“Major” Samsung Launch Coming In July?

While Samsung may be in the dog house right now with T-Mobile Behold 2 customers, that isn’t stopping them from bringing more goodness to magenta. BoyGenius is reporting that Samsung and T-Mobile are working on a “major” product launch for the month of July. While they aren’t taking guesses as to what it might be, it falls conspicuously within the time frame of a one, Samsung Galaxy S launch in the US. Is that signed, sealed, delivered? Of course not, we’re taking a guess based on rumors, but we’d like to think it’s an educated guess. That and we can see the future.

I’m hard pressed to come up with another Samsung phone that we are aware of, that would qualify for a “major” launch. I’m drawing a blank. Bada? I think not. Well, July is less than 5 weeks away, we’ll find out soon enough if this pans out.

BoyGenius

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  • Bryan

    MY HOPE IS THAT IT IS SGS CAUSE THATS WHEN I CAN UPGRADE MY LINE, BUT WERE GONNA HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE

  • Bryan

    MY HOPE IS THAT IT IS SGS CAUSE THATS WHEN I CAN UPGRADE MY LINE, BUT WERE GONNA HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE

  • Corejam

    I am really turned off by Samsung with the recent news, but if they don’t let me get a Nexus One with my family plan for the discounted price, this may be the only way to get a high-end android phone for a reasonable price on T-Mobile.

    • umaluver

      If its Android, you will be stuck on 2.1 for ever. Not that there is anything wrong with 2.1.

      • Dashi

        My Touch Slide xD The Phones Not Even Out To General Populance And They Are Roleing Out The 2.2 Upgrades Already :) At Least Thats What Tech Support Said

  • Kevin

    Hope its not a Bada phone. …. Galaxy S would be good.

    • seebo

      The bada os looks pretty bad ass

  • Nick

    Two words and a letter:

    SAMSUNG GALAXY S

  • 30014

    I hope it’s the sgs. I’m personally getting the n1 but it’ll be nice to have another high end phone in the lineup.

  • damien

    It is the Galaxy, the samsung rep at the store confirmed it

    • Steve Jobless

      Oh Damien, thank you for that lol.

      • YESSSSSSSS! :D Can’t wait, I think I can hold on to this upgrade phone money until then :)

  • Kevin
  • Vinny

    That is what I call some good news. That is a power phone with bells and whistles. T-Mobile pulls the trigger and snags that phone they will increase their customers and their name as being a company with just crap phones will change. They need a phone like that to start their push as a major carrier in the USA. I want that phone. I have tried to go through other companies to buy that phone, hearing this news had just made my day.

    • Whoa

      lol, their reputation will not change one bit. You know, and I know that IF TMobile releases the Galaxy S then every other carrier will be releasing it as well.

    • getting tired of waiting 4 tmo

      get ready for disapointment…

  • Elias

    The Behold 3!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Haaaaa!!!

    • andrew

      that would be a FAIL for tmobile and samsung

    • timmyjoe42

      LMAO.
      Remember when they were giving away the Behold 2’s every hour for a month and we all wanted to win one so badly? hahaha

  • ag

    If I am unable to get a Nexus One in store on my family contract, then I may have to consider jumping ship. I’ve been with t-0mobile for about 7 years now but they are not catering to my high end phone needs. My wife loves the my touch slide which is a good indicator that it is not for me. I don’t want a HD2, I don’t want a Samsung phone and if it wasn’t for Cyanogen mod and running Android 2.1 on my G1 I would of chucked it out the window by now.

    • john

      So if tmo can’t get you the nexus, (only using the exact, explicit phone you mentioned) then you will jump ship to another company, that won’t have nexus at all? Not trying to stir the pot, but being mad at tmo for the nexus (which is the google baby) is like being pissed at target for a sale that mcdonalds is running.

      • ag

        If T-mobile sells ANY Nexus One type device other than the Samsung Galaxy S and I am able to get some kind of discount on my family plan, then I will be happy to stay. I’ve been waiting for a very long time. The g1 is the longest I have ever had a phone and I’ve had it since launch. Just makes me a little jealous when every other carrier has these really cool looking devices and I continually to wait and wait and wait. I also don’t want to pay $530.00 for a phone, so I am also not making it any easier on myself.

    • tomato

      +1. You could also get the Nexus on your own, you know. You actually save money if you pay for the phone upfront.

    • Matlock

      that’s a piss poor reason for jumping ship, I’m sorry. Honestly buy the phone outright and then just sign up for T-mobile Web2Go and you will have full 3G speeds on your phone and full access to Android market, while only paying $10/month, and not being tied to a contract. If you want a high-end phone than you have to pay the price of admission, and that price is $530.

      • soon2TMO

        does web2go workd for any smartphone?????
        hmmmmmmm,..

  • pimpstrong

    For this to be “Major” with Tmo specifically even though ATT is getting the same phone, I’m hoping its a simultaneous release of the SGS & SGS Pro. Lets see, Cliq – Cliq XT…myTouch – myTouch Slide…SGS(Behold 3) – SGS Pro!! yeah I like that. Maybe this we can pre order on June 19th for a July release?

    • MTC44

      No.

  • Bigg

    If it is the Galaxy S this is good, impressive hardware+android= win, but the support behind samsung cant compare to htc. Htc always get the newest software update, even if not from HTC themselves. This is why I haven’t own any smartphone from samsung in the past 3 years.

  • Jay

    After the Behold 2 upgrade debacle, why would anyone buy a Samsung Android phone? They’re clearly not that committed on keeping their android phones up-to-date.

    Then again, the myTouch hasn’t been updated since 1.6, so maybe it’s more
    T-mobile’s fault?

  • Shannon

    I can go either way with Samsung. They have good phones and they have crappy phones. But aren’t ALL manufacturers like that?

    I loved the original Behold (as a basic phone) and upgraded to a myTouch (loved it and still do). I thought the Behold 2 was crap so I didn’t buy it. Would I buy a Galaxy S? Hell yeah. It looks like an amazing phone!

    I dunno, this whole Behold 2 update thing doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve had good Samsungs and bad (cheap) Samsungs. But I’m looking forward to having a kick ass phone that doesn’t look like something Fisher Price made and if it’s made by Samsung, then whatever.

  • SheShe

    Sounds like the galaxy to me!! which is music to my ears…. its time to retired my G1

  • SKA

    It’s Samsung, I am not excited since that past few phones were so so.

  • getting tired of waiting 4 tmo

    OMG we are so getting that bada thing, hopefully that new CEO will step in and make some last minute changes and not give us that piece of crap.

  • Jazz

    Oh, thank god. But I’m really torn if I should go with the Galaxy S or the Nexus One (assuming it’ll be available in stores, and I’ll be able to keep my grandfathered plan)

  • J-Riz

    Samsung? Give me one reason to even care about a Samsung phone on T-Mobile. Their feature phones get discontinued the moment you get them home = no support. We never saw anything from the Blackjack line (which was probably a blessing in disguise). We never got the Galaxy. I won’t even discuss the Behold 2. The original Behold was sub-par, at best. Touchwiz is redundant and laggy. Did I miss anything?

    IF, the Galaxy S comes to T-mobile, I wouldn’t trust it to EVER get updated. Good luck turning off their newest version of touchwiz. Boooooooo Samsung!

    • Bobomo

      You must not have watched any of the Galaxy S videos. This phone is the opposite of laggy.

    • Scritz McGritz

      I agree with you J-Riz. Watch all these morons get this phone and 6 months later they will be on this website bitching about no upgrade.

      Though I find touch wizard appealing on the Galaxy-s I have a good feeling it will never be updated. I am surprised people still have faith in Samsung after the behold. Hopefully, Samsung won’t fumble with the Galaxy-S and they do update the os.

      If this phone is re-branded as the Behold 3… good luck with that T-mobile and Samsung.

  • SteveBerman

    Its the Samsung Disappointment. It might not do well.

  • waitingandwaiting

    was seen and played with at Google IO……………………….

  • HR

    It’s the galaxy S but will I buy anything from them knowing how much that hate updating their phones?

    All the crappy skins make it hard to update the damn OS.

  • rushmore

    Folks, unless you do not mind being stuck on the same OS version with little chance of updates, you may want to hold off to see what else is coming. Samsung is probably the worst of main OEM’s in regards to updating the OS. They treat it almost like a ROM that can never be updated.

  • Kerry

    I’m planning on getting a Slide on Wednesday but when I read this I thought “maybe I should wait…”

    Then as I’m pondering this I decided to stick to the plan… buy the Slide at full price and use it until TMO’s ‘mature’ Android phone offering settles down and I can take my pick of all the options and use my upgrade. Emerald, this new Samsung (Galaxy S?), N1 etc…

    I do want a fast, beefy Android phone running 2.1-2.2. I just can’t handle this danged G1 much longer!!!

  • HD2/NEXUS ONE USER

    if it has froyo on it then its a go

  • lev

    I agree, if it does get updated, it will be last on the list, The N1 will get updated first, then the evo, then the mt3g slide, and guess what? there all htc phones, what a coincidence. I think Samsung really screwed the pooch with the Behold 2, gave everyone false hope, its tought to buy a samsung android phone knowing if it does get updated, android 3.0 will be out by then

  • Jay

    This phone has a lot going for it except one MAJOR problem…..If I wanted a phone that looked like an iphone I would simply go and buy an iphone…..Another great phone whose designers fell in love with the iphone and decided to copy the crap out of its UI….Why can’t T-Mobile get phones that differentiate them from the iphone….And what will happen if T-Mobile does get the iphone soon? ….Can you imagine these 2 phones sitting next to one another? ….I guess getting the SGS is better than not having it on T-Mobile but not by very much in my opinion…………………………………………………….NEXT! ! ! !

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Come on Jay, that’s not fair. Even thought is copying Apple, it was not Apple’s concept. Apple copied the earlier phones I have in my basement, in my the cell phone section of my electronics museum. (AKA tons of electronic crap I refuse to throw away and that I fondle every five years or so, in private so my GF does not give me sheet and mainly so I don’t end up in prison).

      One device Apple copied (in concept) was the Samsung i330! So if anyone has a beef about copying, it’s Samsung! Maybe the SGS is Samsung’s way of dishing it back to Apple. ;)

      In any event, no matter the product there’s always someone who goes first, so to speak. Soon thereafter others copy, but that’s the nature of business. Look around your house. How many things do you have that are copies of a “pioneer product?” Heck, just look at your kitchen appliances.

      For a few years all white stoves, fridges and microwaves are the must have, then it’s the metal finishes, and one time it was the all black look. And if you rent an older apartment where the owner is too cheap to upgrade, you might be unfortunate to have appliances when the monkey sheet yellow color was popular (I think they call it “almond.”)

      You get the idea. There’s nothing wrong with copying. As I said before, to Apple’s credit they did take the gamble and bring out the iPhone. (But arguably RIM was the gambler before that, when it brought out the black, chrome and metal look, with the Pearl in 2006.)

      Here is one of my old posts that addresses your copying rant, first posted on WSJ:

      If there is any copying going on it started back in 2002-03 with Apple copying Audiovox and Samsung smartphone concepts.

      To be historically accurate here is the timeline on who copied who:

      2002 – Sprint brings out a touchscreen-only, large display, PDA/smartphone called the Toshiba 2032SP (manufactured by Audiovox). The phone is WinMo based (WinCE kernel) and has a graphical user interface.

      A very attractive handset, but totally foreign to subscribers used to clamshell or candy bar devices. Plus it was priced at $600. With taxes and fees it totals close to $675 in 2003 dollars.

      It’s a big fail, IMHO because people don’t like touchscreen only phones and because of the price. And many users were not ready for a smartphone.

      2003 – Samsung brings out for Sprint its version of a touchscreen only cell phone (with basic PDA functionality and office apps). Called the i330 (Yes, in 2003 it was Samsung who came our with the first “i” phone.)

      Phone is more a novelty than anything else. People remain used to the common cell phone with physical keypad dialer. It uses Samsung’s proprietary OS which was OK but graphically boring.

      The phone is not that popular.

      2007 – iPhone debuts. It’s not revolutionary since Jobs simply copied the concepts of the 2002-03 phones. And arguably Jobs even copied the smartphones debuting that had chrome, black or metal in the look.

      To Apple’s credit the iPhone is a good design with its large display and and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (icon based).

      So Apple made improvements, a far better product, great design and gambled that the iPhone would sell. However, all said and done, the iPhone is not an Apple “invention” or “innovation.” It’s the result of five years of learning what was good and bad about the Samsung and Audiovox phones and observing what cell phones were selling well, that is, in terms of form factor, design and look.

      2009 – HTC debuts iPhone lookalikes since it appears that is what people want, the iPhone look.

      2009 – Other manufacturers jump on board since they see how well HTC handsets have been received by the buying public. (HTC is touted by many as the hottest handset maker on the planet.)

      2010 – The copying continues.

      Sidenote: Here’s the phones I mentioned:

      Toshiba 2032SP (also sold as Audiovox Thera)

      http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=146

      Samsung i330:

      http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/samsung/sph-i330.html

    • hi!

      we won’t get the iPhone so that won’t be a problem

  • John

    I’d get the Galaxy S because the phone hardware is amazing. XDA would be my major place to update the phone anyways so I wouldn’t wait for Samsung to get off of their butts. I have a G1 running Cyanogen 2.1 right now and even though it has some issues it is keeping me from spending way too much money that I don’t have on a Nexus One.

    • Kevin

      A Samsung device getting hacked on XDA … that would be something new … thought they were HTC only devies???

      • Kevin

        * Devices … :P

  • Green Robot

    I would get it immediately and have no qualms with signing up for another 2 years if it indeed is Galaxy S. This thing is a solid high end device that I’ve been waiting for. No arguments here.
    The only thing I would suggest to T-Mobile is that they announce this thing as soon as possible without any silly “keeping it secret” games – they need to have something solid on the horizon to stem the customer exodus.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s right. As I said in the “Dotson leaving” story, I suspect Humm will slap a few faces when questioning why the SGS is not on store shelves.

      I would assume he will see the Dotson SGS debut timeline and say:

      “You stupid som beeches, get that phone on the market. For every week you delay, I am docking your pay. Schnell… schnell…!”

      Then he will speed dial Jobs:

      “Hello Steven, how’s the liver? That’s good, now about the iPhone, I want a repeat of 2007…”

      http://www.rantuniverse.com/PhillippHummTMoNews.jpg

      • soon2TMO

        hahahaha that was funny! lol

  • Green Robot

    One of the things that is exciting about Galaxy S is the built in support for DivX and XviD. Finally a device where I can just copy a movie to the SD card and watch it without fighting with silly conversion software. This is a major bonus to me and I am very excited about it.

  • swoosh

    this handset will be a great device. and will definitely get 2.2. the super amoled screen is is the best display on a handset not to mention the 1ghz hummingbird processor its a win if indeed tmobile grabs this handset. ive had the nexus but the trackball just bothered me and the screen had calibration issues.

  • Reece

    ask me couple weeks ago and I would be extremely geeked

    but the recent news about the Behold 2 is a helluva debbie downer to say the least. Unless the internal space of a Behold2 is G1-status there’s really no excuse to not being able to upgrade it to 2.1 so I’m very suspect in jumping on this since the only Samsung to get any upgrade treatment was their Moment which runs plain jane Android, and THAT took eons to upgrade. The Galaxy S (please let it be a galaxy S PRO!) still sounds like a sweet deal (especially if you can kill their crappy UI enhancements without rooting) but at this point I’d need to know that something highend from HTC is coming down the pipeline for T-Mob US otherwise I’ll be considering saving up for a Nexus by soaking up some oil from the gulf of mexico

  • derrickps3

    I really dont care what they have to offer, they don’t know how much they pissed of bh2 owners. and for that, they will not succeed as a company. mark my words.

  • Anony Mouse

    Definitely going to be a rough start for samsung. I would rather see an HTC based phone come out like this. They hopefully did not mess with the UI too much, as the samsung version of android seems to be like someone tricking out a ferrari to look like an ice cream truck. However, they definitely give it a nice form factor, and while I will probably no be getting one, I am glad to see it come out.

    • Reece

      “the samsung version of android seems to be like someone tricking out a ferrari to look like an ice cream truck”

      rofl, I’m sooo stealing that

      • Scritz McGritz

        Yeah, that was good.

  • Ryan

    Let’s just hope that people are smart and stay away from Samsung. TMobile desperately needs to go bigger with HTC if they want to continue to compete in the world of Android. Samsuck is a joke.

  • joe

    am not even going to wait too see how this pans out. am out t mobile you did me wrong .

  • Garet

    who cares what Samsung does now I will never buy another product from them again.I dont want to be left with no upgrades when they want to sell another new phone or any other product.Samsung has lost many customers based on not updating the Behold 2 it can handle 2.2 and with that amazing screen it has there really would be no rush to upgrade to a Galaxy S and there is the problem they want to sell the Galaxy S. Poor decision on your part Samsung now I hope you lose a big chunk out of your customer base.

  • kcmo

    Forgive me for sounding naive, but has Samsung always had a bad name in smartphones? I’ve been a Blackberry user on TMO for years and am ready for a change. Had considered jumping to the iPhone but I’m happy with my TMO service, coverage, and prices. Had been looking forward to either the MT3G Slide or this Galaxy S. As the Galaxy S appears to offer higher specs, I was leaning towards it but am now concerned.

  • Anthony

    Why go with what you think or hope for . We know the N1 is Google’s baby and Google is android nuff said. The N1 and froyo rocks when the galaxy gets froyo ill have gingerbread it really that simple. The others b******* about T-Mobile and not getting a N1 hey cough up the cash and buy it straight out or be at the mercy of your carrier. I say if you can’t run with the big boys stay on the porch

  • rahul

    ok everyone ive been with t-mob for like 10 years now and i can’t understand how people get mad at other frustrated t-mob users like myself. sure t-mob is a bit cheaper, but the old saying ‘you pay for what you get’ is very true. t-mobile just has not delivered. i mean at&t has the iphone, verizon has the droid AND the incredible, sprint has the evo 4g and the hero and our flagship?!? the mytouch!! yay! (Sarcasm..). but in all seriousness shelling out 530 for an unlocked n1 is ridiculous. and not being able to upgrade if ur on a fam. plan is even more ludacris. t-mob seriously needs to step their game up, I MEAN THERE’S A REASON THEY ARE LAST OUT OF ALL THE FOUR MAJOR CARRIERS. “Men lie, women lie, NUMBERS DON’T.”

  • da-ku

    the only way i see ppl getting this phone after what happened with the Behold II is if the Behold II owners get some type of discount on this new phone. other than that i think its a gamble for who ever buys it. even if it is the Samsung Galaxy S it wont have any as much back up from T-mobile since they’re focusing 100% on the Mytouch slide.

  • Tim K

    You guys really think samsung is going to make that mistake again? The Galaxy s is coming to ALL US carriers. What makes you think they wont upgrade as they come out. This phone sets the new standard in android phones right now. It would be a terrible idea to get the Mytouch Slide or N1 over this! The N1 still has its touchpad issues, and is 6months old. The Mytouch slide is for begining android users.

    I have had a chance to mess around with this phone and i have to say i am very impressed. Very comparable to the Evo, and in some ways, better.

    Price is the biggest issue at the moment. Has to be $450-500 w/o contract & $200-$250 w/ contract to be competetive

  • Tim K

    Also, if all carriers have had a tough time updating the Rom as it comes out… other than the n1. If you want the updated Rom, just root your phone! It is really easy these days and pretty much idiot proof. I have had 2.1 for my mytouch since March because of this.

  • raymond

    i agree rahul tmobile is the laughing stock right now -_- im tryin hold to not go to sprint we need something big and we need it now

  • JustMeHere

    T Mobile USA just doesn’t get it. Any former user who bought a Samsung Android phone is frustrated. The Behold will only run 1.6. The Moment runs a crippled 2.1. If T Mobile wants to offer Samsung Galaxy ALL USERS SHOULD STAY AWAY, IT WILL NOT RUN Gingerbread or anything else. Samsung has a history of NOT UPGRADING THEIR phones. Until Samsung proves the contrary with existing phones this would only be wasted money. If the product was HTC based, maybe it would have a good choice if it was Motorola, Maybe, but Samsung… they can keep it.

  • soon2TMO

    it has to be the galaxy S… is there another samsung phone that was leaked somewhere that is going to tmobile? except for those feature phones?
    i think this will be the galaxy S.. as samsung has already stated, it will be updated to 2.2 froyo, it is highly likely that they will support this phone, even if they don’t, it is already a good phone with good specs and features which are enough to satisfy a customer.. stocked tethering,dvx/xiv, it is fast, there is flash lite if you want flas/skyfire for that too.

    then again, imo i can safe assume that this will be a device that samsung will definitely support as this is their flagship high-end android phone.. at least they should support it up to gingerbread.. even the samsung moment got the 2.1 update!

  • Gago

    NTY! After the Behold 2 scene. I will not even look at this no support and no flash camera phone android phone at all.

  • soon2TMO

    i feel for those behold 2 owners who were deceived by samsung.. samsung’s little ruse to harvest buyers is undoubtedly wrong.. this should be a learning lesson for the company and must now become consistent hereafter..

    thanks to the behold 2 owners’ actions, now samsung’s inefficiencies have been adressed, therefore, they would avoid to make the same mistake again..i hope!

    • Usman

      Really?! How have the “inefficiencies” been addressed? Samsung’s Behold 2 is more than capable of running Android 2.1… they were supposed to update it to 2.1. But they’re not going past Android 1.6.

  • Kerry

    I was pretty stoked when I first heard of the Galaxy S.. the pics and vids look amazing. But I recall reading that Samsung partnered with Yahoo! and planned to point the search and e-mail to Yahoo! and not Google. I like having my contacts and such synced with Google so though the specs seems awesome I’m not holding my breath for this phone.

    Just wait and see I guess…

  • RD

    So… I’m been a BB user for *ages*. With regards to SGS and Froyo. Is it critical to wait for a Samsung/TMo specific version of Froyo or can enthusiasts create a modded version of it?

    • mmaxxsooner

      No roms cause samsung does not release the kernal that is needed. I would wait on purchasing this phone until they have froyo on it as their history os horrible with updates. And yes you my have to wait six months

  • Usman

    Too bad Samsung is the worst Android phonemaker in the market. Forget about updates to software…

  • jake

    Impressive phone specs, but forget any support or updates, this thing will be lucky to ever see froyo or beyond that. just look at the behold 2, the same thing will happen again, no doubt about it. they are only interested in selling the hardware and sales volume. customer loyalty and satisfaction are not important to them despite what they say. TMO and samsung are a bad combo, I will not get this galaxy s phone, I will wait for the project emerald HTC phone instead as it is more likely to be include with updates to android, HTC has been fairly decent about giving updates as of recently. At least more reliably than samsung. Motorola is another company who have stated to agressively employ updates on their devices. I dont think samsung will adopt that buisness model mainly cause they are more committed to their Bada platform.

  • Axcell

    with all this bad press from the behold 2 and the fact that the galaxy s is getting released on all 4 major carriers, it would be android community suicide for samsung to not update the phone.

  • jake

    I dont think samsung sees it that way, they dont care. ALthough I hope that it comes back to bite them hard, they probably dont think it will..but would be funny if it did. I will stick to samsung for LED TVs thats about it, my phones will gravitate towards companies who committe to updates and support, Moto, HTC for now, sux though cause I have to pay 450 for this behold 2 thats already been abandoned.

  • wasup

    1. Samsung already stateted that the “S” will be getting froyo update. 2. LOL @ all those people who try compare the “S” with the behold, yo, this is Samsing’s “it” phone, a phone that will compete with the iphone WORLDWIDE. 3. thanks to tmonews for posting this news, you made my week. 4. I am soooo getting the “S”, really stoked. 5. cheers

    • tommy

      they stated the same thing about the behold 2 look were those guys are at and dont look for too many custom roms samsung sant realease the full source code with all the drivers so 6 months from now we will be saying i told you so

      • wasup

        ok mate, I respect your opinion, I really do, you will have your choice between the new slide and the nexus(hopefully), and I will get my “S”, choice is always good :D

    • pimpstrong

      I’m with you. I can’t possibly see the SGS NOT getting atLEAST FroYo, seeing as how this is a SUPERPOWERHOUSE of a phone that yeah CAN match up with if not beat the iPhone. Custom Roms!? who needs them? A VERY small percentage of smartphone owners actually want to hack it. Behold II!? Cmon! Its an over priced 1st gen 1.5 Android phone. They Fail on the 2.x promise and you Fail for buying THAT phone. Next.

    • jake

      I agree, they said that the behold would see 2.0, guess what not happening, and while the SGS might very well get froyo, I wouldnt be shocked if the SGS never got an update. Samsung has a bad history of following through on promises. And while that is my opinion, there is some fact to it as well. I hope that the SGS does satisfy those who choose to buy it, however I wont be one of them.

    • jake

      I agree, they said that the behold would see 2.0, guess what not happening, and while the SGS might very well get froyo, I wouldnt be shocked if the SGS never got an update. Samsung has a bad history of following through on promises. And while that is my opinion, there is some fact to it as well. I hope that the SGS does satisfy those who choose to buy it, however I wont be one of them.

  • Jshin

    HTC for me, all other manufacturers suck ass.

  • Will

    Yeah I would have been interested if my brother didn’t just get burned on his intro to Android (behold 2).

    As far as people saying the Galaxy will see Froyo. Or this is Samsung’s baby and they’re going to take care of it. Sounds alot like the same things that were said about every other phone they’ve abandoned after getting a few hundred bones for it. Galaxy looks to be a nice phone. I personally have the Nexus. I was considering giving the Galaxy a try but at this point I know for a fact I’ll be downgrading on software, possibly permanently. No thanks. Hardware isn’t everything.

  • Andrew

    I just got off the phone with a tmobile rep about the nexus 1 and she said not to worry, the nexus one will be coming to tmobile sometime this summer and to just watch tmobile.com for information. Not sure if this has something to do with this launch in July.

    • sami

      No, they said there will be a major “samsung” launch in July. N1 isn’t samsung

  • jordan

    Samsung is the worst. Im never buying one again. i hope touchwiz dies

  • swoosh

    samsung galaxy s = win for me …. the specs are amazing and it runs android forget about wiz idc for that . 4″ super amoled screen divix support internal memory 5mp hd camera . only flaw is no flash other than that its perfect

    • Jesse

      This is why the mytouch slide is a far better choice. I’ve been using it for two weeks and even though it doesn’t have a 1 ghz processor its still fast and have had no sluggish issues. The 5 megapixel camera with flash is a thing of beauty. I’ve gone from the HD2 to this and I must say, people are wasting there money on windows mobile phones.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    IMHO you should all give Philipp Humm time to straighten things out. From what I have found out about him he is a take charge guy, super competent, aggressive and the kind of CEO TMOUS needs at this critical juncture of do or die.

    You will see some HUGE changes in TMOUS in the coming months. Standby for the sheet hitting the fan.

  • JBLmobileG1

    If I purchased a Behold II I would never buy another Samsung phone again. Like someone posted earlier… its HTC for me too. I just ordered the Nexus One and I can’t wait to get it. I have owned an MDA, G1, and soon to be Nexus. All have been pretty good (except for the G1… although thats because the O/S was still new). Froyo however makes Android the best O/S system thus far IMO. Even though I love Samsung TVs I don’t think I will ever see their Samsung brand of phone the same way again. Poor support and false hopes is bad for their image. So sorry Samsung… so sorry.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I have an old Toshiba notebook from 2005. The warranty ran out in 2006. Soon thereafter the display died. Turns out the unit had a bad integrated graphics chip. Toshiba fixed it on subsequent units.

      I was busy and could not attend to having it checked out so it sat on a shelf until May 2009 when I decided to check around. People on forums said to contact Toshiba directly because they were still fixing units even though at the time mine was four years old and three years beyond warranty.

      Called Toshiba, they sent me a prepaid UPS shipping box, sent them the unit, they sent it back in five days, with a new motherboard and upgraded graphics card. All at no charge to me.

      I mention this story because my Toshiba experience is how a company is supposed to deal with problems. They owned up to the issue and even four years later is still repairing the units.

      What does Samsung do, tear down the video that contained the promise that B2 owners will get the Android upgrade and tell customers to take a hike.

      The most idiotic thing about Samsung’s conduct is that the damage to its reputation far exceeds the money it thinks it is saving by not providing a fair resolution to B2 owners.

      The B2 story is all over the Net now. I question if anyone at Samsung realizes just how bad this is, the bad publicity.

  • Ben

    I honestly hope its the galaxy s. Hummingbird processor is 3x better then any processor on any phone as of right now. Sucks it kind of looks like the iphone. But I’m willing to
    switch from BB to this. Been a Bb user since 06.

  • soon2TMO

    samsung touchwiz = customers can only rely and wait for OS updates from this manufacturer, samsung can not provide the source to developers due to confidential issues.. without the source, developers can not work around the custom UI/touchwiz..

    sony xperia x10 = customers can only rely and wait for OS updates from this manufacturer, this device is not easy to root due to timescape UI.. and it does not apply to the masses..

    HTC nexus one = this is easy to update obviously because it is running stock android (no custom UI) and developers has access to the source , so developers can root this device anyway they want..

    HTC sense = this is not as easy to update due to the sense UI, but developers has access to the source and can root it (2.2)but may take a while..(incredible/evo)

    motorola droid = this is easy to update obviously because it is running stock android (no custom UI) and developers has access to the source , so developers can root this device anyway they want..

    motoblur = this is not as easy to update due to the sense UI, but developers has access to the source and root it(2.2) but may take a while..

    samsung can not give the source to developers because they have other products too that uses similar source, this is confidential for them due to competitions…it’s probably the same reason for sony that’s why their beautiful xperia x10 can not be rooted, or it is hard to root.. not sure..

    do HTC and motorola sell other products that have similar sources on them as they do with their mobile phones? no right? hence all the rooting…

    just my 2 cents,!!
    correct me if im wrong..

  • soon2TMO

    i’ve had a feel of the mt3g and the behold, but i gotta say i like the built of the behold better.. the same with droid and incredible, the droid feels more solid..

    HTC for me is ok..

  • soon2TMO

    i’ve read somewhere that samsung will allow rooting and can have custom roms later on.. i guess after the 2.2 update?

    im not promoting samsung, i guess im just being optimistic about it.

  • DannOfThurs

    Whatever Samsung does, they need to step up and clear their support idea. If they come out and say “look, we’ll support the OS until our next big phone comes out” and is up front about it I’d be cool with it. If they come up with “we’ll keep updating the firmware” I’ll be OK as well. They need to be upfront and explain what their plans are and stick to them.

  • Scritz McGritz

    An unhappy T-mobile customer for 5 years. Making the switch to sprint Evo 4g! I would have gotten the SGS (it is bad ass!), but after Samsung’s (and T-mobile’s, yes they are to blame too) fumble with the Behold II (no update)… they should be punished by consumers. And that means not buying their products.

    • DannOfThurs

      EVO4G will turn into a ton of extra fees you might not be too happy with….not to mention the issues with the front-facing camera. They do offer a 30 day period though so I would strongly suggest going that route. Sprint is pretty good were I leave for WiMax but once I leave that area things really start to suck :(

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Wish you much happiness over at Sprint. A couple weeks ago I had had it with T-Mobile customer service and called Sprint. To switch they were going to give me two free Evos and the data plan (with 1500 shared minutes, unlimited wireless to wireless, etc.) for $150 (including the $10 additional monthly charge for 4G).

      But after signing up I scoured the Net to see if Sprint had changed it’s malicious ways. I found a lot of people still complaining.

      So I canceled my order.

      Sticking it out with T-Mobile since I knew a while ago that Dotson was on his way out.

      And as long as Philipp Humm isn’t coming here to strip mine TMOUS and sell it, I feel he will turn the Company around.

      In the interim to avoid getting frustrated I just don’t call customer service. LOL. What a solution, don’t call T-Mobile so I don’t get pissed off.

      Sidenote: I love my HD2 so I can just imagine how great that Evo will be. With no Evo on my horizon I am looking forward to the SGS. So we might be getting the Slide and the SGS as our next round of phones.

      And my HD2 might stay in the stable since it is a great WinMo phone and I need its OS abilities, something I can’t get with Android and Windows Phone 7. (WP7 will lock out XDA types from tinkering with the ROM. So I predict WinMo 6.5 will become popular because we can fool with it in so many ways.)

      • pimpstrong

        2 Free EVO’s huh?

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Is there a hint of disbelief in your words? Yeah, it sounds odd, but:

        1. I don’t get pleasure from making things up.

        2. I took notes on everything he said.

        3. To motivate me to switch at the beginning I said to “get me two Evos for as low as you can go.”

        4. He was doing all kinds of things on the computer as he was talking.

        Right off the top he gave each phone a “$75 rebate.” Don’t know where he got that from.

        Then he said “Let me check something.” He came back and said something about a “$75 discount equipment.” And then he applied a “$50 credit.”

        Finally, he said I would get “one month free service.” I don’t know if that was a promo or what. I vaguely recall him saying something about because I was switching I was getting that.

        On the plan he said it was $130 a month for “Everything data” with no cap on data usage, 1500 land line talk minutes, and unlimited wireless to wireless (can be any carrier.) And finally, $10 more for each phone to use 4G. He called the 4G Sprint’s “special plan.”

        In my saying I was getting two free Evos I did NOT factor in getting $140 in free service. If I factored that into the calculation and my statement, I could say Sprint PAID ME to sign up with them. :)

        Oh, and he gave me his first and last name. He said that if I ever had questions about what was promised I could give a supervisor his name.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Dang… I mean “its malicious ways” not “it’s.” So sue me.

  • derrickps3

    i feel sorry for all you users who are getting hyped over the galaxy s hardware, what you really need to be worrying about is the software and wether there will be future updates and beyond. IMO i think this phone looks a little too much like the iphone. this phone could suffer the demise of the behold 2, be careful you guys, unless you have money to blow. don’t get this phone. think about it, what is most important to you?? hardware or software??? i say software 1st and hardware 2nd.

    another thing, why do you people assume it will be the galaxy s as the MAJOR LAUCH? lol

  • RockTripod

    I do hope Samsung does an about-face with regards to handset support on their Android devices. This phone is amazing from what I have gleaned on the webz, and it would be a shame to see it relegated to the same fate as the Behold 2. I am looking forward to seeing if it truly does come to T-Mo, and what Sammy has in store for it.

  • Nenes78

    I was at a tmobile store talking to manager about the mytouch slide(got to see a dummy model) and while talking about phones she mentioned that the new sidekick will be from Samsung. makes sense if you consider the above news about a big samsung launch.

  • Marcelo L

    New Sidekick ? From Samsung…..well..there goes the Galaxy S theory. Yet again, TMo snatches defeat from the Jaws of Victory. Way to go, TMo….looks like it’ll have to be a used Nexus for me, because this BH2 is just way too unusable at 8-9 hrs of battery usage ( with moderate usage ), and no upgrade path.

    I think 11 years is long enough of a wait for your cell carrier to GET A CLUE.

  • RCJ

    @rocktripod
    1. Iphone is the #1 selling phone for TMobile in Europe since 2007.
    2. Tmobile has devoted an iphone techinical support in call center in the U.S.
    3. Dont believe me call TMOBILE and ask.
    4. The Iphone att contract was over on may 31, 2010 this was all over the wall street journal and several other publications.
    5. The new iphone was leaked online twice and both videos show a sim card. last time I checked only att and tmobile use sim cards.
    6. T mobile USA’s CEO steps down and TMOBILE European’s CEO. May I remind you he was responsible for getting europe magneta the iphone.
    7. June 7th is the day apple reveals the new iphone hd and a new iphone carrier.
    8. All tmobile call centers to hire 400 new employees in june.
    All the signs point to an iphone release on magneta.
    The samsung galaxy s is nothing special neither is the nexus one. thats the whole reason google isn’t selling them because no one was buying them.
    Samsung has never been important enough for stores to open at 8am. and after the behold 2 no one trust samsung anymore. There are the facts. know try and deny all that.

    • rushmore

      Nope. The contract is until 2012 and Apple will not choose Tmo due to weaker than AT&T 3G coverage. VZW is not even getting is this year.

      Tmo has an iPhone dedicated CS team because a lot of iPhone users are on Tmo. It has NOTHING to do with Tmo getting the iPhone. WHy would you want it anyways? Looks like Tmo has some very good Android devices coming later this year.

      • SteveBerman

        Why wouldn’t you want the iphone? It’s what Android copied the majority of it’s OS off of. Android is literally the poor man’s iphone. Unless you are a techie, its crap. The total package of even the best android phone and latest firmware (if you can even use it on that particular device) doesn’t even come close to the iphone.

    • Cybersedan

      @SteveBerman
      What planet to you spend most of your time on? The best Android phone doesn’t come close to the iPhone???

      FYI, the G1 that launched in 2008 was years ahead of the iPhone OS, proof – there are features being added to iPhone OS4.0 that were included with Android in October 2008. Let’s not even talk about the later models and software releases. Get your nonsense out of here fanboy.

      • SteveBerman

        You sound like the delusional fanboy. The G1 is garbage.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        And I did not pay attention to it much when it was announced, but didn’t the news say that Android is more popular than the iPhone OS? Or was it that they were selling more Android-based phones over Apple.

        Can’t recall, but others can chime it what it was. Regardless, that has to concern Jobs since he is big on numbers.

        But then again maybe he does not care since the announcement that Apple was a bigger company than Microsoft (by looking at market capitalization).

  • TmoAsian

    I don’t really think it would be the galaxy s, but more like a bada device, or even a terrible win mo omnia hd. Kind of predictable considering that the galaxy s is too good foir tmobile to have it…

  • Green Robot

    Hmm…, I just chatted with a Verizon rep and went through phone/plan selection in detail with him. Turns out that to get the same exact family plan I currently have (same # of line, same features, etc…) would cost me about $10 more a month than T-Mobile. This is with the Incredible on one line and the required data/messaging packages. Their plans are definitely more expensive but they do offer more generous employee discount than TMO so that offsets the price difference a bit. Me thinks if in a month or two there’s still nothing new on the horizon from TMO in the way of high end Android phone, I just might be out of here. Might come back in 2 years after Humm has a chance to clean things up around here.

  • Giga

    After looking at this review: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php I want it even more…I really hope Tmo gets it!!!

    • Scritz McGritz

      Yeah, it really is a beautiful phone. It’s like do I want a beautiful screen (SGS) with no updates or do I want an ok display with the latest android updates(evo4g)?
      Decisions… decisions.

  • soon2TMO

    why do people seem to have lost faith with samsung? LOL
    even if samsung has already stated that they will update the galaxy S, some people are still doubtful towards it and are completely traumatized.. well i dont blame you guys anyway, suit yourselves but i bet most of you doubtfuls might end up getting it one later on anyway.. LOL

    .. and also , if this is not gonna be the “major launch” in july, then what else could it be? some samsung flip phone? oh ya that would be “major launch” LOL

    im crossing fingers and hoping it is the galaxy S!

    • TmoAsian

      It’s not…

      • TmoAsian

        It’ll be a crappy flip phone, and that it’ll be major cos it’ll sell alot. I dunno.

  • Malcolm

    whatever phone i buy, it has to have a slide-out keyboard and 2.2 must be pre-installed before i purchase. oh yeah, and not leaving T-Mobile. don’t trust these manufacturers with updates. galaxy s looks very nice, though.

  • iFloss

    I really would prefer a Bada OS phone on TMO than another crappy excuse of a phone from samsung. It seems as if tmo picks up what everyone else doesn’t want.

    The bada phone showed off when they introduced bada was a beautiful phone with great specs and gizmodo gave it high grades. I’d rather see that than the galaxy, but that’s just me.

  • TM

    I’ve played around with this device and I can say it’s a very fast device with a great screen that already makes this new goofy iPhone look slow and small.

  • JD

    Maybe it’ll be the Wave?