Behold 2 Goes Official

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Well the Android wars are certainly going to heat up this holiday season and T-mobile isn’t going down without a fight. Casting aside the upcoming launch of the Cliq this month, T-mobile and Samsung have officially announced the Behold 2. While not an unknown device to us, we’ve certainly been short on actual details. Well thats all changed now the announcement offering up exactly what we can expect in the follow up to the Behold.

The sleek touch-screen phone is the first from T-Mobile USA to feature a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen, which provides crisper colors and wider viewing angles.  In addition, the Behold II is equipped with Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz user interface, allowing easy customization with widgets located in a slide out tray on the left side of the home screen and  providing one-touch access to a customer’s favorite and most commonly used features and applications. The Behold II offers three different home screens to drag and drop widgets onto the screen and organize the different workspaces with favorite widgets and application shortcuts. Samsung’s intuitive cube menu also provides quick access to six top multimedia features, including music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube™ and Amazon MP3 for music downloads.

Expect this Android goodness to drop “around the Holiday’s” at a TBD price.

More pics and press release after the jump!

SAMSUNG MOBILE AND T-MOBILE USA INTRODUCE SAMSUNG BEHOLD® II
Samsung’s First Joint  Android™-Powered Mobile Phone from Samsung and T-Mobile Offers Rich Internet, Multimedia Experience
DALLAS, and BELLEVUE, WASH. — Oct. 5, 2009 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 phone provider in the U.S. 2, and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Behold® II powered by Android. The Behold II is a full touch-screen phone integrating the open and innovative Android platform from Open Handset Alliance™ with Samsung’s next generation TouchWiz™ user interface and T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network for a rich mobile experience.
Following the success of its predecessor, the Samsung Behold®, the Behold II will be available exclusively from T-Mobile and is currently scheduled to launch before the start of the holidays. The sleek touch-screen phone is the first from T-Mobile USA to feature a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen, which provides crisper colors and wider viewing angles.  In addition, the Behold II is equipped with Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz user interface, allowing easy customization with widgets located in a slide out tray on the left side of the home screen and  providing one-touch access to a customer’s favorite and most commonly used features and applications. The Behold II offers three different home screens to drag and drop widgets onto the screen and organize the different workspaces with favorite widgets and application shortcuts. Samsung’s intuitive cube menu also provides quick access to six top multimedia features, including music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube™ and Amazon MP3 for music downloads.
“We’re excited to announce Samsung’s first Android-powered device with T-Mobile in the U.S.,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “The Behold II follows the success of the Behold that launched last year taking the device and user experience to the next level with the Android platform, a large 3.2-inch AMOLED screen, next generation TouchWiz user interface and customization capabilities and premium features.”
“T-Mobile continues to expand our line-up of Android-powered phones in time for the holiday season with the addition of the Samsung Behold II,” said Travis Warren, director, product marketing, T-Mobile USA.  “The premium screen and quality camera coupled with Samsung’s innovative cube menu makes the Behold II a  multimedia powerhouse that’s made even stronger by T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network.”
The Behold II will keep customers organized and entertained with access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube and Google Talk™ as well as thousands of applications and games available for download from Android Market™. The Wi-Fi-enabled Behold II also supports personal email and corporate email with Exchange ActiveSync, as well as instant messaging, and text, picture and video messaging. Additional features include a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, five shooting modes and video capabilities, visual voicemail which allows customers to listen to voicemails in order of preference, MP3 player, up to 16GB of external memory, assisted GPS and Bluetooth® 2.1.
Model number: SGH-t939
3G coverage is not available everywhere. For information where T-Mobile 3G service is available or to see T-Mobile’s Personal Coverage Check tool, please visit http://www.TMobile.com/Coverage.

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  • Andrew

    I miss the internal memory, but that AMOLED screen will be great. I’m not sure how I feel about their Touchwiz masking Android.

  • Santiago

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH LAWD.
    Horrible.

  • Galen20K

    Its Interesting!

  • yo326

    This phone looks cool! Finally T-Mobile is adding some really cool touchscreen phones. Can`t wait to get this phone when it comes out! i`ve been looking foward to this phone! i hope its cheap!!! :)

  • bigs12

    I like!!!!!!! but I still don’t know what phone to get the Cliq, Tp2 or wait till 1st quarter to see what comes next…. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

  • captainbdsc

    I sure dislike it when they just tell you what features it has. While nice to know I want to know about the actual hardware. What CPU and its speed? How much RAM? Can it even handle the “features” it flaunts at us?

  • http://homotechual.org Homotechual

    So is this the Samsung Galaxy Lite or the normal one. Because feature wise it seems to be in between it has the 5mp camera and the 3.2 screen size and resolution of the original Galaxy, yet it’s missing the 8GB of memory built in which seems to also be missing on the lite.

    It’s going to be a tough decision for me to decide between this phone and the 9700. I’v always been a Blackberry man, but if this phone has the ram and processor that’s better then the MyTouch I might have to switch.

  • 30014

    @Bigs12….It’s all about personal preference, if either phone rocks your boat then go for it. But I prefer to wait, I’m trying to hold out to see if the g1v2 is as good as its rumored.

  • Luis

    Looks like the Samsung Galaxy to me. Very good T-Mobile for scooping this one. Hmmm. Now what are the specs?

  • The Observer

    so this is not a “with google” phone?

    • David

      It is, please read the press release again!

  • Dan

    Looks terrible….FAIL

  • mikeeeee

    UMA anyone? UMA?

    samsung katalyst and g-1 mashed together, i hope.

    if so, i have some gently used t-mo hardware for sale so i can upgrade wifey and me.

  • Teresa

    With the data plan requirements at T-mo, its cute, but not worth it….

  • sea

    So long as I can easily ditch the ridiculously dumb looking UI, this will most definitely be my next phone.

  • Red

    Hopefully it’ll have good battery life. I don’t really like the color; what happened to the black and white models?

  • kam

    Ok…this is great but does it have UMA?

  • SEFan

    Well, let’s assume they have a better color than the one shown, as we saw with the Cliq. I agree that this seems a mix of the Galaxy Lite and the Original Galaxy. I guess I can live with out the 8Gig of onboard memory IF there is a workable amount of addressable memory for apps. Also, like Red I’m concerned about the battery. The i7500 had a decent battery, while the 5700 (lite) was dumbed down to a smaller capacity.

  • FILA

    Everyone PASSSS, yes I and everyone will agree, very very nice OLED, but no QWERTY, and that gay ass cube, may look cool but just a gimmick, plus its a Sammy, yuck, lol

    G1v2 coming soon

  • bing bang

    I actually… kinda like it. But I’m confused. This resembles that Samsung Galaxy phone. Is this android?

  • http://tmotoday dannydarko

    itold this info a month ago to a few forums you already know the specs for this phone its the galaxy/ lite american version this is fact to tmo today if you need more tipsters contact me

  • Tony W.

    @dannydarko, ur right, this ph is basically just the samsung galaxy lite, just using a different name for T-Mo is all.

  • Cori

    Is this what the Galaxy was supposed to be once it was FINALLY launched? Or is this a totally seperate phone? All the hype with no qwerty keyboard? Thats blows.. And it would suck even more if this has the same data plan requirements as all the other andriods. Because I absoluetly hate the data plan requirement..Its not necessary or worth the money.