Samsung Galaxy S, Possibly The T-Mobile Twitter Mystery Device?

As many of you have already guessed, it is our belief that this mysterious T-Mobile Twitter game will ultimately reveal the Samsung Galaxy S. Are we 100% positive? No. Are we positive enough to write this story? I think that answers itself.

So why do we think it’s the Galaxy S? Just like the HTC HD2 T-Mobile is using this device as a way to shore up content deals with partners in order to differentiate the device from other carriers. We believe the Galaxy S is slated for a July 21st launch, though of course that’s subject to change. However, we know that the 21st is indeed slated for a two device launch. We believe the Galaxy S will come with the Sims 3 game pre-loaded as per one of the Twitter clues. We’re also hearing that Avatar the movie will also come pre-loaded and the Galaxy S will go by the name Samsung “Vibrant.” With an HD camcorder onboard, Amazon Kindle, GoGo in flight Internet, a 5 mp camera, 1 GHz processor and only 10mm thick this just might be the “power” phone T-Mobile users have been longing for. Who knows, we could be wrong and maybe its totally another phone, but either way the Galaxy S is coming and it can’t get hear soon enough.

We’ve also gotten word for one of our super-ninjas that Wednesday will bring about yet another clue, however this clue is actually geared toward figuring out the name of the device.

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  • mingkee

    The branding components (visual voicemail, my account, help) can be downloaded from Android Market and I have them installed on my Nexus One.

    • Bobomo

      Can they be downloaded in Canada without a T-Mobile SIM card. Howard Chui lives in Toronto.

      Also, the media server name was “SGH-T959” which just passed FCC with T-Mo compatible AWS bands.

    • 2FR35h

      Nexus One is a t-mobile device and what sense does it make to install tmobile branded apps like my account, help and visual voicemail if you aren’t on tmobile? come on now common sense dude. Its not useful to anyone that is on any other carrier nevertheless even visual voicemail app for tmobile doesn’t work unless you have enabled it through tmobile and my account wouldn’t be of use to anyone who DOESN’T have a tmobile account.

      • Austin

        I think he asked about the T-Mobile branding components being able to be downloaded in Canada because the video is from Howard Chui which is Canadian…he wasn’t asking because he wanted to download the T-Mobile applications.

  • DannOfThurs

    I will be very surprised if pro came out on the same day as well…

  • mratx512

    Do y’all seriously believe that’s enough proof?

    Have you people not been with TMO long enough to know of its flopping/epic failing syndrome?

    • David

      Are you speaking about the site or about T-Mobile in general?

      • TranquilNight

        He’s definitely talking about the carrier. I can’t imagine anyone not liking the site.

      • watbetch

        why even respond to this nonsense, he’s talking about T-Mobile

      • mratx512

        Referring to the carrier.

  • Homer

    I will not buy this phone until I have seen proof of a root from the devs. I do not trust samsung with upgrades.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Go into the Android Development for the SGS/i9000 and check out some of the threads.. so far they did a system dump, and Adam will try to root it (since its his main phone).. some are even tryin to get the hard buttons to become LED Notifications.

      • Homer

        I have been following it since the FCC pics for t-mobile. They come with a root, I am game for buying it.

    • DUB

      I totally agree with @homer Samsung has proved itself to sell false hopes.. And not make good of it. There were a lot of customers that bought that Behold II ( I mean not me) I’m a Nexus One owner.. but for the ones that did.. I feel cheated for them.

    • Frank

      This will be a competitive super-phone, so if samsung wants to keep up, theey will have to make updates or upgrades.

  • ThisGuyJohn

    Facepalms all around if it doesn’t come with that front facing camera..

    • Comicaze

      it does have a front facing camera. the specs of the camera have already been established. the only part that is up in the air is whether or not it will be coming to tmobile.

  • Barry

    manus I think you’re spot on with those pics going around of the “galaxy s pro” is the moment 2. And I don’t think the pro is exclusive to sprint anyway so we may snag that too. I’m scooping up this phone ASAP. and ppl T-Mobile’s version of the galaxy s may have a flash. oh and I think we. can throw the Sims clue out the window in relation to project emerald since this will come preloaded with the game XD I’m tryna share my optimism with you guys I hope I’m right lol.

    • Reece

      You have me very curious as to what makes you believe that this phone’ll have a flash since everything I read about it is hinting @ the opposite.

  • t-maybe

    What does anyone know about a Sony phone coming out? An employee in store said to look for that soon. Any ideas?

  • going_home

    It will be this and the Nexus One released the same day maybe ?


  • SublimeDavid

    Well one thing I was told today was that we will be getting an evo type device later this year by one of the htc reps with some future version of android.

    • RockTripod

      I want to believe that. I truly do. I hope the rumors of an EVO-like device with a QWERTY keyboard come true. For now though, I’m going to purchase the Galaxy S. Awesome device, and being come more and more of a reality every day it seems.

    • NexusTwo

      You know. I heard the same rumor from another T-mobile Rep. It is supposed to the next Nexus phone. And the specs sounds sweet.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        It’s not going to be HTC who makes the next Nexus phone, so anyone putting two and two together and coming up with four are wrong.

        HTC announced that it would no longer make phones for anyone except established carriers. In answer to a question “Does that mean you will not be making a Nexus Two?” HTC said “Correct.”

        And see my prediction that there will not be a Nexus anything because IMHO Google will be getting out of the hardware business, at least as related to anything that makes phone calls.

  • SnakeEyez

    Samsung Vibrant? Is this gonna be how AT&T changed it to Samsung Captivate and change the looks?

    • Ryan

      According to a Samsung rep I know, the looks of the phone will be the original look that has been going around that is similar to the iPhone. And it also has a front facing camera.

      • SnakeEyez

        Damn, I’m disappointed. The GS always looked OK to me, never been a fan of chrome and the fact that it looks so much like an iPhone just bugs me. After seeing the Samsung Captivate and how it’s so black and looks really nice, I kinda wished that tmo’s version would have a facelift as well.

      • soon2TMO


        me too, i’d prefer if tmo will get a redesigned version of the SGS..

      • soon2TMO

        with a front facing camera!

        if tmo gets the original version… that’s fine too :)

  • JP

    Just don’t know what’s wrong with TMO. They always seem to lag and always get outdated looking devices.

    WTF TMO? It’s like telling kids…Do you want to be a leader or a follower? TMO seems to be the short bus kid that always wants to be a follower.

    • RockTripod

      That’s the At&t version you linked to. T-Mo is getting it first, and it will look different. I’m not sure what your point is.

  • phillip

    plz let this device be the sidekick twist

  • ag

    While Verizon is gearing up to announce Droid 2 and Droid X with Adobe and Google, T-Mobile is playing riddle me this games. I want to get rid of my G1 so bad, but where is my alternative? I also don’t want the Nexus One at this point, that phone is like 5 months old!!! ppsssssssshhhhhhh

    • TranquilNight

      Droid X is HUGE and it has part of it sticking out in the back, making it not even thin. They could have done a much better job streamlining the bezels too. Droid 2 is almost exactly like Droid 1, only it has a better processor. It looks like SGS is the best Android phone, since it has amazing battery, screen, size, power, and front facing camera.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        You are correct. The T-Mobile version of the SGS will be the hottest Android handset on the planet.

        While people complain about form factor, design or other little things, they have to remember that there’s no phone that will be all things to all people. It’s a design/manufacturing impossibility to make a phone that pleases everyone. So I disregard people criticizing the little things.

        And as to look, I still say that this is T-Mobile’s SGS and it looks fantastic:

        Sidenote: People are interested. I have 11,000 views of that video since I reposted it on May 27. In just a little over three weeks that’s a lot of views for an SGS video since there’s others on YouTube.

    • Tom

      The nexus is 5 month old, but I still consider it one of the best Android phones. Every phone since then has come with it’s own carrier/manufacturer modified version of Android, which are just terrible. Yes, there is root and custom roms, but those just never seem to be perfect. There is always a little bug here and there that turns me off a bit.

      Secondly, the hardware specs haven’t really improved a lot. You still have the 1ghz snapdragon processors. Some of the newer phones have a bit more memory, which they need to run all the default bloatware. The camera of the N1 has been shown to be better than the Incredible and I haven’t really found a need at all for a front-facing cam. I think the physical attributes of the N1 are almost perfect, the screen size is just right, and I seem to be one of the few people who likes having a color trackball. The only real negative about the N1 is the touchpad tech, which is inferior to newer devices, and it doesn’t have a Super AMOLED. But other than that, tbe N1 remains one of the top phones, and gives you access to the newest software the day it gets released.

    • Reece

      The Nexus One is far from a slouch though, Snapdragon is still the bees knees as far as CPU speeds goes, is the only Android phone running Froyo unhacked, and will probably be the first phone to run Gingerbread when that’s released (unless a Nexus Two is announced around that time).

    • Matlock

      Wow, thats an ignorant statement coming from the guy who own a 2 year old phone!! The Nexus is an absolutely great phone, even if it is 5 months old. How long after the G1 came out did you actually buy yours? Cuz if you werent a day adopter, then I dont want to hear you complain about how old the Nexus is! Besides, all the other phones that are coming out now, have pretty much the same specs as the Nexus, so give me a break!!

  • Antwain

    I love the hardware just saw the video of it on youtube but I just can’t trust samsung with timely updates. Should I get this or the n1 or just wait and use my upgrade later?

  • Bimmerz

    Well here’s a thought (not necessarily a pleasant one, but a possibility)…

    What if the Galaxy S actually “IS” the Project Emerald, and the Sidekick Twist is actually a different project?

    Is it possible that maybe the original person that leaked the Sidekick Twist rumor, got the project name wrong? Maybe it’s called (for example) Project Tornado, or something totally different.

    I do believe (hope) that there is a Sidekick Twist coming with the specs it’s rumored to have, but I don’t think we’ll see this bad-boy until the earliest mid to late 4Q – a good holiday phone lineup.

    With T-mo’s plans to have it’s HSPA+ completed by the end of the year – I cannot imagine them investing millions into doing this, and not roll out some serious high end phones from now on.

    Of course I could be way off base here, as this is just a possibility and a guess on my part. But I would be shocked to see the Sidekick Twist come before 4Q – or maybe as late as 1Q of 2011…?

    As with most phone releases, we tend to see more info on it, specs, photos etc., within about 2 months before it’s launched. We haven’t heard diddly about the SKT since it’s 1st rumor back in mid May.

    Hope I am wrong, as I don’t want to wait for the SKT, I want it NOW! lol ;)

    • The Southland Hustla

      I was under the impression that the SideKick Twist was being branded “PROJECT DARK” or am I mistaken.

      • Bimmerz

        Southland; I gathered from various posting throughout this site, that Project Dark has already happened, and it turned out to be a plan – not a phone.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I swear if this isn’t the Sidekick Twist, I’m gonna be highly pissed.

    • 2FR35h

      Who cares?

    • YourDaddy

      I know that I’ll probably get a lot of crap for saying this… and I could be wrong. I have a G1 and shez-a-runnin android 1.6 at this point. Haven’t rooted it, should be able to run 2.2 in theory. But I think that the G1 and Behold 2 were more or less the “first child” of each company (and we know how those experimental children turn out hehe… j/k) They weren’t really built well enough to run newer versions of android as well. My G1 isn’t as snappy as it once was. If the behold 2 was running 2.1 I’m not overly convinced it would be that fast either. I think Samsung’s biggest problem wasn’t that they didn’t update the device, but mislead people into thinking that they would, and update it to a version they may have not realized wouldn’t run very well. All I guess that I’m trying to say is that I really can’t imagine them not updating SGS because the marketing into this device is WAY MORE than was put into Behold2. If they didn’t keep up with this device, it would in every way be suicide for Samsung smartphones… ESPECIALLY to follow up with what they did with the behold 2. If I don’t make sense it’s because I’m really tired. I like the phone and will be getting it! Great specs-I really don’t care about flash most pictures I take are outside in light anyway, if I wan’t a good picture I have a real camera for those. Just my 2 cents.

      SGS —-> Will get updates.

      • TMOprophet

        keep telling yourself that….samsung has gone through this cycle of abandoning phones long before the Behold 2, so your wrong. They might give it one update, but once they have a better phone coming, kiss any more updates goodbye, its all about the money for them, and they make it by selling more phones, not updating. It wont be suicide for them, they have done this before and survived cause everyone is to ignorant to realize anything before its to late. Good luck with the phone, hopefully samsung changes their buisness plan and starts supporting their phones..time will tell…

      • soon2TMO


        i agree! 100%

        .. and not every single manufacturers updates all their phones.. and that’s a fact! but, it’s still wrong for samsung to mislead the people though, and i dont think they’d like to do the same with the SGS..

      • RockTripod

        I have little to no doubt that the Galaxy S will receive updates for some time. I didn’t bother to purchase the Behold II, as I have a fully-functional brain, and I do understand Samsung burned people pretty good on that phone. That being said, we can be reasonably sure that Sammy will support this phone for some time to come. After all, they are betting on this phone as their flagship device. If they drop the ball on this one, they’ll lose a significant portion of their user base.

  • Mr. T

    T-Mobile is pretty bad at keeping secrets..but at least they aren’t as bad as they are at actually advertising and marketing a device properly *cough* Watch a Verizon Droid commercial, T-Mobile *cough*

    • TMOprophet


  • AM

    No flash=no go for me. How can they pack this thing with everything and yo mama yet not add flash!?! …We’ll see soon enough.

  • wojax

    tmob is always a dollar short, and a day late with these “super phoooooonesss!!”. wake me when this fail project is over…just sayin, prove me wrong tmob

  • Dave

    If it is, i’m still gonna get it, so… lol. It’s just about obvious that it is the Samsung Galaxy S thou. It’s really not that hard to guess, their clues just aren’t really clues, more like throwing you off the obvious, if you really don’t think about the simpleness the clues could actually be, like the content on the phone.

  • TMOprophet

    FAIL, the SGS is not a suprise, most of us knew it was coming soon, facepalm……, I want the sidekick twist, but I really hope it doesnt twist open or anything like that. Well I guess on the bright side TMO will have a higher end phone finally, just not the one I want. On other news you all hear that Verzion might start having GSM phones, Their CTO joined the GSMA board, and engadet was saying they can be officially called a GSM carrier. Droid X time for my sim card…hopefully

    • Negtne

      No more like verizon iPhone here I come!

      • TMOprophet

        Ahh an Apple fanboy, well to each his own, enjoy your iphone, but why not just get one from att have it unlocked at stick your tmo sim in it?

      • 2FR35H


        iPhone is NEVER going to Verizon at least anytime as long as android is here well at least not any newer iPhone anyways.

    • TMOprophet

      now we wait to see how long it takes verzion to actually put out some GSM phones….???

      • Negtne

        Actually not an apple boy, I am a gadget freak lol. I got rid of my iPhone to buy the hd2 (mistake) I am using a cliq and mytouch. And the reason I am not using an iphone is because I freaking hate edge on the iPhone on tmobile, and I use my phone a lot for tethering and my laptop on edge is just not fun when your trying to email a 40 page document. I like the touch input on the iphone and all the games that’s it though. If apple did go to verizon I probably would leave tmobile. I have been thinking about leaving them for a while now. Sad since I have been a customer since voicestream.

      • Negtne

        Htc Mozart wp7 coming to tmobile USA in oct.

      • just some dude

        Unlike the real Mozart, the GUI is going to kill this HTC phone. I mean look at that fugly UI of WP7, it does not stand a chance against Android.

      • J-Hop2o6

        OMG did u even read under the picture? its a photoshop of WP7 GUI on top of the HTC Desire.. smh

  • soon2TMO

    sims3? and moviTV? and avatar?

    how nice!

    can’t wait.. i wonder what the other phone would be, maybe the nexus one?

  • Kebanyo

    This device launch will make or break T-Mobile. And looking back to previous “launches” I hope it isn’t a flop… I rootin’ for ya T-MO! Don’t fail me now!!

    • RockTripod

      Even if the phone is a flop, it won’t “break” t-mobile. Pretty sure they’ll live through this one, one way or the other.

  • HowdyDoody

    Isn’t TMob lallygagging just nice, their main even for a new phone will be easily outdone by Verizon/Motorola/Google early this weekend, making their extremely tardy release of a new phone worthless. When will T Mobile get their butt moving. They keep or wasting time on useless products like:

    HD2, Garmin Phone, My Touch Slide, LG, Doodle Berries and things of that nature, they may even waste time on iPhone 4G and keep on loosing clients because they LACK a DESCENT ANDROID phone and DRAG their feet with it.

    TMobile, you need to come up with 3 or 4 GREAT ANDROID phones if you want customers at your door. You will only loose customers if you keep offering underpowered crappy phones like your current lineup. The G1 is ANCIENT technology, I KNOW I HAVE one, overclocked rooted and everything, it does NOT DO THE JOB ANYMORE and you still sell it.

    Hear the plea of your customers, provide us with something worth having, NO MORE WORTHLESS PHONES (this includes Apple 4G).

  • Nokia N900USER

    I am going to wait for awhile to get the phone I want. I am personally not an android fan. I’ve played with a couuple of their phones and it’s not quite my taste. However, there is absolutely nothing subpar about the SGS.
    For those complaining they wont buy it if it doesn’t have flash for camera, BUY a real camera. The only questionable concern about the phone is the SAMSUNG UODATE thing.
    For those Mghz hungry looking at spec sheets and asking for more powerful phones, it will be a continous cycle. There will always be another phone that comes out weeks after yours with a faster processor. Phones are approaching the same crazy Mghz frenzy computers go through

  • Hammer

    I don’t know about Android. Seems very odd to me. Us old business professionals want something that works like a BB (mine is 9700) or iPhone. T-Mo has a couple days to show their cards. Can’t bluff forever. I have my iPhone preordered and have been patiently waiting for years for TMo to release a kick-butt phone (that is not Windows based) and that works on Exchange. Nothing but BB. The new iPhone 4 looks great.

    As far as using it oin Tmo network, I don’t want to fuss around with unlocking, no warranty, and chopping sim cards. A phone should just work.

    • Reece

      Download Touchdown from Android market = nice Exchange functionality for even phones as old as the G1

      Improved native Exchange support for Android phones is built into the Froyo update which will be eventually pushed down to most of the new Android phones coming out this year (among them every HTC phone made this year is pretty much guaranteed Froyo upgrade @ some point)

  • Flgirll99

    I’m pretty sure this is the phone that the Tmo clues are about. That would be really cool if Sims 3 was pre-loaded onto the phone. I’ve always loved that game.

    I would buy this phone based on all the specs I’ve seen thus far. I really need a new phone and I’ve been waiting for a sleek, powerful Android phone. I think this just might be the one for me. :-)

  • Robbie

    Samsung Galaxy S ROOTED!!!!!

    will this change peoples minds???

  • Davis
  • droiddoes

    the root is not yet stable but its getting there i’m definitely getting this AND the dell streak. both already rooted too!!! come on froyo!!!!!!!

  • G-Money
  • Davidohio

    I can’t wait until this thursday the 24th to see the new sidekick twist from HTC. yes it is being launched this thursday and will have android 2.1 and a 1ghz processor and 4.3 inch screen and 16gb internal storage as well as a front facing camera. It is said to be high end and really amazing. Project Emerald will have arrived.

    • lev

      how do you know this?

      • Robbie

        Sarcasm is strong with this one

  • Randizzel
  • Aggiegal

    The new TMobile clue looks like this is indeed the phone that is coming out.

    • Robbie

      book collection= kindle app

  • timmyjoe42

    Any phone that looks like the iPhone is going to do well.

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  • Web

    The Samsung Galaxy S looks real promising. I need to see it first hand just to make sure it’s not too big for my tastes, plus I’ll wait until it gets 2.2. Hopefully that will be this Fall, and the $ should drop a bit by then.

    But I tell ya, I’m dying to upgrade to a smartphone. I’m just waiting for T-Mobile to offer one with decent technology. I tried the myTouch and it was just a bit too slow for me.

  • mike

    any idea when android 2.2 is supposed to come out for the n1?

  • Gravure Idols

    not sure, but there should be some rdp options for it

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  • Keenan

    But there is NO FLASH!!!! What’s the point in having such a high end phone, shot HD videos and it doesn’t have a darn flash?

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