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.


  • alexis

    um btw it does have 3g just not wifi/uma so it sucks but oh well its eithe this or da g1 for me if we do get the new version of the storm which passed the ffc thingg (i read about it a few minutes ago) then i would drop and get that fone bt who knowss

  • alexis

    um btw it does have 3g just not wifi/uma so it sucks but oh well its eithe this or da g1 for me if we do get the new version of the storm which got accepted
    the ffc thingg (i read about it a few minutes ago) then i would drop and get that fone bt who knowss

  • 20tibby_gt06


    I’m the same way.

    I was hoping to get this phone and get the 19.99 100mb/ unlimited text plan that was for “Phone first” phones, but I don’t think this phone is going to be a “phone first” phone. I’m so confused. Someone want explain things to me?

  • billy

    I’ve used the behold. The browser is DISAPPOINTING. “Full HTML” my ass. It’s better than normal t-zones WAP crap but nowhere near as good as the G1.

  • iswearimcool

    what sucks is that it wont be black but rather espresso

  • iswearimcool

    also, ill have some live pics tomorrow of the phone ;)

  • rudy

    sucks that tmo is making us sign up for a 20 dollar net plan.

    i don’ need something that expensive. all i do is check my email some occasionel browsing on my phone.

  • mingkee

    I am considering this phone as it has 3G support and decent cam (I think, with QVGA video cap)
    I don’t worry will I get rebate as I have $20 VPN all the time
    the only concern is reception, as I had bad experience with T639 with 3G

  • blurmotions

    Im pretty sure I would only find this feature with windows mobile phones, but I wonder if the above device has internet sharing. If yes, I’m getting it ASAP! (but highly doubt it…) hurry up SonyE with the Xperia x1!!! TMOBILE, you need to get that phone!!

  • jimbo

    The data plan is NOT REQUIRED if you desire not to have internet or data.

  • Magnito

    no Wifi… I guess I’ll have to wait for the next one T-Mobile will bring out!

  • Leslie212


  • Saul

    what are those 2 dots on the left of the speaker!!?????

  • Snowy

    My guess is the ambeint light(light sensor) if using two. If not then the 2nd should be a proximity sensor.

  • cassie

    i’m so excited for the phone. it’s a late birthday present to myself. =]

  • David

    Yeah for birthday gifts!!

  • Snowy

    DAMM!!!(for me that is)this device will not do for me, which leaves me to the G1 for my 3G solution, an its not my first choice of a device.
    In ways the behold is similar to g1 an in ways OPPOSITE. Behold holds the beauty, excellent hardware and great form factor where the G1 fails terribly with the “ahhh hide that thing”(jk), weak hardware features and rush build. Now come over the platform end, greatly executed, offering true smartphone capabilities and openness, this is where the Behold fails, in not offering a true “smartphone” platform(thats where it holds me back). While still a good phone platform allowing java runtime & widgets(from what is said) it does provide smartphone capabilites without the full extent hardcore users would use. Someone mentioned poor real time web browsing well it supports wap, document says HTML web browsing(but thats still too sketchy for me).
    All in all great device for the not so tech savy, giving glamour an ease for all functions with quality.(tmos iphone in a way, but still better). Just not for me. Back to waiting for the next 3G device.

  • flyyphone

    You guys do realize that this phone doesn’t have a regular keyboard…as in the on-screen keyboard is made like the keyboard on the traditional phone. When you send messages…the you have to push the number until you get the letter you want.

  • Erika

    why isnt there a front picture of the pink one? is it black in the front or what?

  • David

    @flyyphone, that is umm incorrect. It has 3 keyboards if I remember correctly, qwerty horizontally, qwerty vertically and then a traditional style for text vertically.

    @Erika, that’s all that I got…no front pics.

  • Chloe

    yeah, does anyone know how much behold will cost?

  • Yaniv C

    NO WIFI!!!!!! GARBAGE!

  • WXman

    @flyyphone… you sure? It already lists a QWERTY keyboard as one of the features.

    What sucks is no WiFi and no FM radio. Why delete a feature that’s already there on the F480?? Stupid… If they really do require a data plan on this phone it’ll kill it. F paying $25 per month just to browse the Web on a phone.

  • Gabe

    Wait so I’m seeing some conflicts on the keyboard. I know it has a landscape qwerty keyboard and a numeric vertical keyboard. My question is does it have a vertical qwerty keyboard?? Maybe ala the blackberry pearl? If so that would be amazing!!!

  • Ali

    The no wifi thing isnt that bad. I returned my G1 I was carrying it in the pouch it comes with as I was walking the thing fell out! after the screen got all loose and the thing got all scratched up.. the phone still worked but I returned it cause if the same thing happened again I really dont think that flip out screen could have taken it. So im just going to wait for this phone to come out and see how I like it.

  • mark

    yeah im with you WXman.. thats why i didnt get the g1. im sure t-mobile wouldnt require this phone to have a data plan

  • Petemax13

    David I like you for your reviews but your responses to my fellow Tmobilers are very sarcastic and filled with attitude. I suggest you be a little bit more nicer in your response. We are not all electronics savvy as yourself. In any case keep up the good work.

    I sure wish Tmobile could pickup the Blackberry Storm. Now that is a 3G phone to have, Blackberry all the way.

    For all you G1 lovers out there I am sorry to say, the phone is a total disappointment at least in my eyes. The G1 should have been released as the HTC Touch HD that is a beautiful phone and Google really made the G1 undersirable at least to me.

  • Petemax13

    The Behold is a kinda disappointing that it does not have WiFi. I sure hope it has voice command, that was one of my biggest dislike about the G1. Today we need voice command for driving. Voice dialing on the G1 was a big problem. Tmobile wake up and stop putting out boring phones because ur going to see a good amount of customers migrating and porting numbers elsewhere. G1=Sidekick whoops did I say that!!!.

  • T1 Connect

    ok big boy my upgrade on my second line is now clear just for u. so anytime your ready swing that over here.

  • David

    @Pete, I’m sorry my sarcasm is offensive to you. You have no idea how frustrating it is to constantly sift through emails and comments for questions that are already answered in the post itself. I can’t help it if people can’t take sarcasm at face value and take it as a personal insult. That’s not my intention and perhaps I hope that those reading can read between the lines and see said sarcasm. That being said there is NO excuse for inundating the comments or my emails with questions that are already answered in the post or comments prior to “your” question. Please take the time to read the post carefully and the world will be a joyous place.

  • Sasha

    From what i’ve heard it runs on s60 ver5(touch)

  • G. Krusch

    I was curious. Why is the Behold being labled a “dumbphone” and not a Smartphone. My understanding is a smartphone is a phone that can handle e-mail, go onto the internet etc… can someone explain why the Behold is not a “smartphone”? thank you

  • weezy

    it does have the landscape qwerty key board once you turn the phone sideways, you can use either the landscape or the regular 0-9 numbers to text

  • weezy

    why couldnt it just be black dam it!!!!!

  • Snowy

    No it does not, sadlly to say. I wish it ran the upcoming s60 5th edition on symbian 9.4. It runs on “properitwy” (dont ask, i dont understand either) like dumb phone + some smartphone capabilities, somethin like that.

  • Dan

    I have heard of this being not a ‘smartphone’
    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between a smartphone and a dumbphone? What does this not do that a smartphone will?

  • mak

    Does the version where getting in the states still have the 2nd camera above the screen? Can someone confirm?

  • superC00Lgeek

    i wonder if it will have good battery or will it b a repeat of the shadow

  • gemaster34

    Well without the help of any of those who do the blogging here for TmoNews. I figured out the Samsung Behold was getting charged the Smartphone pricing for the new Data/Messaging add on plans. But, to my dismay, I thought the Samsung Behold wasn’t a smartphone, so, with that said, why is it being charged as Smartphone pricing or on the same level as it? I mean in my opinion even thou people might have different likes/styles, it just leaves open to people wanting the G1, since their basically getting charged the same thing.

  • mark

    Wait, a tmo rep told me you could purchase the phone without a data plan… You just won’t have any data or Internet

  • Gary

    Can you confirm if it has “true” html web browsing? Someone made the comment that it was just an advanced version of t-zones, but not true browsing like the G1. Ive used the G1 on several occasions, when you access any site, it loads just like it would on a normal pc.

  • Chuong

    @ G. Krusch & Dan

    Smartphones: real email capability including push/pull (not just crappy built-in email client), real 3rd party apps (dumb phones only allow Java apps), desktop like web browser, and true multitasking (many apps running at one time)

    This phone is a feature phone, which is a dumb phones with some smartphone features (HTML browser and widgets) but it’s still locked in a sandbox (Java apps only, no true email capability, and multitasking).

  • Chuong

    @ G. Krusch & Dan

    You could see the smartphone vs. feature phone debate here:

  • Agent

    Hey I “beheld” a dummy phone at my local Tmo store tonight. To all worried about the Expresso color: don’t worry because it looks awesome!

  • Amy

    Does anyone know if you can you zoom in and out in the web browswer and on pictures like the iphone?

  • deeoh

    ok people just like David said… read the article first then ask questions… most of the questions on the post you can actually be found in the article itself!!! YES!! it does have 3G and myfaves but NO WIFI!!! if your going to complain that it doesn’t have WIFI just don’t even think about getting this phone!!! it’s simple!! and the 3g plan should be the same as G1 and you don’t need the data plan for this phone it’s not required like the G1 but this is a 3g phone so if you want to browse the web minimum data plan is 24.99

  • Gary

    I heard from someone that recently tried the phone out. He said the touch screen wasnt as sensitive as the G1 and you really have to press down on the screen for it to respond.

  • Mike

    Just waiting for it to get here.
    I love that it has a 5 megapixel cam with flash and
    that it is touchscreen. That’s all I want it for.

  • Shawn

    Gary, it is true that it won’t be as smooth as the G1. This is because the Behold has a resistive touchscreen and they are inferior to capacitive screens (iphone, G1, Storm). BUT..resistive is cheaper, why is why this awesome phone will be $150.

  • cassie

    i thought the data plan for the behold wasn’t going to be as expensive as the g1? am i wrong?

    + what are the differences between the pricing of t-zones or the internet plan. what do you get with the 9.99 version, the 14.99 version & the 29.99 version?

    thanks in advance.