Surprise, more "Behold" info!


Well I’m not gone yet so I’m going to keep you guys guessing on how many more articles go up today before I take off. That or I just want to get as much done before I leave so I can enjoy the beach! Either way, I’m sure you guys won’t mind! So please, forgive the shortness of this article as I am focused on the info at hand rather than witty remarks that I KNOW keep you all coming back!

More after the jump!


  • Launch date is still penciled in for November 10th
  • 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.
  • 5 Megapixel Camera, with video capture and playback, 4x digital
    zoom and settings for scene modes, resolution, and effects, plus a
  • 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.
  • Assisted GPS Navigation (AGPS)* provided by Telenav. This will
    also give turn by turn directions with automatic re-routing. **Free for 14 days, then $9.99 a month
  • 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.
  • No corporate email/Supports Yahoo, AOL, Gmail etc via E-mail Client
  • In the box: Travel Adapter, Ear Bud, 1 GB microSD card expandable to 16 GB, and Data Cable.
  • Size: 4.12” x 2.10” x .5”
  • Display: 1.61” x 2.64” LCD
  • 5hours talktime, 300 hours standby
  • Those without a data plan will have limited (whatever limited means) access to tzones and no access to the full html browser, the data plan is required for the AGPS with telenav
  • NO WIFI, NO UMA!!!
  • Customers should have a Data Add-on feature of $24.99 or $34.99 to optimize the web capability of this handset.
  • A Data/Messaging Add-on feature of $14.98 or higher is required to qualify for the mail-in rebate.


  • neesh

    can this phone get ringtones?
    and can you make your own ringtones and download them too the phone so that they can be ringtones??
    …thanks to whoever answers.

  • SneakerFiend

    Well in all seriousness i think companies are taking off the wifi on phones because a lot of people dont really need internet if they live in an area that has a lot of wifi hotspots.
    And this phone is nerfed in my eyes. Hopefully its an opensource OS or easy to develop on because if not this will be soo hott till the 2nd week you have it and you want to do something differnet and you look at people with an iphone say look at my better screen ha then they take out their apps and you’re just stuck with a crappy pink phone that cant get new games….OPEN SOURCE IS THE WAY YOU DUMB CORPORATE BASTARDS v_v its that simple.

  • thaone&only

    does anyone know what kind of Flash this has?? (I hope not a LED flash)

  • robert s

    laaame t9 when holding normal!!

  • who?

    Well in all seriousness i think companies are taking off the wifi on phones because a lot of people dont really need internet if they live in an area that has a lot of wifi hotspots.

    -If there are a lot of hotspots why would a company take out wifi when they could benefit from that?
    -How does the iphone screen compare to the Touch HD screen?
    -Sure the iphone has a bunch of apps but here’s the kicker, those apps need approval before ANYTHING can happen. Can’t even run two at the same time.

  • Matt

    I’m a T-Mobile Direct dealer, I saw the Behold Today, it is much smaller than I thought. It has 3G and a great touch screen. It almost looks black when you hold it, the back of the phone has an espresso brown look but the front is a darker brown. This is considered an “all in on device” so the data plan will be 24.99 a month for unlimited email, web browsing and 400 text or 34.99 with unlimited text. The camera is great and yes when you are in text mode and you turn the phone horizontally it has a full qwerty keyboard. It looks almost identical to the LG Prada phone.

  • cassie

    what if you decide to get the 34.99 data plan for the phone & you want to switch to a different phone, say the blackberry pearl, is it still considered unlimited texts or is it going to charge you? plus when it says “unlimited texts” does that include all types of texts or just regular text messages?

  • Matt

    Hi Cassie, 34.99 plan will be the standard for blackberrys, sidekicks and HTC phones which will include unlim tex, IM, pic mess, video messages, web browsing and email…

  • cassie

    thanks matt. that’s just the answer i needed. =]

  • pimp

    I have one thing to say,,,,” no wifi??? WTF?? ” that a deal breaker for me. F the behold.

  • Tiger

    does it have “pinch to zoom” on web and pics?

  • Mike

    Matt or anyone else, is it still coming out on the 10th?
    I have been calling dealers.

  • cassie

    as far as i know, yes it’s still coming out the 10th. i’ve called customer care about a million times. & each time i’ve had to i’ve asked to make sure.

  • Mike

    Awesome, thanks.

  • Joey

    does anyone know if it will be available in store on the launch date? this is gonna be my next phone for sure!

  • Joey

    will this phone be available in store on the release date??
    this is gonna be my next phone!

  • Goofy

    This phone looks promising. I might actually get one. But does anyone know if Tmo will release the BB Bold?

  • lazee_smurf

    Well someone said this phone was actually smaller in person but it supposed to be the US version of the Tocco. If you check Youtube and search the Tocco it’s a decent size but the Behold looks smaller. Hmmmm

  • cassie

    i went to a t-mobile store today & picked up the dumby phone of it. it’s a decent size. not huge but not tiny either.

  • Mike

    Well, looks like it’s coming this Monday.
    Get ready guys and gals.
    I will be there at 10 am. It is most likely there will
    a lot of people wanting one.

  • Gary

    I have been playing around with this phone for a few hours now. I was bascially sold on it until I realized its not “true web browsing” like the G1 or iphone. Its basically a mobile wap version of all websites. The pages dont load like a laptop or desktop would. This may be the one thing that turns me away from this phone. The camera is awesome and the overall layout is nice though.

  • Kevman420

    I wait forever to get my G1 updates so I can play with the open source ness once the stuff starts coming out.
    Well today I get notice for another update Rc30. Like an A S S I do the update only to realize it takes away the right for me to modify the phone the way I want to. Now I can forget about apps to sd card and customization cause google just locked it.
    This bites!!!
    Google Stinks!!!

  • thaone&only

    Can it stream videos, lets say YouTube?

  • Snowy

    Just curious, what capabilities are givin with the android hack(security break)?
    Ive have not used the G1 yet, is there a system file browser such like S60 devices?
    Are you saying you can run application from the memory card?
    Sorry for the questions, i know this aint the right thread to be postin em.

  • mark

    wait wait wait wait. If I don’t want Internet or data… Do I still need to purchase a data plan?

  • Gary

    You cannot get the rebate if you dont subscribe to a data plan. From my understanding, the 5.99 or 14.99 data plans will work.

  • Jeremy

    This phone rocks. Im playing with it right now and it’s better than G1.

  • cassie

    gary; from my understandings the data plan has to be 14.99 or higher to recieve the rebate.

  • mark

    was the release date pushed back?

  • Tom

    I just wanted to clarify something about the Samsung phone that everyone seems to be referring to as the Samsung Behold. I am a manufacturers representative that pitches T-Mobile on accessories for their growing lineup of cell phones. Working so closely with T-Mo the cell phone being referred to as the Behold is actually know within T-Mo as the Samsung T919 or Roxie, at least in the US, not sure how it’s being marketed overseas. One of the accessories that T-Mo will be offering to consumers is a military grade film screen protector. It was developed by a company called eShields, LLC and their Patented product is called iShieldz. For those curious about their product their web address is:

  • cassie

    not that i’m aware of. everytime i’ve talked to someone who works for tmobile & mention it. i say something about monday & they don’t correct me. i just talked to someone yesterday about at the t-mobile store up from my house. they already have their shipment.

  • Casey

    I can’t believe I only heard about this today, it looks like an awesome phone! I was pretty sure I’d be getting the new sidekick but now I’m leaning toward this. I just can’t decide between physical QWERTY or awesome touch screen…

  • mark

    yeah ive talked to about 6 reps and the fifth one told me it was pushed back.. i guess not though..

  • cassie

    well that’s crazy. & if it’s true, i’m going to be very disappointed.

  • Slater

    i played with this phone yesterday and can’t say that i was all too impressed. however, it would be a great phone for my wife b/c it has the touch surface technology, and the operation of the phone is extremely straight forward. i did find that the desktop was a little funky as far as trying to drag the icons up and down to get to the app i wanted to use. in fact, the very last app icon didn’t even show fully (the click & drag simply wouldn’t bring it up into full view). also, it seemed to be a little to excited to pull up an app when i was merely trying to scroll up and down on the desktop’s app list. perhaps this could be adjusted with the touch sensitivity option that is built into the phone. if not, i would say that the phone is not very intuitive about what the user is trying to do.

    the major drawback to me on this phone was the web browsing. I don’t know if having a data plan would change this (i’m not sure how the store’s demo was set up in regards to this), but all the web pages (even yahoo) were in the text format only. so good luck on flashing your brand new Behold and then not even being able to pull up an actual page that you want to view or show someone.

    my post-disclaimer to this comment/mini-review is that i probably spent no more than 10 minutes with the Behold. honestly, it simply didn’t keep my attention. it sort of seemed like a glammed out phone for people who want the appearance of modern technology without the functionality of it. but, again, that’s exactly what my wife would want. good luck.

  • thaone&only

    @ Slater
    Wat? It dnt show the actual page!! In your opinion, do u thinl the Sidekick’s (LX) Web Browser is better?

  • Sal

    Can you use google maps or opera mini on this phone? I heard taht you can’t since Tmobile blocks 3rd party apps.

  • Jake

    Worst phone ever release by tmo …. played with it at work and hate the design the workings of the touch interface and dont get me started on the gps that never works!!!!

  • Atlanta Person

    im staying buyinh it

  • Darren

    I have this phone, got it on the first day it came out when i was going to get a new phone (blackberry flip or G1) but was talked into this by TMO rep. Terrible phone unless you want a souped up regular phone that has a touch screen. Def not a smartphone.

    To answer some questions: the brown looks black, I didn’t even know it was espresso or whatever till i read it here. No Wifi, doesn’t remember passwords, can’t minimize browser if you get a text or something. Yahoo mail won’t work and you have to use built in t-mobile e-mail app. Won’t let you download/install Google maps, gmail app or anything, have to use workaround to use opera (which won’t work in landscape mode), camera looks nice but they want you to save to an online album or something, but then it complains that attachment too big (also to send mms). Can’t add any new widgets, won’t push e-mail from gmail so it tells you you have a message and then you have to wait for it to log in to gmail after starting the app, then it shows you the subject or sender, if you want to read the message it has to download that (not worth it unless i get like 3 e-mails a day), quicker to log in to gmail on website.

    GPS is useless, looks nice but can’t get a signal for nothing.

    copy and paste is apparently on here but can’t figure out how to do it, tired of typing username/passwords over and over for certain sites. especially annoying if your password is not a word.

    scrolling is a pain, especially in the phone book always go by too far or clicks on a name.

    not enough options to set and manage, can’t even sort bookmarks

    battery life is suspect as well, did come with a 1GB card though but won’t hold very many text messages without deleting then oldest without warning.

    If i can’t add new apps like gmail and google maps (even though the tmo rep said I could) what is the point of this phone? as a phone it sounded nice, but if I didn’t get the 2yr agreement and data plan I wouldn’t be paying 150 for this phone but 400. I could go get a g1 and a nice digital camera for less than that. damn tmo needs to get something like the storm

    i could keep going…I’m returning this and getting a G1, sorry Samsung nice try

  • Tex

    I don’t understand why you guys are comparing this phone to Iphone, g1, & storm. This phone isn’t meant to compare. It’s a basic phone turned touch screen, and added a 1st generation GPS and basic web browser. YOu should compare it to the other multimedia phones(ie..lg vu cu920, lg rumor, samsung sway, lg venus, lg voyager vx10000 . Co’mon you guys are being a little unfair with the products that you are comparing it too. You guys hyped yourselves up on the phone setting your own expectatins of what the phone should be and the get mad when it’s doesn’t have windows and the best browser in the world. Just my opinion!
    Until next time!!

  • Maxstepper

    Add to my Bookmarks ;)

  • hi

    max stepper is right the price is really high on this phone and its not even in the same league as the iphone or g1. its a low class phone.. like the lg vu compare it to that. at least at&t sells the vu for 49.99

  • Thainguu

    It’s doesnt support FM radio, huhuhu