it)
    but i havent had an upgrade in 4 years!!!

  • omega

    if anyone wants more info on it just search samsung f480. that is euro version which been a while ago. yes the display is 3. and no its is not win mobile 6.

  • ryverdaddy

    umm…my wife is wondering if you will be able to upload to photobucket right from the phone…i think so…anyone know for sure?

  • JMAK

    i work for tmobile. the behold is $149.99 with a $50 rebate and a final price of $99.99. will come in espresso brown and pink.

  • petere

    how much this phone?

  • cassie

    ryverdaddy; i don’t see why not. on photobucket under ‘account options’ you’ll see somewhere on there ‘change mobile settings’ or something of the like. & there should be an email address or whatever you’d call it that you’d put in the address of the phone when sending the picture & it should upload the picture to your photobucket no problem. sorry if that makes no sense or i’m bad at explaining it. i just didn’t know how to word it. so the answer to your question, yes it should work. but i can’t tell you for sure.


    jmak; is the pink version going to be released on launch day? from what i keep hearing it won’t be. i’ve talked to two different ppl on the phones of customer care + i’ve called the t-mobile store in which i’m planning on purchasing the phone from. customer care said “at this current time it’s only showing up in one color, which is the espresso” & the guy i talked to at the actual store said “it probably won’t be available on launch, probably sometime after”. so i’m assuming the pink would come later, unfortunately. i want this phone in pink but i don’t feel like waiting for the pink version to come out. so i guess “espresso” for me.

  • ryverdaddy

    thanks for the answer cassie!!! i understood the answer so no worries! im getting pretty excited about this phone…me and my wife are getting one. i heard at another site that its gonna have 2 cameras: one being the 5 mp and the other on the front for video calls. not sure if this is true. im getting this cuz the g1 has alot of potential but im thinking ill wait till its a little more “mature” before i go down that road.

  • Andrea

    JMAK. hey things for all the info, but how much will the phone be for only a 1 year contract?

  • cassie

    ryverdaddy; as for the second front facing camera as far as i know that was just on the uk version of this phone known as the samsung tocco, i believe it’s been taken out. & now we just have the 5mp camera. without video calling. but i’m not completely sure.

    you’d think with less than 3 days til launch we would really have a lot more info on this phone than what we do.

  • ryverdaddy

    hmm….that front facing camera woulda been sweet! oh well. still seems okay by me. i agree about the amount of info circulating….you would definately think we would have more hard facts…but hey, going from a nokia 5300 to this is a big jump and will keep me happy for some time!!

  • cassie

    yeah, definitely. anything is better than the phone i’ve been using. my phone broke not too long ago so i had to buy a prepaid one & put my simcard in it. i’m definitely ready for a step up. lol!

  • brent

    does it connect to corporte email? outlook?

  • JML

    the pink one should launch at the same time. we have already received shipments for it at my store.

  • jowan

    I’ve been thinking of getting the samsung omnia… but since, i’m about to get what i’ve been waiting for, for t-mobile to release a new phone… (excluding the G1, i’m really not that into it)…i’m kinda thinking to get this one.. since the price is cheap.. compare to omnia.. uhmm… i’m getting confuse now.. can’t decide which one!

  • cassie

    jml; i’ve talked to numerous ppl when calling ‘611’ all saying that the only color that shows up in the system, which is the espresso brown one. + two different t-mobile stores i’ve gone to have said no on the pink a well. & a friend of mine [her bf] works for t-mobile too & he also said no.

    so i’m mad if you have pink at your store & i can’t get it. =[

  • pogi

    I wonder if you could download opera 9.5 browser on this phone….anyone?

  • saintsfan

    hey guys so is the expresso brown the same color as the phone in the pics above or is that black? i cant really tell cuz the pics are kind of dark

  • cassie

    i went to a t-mobile store today & the girl i talked to said they already go their shipment in & it is coming in pink. the only part that is pink & the back part, like in the pictures.

    + the espresso color is more of a black color that a brown.

  • Aaron

    Hey dan, it’s not windows mobile. It’s another system, thank God it’s not windows mobile, otherwise it would suck!!!

  • cassie

    oops. when i said coming. i meant they have both the pink & espresso colors.

    so both colors will be released on monday.

  • mkayyy

    is it true that this phone may be free on black friday!?!?!
    i’ve read some forums about it being so
    i know about the whole plane ticket thing
    but im not sure about this one

  • misty

    it’s actually more of a Samsung F480, not Omnia.

  • jcb623

    I just gt the g1 last week and love it but I’m have to see if behold will stand up to g1,if so I’m gona have to take the g1 back…we will see tomorrow