• tony2979

    Maybe it’s just me, but if I was phone/tech savy enough to go to this website, I would probably also do a google search for upcoming T-Mobile phones. Would they REALLY go through all of this drama to announce a phone that most already know is on the way?

    • Ryan

      It’s called “being out of touch”. It’s something Tmobile management has been struggling with for a while now.

    • April

      I agree it’s not like the the galaxy s has been this great kept secret. It will be a disappointment if that is what all of this hype is about. I thought the HD2 was a more exciting release and they didn’t bother going through all of this for that. Can’t imagine what else it could be though seeing as how they just revamped their plans not too long ago.

      • JR

        Yeah, I have to agree. Verizon is the best at this now and Tmo needs to take what they do. There is a VERY short time of when they leak a phone and unveil it.

    • Aaron

      We are on a T-Mobile ‘geek’ phone blog, we know that the Galaxy S is coming but most don’t. If you go to a T-Mobile store and mention the Galaxy S, most employees will stare at you with no idea what the Galaxy S even is. I told several T-Mobile employees about there big sale on July 19, before they knew. Remember that we are learning more than the ‘average’ phone customer by reading this blog alone, and for most of us we do even more.

      • ExJxS

        So how many ‘average’ phone customers are even aware of these clues or the clue website. I seriously doubt many people follow T-Mobile on twitter who aren’t geeks like us.

    • JP

      Don’t you know. This is how “Families Stick Together”

      • Flgirll99

        LOL! nice!

  • Alex

    Its great they finally have a high-end device, but this is lame. Its not exclusive, so I am sticking with this being something other than the SGS. Dell streak or htc Vision…

  • getreal

    Wonder what it is? I wish they would speed it up because tomorrow one of the phones on my account is going to be an iPhone. The other phone will wait to see what this is.

  • Bobomo

    So is that counting down to midnight (ET) on the 28th? or the 27th?

  • TranquilNight

    4 DAYS??!??! WTF! Yesterday, they said they would reveal it today. This game is taking a FRUSTRATINGLY long time for a phone that WE ALREADY KNOW ABOUT. Come on!

    • Randy

      slow down and calm down. how can u saw for certain u know what it is! none of us know for certain. i agree that it is a pretty lame attempt to get attention, but hey it is working cause all of u are ready to scream and pout. just be patient, its a virtue that can take u far.

      • TranquilNight

        Look at the clues, the things people spotted. The fact that the site links to Galaxy S. Face it. That is what this is leading up to.

        At least AT&T already announced it. And they are probably not even getting it first.

    • keele8

      Actually they said they had a big suprise for today, not that they were going to reveal anything. I don’t know if I would classify this website as a big suprise but it could be considered that by other people, or by T-Mobile.

      • TranquilNight

        Not a website that shows nothing but a count down.

  • debra

    hmm instresting

  • Randy

    possibly a phone with android to revival the HD2. very similar specs and the HD2 already has mobiTV and i am guessing it may be the Project Emerald phone(sidekick twist)

    • who the hell still wants a side kick? twist or other wise….what are you 13??maybe its a new razor….oooohh

      • Daedalus

        Hey my 13yo daughter wanted a BlackBerry now she wants my MyTouch3G. And she just may get it too!!!!!

  • DEE-XT

    I believe its the SGS, beacuse that what coincide w/ the comment about samsung having a launch party on the 29th!…i have been waiting for the Nexus one not sure if i should get this instead!!!! hmmm! what to do?

  • FloridaGuy

    I dont know if someone has noticed it yet or not, but clicking on “Visit T-mobile.com” button on this site takes you to http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/ whcih is not up yet, but check the url, it starts with ‘galaxy-s’ ….hmmmm wat do we have here :)

    • David

      GREAT FIND!!! This is definitely going up on the blog!

      • alex32

        i cant find any of those links, post it up David I want to see (:

      • jscarano

        Wheres that link at? I dont see it .

    • David

      Where is the visit T-Mobile button??

      • Bobomo

        That’s what I’m wondering. Couldn’t find it myself. I also searched the page source code and couldn’t find any mention of it.

      • FloridaGuy

        lol…it was there a few minutes back. Guess they realized that their secret surprise will b out because of that small button. I have snapshots though of both the screens. I took them when i saw this msg.

      • TheAnalyst

        Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. I don’t see a visit t-mo button.

      • JustMike

        Maybe they caught the problem and removed the link, but
        http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/ is likely a coming site, since we see:

        403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.
        You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

        Instead of the usual 404 error you see if you try anything other than “galaxy-s” in front of t-mobile.com

      • FloridaGuy

        well it has the…i mean it had the ‘Visit Tmobile.com’ and ‘Puzzle Solution’ buttons right below the days, hours and minutes countdown.

      • mega

        There never was a “Visit T-Mobile” link, look at the original image on this post from TmoNews. Do you see a “Visit T-Mobile” link in the image? I don’t!

      • FloridaGuy

        I dont know ..may be i was the lucky bastard to spot it within that timeframe where they committed that mistake.

    • keele8

      When I typed in the galaxy-s.tmobile url it comes up with an access forbidden which doesn’t look like your usual access forbidden page. When you try to open something on tmobile that doesn’t exist or isn’t available yet you get a page not found notice with the tmobile logo on it. I think this comment is fake and the site sided is fake as well.

    • alex32

      if u got screen shots send it to david! (:

  • Randy

    the SGS is probably coming next month on the 21st, unless tmobile and samsung have something bigger in mind for a BIG SURPRISE launch next month!!?

  • trees247

    Nope is a WINDOWS 7 phone….

  • keele8

    If the math is done (and I am not great a math) they could reveal a block every 4 1/2 to 5 hours to totally reveal what is behind it by the end of the countdown.

  • pimpstrong

    so how do i get to the tmobileclue website?

    • alex32

      thats what i was wondering too

      • keele8
      • tony2979

        It’s actually t-mobileclue.com. Took me a few minutes to figure out that I had left out the dash.

      • She She

        t-mobileclue.com dont foreget the dash

    • Brad

      Yeah the site doesn’t work for me either – I’m guessing it’s a DNS propagation issue that’ll clear up within a day or so.

    • TranquilNight

      you need the “www”

      http://www.T-Mobileclue.com

      • Brad

        Oh my, requiring the ‘www’ is so 1990. C’mon tmo!

    • pimpstrong

      thx I left out the dash

  • Conman

    I can not get T-mobileclue.com to come up.

  • Matthew

    Why isn’t the site working for me?

  • jscarano

    Its Galaxy S!

  • Stillwaiting

    The countdown is about 108 hours from now, so if you remove one box equally over time, that means a box should disappear about every four hours. I’m betting that the next clue will hit twitter at 12 or 1 pm, and then we should see the first box disappear around 5 pm EST. See you then.

    We now return you to regularly scheduled programming.

  • Stillwaiting

    The countdown is going to last 108 hours, and based upon the number of boxes in the puzzle, a box should disappear about every four hours.

    • Stillwaiting

      Check that, looks like another clue is starting to appear

  • yourdaddy
  • Adam

    Could they be getting ready to launch the Microsoft Kin? I noticed the page was done in Siverlight and I think most of their pages, with bling, bling, are created in Flash. If its not the Kin I think its something to do with Microsoft…maybe a new phone with Windows 7?

    Just my thoughts!

  • yourdaddy

    5 tiles are already gone.

  • JustMike

    Part of the puzzle was just revealed.. top line is “Samsung” :)

    • Reder

      How do you figure? I really don’t want it to be a Samsung POS.

  • G-Money

    lol! it’s like Classic Concentration

  • NexusTwo

    They have already revealed 5 pieces.

  • Sam

    I bet its a Microsoft Windows 7 Phone cuz the website wants me to install silverlight…..sigh i really want that Galaxy S Phone!!!

  • mtchell

    it looks like there is a king in the picture. king – g = kin?

    i really want the dell streak though. MS is lame.

  • mZimm

    I’d probably be more excited about a WP7 than the SGS. I love new things. I need to replace my G1 and I do love Android, but WP7 looks pretty enticing and if the hardware is solid, I’d definitely jump on board.

  • Tdaddy

    Ok so it looks like it’s the samsung vibrant. Does that mean it’s coming out in 4 days?

  • Kentot

    First 5 cells have been exposed!!!

  • keele8

    David, can you please post updated pictures of the site as the blocks are revealed? I can’t install silverstar or whatever it is on the computer I am on so I can’t see the site? Please?

    • David

      I will do so!!! I already added in the first one!

  • keele8

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DAVID!

  • MisterMegatron

    i’m 99% sure the whole box says “Samsung Vibrant”…the ant in the bottom left kinda gives that away…and at the top it says “sun + G”…”sung”

    • Reder

      Looks more like a bee than an ant.

      • MisterMegatron

        lmao…so what your sayin is…either someone can’t draw an ant or its the Samsung Behold 3

    • shadowmaster2215

      Your right…top left is an image of Uncle Sam, plus a sun, and the G…but I cant figure out what the second word would be :/

  • mZimm

    Thanks David, I can’t install Silverlight on my PC at work…it looks like the top line is Sam + Sun + G = Samsung…and the bottom is obviously something + ant…its clearly the Samsung Vibrant. Somewhat of a letdown for me at least, they are building up all of the hopes to announce a phone that not only everybody already knows is coming, but also a phone that all the other carriers are also going to get…and it won’t be a big deal on any other carrier because everybody else already has better phones.

    • newbiemn

      That’s what I see too. Probably represented by an “Uncle Sam” image.

  • Bimmerz

    I feel like we’re playing a round of that old game show Classic Concentration, this is just sad on T-Mobile’s part to do this to us. But’s even sadder, is that I am old enough to remember that game show Classic Concentration! lol ;)

  • kthxbai

    Ike a bugIt looks l on the bottom and the top looks as if a bite is taken from an apple… iphone?

  • Hmm

    again a tmofail…A Galaxy S or whatever they call it is not an “iphone” killer…there won’t be one due to all the other manufacturers being caught flatfooted with the marketing and branding that Apple did for the iphone. Technically you may be able to say it’s better than an iphone, but my guess is the iphone will sell more.

  • Robert

    I can’t see the website, it redirects to the host

  • Robbie

    maybe theres a “pro” after the ant

  • Bobomo

    I am guessing the first line is [some picture that represents “SAM”] + The Sun + The letter ‘g’.

  • swoosh042507

    sorry to bust the bubble but no front facing camera . my friend who is a tmobile employee looked at the spec sheet and told me no front facing camera …

  • TranquilNight

    I think 5 blocks are removed per day.

  • rickb928

    This will have to wait for me. Corporate PC doesn’t accept Silverlight, and of course Android doesn’t either.

  • mtchell

    notice the line above and to the right of the ant’s antenna – makes me think it is a wing and therefore not an ant. my guess is a bee or butterfly.

    if tmobile doesn’t get a phone to compete with the iphone 4 soon i may have to switch carriers, i need to replace my g1!

    • Aston

      some ants have wings. :shock:

  • daffy

    http://www.t-mobileclue.com/
    http://www.t-mobileclue.com/
    http://www.t-mobileclue.com/

    for anyone who gets redirected to the host like i did

  • If you look at the client.xml file it pulls down, the next trigger is at 6/24/2010 at 9:00. It will reveal 2, 10, 13, 20, and 21. The next triggers are at 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, all at 9:00, but none of them have tiles to reveal. Perhaps they either haven’t filled this in or they are unsure about the exact launch yet?

    • FloridaGuy

      13 is already revealed. counting left–>right or top–>bottom.

      • Bobomo

        In computer programming, sequences often start with 0. So right now, Tiles 1, 10, 12 … etc. are revealed.

    • yourdaddy

      The ones that are revealed already are 2,10,13,20 and 21.

    • swehes

      Can anyone set their time on the clock to the 27th so we can see the whole picture?

  • DavidinJax

    The first block looks like Uncle Sam, second block someone singing. the G is clearly SAMSUNG

    • Aston

      uncle sam + sun + g. you’re so right!

  • swoosh042507

    im going to ask him to send me a pic of the spec sheet if hes right im done with t-mobile

  • David

    Ok it seems we all agree its samsung on the top. But how can it be the “vibrant” if there is a king then an ant. What else could it be?

  • It is the Samsung Vibrant
    http://natix.net/rebus.png

    • David

      Just posted it Jason, thanks!!! You are the man, everyone give this guy some credit!!!!!

    • Bobomo

      How on earth did you get that? :D

      • Silverlight is fairly easy to decompile. The PNG file was just sitting in there.

    • pimpstrong

      LMAO VERY NICE WORK! So now WTF does T-Mobile do lol

    • yourdaddy

      how in the monkeys did you get that?

      • yourdaddy

        Can you decompile if it has a front facing camera in there too? hehe… j/k. I would be really mad if it didn’t. That would be a deal breaker for me. I’ve already let go of the flash…. but not front facing camera and it’s hello Evo for me!

      • pimpstrong

        lol I’m with you. No 2nd camera no deal. On to the next.

    • Carlos Estremera

      WOW!!! I tried decompiling it and using different tools to do so and nothing…

      then I even tried google goggles to take snap shots of the revealed squares to find a match and nothing…lol…

      YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

  • Reder

    I love all of these posts saying that it’s “clearly” this or that. Nothing is clear yet. That’s kind of the point.

    I’m really holding out hope that this is something other than SGS. I have zero interest in that failure of a manufacturer’s offerings. Maybe there’s more than one phone being announced here, and that’s why there’s a king and a bee in the picture.

    • TranquilNight

      Hahahahaha

    • Whytewydow

      No, you are wrong, it is “clearly” and OBVIOUS that this is 100% the samsung vibrant, which is 100% confirmed to be the Galaxy. If you had a elementary school education and a shred of a reading level, you would take the 2.5 seconds that is required to realize that Uncle “Sam” + “Sun” + “G” = Samsung…wow…that was hard. But since you want to throw yourself a pity party and rain on everybody’s parade, we will humor your special education opinions…”EEE GADZ GUYZ, IT MUUUSSTTTT BEEE THE iPHONE!!! KING + BEE = APPLE AMAZINGNESS IN MA PANTZ!!”

    • Ric

      Viking-King = Vi
      Bee = b

    • pimpstrong

      Reder are you thinking it could turn out to be the Samsung Vibrant iPhone or the Samsung Vibrant Vision or something?? What else would u need other than the answer to the riddle that is not suposed to be revealed until the very day before Samsung has their US release party?

    • Reder

      I posted this before the full image was released. I was wrong, but still incredibly disappointed.

  • ag

    t-mobile you are officially lame spending all this time and energy announcing something that everyone already knows exists.

  • mtchell

    the top doesn’t necessarily say samsung. at least i’m hoping it doesn’t. the g could be part of 3g or 4g?

    • mb

      Are you blind???

    • rob

      Are you serious!?!

    • notxel

      uncle SAM + SUN + G = SAMSUNG.
      So its definitely the Samsung Vibrant. I just hope the T-Mobile version has a flash for the camera and a front facing cam.

      • ObviousState

        Yes and (VIKING-KING= VI) + B+R+ANT= VIBRANT. Why is everyone still guessing as if it’s something different?!

        You fools!

    • pimpstrong

      mtchell I give you an A for effort… and a big ass F for FAIL hahhaha

  • Jay

    Lol damn I was just gonna post about the xap file :P

    This is exciting!

  • mtchell

    son of a __

  • Reder

    I am disappoint. Guess I’ll keep checking Craigslist and Ebay for a Nexus One that won’t bankrupt me.

    • mb

      Got one here for $450 mint condition…rooted and on Android 2.2

      • Reder

        Maybe we’ll talk after SGS Failbox is released.

  • mZimm

    So this is the full image…where did it come from? Do you doubters now believe that its “clearly” the Samsung Vibrant?

  • G-Money

    I thought the “ant” looked more like a bee or a snail or something…

    • Wilma Flintstone

      What? Haaaaa!!!!

  • My2Cents

    It says Sam+Sun+G+Viking-King+Bee+R+Ant….Sumsung Vibrant. That is lame.

  • mb

    This sucks….I work at T-Mobile and am seriously considering getting the iphone 4…I have a nexus but I need a new toy!!!

  • Orlando

    It says sam+sun+g Vi(From Viking?)bee+r+ant

    So samsung vibrant mystery solved!!!

  • kast

    Iphone?!?!?!? LOL…

  • hai

    Now I need specs…to make sure it has flash (both) and front facing

  • dirt mcgirt

    Wow. They’re hyping this phone like this? Really? It’s not even exclusive! Pitiful

  • Aaron

    HAHA Someone already found out what the whole thing is…and it is the Samsung

    http://natix.net/rebus.png

    • Chris

      Some people are so smart. Knew it wouldn’t take long.

  • B-Mobile

    looks like uncle “SAM” + SUN + G and Vi(King) Bee + R + Ant = Samsung Vibrant pretty straight forward to me. I’m looking to put the G1 up on the shelf and Ive decided to take a chance on the Vibrant over waiting on the HTC Sidekick Twist

    • Dale Murphy

      so have i. the mythological sidekick twist is too much of an unknown and i am still using my G1 as well.

  • Bankai

    It’s official. It clearly says SAMSUNG VIBRANT. I’m buying it, even though I have an XPERIA X10i and I’m very happy with it.

  • sasolin

    I think it’s definitely the Samsung Vibrant. The top line of the puzzle is probably Uncle Sam plus the Sun plus the letter “g.” The next line has a king in it, but it also has a minus sign in front of the king. I bet that in front of the “- king” part there is a picture of a Viking. So the second line starts with “Vi….” I don’t know how you get the “brant” part yet, but I guess the bug could be an ant.

    Swoosh042507, if you really can get a copy of the spec sheet, we all want to know what the Vibrant is actually going to have on it.

    • sasolin

      Well, so much for my sleuth work. Someone figured it out while I was writing my post! Now, we need the final specs to see if it is worth getting.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    CRAPPIT CRAPPIT CRAPPIT!!!!! I’VE FIGURED IT OUT AND IT REALLY SUCKS!!!!! It’s THE SAMSUNG VIBRANT!!!! NOOOOO!!!! CRAPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!! TMOBILE YOU SUCK!!!!!!!

    Uncle “SAM” + “SUN” + “G” = “Samsung”
    Viking – “King = “Vi”
    “B”ee + “R” + “Ant” = “Brant
    Clue is unveiled = “Samsung Vibrant”

    Samsung Vibrant. I HATE YOU TMOBILE!!!!! This is total Crap!!!! It better have a Front Facing Camera and Flash on it. I’ve been a loyal customer for a long time and this crap does not count as a Superphone in my book. Yes it has some good features but the features that are left out are most important to me. The HD2 has given me pure crap and I’m on my 3rd one due to faulty hardware AND software. Now I was waiting on a device to upgrade to but the Samsung Vibrant is not it. CRAPPIT!!! Give us the Freaking HTC TWIST TMOBILE!!!!

    • Chris

      You sound like a ‘loyal customer’. I hope not a loyal customers are as supportive as you are.

      Why does everyone who hates T-Mobile follow a T-Mobile blog????

      Whiners.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Maybe because we want to know what good devices Tmobile has coming to us but we continue to be let down. You sound like one of the *Fill in the Blank – lots of words can go here* people that would spend your hard earned cash on subpar devices and be happy with it while the competition is spending less or the same amount for top of the line stuff.

        Yes I am a loyal customer but how would you feel if new customers get better deals than you yet you’ve been with the company longer? *Go ahead, post a rhetorical scarcastic post like you want to* Please do.

      • Daedalus

        Wow Wilma, I did not know you felt that way. If forward facing Camera and Flash is so important to you I have a Samsung phone with a Camera mounted on a flip hinge I will give you!!! Have you seen the specs on what the GPU can do or are you too full of your own self worth to READ. first Super AMOLED, second 90,000,000 Triangles a second off the GPU (which if I remember correctly is in the range of a GForce 6800 video card) TMO is not going to Cater to you they will cater to the largest percentage out there. Also correct me if I am wrong but I do not recall Samsung announcing a “Front Facing Camera” some Photo shopped Mock-ups had it there BUT those are artist renderings. The Spec Page for the SGS from Samsung does not have a forward facing cam listed. So get over yourself.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        @Deadalus
        The Front Facing Camera has been important to me since the N95 launched. I couldn’t afford one at the time so I’ve always said my next phone would have it. Problem is, I was on the Nokia 3220 wagon at the time. I just started having issues with that device early this year after about 5 years of near perfect working. The other issue is that Tmobile earlier had rumors that the Xperia X10 and HTC HD2 were coming out around the same time so I was going to get whichever came out first. Unfortunately, it was the HD2 as the X10 still isn’t out in the US TMO yet. Since I’ve gotten the HD2, I’ve had issues with it constantly deleting all my contacts, Signal Completely dropping out, Terrible Customer Service from Tmobile AND HTC even in the “HD2 specific” Department (All they tell you is “Try a Master Reset” which screwed up my device even more), Hardware Speaker went out in the 2nd HD2, now I’m on my 3rd one and it seems to be holding up but I’m ready to sell it after all I’ve been through with the HD2 (It’s alot more than that, I just didn’t feel like going into all of that). Now, Tmobile releases info that the Galaxy S is coming to Tmobile (Which we already knew).

        From what I’ve seen, the device is ok minus those two important features which should be standard by now. I guess I was kinda spoiled by coming from a 3220 to the HD2 because I want a device equivalent to the Droid X and Evo in Specs and Screen Size. True 0.3 inches isn’t that much of a difference and I may like it once I see it in person, so I’m not completely against the Galaxy S, but I just really wanted it to be the rumored HTC Twist because that is rumored to be the Tmobile equivalent but that did not happen. I’m going to demo it for myself and who know, I may change my mind.

      • Daedalus

        I did not mean to sound like such and A-hole there but it gets rather annoying when people take an artist rendering of a product for Fact. For me camera’s are not that important on my phone. Those are Extras, Screen Color and Clarity, Speed on the device, network speed all mean more to me.

        I have seen the EVO it is a nice device but built on the same specs as the HD2, The screen will not touch the Vibrant. Also if and I say if what the CEO said about the Samsung devise the GPU is going to blow anything on the market away as it has faster graphics process then my Dell D620 (well what can I say intel chip sets blow). If it is released in the 8gb and 16gb versions this is just going to be the sweetest thing out there as it has more Memory then anything I can think of in the way of phones except for the iPhone.

        As for forward facing cams think about this the are VGA 640×480 and you will look like crap on swipe, second someone stated something about the wireless networks not being up to snuff to handle that traffic. From my experience they are correct the US is Cell Carrier system is backwater compared to most of the EU many parts of Asia. And personally TMO is not were near ready to let 1000’s of new adoring customers to use their phones for video conf, we all remember what happened to ATT after the IPhone users started using that thing for all their internet needs, and if you do not it came to a stand still and they have not recovered yet. I am in no mood to deal with a bunch of kids getting on their phones and sending live feeds of them stripping to other kids, It will suck up the bandwidth from my browsing enjoyment of tmonews and many other android related websites that I have on my phone.

        So spec for spec (and I am a hardware geek) from what i have seen I will take a Samsung over the EVO, and the X10 SE can keep it they are too late to the game and unless they beef that thing up big time it is not going to compete.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      You want to hear my hopes and dreams right now? CRUSHED!!!! That’s what my hopes and dreams are because this whole mystery thing was yet another Bust from Tmobile to build up hype for another phone that everybody already knew about. Now, my wuestion is, what did the Vibrant have to do with the Sims, Mobi TV, Slim and Full of Muscle? NOTHING!!!

      I want to get rid of this HD2 sooo bad but the Vibrant… Ugh, let me calm down. Breathe, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Ok, let me try to be optimistic about this. Ok, now that we know what the clue crap is, hopefully it will have flash and a front facing camera on it. If not, I’m really going to start regretting signing up to Tmobile. Here’s looking forward to something hopefully worth getting. DO NOT DISAPPOINT SAMSUNG AND TMOBILE!!! *Even though I already know you will*

      • Daedalus

        Drama…. “My Hopes and Dreams are crushed” if your hopes and dreams are crushed over a phone then you my friend are pathetic.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Ok Daedalus. Yeah that was a little overdramatic. I’m an actor, what do you expect? HAAA!!! But seriously, what did the vibrant have to do with any of the clues besides this one?

    • Justen

      What makes u think its not a super smart phone???? Yea it does have a facing camera but no flash on the camera…. but have u seen the specs???? This is pretty much the evo without the flash and a crappy network like sprint this phone will be awsome… trus me

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I’ll try to stay optimistic about this and wait until the real specs of this device come out.

      • pimpstrong

        Justen… Are you telling me that the Samsung Galaxy S has a front facing camera?

    • Bobomo

      I try and be tolerant of other people’s view, but: SHUT THE HELL UP!

      You clowns hear ONE rumor from an unknown source about an imaginary “HTC Twist” and it’s all you can f’ing talk about. THIS IS A REAL PHONE, AND IT WILL BE THE BEST ANDROID PHONE T-MOBILE HAS EVER HAD THE DAY IT IS RELEASED, AND YOU ARE STILL BITCHING. Have your doctor adjust your meds, because you are a criminally unhappy person.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        The only Clown here is you that is willing to settle for this when there is sooo many better Android devices Tmobile could get. Sure it will be the best Android device Tmobile has but it isn’t the best that Tmobile could’ve gotten. You need to grow a pair and realize that this is not competition for the competitor’s devices. Now you Shut Up and quit trying to make yourself sound intelligent because you are a massive fail at it.

      • Bobomo

        So you want me to appreciate your intelligence when you fail to even remotely grasp how the carrier-model works in this country? I’ll say this slow so you can understand: T-Mobile is the smallest major carrier – they do not do the kind of sales volume it takes to attract exclusive flagship phones from the manufacturers. Customers have been clamoring for a large, touch screen Android phone with a fast processor. Well, here it is – and the reviews say it’s a damn good phone. If it’s not as good as the competitor’s devices, then GO TO A COMPETITOR.

        Have fun waiting for the perfect phone.

      • phonegeek

        tell em bobomo ill side with you no this one yea sure we all want that perfect device but face it by the time it comes there is gonna be an even MORE perfect device on some other carrier .. its the name of the game people theres ALWAYS going to be something better out there as far as this phone goes i should be ok with it if it has a front facing cam but honestly before iphone 4 specs started poppin up an the evo had their front facing cam..NO ONE WAS WORRIED ABOUT A FRONT FACING CAM.. now everyone knows alot of these high end phones dont carry a flash anymore for our beloved pictures but thats what a camera is for buy one if that bugs you .. im seeing too much whining an not enough support for the carrier we’re with and bobomo is right its the smallest of the 4 carriers but if we support them an get them more volume guess what…… WE GET MORE PHONES THAT WE WANT… do you see a formula here … do you

      • Wilma Flintstone

        @Phonegeek
        That’s the problem. We Have been supporting them for years or at least I have been and we keep getting subpar devices. That’s why most people are upset at Tmo now. All Tmo needs to do is release a device that is at least equivalent to the Droid X and most smartphone users will be happy. I know I would be but the only device like that that Tmo has, That I own also is the HD2 which has been as problematic as ever to me.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Also, are you telling me that since Tmo is the Smallest of the four major carriers, the best device they could’ve come up with so far is a device that is coming to all major carriers? If so, that’s kinda sad. I like Tmo’s prices which is the main reason I’ve been with them for sooo long but the phone selection is not that great.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Also, as I’ve stated to Daedalus, I’ve been wanting a Front Facing cam since the N95. The iPhone 4 had no impact as far as front facing camera to me. Now maybe it sparked other people’s interest but I’ve known about them since waaayyyy before the iPhone 4.

  • chris

    These will sell like hotcakes!T-mo is going to have a huge problem keeping them in stock.

    • mb

      ummmm…i dont think so….

  • WhatdoIknow

    Okay… T-mobile better take their marketing department back to the day-care facility before their parents realize they are missing.

    • WhatdoIknow

      I’m slightly embarrassed that I have a mobile network for kids…. ran by kids.

      • WhatdoIknow

        Where’s my Sponge Bob edition MT3g?!?!?!? When will they realize that all I want is a simple Pokemon commercial featuring the latest dumbphone with crazy new colors. Is that so hard?

  • She She

    yay finally!! its official!

  • jmts80

    LOL, ok mystery solved now I will wait and see if we get lucky and the phone has a camera flash and a front facing camera. If it does I will be first in line :D

  • Razzmatazz

    That took all of….10 minutes. Where was the suspense?

  • Mark

    If these spec are correct, :-)!!!:

    http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Samsung-Vibrant-phone-pa_4747.html

    So with the 4 day + countdown, does that mean they are going to release the phone in 5 day or just announce it an it won’t be available until July 23?
    Anybody wanna buy an HD2? :-)

    • Bobomo

      No those are just the Galaxy S specs, they haven’t made any adjustments for any hardware changes that Samsung and T-Mobile might have changed. For example, they don’t mention the 1700 band required for T-Mo 3G.

      • Mark

        Yeah but… HSPA+ to 21Mb!

  • cnote

    I’m definitely getting this phone. It’s gonna be the best phone out. Can’t wait to see the specs.

  • Vert

    Uncle Ameoba is Gangsta. Barbarians without a king [want to] be your aunt.

    Clearly the Samsung Galaxy S.

    • paul

      HA! good one

  • Dale Murphy

    cute! very creative. no surprise though.

  • G-Money

    ok so….is the countdown really needed now? lol i guess if you are going to tease people with technology, you might consider that those people may be able to crack encriptions. It’s official now T-Mobile, send out the spec sheet.

    • WhatdoIknow

      That will be a whole new countdown. Where you have to solve a word puzzle to get each spec.

      • WhatdoIknow

        It’s all right here in this pamphlet/coloring book that T-moble sent out. It’s titles “Marketing for Dummies”.

      • WhatdoIknow

        It’s all right here in this pamphlet/coloring book that T-moble sent out. It’s titled “Marketing for Dummies”.

      • WhatdoIknow

        It’s all right here in this pamphlet/coloring book that T-mobile sent out. It’s titled “Marketing for Dummies”.

  • Brad

    Cool. I’ll be buying two of these. Nice looking phone!

  • JD4

    Hopefully it will have a front facing camera and flash. It has to be some kind of surprise because I don’t see why they would make it this big thing. Guaranteed that majority of customers probably have never heard of it.

  • chris

    These will sell like hotcakes!T-mo will have a huge problem with keeping them in stock.

  • David

    Jason your amazing dude. I dont even know what decompile is! Whatever! Your the MAN!

  • She She

    its funny it got cracked so soon… oh well im happy i can finally get a phone that can replace my g1… now i hope the price is right!!

  • ObviousState

    You’re all wrong. It’s the Uncle Samsung Vibrant. Nowhere did it depict “-uncle”

    • TranquilNight

      haha That’s what I’ll start calling it from now on.

  • Vert
    • DrMonkey

      Well, no flash and front facing camera confirmed. :(

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I won’t say that those are the real pics yet because it still says Galaxy S on the Back instead of Vibrant unless they intentionally decided to do that.

    • Bobomo

      Awesome! I guess this confirms that those pics on that other blog weren’t shopped.

      It also confirms no flash, and possibly no front-facing camera, which is going to cause a comment section meltdown! :D

  • branon

    Why is tmobile making such a big deal out of samsung vibrant when the equivalent captivate was announced by AT&T with no fanfare at all?

    • Bobomo

      Vibrant will be the best (Android) phone available on T-Mobile – and it’s got a lot of features a lot of customers have been waiting for. AT&T has the iPhone, and so they don’t hype a lot of other smart phones, especially ones with competing OSes on them.

    • Daedalus

      Because AT&T can not Market the Captive ( AKA Locked up and Broken by Steve Jobs)Because they have the IPhone4 coming out.

  • Jsteuer

    I really don’t see why everyone gets so disappointed with this phone being released. I have a G1…and this is the first phone t-mobile has dropped that I am actually thinking about upgrading to. It comes down to your personal choice and preferences…But if you hate what t-mobile is offering…then go somewhere else…T-mobile, in my eyes has slowly been getting better and better and is still offering some of the better prices compared to the competition.

    If you don’t like t-mobile..pony up the money to get out of your contract and go spend more money elsewhere…the grass is always greener on the other side.

    I think the grass is pretty green and legit here. Soooo I’m good.

    • Danny

      Uhh..keep drinking that kool-aid..

    • snugglebandit

      Yeah my g1 is about to bite the dust. The power button doesnt respond anymore so I cant reboot it. I need something/anything to replace it soon and this will probably have to do. The flash I could care less about but a front facing camera would have been nice. If I really examine it though, I barely use skype on my home computer so it’s not a deal breaker. Hope it’s made well….

  • fresh mane

    Wow whats the contract price

  • Mike

    Why doesn’t the “t-mobileclue.com” work when I type it in the webbrowser? All I get is opus interactive. Please help.

    • Bobomo

      add “www” to the beginning, as has been mentioned at least 30 times in the comments here.

    • Regular Joe

      try “www.” in front

  • getreal

    Great another android piece of junk. Android is riddled with viruses and is not secure like BB or iPhone. The overall feel of android is also garbage compared to the nice clean look of iPhone and BB.

    iPhone here I come.

  • Vert

    Oops, too many links, got “moderated”.

    Here:
    http://www.t-mobile.com/images/png/products/phones/Samsung_Vibrant/250x270_1.png

    You can change the last number to see 3 more views.

    I don’t see any front-facing camera or flash though, so some will be disappointed. I think it’s sweeeeet though.

    ;)

  • Danny

    This is really hokey stuff..
    T-Mobile is the redheaded steptard of the major carriers.

    Are we still in kindergarten? Just announce the damned phone already..
    While the Samsung is a nice phone it’s not worth all this hype just to say Tmobile finally landed a smartphone that adults would enjoy.

    I really want to leave these moron’s but of course i have another year on my contract, this cell phone business is a crock..

  • Vert

    Keep in mind though, since it still has “Galaxy” plastered across the back instead of the updated “vibrant” naming, that these may be old images. So there may still be some hope for the camera options people want.

    • Bobomo

      Someone else pointed out that the AT&T Captivate pictures that are on AT&T’s website have Galaxy S written on the back as well.

  • Jason

    Is this supposed to be a smartphone or a mini tv/camcorder?

  • fsshariq

    To be honest, this is kind of lame!

  • Lamar

    now all we need it a price. I am still up in the air over this or the streak

  • T

    Oh, I get it. IT BETTER HAVE A FORWARD FACING CAMERA!

  • raymond

    im dissapointed where hyping a phone for all carriers

    at&t just said yeah the galaxy where getting that -_-

    i hope the specs are upgraded a little more

  • ali

    The North American Galaxy S ” Vibrant for TMO / Captivate for ATT ” will not have a front facing camera because the networks in north america don’t support video calling. Also, the radios will be different from the international version to support aws(1700/2100) and at*t 3g(1900) . Aside from those differences, it should be the same. The unsubsidized price should also be less than the real galaxy s which is running unlocked for $800.

    • pimpstrong

      Ummmmmmm what? I thought Swore that the EVO has/does video chat over the network. anyone else?

    • Phenomenon

      Also, even if the network doesn’t support it doesn’t mean it can’t be done via wifi.

  • Kevin

    So now we have a new phone with a reverse chin! Damn it, man! What’s with all the chins on T-Mo devices?

    • TheLight

      i like them…lets me know my phone is in my pocket…lol..chin up lad

    • rasmoid

      i have to say that i like the chin…I think it is not a deal breaker for me

    • jason

      chin???

  • TheLight

    I think T-Mobile may have learned some tricks from Google and their setting us up for doozy….im very optimistic about project emerald for the simple fact it made so much sense. Samsung Vibrant is a great smartphone but I want a brand distinguished line-up that will distinguish T-Mobile from everyone else. I still have my G1 and I take pride in this little baby and have been since it came out, contract almost up and I “want” a true successor. If thats too much to ask for then I’ll “settle” for the Vibrant.

    Im not knocking T-Mobile because I love my Magenta, I just want a superphone…please let project emerald not remain a rumor..pleeeease

    • GreenTea

      Not excited about this phone AT ALL. I’m in the exact same boat. G1 is still kickin. I love it but its going on 2 years and that is waaayyy too long for my liking.

      Just found out my company has nice discounts with Verizon, ATT, & Sprint. So switching is looking very very tempting. Tmo has until July 31. If I don’t hear anything good by my birthday, PEACE!

      • john

        If they have discounts there…guess what they probably do with tmo too, call and ask. The percentage will be smaller, but your initial cost is lower, so more savings with tmo.

      • pimpstrong

        I have an 18% with TMO and I’m a contractor at a gov’t facility.

    • the pre-loaded sims 3 = project emerald, as the logo shows. its over….

      • TheLight

        no project emerald referred to the sidekick twist buddy….

        t-mobile’s game is not what referring too since were talking about getting a phone with a keyboard and dedicated keys..hardware and software to be the best available…just my preference… ffc, flash, 4.3 or bigger super amoled screen, hdmi output, 720p recording, and Froyo stock..lol.. Let me DREEEAM MAGENTA!!!

        this is my way of letting of steam since Im not getting the superphone I wanted out of this.. pshhhhhh….anybody want what I want?

      • rasmoid

        That sounds great @TheLight and I am glad you clarified project Emerald bc as a sims advocate i was thinking that is made since but i was like wow they got us worked up over a game…i hope not!!!

  • DrMonkey

    Check this out:

    http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/

    This is where you would get directed to if you clicked the “Visit T-mobile.com” button that got removed.

  • tmobile = 4th largest carrier, 4th best phone!! although, tmo’s top two (mt3gslide) phone!!! deal with it or switch carriers!!
    note to customers: cell phone manufactures want to make money too, so they sell their goods to the carriers with the most customers, simple (read opening line!!)

  • Vert

    I couldn’t care less about a front-facing camera. I would like a flash though, if it doesn’t suck.

    Ali, I don’t know if you can argue that lack of carrier support means no front-facing camera though… the iPhone has it and it’s only for use on wifi.

  • JR

    Wow, that was funny, No…not really. Where is the phone.

  • JR

    Take a look at the Droid X coming out for Verizon. It was a secret and then screen shots leaked over the last 2 weeks and all of sudden there is a Droid X event launch! Wow, from myth to reality in a matter of what a? A month at the most?

    Tmo, I love ya but catch a clue.

  • Dale Murphy

    hmmm. maybe i should get the nexus one for right now and use the extra cash from not purchasing this phone to also get a black wii console bundle with wii sports and wii sports resort.

  • Tashanna

    I’m only interested in the upcoming BlackBerry Slider. Are we getting it????

    • RWWackoStu

      Att is getting it first with a six month exclusive. Tmo would then be next. Look more for a new curve w/touch , and a new 9700 with touch and qwerty.

  • czaplin

    I’m moving from BB to android (tired of crappy browser and lack of flash). MTS is coming up on Friday and I’m happy :) SGS is next on the list. Only thing I miss is HSPA+ in Chicago.

  • JDANGLE

    So I’d be happy with this phone. What’s so bad about the Galaxy that doesn’t make it a great phone to have……besides availability….let’s hope they keep these babies in stock unlike the HD2

  • AndroidRRR

    @Getreal stfu and leave Android nor BB have any viruses you dumbass, Unlike you most of us knew this wasn’t the iphone4 now go ahead and campout until the 29th to activate your been there done that via android iphone4 on a spotty drop cally network!

    • getreal

      Another android user flaunting their ignorance.

      • Brad

        This guy is hilarious. I guess we should all get rid of our windows and mac computers too since they need AV software to keep viruses at bay.

        Viruses are a side-effect of a powerful OS fella – deal with it or enjoy a less-powerful device.

      • AndroidRRR

        I’m not ignorant fool.. there is a reason why you are supposed to pay attention to the permissions the app has access to. plus i believe in openness there is also a button to report apps as malware. i also can’t believe you said BB is virus prone you are such a dumbass for that one. Why even continue to talk here? go to ATT and buy you outdated copy android iphone.

      • getreal

        I never said BB had viruses. It appears that you are hasty and ignorant. Name calling is easy. I bet you wouldn’t do it to my face.

  • beto

    GOOGLE!, tmobile is for sale………

  • BeverageNinja

    So is this a redesigned Samsung Galaxy S? The pictures of the phone with T-Mobile branding are slightly different than the one they announced at CTIA this year. One thing that stands out is the rectangular button on the bottom of the phone is missing from the T-Mo version. It’s also hard to tell if the T-Mobile version has a front facing camera or not. I wish T-Mo would quit these stupid little games and just announce it already, with a spec sheet. I’m a long time customer and looking to upgrade from my G1, but if this phone misses the mark I seriously considering jumping ship.

    • rasmoid

      Good observation..I totally missed tmo removing the rectangular button/pad

      • BeverageNinja

        The real rub is, if they removed the button what else did they change? Did they remove the front facing camera or maybe add a flash? I really wish Tmo would just get this over with and announce the phone and the specs. I just watched an editor from Engadget on the Jimmy Fallon show demo the damn Droid X! Tmo, get your heads out of your collective asses and take note on how to advertise a flagship phone!

  • DannOfThurs

    I just got a Cliq due to my G1 radio going out (Warranty swap so my upgrade is still intact!) – I am sooo looking forward to this! I am still going to give it 30 – 60 days and see how everything plays out. Yes I also think that the fact that 2.1 on Cliq will probably be out 30-60 days after GS is released is funny. ;p

  • mtchell

    does anyone who knows more about these things than me know if tmobile usa will ever get the dell streak?

  • Marcus Armstrong

    it would b cool but i dont like the Touch Wiz interface on it. its always been ugly to me. In my opinion, it makes Android Ugly if it isnt Vanilla 2.1, NinjaBlur 2.1 or Sense 2.1, its ugly. Android UI was hidious on the behold 2. Hopefully we get root on the Vibrant so i can Load CM5/CM6 on it otherwise….ETF, Verizon, Droid 2/Droid X here i come.

  • pimpstrong

    Anybody watching the Droid X live blog? Would be nice Tmo…

  • DannOfThurs

    For anyone who just pops in online for first time & is new to this, here’s the breakdown of the “clue”:

    1st Part: Uncle SAM + SUN + G = SAMSUNG

    2nd Part: (VIKING – KING) = VI + B (bee) + R + ANT = VIBRANT

  • Holiday

    *sigh* another samsung? really t-mobile??…..*sigh* smh…

  • LexLuger

    Come on this is some serious BS, if Tmobile execs ever read this d@mn blog they’d be the ones who could actually take a frikin CLUE! Figure it out Magenta, know your customer base and support the ones who have supported you or you’ll be left with a bunch of un-SMILEY[:(]s!!! My company offers perks for ATT and Verizon as well, which is making me second guess my loyalty seeing that I’ve been a customer of Tmobile for well over 8 years now. Give me something great not good! Stand out and though shalt be forgiven

  • raymond

    lmao my school has a sprint around campus where you get discounted phones :\ that droid x is lookin godly

  • tmodroid

    so are we getting the samsung galaxy s? I’m confuse.

  • raymond

    droid x or spirnt evo 4g -_- but does vz wireless still have bluetooth transfers locked up

  • 8yearcustomer

    tmobile proving yet again they cannot compete with the top 3 carriers, verizon, att, and sprint. sooner rather than later, tmobile will be grouped with cricket and metropcs. going to jump ship when my contract is up, so i can get a real superphone.

  • David

    ok my concerns. No front facing camera is not a big deal. But a high end smart phone should have a flash. I just dont understand having a great camera with no flash. EPIC FAIL!
    Samsung touch wiz. I hate it. It made the Behold 2 unusable. Just terrible. It seems like samsung just ruins the android experience by putting garbage on the phone. Maybe this new touch wiz will get out of the way but that may be hoping for too much.

  • Bimmerz

    Well like most of you, I am shocked to learn it’s the Galaxy S/Vibrant! *rolls eyes*

    On the bright side (hopefully), after the launch of this phone in late July, maybe we’ll start seeing hints of the 4th Q/holiday bad-a$$ phone(s)?

    With HSPA+ in development and to be completed in most cities by year’s end – one would think that we’d start to see more high-end smart phones hit T-mo. Well, here’s hoping anyway. :)

  • rasmoid

    For everyone who has had a G1 or is wanting that upgraded what phones are you guys considering? Also i have made a post about this but does anyone know of a phone that is as smooth as the Apple UI? If not I just plan to downgrade and save some money and get the new iPod when it come out in September. Apple knows and understand their customer base and better yet they actually try to please them!!! When was the last time tmo had 600,000 orders of anything? We really need to get the picture!!!

    • mtchell

      I want the dell streak to replace my g1 – i don’t know, i’m having a hard time getting excited about the vibrant – it just looks ho-hum

      • rasmoid

        The dell streak seems huge…if it is the same phone…and I really loved the N1 but like it is exclusive from Google….Google hurt themseleves and sales. The interface is ugly on the Vibrant but it is something different. If i continue with this phone and my contract end i just may end up on at&t just for the iPhone…i am sold even though i am a die hard android fan!!!

    • Reder

      I have my G1 still, and I’m only considering getting a second hand Nexus One at this point. Aside from that I’m considering jumping ship to Sprint for the EVO or Verizon for a Droid X – T-Mo has really been letting me down with every subsequent release since the G1.

      • rasmoid

        I agree….All i want really is everything in the G1 plus a better camera w/ a flash and a faster processor

    • TheLight

      I wanted a keyboard with dedicated number keys and ffc flash…etc so by me saying that this samsung is not what I was looking for…they have until my contract is up.. verizon is expensive but that driod 2 and x are looking mighty delicious..even sprints evo is looking tempting so I guess its more I want a superphone than leave TMobile…. I have no answer for this question becuase I just realized Im not considering any phone right now..lol..sorry… I dont get it either…why is everybody happy and asking phone questions on their fan boards but my beloved magenta is getting dogged… its not the people..hmmmm…who could it be

      • rasmoid

        I really do wish someone at tmo had a job to just analyze blogs such as this and report back to the top dogs who decide what go’s and what stays as far as features and phone quality

    • Maverick128

      Got a G1 right now with Cyanogen 5 on it. Nice but unstable. Right now I’m soooo wanting this phone (Galaxy-S/Vibrant) Awesome processor, smooth as silk from the videos I’ve seen on youtube (Greek Techblog site). And it looks beautiful. LOVE the rear chin.

      Can’t stand Apple crap. Form over function should be their marketing motto. It’s not like anyone pays attention anyway. That pretentious bastard could come out in his turtleneck and announce the iCrap and it would just be a turd with a proprietary cable coming out of it and all the iTards would wait in line for it.

      I think the Galaxy S is going to be VERY good for T-Mobile and the only people who don’t like it are a minority of users who are on this website. On the whole, what these guys say doesn’t matter. They all expect some God phone to be released on the 4th biggest carrier in the US and it’s not going to happen. Unless they accept the fact that having a flash or a front facing, little used, camera does not a god phone make. In which case, the Vibrant IS that God phone.

      Look at the Droid X. The standard that so many are using.

      Both the X and the Vibrant have a 1Ghz processor. The Vibrant’s we know has muscle, being better at rendering than the Snapdragon by what? 3 times? Not quite sure on the Texas Instruments OMAP in the X.

      Both have 512MB memory.

      Sure the Droid X has an 8mp camera vs. Vibrant’s 5mp, but we all know that camera quality at that level is more important than megapixels.

      Both can record 720p video.

      The X is only .3 inches larger and the resolution is only slightly higher (due to slight size increase) at 854×480 compared to the Vibrant’s 800 x 480. That .3 inch is probably a breaker for me. I had an HD2 for a week and went back to my G1 partially because I couldn’t stand WinMo and partially because the damn thing was just too wide. Not by much. But enough to make it awkward to use.

      Both have Android 2.1, bluetooth, a-GPS, etc., etc.

      See what I mean? This IS a superphone if the Droid X is the standard people are using. And I WANT it.

      • Maverick128

        Oh and one more thing. Touchwiz looks really nice on this phone. It HAS to be nicer than what is being put on the Droid X. Yes, Motorola will be putting “some new sort of Motoblur” crap on it.

        Plus, every Moto phone I’ve had for the last 10 years has been crap. So I don’t know how much I’d trust the X.

  • TMOprophet

    fail, they got 8 weeks to get a rival for the evo or droid x, if not Im outta here and I will use the BH2 to get out, as it is an lied to my face phone, I guess thats considered a breach of contract, therefore my contract is null and void. Hello Verzion :)

    • Bobomo

      Uhhhh… comments in a Youtube video don’t count as legally binding.

  • raymond

    t mobile doesnt release phone after phone so were going to be waiting awhile for something good

  • rasmoid

    Also can someone please tell me why is it so hard to get the nexus one to t-mobile? It has been 6 months now…it is not like we are talking about an iPhone here….Google is being real selfish…I guess they do not want to share any piece of the pie. i hope whoever came up with that (only Google sell) business plan was fired the 3rd week after the phone was released!!!

  • area

    It sounds like quite a number of people in the comments section are in denial or just plain fail at easy puzzles…

    Top line is Uncle Sam, the Sun, and the letter G.

    Put that together. Sam. Sun. G. Samsung.

    Next line. Viking – King. ViKing – King = Vi.

    Next line. Bee. R. Ant. B. R. Ant. Brant.

    Vi + Brant = Vibrant

    Samsung Vibrant.

  • sami

    it makes so much sense now i finally got it!!!!!!!!! he firs picture is sam (the rice guy). the nex picture is the sun, and then there is a “g”. so is sam + sun + “g” = Samsung. then here is a picture of a viking, and it says minus the king. so is just “vi”. then there is a picure of a bee to represent the letter “b”. then there is the letter “b” and then there is a picture of an ant. so its “vi” + “b” + “r” + ant = Vibrant. SO ITS SAMSUNG VIBRANT!!!!!!! lol im so dumb

  • natedogg
  • needaphone

    Let’s see. T-Mobile puts up a “game” where we’re supposed to wait 4 days for a phone we all know is coming. Granted, some others may not, but since WE are the ones that actually pay attention to this kind of stuff, we were watching and got it figured out in hours and it was definitely a lackluster affair. Then, Verizon drops another phone into it’s line up with explanations on their data plan for the phone and when it will launch. We know what we need to know. I hate Verizon and really want to stick with T-Mobile but this is ridiculous! This waiting and waiting and waiting has really got me thinking of switching over. I’m one of those that has the G1 that never really found anything that made me want to spend my money yet. But the other companies have some phones I WOULD want. Right now, I’m deciding between an extra $10 a month if I switch or stick with the provider I’ve been with for years. It’s getting harder to resist.

    • rasmoid

      I totally understand. I am not saying I am tired of my G1…i am just tired of seeing phones that surpass my G1 on other carriers and and tmo offer the second best to everything seems like.

  • speedracer

    I have been with Tmobile for almost 10 years. I think it is now time for me to jump ship and go to another Carrier. I can’t keep waiting anymore. Why can’t they provide better phones? Is the Samsung VIBRANT the best you can do Tmobile? A cheap plastic phone? I guess this is what you get when all you care about is cheap monthly plans….. Bring out a DroidX or a EVO or something…. GOD!

    • Ryan

      Really? Find me a phone not made of plastic. You do realize this phone will be better than the Evo and the Droid X right? Just because you don’t like Samsung doesn’t mean it isn’t a good phone. But be my guest… go get an EVO, another shoddy, poorly made HTC phone.

      • rasmoid

        I am just observing the responses and I am considering the SGS but can you please give me a break down of why it will be better than the Evo or Droid X?

      • lev

        I have the evo, and i can assure you it is not shoddy by any means, and it is the best phone I have ever owned, and I think the screen resolution will be better then the Evo, obviously with the super amoled screen,maybe a tad quicker with the 1ghz hummingbird processor, but Evo beats it in every other category, bigger screen, 8 mp cam w flash, a kickstand for watching videos, HTC Sense, and it will get updated a lot quicker then the Vibrant, thats a fact, I am not hating on Tmo, but get your facts straight

      • Maverick128

        @rasmoid

        It’s not going to be better. But then, it won’t be worse either. The specs are actually comparable, despite what the crybabies in this thread are saying.

        The Vibrant has a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, which has been said to be better at 3d rendering than the 1Ghz Snapdragon in the EVO. The Droid X has a 1Ghz chip as well but it’s a Texas Instruments OMAP. I’ve heard it’s slightly faster than the Hummingbird but the Hummingbird has a better GPU so it’s a wash.

        Droid X and Vibrant should both have DLNA, swype, and 720p video capture.

        All three have a skin on top of stock Android. Evo=Sense, Droid X=Motoblur, and Vibrant=TouchWiz 3.0.

        The Droid X and Evo both have flashes for their cameras while the Vibrant does not. The thing you need to ask is, does a small flash on a phone matter? Or would it be better to find some better lighting with any of these phones? A good cameraman knows to never use the stock flash.

        Though the Vibrant has a slightly smaller screen than the other two, it has a nicer one seeing as it uses a Super AMOLED screen as opposed to their LCDs.

        Basically they have their pros and cons but neither the EVO nor the Droid X can be considered better than the Vibrant.

        I’m not going to go into the EVO’s front facing camera because in a year no one will use the stupid thing. I lived in Greece for 2 years (They love their newest phones there) and despite many phones having front-facing cameras, not once did I see anyone use it. How are you supposed to lie to the missus about where you are if she asks you to pan the camera around so she can see? ;p

  • Joe

    NEXUS

    • speedracer

      The Nexus is Crap too…. ATT has the iPhone. Verizon has the Droid X, Sprint has the EVO. Tmobile? CRAP! The Samsung VIBRANT is also going to ATT. So there is really nothing that special about it.

      • Dalton

        Nexus One easily runs the latest Android. But it’s crap because it doesn’t have a HUGE screen, which is pointless.
        Oh, okay I get it.

  • trickystyle

    uhm i know that this might sound dumb but what is magenta and project emerald. i keep reading about them all the time on this forum but have no idea what they are.

  • socalfrank

    I’ll probably pick up a Galaxy S, but all this hype is so not worth it for the phone….unless it were the iPhone 4

  • speedracer

    The Nexus One is CRAP too. AT&T has the iPhone, Verizon now has the DroidX, Sprint has the EVO. What about Tmobile? We the the stupid Samsung Vibrant. Which AT&T is also going to get. So it is really not all that exclusive or special. What can Tmobile bring to the table besides cheap rate plans? Their HSPA+ is not even available for everyone and they do not even have a devise that can use that!

  • Dalton

    I love how before all this happened all i read was about the “Samsung Galaxy S” and how everyone was going to get it because it was “AMAZING!” And now all you do is sit there and complain that this is ALL T-Mobile gets. Uhm, excuse me, but who cares if it’s on other carriers? T-Mo finally got a phone that isn’t 2nd rate, crap material and all you guys do is COMPLAIN! I mean, c’mon! REALLY?! Nothing pleases any of you customers of T-Mo & if you really dislike the company so much, switch to another. There’s my rant, because I’m tired of reading how you guys don’t like this phone all of a sudden, even though it’s a beast. If you want to pay twice as much a month but have a phone with a 16″ screen (yes, that was exaggeration if you didn’t catch it.) go to Verizon, or Sprint (lovely company that is!). Stop leaving comments on here complaining how T-Mobile sucks and blah blah. It’s a company based around FAMILY, not BUSINESS. Of course they don’t have phones that most people don’t even know how to work, let alone AFFORD.

    Okay, bye (:

    • rasmoid

      Well from reading blogs I was ready to get the SGS but as i continue to read i am at a lost. btw I have the G1 and luckily i stumbled upon the android system. My only question is their any phone that is smooth as apples UI? btw i am very happy with tmo

  • socalfrank

    So much hype…for what?
    I’ll probably pick up a Galaxy S, but all this hype is so not worth it for the phone….unless it were the iPhone 4

  • David

    I think the reason TMO is milking this announcement for so long is because they get superphones so far in between each other. Verizon didnt even try to milk the Droid X because in two months they will have another Superphone to add to their line up. Its sad that they put time and money into milking this and we already figured it out. But I dont think these games are meant for us (blog watchers) but for the general public.

    • G-Money

      How would the general public know about this “game”? They would either have to frequent this site, or follow a Phone Carrier on Twitter. I don’t know many people who do that, generally. lol

    • rasmoid

      I agree…I knew about this phone months ago and I think that is why we are all bored with the phone and company already…I just want the phone in my hand to judge for myself:)

  • raymond

    its not that the samsung vibrant is weak but its nothing new we expected it -_-
    at&t is getting it -_-
    every other carrier has a flagship phone but us

    i have to wait till july for this :|

    • pimpstrong

      your right. But you mean a flagship ANDROID phone cuz the HD2 is up there. Just has winmo unfortunently. But on that not neither does ATT huh.

    • Aston

      it seems that most of you guys are more concerned about bragging rights than an actual super phone. -_-

  • G-Money

    Ok, so the SGS is going to ATT as the Captivate, and to Sprint as (maybe) the SGS Pro. Since no offical specs or pics are out yet, maybe the Vibrant can have a keyboard, flash, FFC? Wishful thinking. Seriously considering jumping ship for the Droid 2.

  • David

    im afraid to get this then the HTC Twist comes out and Im kicking my self. I just feel that HTC makes the best android phone bar none!

    • rasmoid

      I totally agree…HTC and Android were made for each other. G1 set the standard of how Android was supposed to appear and the updates just has enhanced that appearance across most handsets (non-samsung)

    • Stillwaiting

      Agree, but I’m not waiting any longer for HTC and T-mobile to agree on a super smartphone. I didn’t bite on the G1 or the lame mytouches, clics etc., at least now the one phone they will get will at least do and I’m okay with that, and in two years everything will do what it needs to do.

  • raymond

    david thats also the other thing you never know what t mobile is up to

    if the htc twist did come out i be so dissapointed

  • Chris

    I can confirm that the image posted is indeed the image behind the tiles. By examining the Silverlight application, you will find this image in the application’s resources.

  • raymond

    none of the store employees know anything you call over the phone the tmob reps dont no anything -_-

    twitter tmob_usa they dont no anything who the hell do i speak to with some valid information

    • Maverick128

      No one yet. The countdown ends in 4 days right? THEN you will know the information. Jesus, you guys want Apple to tell you what’s in the iPhone 7 now too? Have some freaking patience. Your phone is not going to explode if you don’t replace it in the next 15 seconds.

  • Chris

    I can comfirm that this is the image behind the tiles. By examining the silverlight aplication’s resources, this image can be found.

  • John

    Why is everyone complaining and acting like freaking babies? T-Mobile has not officially announced the Vibrant so OF COURSE they are going to make an announcement. Its your fault if you thought this would be anything else because all the blogs, including this one, said it was most likely going to be this phone. With that being said, THIS IS NOT A BAD PHONE! The only thing it’s missing is flash for the camera. Other than that it has a stronger processor than the Nexus One, or Incredible, or Evo 4G. It has an amazing “vibrant” screen, and best of all its running on Android. I for one, am very excited for this phone and can’t wait until it is released. Good job T-Mobile! :)

    • Bobomo

      I concur with everything you’ve said.

      • badbob001

        Things that T-mobile can do to mess this up aside from the phone itself:
        – Cost more than the iphone’s $199. This would be an insane statement to make.
        – Less discount for existing customers (Nexus One).
        – Plan restricted (eg: family plans don’t qualify, like with the Nexus One).
        – Forced adoption of new data plan that is exactly the same as the old one but costs more (ala: $20 total internet plan -> $25 G1 plan -> $30 Android plan)

      • Bobomo

        I think it’ll be more than $199, but hopefully not much more. Frankly, T-Mobile’s plans are cheaper and so they can charge a little more for phones. It works out better in the end… I’ll pay $30-50 more at the beginning of the contract in order to save hundreds over the life of the contract.

      • badbob001

        It would be interesting what T-mobile is going to do to attract customers if AT&T has the exact same phone. You think AT&T will price their version over their $199 iPhone 4. I don’t think so. For T-Mobile to price it higher than AT&T’s version would not be wise. And setting it higher or the same price as the iPhone just invites direct comparisons and you know how that is going to turn out for the general public. It’s not like T-mobile is spending millions on advertising like Verizon’s Droid.

  • raymond

    why can’t t mobile just throw all it’s card on the table are they worried we will leave

  • raymond

    didnt say it was a bad phone just not worth the hype -_- and its not tmobiles phone its on other carriers with more upgrades :| sprint is getting the sgs pro :|

  • jason

    where can I find a tmobile branded picture of the sgsv??? What is this “chin” stuff?

  • MxPxFan

    I could careless that the Galaxy S is going to other carriers. In fact i would think that this would be a good thing and make it easier to root for. Since the more people that have it the more will want to root it.

    The only thing that bother’s me, is that it is a samsung phone and samsung has been lacking in the Android update department. But again that wouldn’t matter if it has good homebrew support.

    I’m like 95% sure i’ll be getting this phone. I think its hilarious that people are whining over the lack flash and front facing camera. Led Flash sucks last time i checked and video conferencing is brand new to phones and is going to suck for its 1st year or so anyway. Plus it looks like a cheap gimmick to me (looking at you iPhone 4).

    I do agree that this little clue game is lame. Tmo everybody already knows, just give us the specs already.

  • Bryan

    Sam+ Sun + G = Samsung

    Viking-King = Vi +Bee + R + Ant

    and there you go. Samsung Vibrant

  • jl

    Who cares… Froyo..2.2 android just hit aosp. life is about to get better

    • Mardenator

      yep, especially since Cyanogen announced that CM6 will be Froyo, and he’s targeting the g1, N1, Droid, Desire, Slide, Evo, and MT3G :)

  • Alex

    For all of you wanting a superphone, just buy an HD2, install HSPL and flash Energy ROM =]

    • Matlock

      Elegancia CHT and GTX are much better than Energy! Had Energy on mine and it froze every so often. Elegancia is much faster and smoother.

      Anyways, I love my HD2 but T-mo seriously needs a power house, Android superphone. The N1, which I own is incredible, but not attainable to most people.

      Cant wait for this phone to come out, might have to use my employee discount to get it.

      And I have to agree, the LED flashes are decent but not great! I wish manufacturers would switch over to Xenon flashes. The LED flashes seem to add a greenish to pictures. please switch to Xenon!!!

  • AK47

    I have been doing research on buying a unlocked galaxy s for a few weeks now and the main consensus is that this devices is really impressive. Other than a missing a flash i cant really find anything else to complain about. It has also beaten damn near all of the devices you guys keep comparing it to in all sorts of test.The new touch wiz 3 is also not as intrusive as some of you keep claiming it to be, it only mainly shows up in the application drawer and that can be change with different launchers. Check some of the videos and links below and see for yourselves.

    Unboxing and Fisrt Impression
    http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/samsung-galaxy-s-unboxing-video
    Demo
    http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/samsung-galaxy-s-demo-video

    Samsung’s Galaxy S benchmarks
    http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/mobilephones/0,39050603,62200389,00.htm

    Galaxy S vs. Disire multitouch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVlsRCMltDg

    GSM Arena Review
    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

    Samsung Galaxy S Neocore benchmark vs Nexus one and Desire
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLUQP7CWyeQ

  • mega

    Why is everyone acting like T-Mobile went through so much trouble and spent tons of money to market this device. They used Twitter (free) and put up a website.

    • 138

      I would think the advertising will increase closer to the release date.

  • 138

    The “build up advertising” is for people that do not surf these particular sites. Just like when verizon first started pushing the droid. Lots of commercials with nothing concrete.

  • Jon

    So…anyonelse jumping ship?

    Sprint, possibly? That EVO 4G is looking nice.

    I’ve been a part of T-Mobile for 10 years…but since the PDA revolution, T-Mobile is CONSTANTLY behind the curve.

    • Mardenator
      • Jon

        That’s something that will have to be fixed by the carrier, so if that did happen it would get fixed.

        This was only supposed to be on the intial release of phones, unfortunately we don’t know what problems with Galaxy will have — but the EVO is a nicer phone.

      • lev

        My evo has no leakage, that was an isolated incident, only a dlected few had that problem, more likely the first batch, but thats why they have warranties right?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Better than what I’ve dealt with on the HD2. Constant Contacts Deleting, Defective Hardware Speaker, Signal Completely dropping out, and more. I’ve played with the Evo and it’s an all around better device than the HD2.

    • john

      So you’re going to get an evo., enjoy sprint. This phone is better than the evo, read the comparisons between the snapdragon vs hummingbird processors

  • David

    ok I just read the Droid X specs. WTF!!!!!! Can you guys imagine that! A freaking flash on a superphone! That sounds nice. That would really help with that 720p video capture. Cuz if you have a Galaxy whatever there going to call it, and you dont have good lighting, put your phone back in your pocket. Maybe they should provide a lighter or something so when you need a flash you can whip out your lighter. Or just ask your friend with his new Droid X if you can borrow his phone to use his flash to capture a video! I DONT KNOW WHY THIS IS PISSING ME OFF SO MUCH. But come one! someone put a FREAKING flash on this phone. The Droid X has A dual flash. I’d take just one!

    • Craiger_B

      Considering Samsung makes cameras, maybe they designed it to operate well in low light. Who knows?

    • Mardenator

      who cares about the Droid X? it runs MotoBlur, so it’s a complete fail before even being released

      • Marcus Armstrong

        thats y you root it

      • David

        MOTOBLUR is awesome. I would miss my happening widget the most! Truly it has saved me hours and hours of checking facebook and twitter. And Motorola is making some freaking awesome phones right now. I still think HTC is making the best Android phone, but after reading about the X, I may have to change my mind about that.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well I don’t care about a flash because I have never found the need for it. Fact is, a cell phone camera LED flash does not help in taking pics or video if the situation is such that you need a flash.

      I don’t get it. I have been taking pics for years, starting in the digital age back in 1997 with the first digital cameras that came out.

      Also started using cell phone cameras when they first came out.

      I have never thought to substitute my cell phone cameras for my dedicated standalone digital cameras. Firstly, the phone cameras never took better pics, but secondly, and most important, the dedicated cameras had options and settings that the cell phone camera could not provide.

      Yes, cell phone cameras and camcorders are getting better, but they are still no match for even the $100 Canon Powershot series (that at that price are 12MP nowadays, if one wants to stupidly use megapixel ratings as the indicator of the cameras quality).

      So all you complaining about the lack of an LED flash, don’t you own a digital camera? Or are you using your cell phone cameras as your principal pic taking device? And are you in that many situations where you need a flash on the camera?

      While I am sometimes in a very low light setting and needing to take a pic, that is not often and in any event, a LOUSY cell phone LED flash is not going to help the pic come out any better.

      For example, my HD2 has a dual LED flash setup. Even with that when I tested taking pics with the LED flash, pics are not all that brightly illuminated and they looked lousy because of the kind of light the LED provides the scene. It’s kind of a death warmed over yellowish tint.

      And if you are saying you need it for situations where there is total darkness or close to it, well I gotta wonder about your lifestyle because I can count on one half of one hand the number of times in my lifetime that I might have wanted to take a pic in total darkness. But not having an LED flash kept me out of prison because those two women (separate situations) would have called the cops if I took a pic of them. ;)

      So please, tell us exactly why an LED flash is so important too you. And saying that it’s a handy flashlight doesn’t count as a reason.

      Oh, I would imagine it’s quite easy to build in an LED flash into a cell phone. So why might the T-Mobile SGS Vibrator not have one? Either Samsung knows what I know (and most people) LED flash does not help in taking good pics, so why not save the $1 on the 20 million SGSs that will be sold. And/or maybe the SGS works well in low light, so an LED flash is not needed or won’t improve the shot.

      Yeah, calm down, I am nicknaming it the “Vibrator.” That sounds more exciting than “Vibrant” and will get the attention of the female segment of potential cell phone buyers.

      And “Captivate” for AT&T’s model?! I’m gonna nickname it the “Constipate.” YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS. So don’t be stealing my jokes.

  • Craiger_B

    Grrr. Angry comment about rumored phone specs, angry comment about manufacturer of phone, insult pointed at another member who posted their opinion, hyperbolic comment on how great another phone is, and unfounded comment mentioning another carrier.

    Conclusion: Negative statements full of insults in the comments section bring down the image of the readers of this blog and, thereby, the blog itself, plus even T-Mobile when potential shoppers see such comments. It perpetuates the perception of T-Mobile’s inferiority (which in my opinion, is not accurate). When one of the editors of the blog tweets about how silly people are being about a blogpost, we as readers really should take a step back and think before we type.

    Please… and thank you.

    • Bobomo

      Awesome post. I give you one internet cookie.

    • Cupcake

      Well said!!

    • David

      Wait, arent you complaining about the complaining. And does that mean you are helping bring down this site too? lol I did like your post since it pretty much covered it all. But thats why I love TMONEWS.COM. Because we can come this site and voice our opinions.

  • tpavey

    What I don’t understand is why they cut out these features that people actually want. The Euro Galaxy S has a front facing camera. The board in this one is likely the same. Putting the camera in is probably $10 worth of parts (cost to Samsung) at most as it is only VGA. This would likely mean $25 more for the end user. Subsidized over the two years it is $1 per month extra for T-mobile to eat.

    The MTS has a lot of cheaper parts and it is minimally cheaper than the HD2 which has much more expensive hardware.

    T-mobile buyers don’t seem to be very good. They pay same amount for sub-standard hardware. Either that or they are saving a ton on the phones and claiming the retail prices are much higher than they really are.

    • manus

      your right we need video chat for how much americans love to video chat

  • Puzzle for first graders…

    Sam + Sun + G
    +
    (Viking – King) + Bi + r + Ant

    = SamsunG Vibrant

    • Omeer

      (Viking – King) + “Bi” + r + Ant

      Congratulations your preschool level breakdown of the puzzle spells out Vi”bi”rant not Vibrant. A Viking minus a king = Vi not Bi.

  • raymond

    to the guy that said who needs a flash -_- and a front facing camera is still “new” ummmm front facing cameras have been around for a few years now -_-

  • keele8

    Well, I have always been looking for the next big idea to make me millions. Looks like I need to figure out some type of stick on flash you can add to phones without one since it is such a big deal to so many. Anyone want to back me with the financing?

  • raymond

    lol keele u might actually have a idea there hhahahaha

    but nah keele its more that tmob barley gets a super phone so to see features removed O.o

  • alex32

    we all knew it was the samsung vibrant a long time ago
    samsung vibrant = waaaaaaaaack

    tmobile, please be give me an htc android phone with evo specs
    kthanksbai

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Totally Agree. Tmobile are you listening?

    • soon2TMO

      so you think the EVO is better than this spec wise? the only advantage of the evo is the front cam, led flash, kickstand,4G..

      oh and leakage, wifi issues, limited 30fps.. LOL haha

      this device will beat the evo at any head to head benchmark i tell you.. LOL

      • alex32

        all phones have their mistakes when they come out..and thatll soon be fixed. I dont like samsung and i dont like touchwiz. I want tmobile to bring their own htc evo. i love htc and i love sense ui..tmobile is the only carrier that doenst have an android with sense ui which is ridiculous considering the fact tmobile were the first ones to bring out android. att just got the aria..

        all i want from tmo is a 4 inch screen htc android phone with 1ghz. heck, it can even run 1.6 for all i care..im just not getting a samsung. the hd2 would have been amazing if it had android..but it had wm which is a fail.

        hopefully at the end of the year tmobile will bring something like the EVO out. I’ll still wait on them because im a loyal customer and i have faith theyll bring something good out, the samsung vibrant is a big improvement i have to admit, but no htc, no deal for me.

      • soon2TMO

        but the guy above said, he wants the one with evo specs.. which i dare to disagree with since the galaxys/vibrant will blow the evo out of the water at any benchmarks…

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well I don’t like to say things because I am sworn to secrecy, but I talked to an HTC rep, from Taiwan, and he said that shortly that T-Mobile will get its own version of the Evo “type” phone.

      Patience Padawan, patience. T-Mobile does not debut more than one hot phone at a time. SGS Vibrator is next.

      • alex32

        thanks for the news michael (:
        im gonna wait some more then, do you know if its atleast q3 or q4 of this yearr?

        im so done with my curve lol, i regret changing it from my g1. my curve deleted all my pics, vids , and songs..and now when people call me it leads them straight to voicemail sometimes..agh

  • Perry

    For everyone who still believes in the sidekick twist, that was one rumor! With absolutely nothing else to back it up! So stop moping over your mythical savior.

    • David

      The Sidekick Twist exist.The Sidekick Twist exist.The Sidekick Twist exist.
      I know this is the Jesus phone that is never coming but I can have my delusion cant I?

  • Antwain

    Seriously if no flash on a camera is a deal breaker in getting the phone then deep down you probably didn’t want to get it in the first place. Personally I can’t remember the last time I took a picture on my phone in the dark. The vibrant when it hits stores is going to be just as good if not better hardware wise than any phone on the other carriers the real question is how will touchwiz 3.0 pan out?

    • Bobomo

      There was a guy here a few days ago who said he needed to take pictures “in da club”… so this phone probably isn’t for him.

      As for TW3, the guys at gsmarena.com seemed to like it quite a bit. I am intrigued by some of the features, but am anxious to see how it all fits together in day to day use. And, hey, if it sucks some Russian guy just rooted the Galaxy S, so….

      • soon2TMO

        hey i was the one who said that! but i am still getting this phone, but it’d be nice if they add an led flash since they are taking the front camera off..

        right?

    • David

      Ok your right. Ive only used the flash a few times with my cliqxt so far (i got it for free) but at least I know that If I did need it it will help take pics in low light. What pisses me off is it couldnt have been that much more to put a flash on a phone. A little one. Something. It may not be a deal breaker, nor should it be unless taking pics is a huge thing for you. but still…………

  • Cat

    well I am deaf person customer tmo I’d want like see to a Front Facing Camera and Flash on it. I need super phone then bring android 2.2 to up cuz I am deaf as sign language though video chatting with my deaf girl can chat as sign language talk to me 4G speed. T-mobile what’s wrong with you? I look every a each to the smartphone without front facing camera and flashlight meaning I pass every to a each the smartphone is next! and next! and next! again often is next the smartphone that t-mobile really get frustration what people want to those the super phone. You Samsung? bring new building the superphone two facing camera and flash. new android 2.2 unlike behold 2 stuck forever. I am waiting for other switch new HTC android 2.2 to up and new facing camera and flashlight too. (If HTC goes get a gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a speedy 1 to up GHz processor and a brand new user interface for Android 2.2) however! Tmo doesn’t know those millions deaf people really need get front facing camera and flashlight and video chatting as 4G speed. everybody pass this smartphone other the smartphone some missing but hardcore-fans everybody want superphone %100!

    • steve

      Dude, really?

    • Daedalus

      I hope he signs better then he writes. I have read this post 3 times and I still can not make heads nor tails of it

  • Marcus Armstrong

    Mann what sum1 said earlier makes sense. T-Mobile is based on family oriented devices and plans which is why they are so cheap. They are on the same level as cricket. I think i need to prepare for the ETF. Then the final blow is my bill is around $86 for basically no mins + data after a 10% discount from my job w/ T-Mobile when i can get 22% if i had Sprint ($50-$55) and 30% if i had Verizon ($60-$70) w/ a similar plan. Why pay for a lame selection of phone and poor 3G coverage. then in Huntsville, Tx is where college is and all i get is GPRS when Sprint and obviously Verizon has 3G full coverage. its jus like PS3 (Verizon), XBOX360 (Sprint) and the Wii (T-Mobile) w/ the Wii not aiming for flashy hardware but for the family oriented experience. I encourage all who are dissatified like me to goto another carrier since myself and others complain about the device selections all the time. That Evo4G, Droid 2, and the Droid X is lookin effin sexxy right bout na

    • lev

      I agree, I picked up the Evo a few weeks ago, still have my 30 day trial with Sprint, but also have the Mytouch slide, which is great on its own, but against the Evo, its no contest, it seems Sprint will come out of the gates before anyone, think about it, The Palm pre, The Instinct, now the Evo, and the evo will not be there last high end device, Sprint knows it needs to release high end phones in order to stop there churn of customers. T-mobile is geared more toward families, its quite clear with there marketing and tv advertising, plus they don’t have the money to advertise like the other carriers. The Vibrant I think is a great phone, but to me, everyone else is beating Tmo to the punch, even the Droid X is coming out beginning of July, the Iphone 4 tomorrow I believe, and tmo waits until july 21st, and play this stupid guessing game, what are we children? Its not about the customer service anymore people, its not about the great plans, if it was, then why does verizon have 70 million customers when there rate plans are by far th highest, why does AT&T have 70 million when the only good phone they have is the iphone, take away the iphone and where does AT&T stand, they fall hard, at the end of the day its about super phones, its 2010, not 2007, Tmo is living in the past, and i foresee a lot of people leaving them for evo type devices. Its true, you can not catch up with technology, but people are buying phones for right now, not the future, they want the best phone now, and worry about what comes out later.

    • alex

      difference is the Wii sold the most, and tmo is 4th place

    • sorandkairi

      You should have said

      Ps3(Verizon, for hardware)
      Xbox360 (At@t, for most users, in US)
      Wii (Tmobile, for focus on families)

      See….analogy complete

    • David

      Dude by numbers wise it would be Wii first as they sold the most units. In terms of games and online experience the 360 is the best. PS3 is like AT&T. A solid second.

  • motivated

    Blackberry should not even me mentioned in the same sentence with Android. Android is better than iOS4 because of the ability to customize alone. I have an iPod Touch and some applications are great, but what else can you do with it? You can’t personalize or make the phone feel like it’s part of you.

    • Marcus Armstrong

      this is soo true. Mentioning WM or BB is better than android violates the constitution. We need to take him into custody, throw him in Jail, and replace his phone w/ a Behold 2 LOL.

      • David

        WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone said here that BB and WM is better than Android? I dont believe. I wont believe it.
        Now let me stop being a fan boy for one second. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. Ok that second is over. Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. They need to stick to Crackberry.com cuz that bleep with work here!

  • Just_Another_Android user

    Anyone have thoughts as to what the Vibrant pricing will be? That’s the real deal breaker for me….

    • Marcus Armstrong

      i bet u $100 thats its gonna b like $250 before a $50 rebate when Verizon has the Droid X for $199 if u buy it from a retailer and not Verizon directly

      • keele8

        Total guess here but intital guesses were $800 to $1000 retail, so I would guess that Marcus is right with the $250 with rebate comment. It would be cool if it was $179.99 with no rebates though, or even better at $150. Guess we will see what Tmo does.

  • Flgirll99

    Uncle SAM + SUN + G = Samsung.

    (Viking – King) = Vi + bee (or letter b) + r + ant = Vibrant.

  • Antwain

    It would also be cool if you could upgrade to the phone as long as your contract ends this year like verizon is doing with droid x. On another note having seen the droid x specs its certainly big time but I vibrants hardware is a little bit better overall.

    • Marcus Armstrong

      Only thing that messes me up is TouchWiz 3.0. its Ugly. Hopefully sum1 gets root so we can load custom ROMs on it to rid it of that samsung ui garbage

  • Rilesman

    I had a disturbing dream last night that I walked into an electronics store…saw all these awesome Android phones…several at the 4.0 inch size (my sweet spot)…but none of them were for T-Mobile. I was then asked, does your phone work and I said “yes” (unlike my wife’s G1). The next question about affording an unlock, my answer “no”. Then the sales rep suggested I stop reading news hoping for more T-Mobile phones and just accept whatever small selection is available in a year when my contract runs out.

    That started a bad day….the puzzle has depressed me. Yes, I like the Vibrant for the 4 inch screen…but crippling the flash and forward facing camera makes me wonder is it really worth it?

    Not only do I get questions about comparing my little MT3G to the iPhone but now the DROID line too. I need a win.

    Is it too much to wish that T-Mobile succeed in this market, to provide more phones and selection. I feel trapped…with the T-Wing and now MT3G. Where are GOOD options, comparable options, meeting the standard. If the leading the pack is the same phone on all the other carriers…then T-Mobile will lose in the end. Yes, thanks for the decent rates and speeds (for areas in coverage)…but how about some hardware love and showing everyone else that we have chosen the BEST CARRIER. I need some pride.

    • David

      Its a catch 22 my friends. We enjoy cheaper rates. We wont get the highest speced phones. NEVER. But the Vibrant is pretty up there. So we can pay a carrier more (verizon) and get higher speced phones that will cost us hundreds more. Think about it. The money you save by not switching can afford you that unlocked phone you always wanted!

      • Rilesman

        Agreed. But…still (insert tantrum here) I WANT I WANT I WANT. But seriously, Sprint and ATT will NEVER get my business…ever. My wife is not happy with T-Mobile but I am.

        The puzzle thing is great…just that we are all so clued in and involved that it was a let down for the “informed”

  • ihatefanboys

    would the losers threatening to leave just leave instead of crying and whining about leaving in every single new thread….its gettin old…if verizon or sprint has a phone u like and you “cant wait any longer” just go… its not like if your contract expires you hav to get a new phone…u can keep whatever u hav till something u like comes out…and G1 owners like myself…if u want 2.0, just root your phone like any monkey can do….if not…scroll up…STFU and leave.

    • G-Money

      I think the point was this: the usual life span of a phone is about 2 years. 2 years ago, T-Mobile was ahead of the game with the G1. IMO the best phone at the time and also the first Android phone. How many thousands of G1’s did T-mobile sell? I don’t know the exact number, but I know it was a lot. Most, if not all of these people signed up for 2 year contracts. We all would like to stay with T-Mobile, but what they are offering isn’t on par with other carriers. We just want them to get better hardware, faster. I really don’t see why that is so hard to do. Keep your loyal customers happy. Otherwise, most of those thousands of contracts that are ending soon will be heading elsewhere. It’s not so much of a cry or threat, but an expectation from a carrier.

      • Rilesman

        T-Mobile made Android a success (from a carrier side) and had the lead. Now they have lost the lead. I like T-Mobile so I wish them success but having a variety of phones is the key and while there will be flip phones for a while longer the SmartPhone is “IN”.

  • Darien

    If thay have the phone for 200 or under I’ll stick with t-mobile. That is of course if its 200 dollars for signing another 2 year contract. if they tell me you cant upgrade that its for first timers Im gone. Im already pissed they screwed us over offering the same lame phones they had for awhile on fathers day, but to not offer the best phone yet to someone looking to stick with the company.

    Anyone know when specs and prices will be announced?

  • John

    Before all this started it was”give us a cool phone give us a cool phone” give us the Galaxy S, give us the Galaxy S,c’mon TMO give us a cool phone” Okay now you figured out that the Vibrant is coming and it’s “give us a different cool phone give us a different cool phone”.

    Nice to know that your potential customer base isn’t fickle! Sheesh! Wonder if this is Alexander Graham Bell had in mind. Oh for you youngsters, he invented the telephone.

    • 2FR35H

      We wanted the Original Galaxy S. T-mobile didn’t give us the Original Galaxy S they gave us a lesser version of it of which is crap. Why does Europes t-mobile get all the great androids and we get crap?

  • You have all got it wrong. T-Mobile will be launching the xPhone http://www.geekradio.com/2010/06/23/xphone-iphone

  • ihatefanboys

    why on earth would anyone care if it has a front facing camera ? who cares….anyone else think that the losers saying no front facing camera are people u wouldnt want to video chat with anyways or will constantly have it looking at their limp johnson…?? no one cares….flash for camera ? no one cares …the specs are even with the EVO so WTF….like i said, if u losers wanna leave that bad, for a phone thats basically the same as the EVO go right ahead

    • David

      dude i got two words for you….. video sexting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rilesman

      Maybe you don’t want a front facing camera. My wife doesn’t want the virtual keyboard. Does that mean we get rid of the MT3G? No. Means make the options available and feed the variety of appetites.

  • ihatefanboys

    @john… u are spot on…..they wanted this phone, and now that its official….now they want something else…i swear, i think people just like bitching on the internet

    • Rick

      again…you’re not reading people’s comments. we wanted the original samsung galaxy s – the one with the front facing camera. because it’s cool. because then we can choose to do video calls if we want to…instead of only wishing we could.

  • speedracer

    It is not that we are Fickle. The Smartphone market is moving so fast and Tmobile is slow to bring out new phones to the counsumers. The Galaxy S was a cool phone when it was first announced. But they have yet to bring it out for anyone to buy. Motorola had some great phones that were out everywhere else but in the US. By the time Tmobile releases it, it is already too late because the other carriers have already released something much better and faster. Have you notice that the Tmobile in Europe releases phones much sooner, and they have a way better selection? What good is tooting your super fast speeds when you have crap phones?

  • G-Money

    I’m happy with the Vibrant, I just wish it was the Pro version. I want a physical.

  • i know this is the wrong post but what’s the deal with project Emerald/HTC Sidekick Twist. I know the Galaxy S will be a great phone but the supposed specs for the Twist are to unreal to ignore. T-Mobile needs to provide the public with more information about this phone. This phone might be a the next great thing. And if the Vibrant isnt the T-Mobile superphone that people think it will be, then I think the Twist will be.

    • Daedalus

      Dude what have you been smoking, and why are you not sharing?!?!? One Source Just ONE said HTC is making the next SIDEKICK did he post any images… No. That one person can not even site one credible reference to back it!

      Get off the twist till we get fuzzy grainy pictures it is a deeper myth then Bigfoot!!!!

  • Flgirll99
    • G-Money

      I still don’t believe any pics or specs until they are officially released.

      • Bobomo

        Somebody in this comment thread posted the same pictures but from T-Mobile’s own servers, so they are legit. I still think they are mockups (that is, not pictures of an actual production model phone) but I think they are mostly accurate. Specs… I don’t know.

  • G-Money

    I mean, if Sprint is getting the Pro version, why can’t T-Mo?

    • soon2TMO

      that was a 4G version , hence all the added features!

      • soon2TMO

        a wimax phone

      • G-Money

        lol all they did was throw a keyboard on it and programmed it for Sprint’s frequencies.

      • soon2TMO

        or a different radio.. as far as i know, clearwire requested for that phone to run it for sprint…. im not sure

  • Saporo Sam

    Judging by the comments, I’d say this surprise announcement was a huge success! Way to go TMO!

  • soon2TMO

    now i wanna see actual photo of this device… or is it the one shown on cellphonesignal? is that the official vibrant?

    no flash and no front camera = i’d still get it anyway..! haha..

  • G-Money

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/06/21/samsung-galaxy-s-pro-with-wimax-gets-hands-on-impressions/

    This, people, is the perfect phone…until the Droid 2 comes out ::hides::

  • fujitsujeff

    wow, lol, evry 1 is going off. I thought everyone wanted the Galaxy S / Vibrant a while back. Until I see the “real pics” for this device, I hold off comment. Me personally, I’m still hoping the Basil turns out to be the Milestone XT720. If both are available, i’ll take the XT720 over the Vibrant, if it turns out not to have flash.

  • droiddoes

    listen to all the whiners blah blah no flash blah blah tmobile gets no good phone but(evo, droid x,droid 2, incredible) has blah blah u all want your cake ande eat it to verizion has gud phone and lets face it some pretty gud coverage but their plan prices are way over the top at&t has the iphone but cripples every android phone they get as well as screw up tethering sprint pretty good but come on cdma? need gsm plus hspa+ is faster than their 4g every carrier has good and bad points tmobile hears you but think about it tmobiles plan is first generate more money (aka fathers day sale bringing in new customer) with new customers on contracts they generate more money plus with the vibrant how many on the em+ plan(full phone price) will get it generating even more money enough that by years end they can lock down exclusivity with the the nexus two, possibly the htc obsession, and lets not forget about that dell wp7 phone tmobile it thinkin on the long term not short term they want you to have a very gud christmas lol

    • David

      ok its not gud. Its good. Not gud. Good. Everything else I agree. Keep up the GOOD job.

    • Homer

      If the rumors are true $800-1000 retail I will not put this on my em+ I can get a freaking MacBook or two 16gb iPhone 4 for that. That would just be ridiculous. If it under $500 I might buy but seriously doubt it. If it’s $500 or more I will buy an iPhone 4 unlocked from Canada. And your out of your mind if you think we will actually get a nexus two or what not. I see the next high end device being a wp7 for t-mobile. The only reason there getting this is because samsung is making a push to get out as many phones to as many carriers. That is the only reason! If t-mobile actually cared about getting a high end phone they would have a badass htc android phone since there relationship with htc has gone on for years.. But samsung probably approached them. And htc has to build a completely different phone for tmobile because they seem to be very adamant about putting there own features and (genius button) software on there. We won’t get a good htc phone because there gonna have to keep the prices down because they have to build a exclusive phone to tmobile. And motorola seems to be buddy buddy with verizon. Only way were gonna get a good phone is if tmobile actually steps up and makes a change. Otherwise it’s yesterdays leftovers for us all.

      • Homer

        I meant to say the only reason were getting the samsung vibrant is…

  • Flgirll99

    What would really be cool is if they get this phone and offer two versions…one with a physical keyboard and one without. :-)

    I don’t care about it not having a flash for the camera. I don’t expect to use my phone for amazing photos when I have an actual camera that does that.

  • flaroadie

    i have a better chance of winning powerball tonight than u guys predicting what this phone specs are or will be……

  • MW

    Make it vanilla android and its a done deal for me, this samsung UI just wont cut it.

  • Gizmo

    I don’t care about a FLASH, I have a good digital camera with 10mp. What I want is a powerful phone, Flash is a stupid thing. I want Android and a super cool screen resolution with no lag. I want the Samsung Vibrant and I will wait for it… iPhone is down…!

  • Dave G

    Alright so now I cannot decide. I love HTC phones, but this 4.0 screen is tempting. I qualify for an upgrade from by bulky BB.

    The HTC Sense looks beautiful on the MT3Gs. I dunno what to decide now. What you guys think?

    MTGs vs. Samsung Vibrant ?

  • swoosh042507

    if there is no front facing camera its gonna be a bit disappointing t-mobile needs to get in the game verizon wasnt the greatest company when it came to phones…now they have an arsenal to choose from . att has the iphone 4 i hate att and the iphone but the iphone 4 is a bit impressing .

  • SnakeEyez

    For those complaining about the front facing camera, do ya seriously plan on using it on the regular? I mean, I know its a good feature to show off to people like “hey look at my phone, I CAN MAKE VIDEO CALLS!” and it is a step towards the future, but you do realize that it’ll be useless unless you talk to somebody that has the vibrant or a phone with a front facing camera.

    • swoosh042507

      @snakeEyez your absolutely right nevertheless im getting the phone

    • Longsh0t

      People are entitled to their opinions. If someone wants a specific feature then good for them. Personally, I would have loved a front facing camera. Is not having a FFC a dealbreaker? For most, probably not but why shouldn’t someone be allowed to set their own standard for what they want in a phone?

      I’m sure if it HAD a front facing camera you wouldn’t be calling it useless. In fact, I’d be willing to be that you would make a point of it to show how it’s better than some other devices.

      You probably haven’t heard of Fring which allows video and live chat between multiple platforms and mobile devices such as Skype, MSN, Yahoo and AIM. I would hardly call that “useless”.

    • soon2TMO

      but it’d be nice if they keep the front cam, since the original version came euqipped with it, why take it off all of sudden? i dont really mind at all , it’s just that it disappoints some people who expected that this feature will be on this “galaxyS” ..

      the evo has front cam
      i phone
      and the galaxy pro.. sooner or later more people will do video calls, and if vibrant had one, then that would be cool since we wont have to buy a phone with this feature..

      IMO

    • sickemoe

      If front facing phone = Skype, not useless. Keep it real SnakeEyez…the more features your phone has, the more geeked you are about your phone. It’s the whole “my phone is better than your phone” attitude. I mean that’s why we’re all on here right? It’s not like we’re all pumped to buy a Razr…lol!

    • It will be useful for Skype users, of which there are millions. I use Skype to keep in touch with friends in other countries and when I’m on the road. I know that I’ll be using the hell out of mobile video calls when Skype has its app ready (promised by the end of the year).

  • vibrant….wtf

  • For those who say why are people complaining? SHUT THE F@#$ UP! People are frustrated because they like the service but see the better phones on other carriers. People think that apple invented the video conferencing. They did not. Face time has its limits. It is spotty on wifi. We see that and think it would be cool on TMO. What is so bad about that. If you like a company but want them to improve their product offering. I think that is fine. The samsung phones are not on my radar.

    • TMOprophet

      perfectly said! All these people defending the SGS and TMO’s lack of superphone lineup, what they dont realize is that TMO dont give a crap bout any of them, or us, its all about the money. SO for us its all about the products and prices, I dont give a crap about TMO, or anyone else, I want a phone that I want, and a price package that works for me, if its TMO…fine, if not then whatever I find someplace else. A lot of you have the wrong attitude. Everyone bitching has a right to do so….This is why TMO is in 4th..enough said.

      • Alex

        everything you just said can easily be reversed and used on you. maybe we think YOU have the wrong attitude. idiot…

  • David

    Hey, will tmo now stop using that silly site after a TMO news reader figured out the puzzle. I guess not. But hey TMO! Save that money on that stupid site and who ever you pay to creat kids puzzle and give us a damn flash and front facing camera. Thanks. And for Zues sake, stop with these stupid clues!

  • Firehead

    Okay, as I said before. THIS shows how pathetic T-mobile is. Almost the EXACT SAME PHONE (Samsung Captivate) was announced by AT&T a week ago or so with NO fanfare. It was kinda like, “oh, yeah, we are going to be getting the Samsung Captivate too…” But, nooooo. With T-mobile it’s Huge news! That just shows the waekness of their phone lineup! It’s like T-Mobile announcing an amplifier that “goes to eleven!” But, but, but, this one goes to eleven!….see?……wow

  • Honestly – people will always complain. That’s just what people do. The fact that T-Mobile tries to create Hype around some of their premier devices is at least much more intriguing than AT&T and Sprint constantly dropping crappy phones. T-Mobile at least has a wide selection of devices – Android, Windows Mobile, Sidekicks (hopefully coming back) and the generic cheap phones. Their service is very competitive in the major markets – it’s the people in the outlying areas (the less profitable areas) that don’t like the service. I have T-Mobile service and haven’t had a dropped call in years when I’m in an area with population.

    Look at the IPhone customers – they are all complaining because AT&T sucks. Verizon customers complain because their bill is so damn high. You could take the device lineup from T-Mobile and swap it with Verizon’s and people would still complain. It’s just our culture.

  • blablabla

    Seriously you guys will never stop bitching. First you bitch because tmo has no high end androids (nexus one excluded at the moment). Now that tmo is finally getting one you’re still bitching because it has no flash or because tmo decided to have a little fun and make a game out of it. You already knew what the phone was and you already knew it didn’t have a flash from when it was shown off a couple months ago!!!! so why are you bitching?!?!?!?!?

    • Bob

      We were told that the Samsung Galaxy S is coming to T-Mobile.
      The Samsung Galaxy S has a front facing camera as well as an led flash.
      The Vibrant doesn’t. And hence all the complaining.

      • soon2TMO

        im confused!… so somebody told you tht tmobile will also get the galaxy S? the one with the front camera? ok i could believe that.. but also with an led flash? now i find that hard to believe, the original version do not have an LED flash so …?

        so 2 galaxy S coming to tmobile? orginal version and vibrant?

        bogus!

      • blablabla

        yea you are wrong. The orginal has no flash. Go watch noah’s google IO video from a while back.

  • what’s with the jacked up time on this page

  • Uh what

    Yeah. Fail. People will always complain, yes. It’s pretty simple though to fix the issue with TMobile. GET SOME GOOD HIGH END ANDROID PHONES. This is a poor mans IPhone. Hell, leverage HTC to issue the HD2 with Android. That alone would shut the entire angry TMobile mob up. Fire the buyers or the marketing. Someone. Get it together. I was less upset with Sprint basically telling me that they don’t care if I stayed or not. Tmobile is like the ugly girl at the bar with a great personality. You realllllllly want to like her but damn, she is really ugly.

    • Bobomo

      What leverage? “Give us your best phone otherwise you won’t be able to sell to … the smallest user base of any of the major carriers?” LOL

  • raymond

    umm i will say this nicely this is not the original samsung galaxy s they took out features ok

  • Lamar

    wait wait. So there isn’t a FFC on the SGS? Is this true? if so, this makes my Streak purchase that much easier.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I’m looking forward too the streak as well if the twist doesnt come out.

      • TMOprophet

        might be christmas before that happens….

  • Em2drvr03

    Why would att make a big deal about the captivate…when they have the iphone4 which is exclusive to them.why take the hype away from the iphone…This is tmobiles best phone they have had in a long time …let them enjoy it

  • raymond

    that being said enough talking is enough im going to bestbuy to purchase a evo 4g on a one year contract tho lmao

    u get 40 days to return right if the samsung galaxy s comes in normal form i will return tht evo 4g so fast -_-

    the samsung galaxy s can watch 7.5 hours of movies thats just crazy amazing

    • soon2TMO

      and im sure this galaxy s vibrant will be able to do 7.5 hours of movies as well..

      i suspect that the front facing cam is gone and so is mobile AP(wifi hotspot)..
      but the rest of the specs on the original version will be on this version as well..

      • Getreal

        Yeah it is getting close to the iPhone 4 (10 hours). Why don’t you just do yourself a favor and get an iPhone 4 instead of a wannabe android device? Just saying.

      • soon2TMO

        but samsung galaxy S is better! now that’s real!

        LOL

  • Homer

    I have a right to b*tch. Been with them for 10 years, 10 years!!! If I want to bitch about not having a good phone I am aloud to. Plain and simple I want a phone that is not yesterdays leftovers. I want a nexus one from t-mobile and warrantied by t-mobile. That ain’t gonna happen! I want an iPhone! That ain’t gonna happen, I want a 4.3″ 1ghz android phone. That ain’t gonna happen.(I love how the hd2 feels and looks, and I hate windows mobile have had almost everyone on t-mobile) so what’s left two android phones that will not go above 1.6 which I bought. A mytouch slide which is ok, mytouch slide which is a good teenagers phone or a phone for my fiancé which is why I bought it for her. And the new samsung which tmobile has butchered all the options and will probably stick there pattented geniois button and software on. Tmobile cripples there phones you have to get that straight. It’s not that they don’t come out with stuff they cripple there phones. They are just as bad as apple. That’s right tmobile is just like apple!!!!!!! That’s probably the reason we will never see a tmo USA iPhone cause you can’t put a my account and genius button on it………..

    • Em2drvr03

      then just go elsewhere if ur not happy…go get your little iphone or your evo….just stop bitching already….trust me tmobile wont miss you

      • Homer

        My contract ends in oct if they don’t produce I am gone.

      • mad dog

        I hate people that say “leave tmo won’t miss you”. I bet your life that tmo misses the 77,000 lost subs from last quarter.

      • Bruce Banner

        I hate people that say “leave tmo won’t miss you”. I bet your life that tmo misses the 77,000 lost subs from last quarter.

      • Bruce Banner

        Take that mad dog, tmobile for life.

      • mad dog

        Fahq u Bruce

  • stephan brubaker

    i think it’s funny how everybody is crying for the FFC, how many of you actually talk on your phone? i use less than 100 minutes in a month and i have 3000+ texts every month. do you really think that because someone can see you it’s going to make you want to talk on your phone more?

    i don’t think so, hello when they can see your ass you can’t lie as well and because you are so proud of your FFC they are going to want to know why you don’t want to use it on a particular occasion.

    i really wish all the haters would get off this site. if you don’t like T-mobile that’s fine but damn, go over and spread the hate for your own service because we all know they aren’t perfect by any means.

    • Getreal

      TMO = Best provider/service/plans
      ATT = Best phone
      Verizon = Best coverage
      Sprint = 4G network

      Unfortunately, the phone is winning the battle today for me. I love TMO though. Really hate to go. Am having mixed feelings about it, but man do I want an iPhone.

      • wasup

        I agree, the iphone is really nice, but think about it before switching to att, they put a cap on the data, no more unlimited, just wondering, what if you like to listen to pandora all day long ?, like I do with my bb on t-mo.

        if I had to choose between the galaxy s(beauty) on tmo with unlimited data service vs. the iphone(which is really nice) with restricted data usage, for me its a no brainer, TMO.

      • Getreal

        @wasup

        Yeah, it is a tough decision. I love TMO. iPhone is just too sweet though. I am afraid that the 2GB limit is real though. I am going to be thinking long and hard. Have some time to decide especially since the store I reserved one at called today and said that they won’t have enough iPhones. Just really wish TMO would get the iPhone. I would gladly pay $50 extra per month to stay with TMO.

  • socalfrank

    TMO did something to 3G speeds in the Palm Springs area today. I am getting some impressive speeds on speedtest.net….not HSPA+ speeds, but definitely 3-5 times what I am used to.

  • blablabla

    yea half of you complaining about the FFC just want it for absolutely no reason at all. You just want to be a nerd and show off to your nerd ass friends. Seriously, people text more then they call people nowadays and you guys are about to jump off a bridge due to no FFC. If you hardly call people normally in the first place why the hell would you want to video call someone? I personally would not want someone to see me while I’m talking to them. That really is just weird.

    • Rilesman

      I am proud to be a nerd. I want to show my phone off to my friends. And I want to be competitive against the iPhone and take it’s market share (translate that to taking ATT marketshare).

    • YourDaddy

      Honestly, just want to see my little guy for a few minutes here and there while I’m away at work. That would be really nice. Help the long days go by a little easier.

      • YourDaddy

        And by little guy I mean my 19 month old son… for you wierdos out there.

  • soon2TMO
  • wasup

    exciting news for tmo and myself, I will most likely be getting the vibrant, just a tiny little disappointed about the front facing camera, even though I know that I would use it only a few times at the beginning to play around with it, I mean in this day and age nobody wants to even talk anymore, its all about text, facebook, twitter, etc.

    also, really tired of paying 25$ for data for my bb that is only capable of EDGE, cant wait to get my HSPA+ on :D

    so I say, bring on the vibrant

  • wasup

    ps: holly s*hit, 449 comments thus far :D

  • lerch103

    whats up with project emerald

  • Jay

    I am disappointed about the apparent lack of a front facing camera. YES, I WOULD use it. I would love a FCC for self-portraits. I don’t know why they decided to take it off.

  • blablabla

    hopefully this phone is less then 500 bucks off contract. If so I’m definitely going to buy it.

  • bakalao

    Apple.com is taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4.0 right now, AT&T isn’t. I wonder if AT&T’s system messed up the first 600K orders.

  • Nokia N900USER

    I dont think everyone really got what T-mobile is doing. No matter how stupid or annoying their new way of giving clues to reveal phones, it is something that is creative and it builds BUZZ. I applaud T-Mobile for trying something new and I know new and upcoming phones will be done this way even if there are spoilers that reveal info on upcoming handsets b4 they get a chance. For those looking for powerful phones, T-Mobile knows this.

    It’s just that things are not so easy as anyone might think. Take for example, all cell phone manufacturers have contracts with different carriers and these contracts prevent them from making certain phone designs or phone features for other carriers.

    Another thing to consider is rebates Cell phone providers have to pay on each of the cell phones to hold exclusivity or features. It takes months to gain back the rebate and then start to make money.

    To keep my post short, T-Mobile is listening and they know how much the next Android, Wimo 7, IOS4 or MEEGO (yeah I had to. Nokia is my fav) will make their customers happy.

    It is only a matter of time.

  • mike

    easy enough

    its

    SAM + SUN + G
    (VIKING- KING)= vi+
    B + R + ANT

  • Josh M.

    SGS, cannot and should not be compared to other phones from other providers, if that is the case, go there instead. BUT, the SGS will be the best phone of all TMO phones, and this is where you should base your feelings on. Seriously If you want an EVO 4g type, then you might as well go to sprint and get one. If you want a droid X, then go to VZW, same with IPHONE4. Give it to TMO for actually being able to come up with something smart, to please their current TMO customers, and to attract new ones who are looking for VALUE. This is first and foremost for them.

    BTW, when HD2 launched, it was a total beast phone for Tmo at the time. Let’s not knock on it.

    • Bruce Banner

      Spit out that tmo flavored kool-aid and stfu.

      • Josh M.

        well, its true. oh, and I don’t drink TMO kool-aid thank you.
        I drink another flavor, but am Neutral

      • watbetch

        GTFO if you don’t like T-Mobile, jerk

      • Josh M.

        No you GTFO LoL I happen to like T-Mo I just don’t have the service.
        Have a Nice Day :)

  • Johnny C

    i love tmo just when they about to release sgs here comes Verizon and drops the droid x which is a total beast cant help but feel sad for my carrier idk what theyre gonna do

  • 00Negro

    I couldn’t keep reading through the ridiculous-ness. I havent personally read it (maybe I overlooked it) but where did anyone hear that the Tmobile version of this phone would not have this FFC everyone is up in arms about? Now, I know the HD2 is basically the EVO 4G minus alot of good things, but that phone came AFTER Tmobile had theirs, so I think it was pretty much guaranteed Sprint would make it better in their own ways. As far as the Samsung Galaxy S or Vibrant or Capitivate they all are on a world release and all of them are packing the same thing from what I have noticed. The only difference that could come is from the Galaxy S Pro. Other than that any review/un-boxing I have seen has shown the phone to be exactly the same across the board. Only difference being the physical body. So, I will just wait (maybe some people should as well) to see what is on the Tmobile version before I start crying about what COULD be missing.

    • Jay

      People are reffering to these pictures of the supposed Samsung Vibrant. You can see that there have been some changes. The main one is that they scrapped the large home button in favor of four capacitive touch buttons (which is good imo), but it also appears that the front facing camera has been taken off. =[ It also appears that they did not bother to add flash. Here are the pictures:

      http://www.cellphonesignal.com/exclusive-we-introduce-you-the-new-samsung-vibrant-galaxy-s-for-t-mobile-usa/

    • JL

      Well it was made with a front facing camera. Why would they remove something that was part of the original specs? That’s just like a car manufacture building a car without the gas tank. It would be FOOLISHNESS for T-Mobile to have Samsung remove something that was a BIG DEAL. Like I stated before, when I first saw the SGS, I finally thought an i-phone killer, then the iPhone4 came out and it was an iPhone killer. The front facing camera is a big friggin deal and if its gone then I am very very disappointed in TMO.

    • mad dog

      00Negro I’m digging the screen name.

  • swoosh042507

    ha! go get the iphone that sh## has so many problems. the screen has yellowing spots and when you hold the phone by the metal bezel which is the antenna it loses reception … sad sad sad

  • JP

    Wow. No front camera? What a downer. And no flash, something that comes on almost all phones…

    That’s just lame. And I was somewhat excited about the phone.

    • mike

      does have a front facing camera

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well I think it’s lame for someone to want a flash on a cell phone camera.

      I’ve yet to read where someone, just anyone, posts under what circumstances they need a flash on a cell phone.

      So how about telling us?

      • 2fr35h

        Flash light and high quality pictures in low lighted areas

      • Jonathan

        Are you kidding?! Tell me this is sarcasm… if not… let me put this crap to rest… I need a flash, because i don’t carry around a point and shoot, and my daughter (15 months old) does cute $#!T all day. My apartment is practically low light shooting with a phone cameras limited lens. HOWEVER it’s good enough to take clear shots at 5MP. And when I go out with friends/wife low light is often the scenery. how naive does one have to be to not be able to wrap your head around the idea that more light with a limited lens = a good thing. PLUS LED Flashlight apps saves time and come in handy often. And also, your thought process is why America never moves forward. That mentality single handedly delays great features (flash, front facing cameras/video conferencing/faster data speeds/ thinner frames/ better graphics/ bigger screens/ etc.) You can’t honestly say industry should not have something because YOU don’t wanna fathom it’s usefulness. 30 seconds of empathy would answer your question.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        As I said elsewhere, wanting a camera LED flash so to use it as a flashlight does not count as a valid reason to want an LED flash.

        And “high quality pics” can be taken with a cell phone’s LED flash? I have yet to see proof of that anywhere on the Net.

        Yeah, you can take a pic, but it’s not going to be anywhere near even average quality, much less high quality.

  • spyderwebb

    I don’t often comment but how come the iPhone can get away with leaving out vital features and still be called the Jesus phone when the 1st gen iPhone came out it had no camera flash even tho Nokia had bean putting flash on their freak’en flip phones since the late 90s even now the iPhone 4 wont have a TONE of features that this very phone Will have like um multi tasking REAL multi tasking not a glorified back button that has to reload the app nor will it have web based Flash and from
    what i know the galaxy s/ vibrant will be getting Froyo for the 2 things this phone does not have look at all the things it does have that the iPhone 4 doesn’t and ppl still call the iPhone th ( Jesus ) phone
    I’m just say’en

  • raymond

    i went out n got a evo 4g my goddddd it is just wow -_- im taking pictures and they are so nice it has a fm radio plus i get sprints tv n radio all i need to do is charge it -_- i have 30 days to return it but gosh -_-

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      We being on a T-Mobile fan site are supposed to care that YOU bought an EVO? I sure don’t.

      It’s a very nice phone, but not so nice that I would put up with Sprint.

      And the SGS Vibrator (excuse me, Vibrant) is going to be as nice or better than the Evo. For example, the SGSV will have a Super AMOLED display. That means when I am outside I can actually see what is on the screen.

      That’s reason enough to get the SGSV.

  • Daedalus

    Johnny I am not sure that the Droid X is going to be all that much better. Spec wise they are very close and if Samsung sticks with the pre-release specs the dedicated GPU may give the samsung an edge. where the droidx is going to win out is heavier adoption by users on a single network but when you look at ATT, TMO and Sprint all looking like they will get the phone I think the numbers as a whole will be different.

  • Lamar

    Its not about being a nerd, its about keeping up with the jones’s as they say. The phone show have a FFC, every Carrier has a phone that has it. if you can’t tell its the new thing, and i see it being pretty big. I want one, i skype a lot, hell alot of people skype/fring and would love this feature. Get off your high horses

  • jimbo

    I hate with people btching about phone”s all the dam time if you don’t like the phones go f yourself and go get the phone u want and pay more per month somewere else

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Well the completed clue board will be as those who say what it was.

    http://www.bullpooper.com/T-MobileClue.jpg

  • Firehead

    Well, as I was expecting this I am slightly underwhelmed. Everyone is attempting to “one-up” the next phone (say hallelujah to competition in the market!) and all the TMO apologists tell us to stfu and take your second tier Galaxy S! Well, my contract is coming up in September so I will wait for the next phone that comes with 2.2 stock this fall or switch to a carrier who will provide one. Motorola has already stated 2ghz phone(s) by the end of the year. I have had my G1 since October ’08 a couple more months won’t kill me!

    • crucial

      you’ll be waiting longer than a couple of months. With FCC approval and Tmobiles sluggish movement on next-gen phones, The motorola 2 ghz will be here next summer AT the earliest.

  • Ruben

    Wow all of you are fcking idiots. Pay attention to your kids, family instead of wasting your time posting stuff that isn’t gonna make a diffetence anyway. Grow up and just be happy!

  • Green Robot

    I am really impressed with the codec support on SGS or SV as TMO would have it. I am so looking forward to just downloading a movie or a show and just copying it to the device and playing it. No fudging around with codecs, resolution, video container types for hours. Just a simple download, copy, and watch – it’s going to be that simple with this thing. I honestly waited for few years for a device that could do that and this thing is really the first one capable of it that I can think of.

  • keele8

    Okay so I know no one is going to believe me because I don’t have a screen shot but I just went to the t-mobile clue site and there were two button under the countdown timer just like a guy said earlier. One of them said go to tmobile, the other said puzzle solution. I clicked puzzle solution and it said Samsung on top, the middle was blocked out by the blocks still and half the vibrant was blocked. I tried to click on the go to tmobile link and nothing happened. I went to reload the page to get a good screenshot and it was gone. I know I am going to get a bunch of ya right posts but you will see those buttons once the blocks are gone. Just thought I would let you guys know.

    • keele8

      Got it to come back up, sending to David right now

      • NiiDiddy

        i did too…already sent to David

    • FloridaGuy

      there u go….didnt i tell u guys yesterday about these buttons. but i couldnt email it to David. didnt know how to.

      • David

        Anytime you want to email it to me, david@tmonews.com

      • FloridaGuy

        Yes I will. no doubt. :)

  • NiiDiddy

    LET’S GO, T-MOBILE, LET’S GO…LET’S DO THIS DARN THING!!

  • MobileTruth

    why do you people complain about a front facing camera or a flash. You complain about stuff you wouldn’t even use maybe once a month. If you keep saying Verizon has this and that, and sprints phone is more powerful then t mobile phones. At&t has video calling (you have to and HAVE to use WiFi) then just LEAVE. You people are as ridiculous as 2yr old’s throwing a tantrum. Flash….. REALLY is it that important?; you live your pathetic club life to take pictures at night? and don’t say a family get together because that’s always during the day or inside with well lighting. It is a power phone, just because it doesn’t have certain features, doesn’t mean the other phones are better. Most people who say a phone isn’t better then the other don’t even try to use or really compare phones. I’ll admit some of you “tech” guys know your stuff, and would prefer extra features but its not the end of the cell phone world. People want video calling but still use skype, and even if you have it on your phone you still use skype on a laptop. haha. Yeah…Good job buddy.

    just a thought…..don’t get your panties in a bunch.

  • NiiDiddy

    same thing happened to me. i have screen shots to prove it. just sent them off to David. stay tuned…i am sure he’ll post.

  • phillip

    wow all These changes and T-Mobile couldnt add flash to the camera is that too much to ask?

  • NiiDiddy

    Screen shot actually says “SAMSUNG” at the top and you can see the “NT” of “VIBRANT” at the bottom of the clue screen. Again, screen shots have been sent to David.

  • TranquilNight

    This is what is shown sometimes:

    http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6259/tmosolved.png

  • TranquilNight

    How to see it: keep refreshing until you see the buttons.

    • NiiDiddy

      Yezzir, you got it alright. Same thing I saw. Definitely the Samsung Vibrant, which makes me happy. Only thing it lacks for me is the flash, but i don’t care…i don’t plan on taking pics in the dark – that’s what my Nikon D90 and my wife’s MT3G-S is for lol. I always wanted a larger Android screen and this does it for me under Magenta. I’ll be happy for a little while. :_)

  • J

    Props 2 tmo 4 finally stepping their game up.. and atleast trying 2 b competetive.. I’m a long time tmo customer since the 1st sidekick.. but I won’t b getting the vibrant.. I’m more of a iphone guy.. and the design and ui of the vibrant reminds me way 2 much of the ip4.. and that’s the reason (not 2 bash u droid fans) the vibrant won’t attract as many new customers to tmo as the ip4 will to at&t sucky service n all.. and b4 u guys beat me in the head with talk about hummingbirds” snapdragons, and android 2.2.. u have 2 kp n mind that the average cell phone user (myself included) jus wants a cool phone with features that they actually use and enjoy.. and ill admit the ip4 is a smart phone 4 dummies like me.. so ill def b getting one as opposed to a vibrant.. only ? Is if I will buy it commitment free n unlock it 2 use on tmo or sell my soul by signing a new contract with at&terrible all the while keeping my tmo account active n case they eva come out with a phone that appeals 2 me.. decisions decisions.. let the iphone fanboy bashing commence n tminus 3,2,1 lol

    • NiiDiddy

      lmao…no bashing here. all i have to say is…buy the ip4 is that floats your boat. but please stick with tmobile and use the ip4 on the network. i dont know if speeds may be of an issue since i heard you get only EDGE with an iphone on tmobile network. but we’d hate to see you leave.

      also i agree that the iphone might be smarter because it makes it easier for “dummies” to use. however Android also had features like Sense and the new Samsung interface (just to name a few) that are geared to making Android smarter for “dummies” as you call it. so if anything at all, give those interfaces a try on an Android phone before you go packing. aiight? good luck!

    • Negtne

      I love the iPhone for the way it feels, copy paste, the browsing, and the games!

      • NiiDiddy

        …and Android dont do that [copy paste, browsing and games]? android was the pacesetter in multi-tasking…

      • lol @ liking the Iphone for features that already existed in Android (and some WinMo devices LOL)

      • D.C.

        What are you taking about the new android devices can copy and paste just like the iphone I do it all the time do your research before your end up miss leading people, and they are great at multitasking

  • NiiDiddy

    You the bomb, David!!

  • Jay

    People need to stop bitching about this phone. This is the best its gonna get for t-mobile so stfu or go to a different carrier.

  • henry

    so tmo will b getting the Samsung Vibrant!! haha it took me a lil bit on wut the pics was trying to say but i got it… now that i took my the mytouch slide back will i b getting this phone?!

  • Mexicano

    So when is this phone coming out again? the good thing about t-mobile is that even if don’t qualify for an upgrade I can always get it in payments.

  • TranquilNight

    Please T-Mobile, surprise us with flash, FFC, or other goodies. Regardless, this phone is really amazing. Just look at the reviews.

    • chotpy

      we already got FCC… check related posts.

  • Stillwaiting

    So we’re now less than 4 days away from learning about this device. I notice that the samsung event is in the evening on June 29th, and the countdown ends before this, so hopefully we’ll have specs at that time for this device, and then real comment can begin on the device.

    I’m glad people have talked me out of really wanting a camera flash on this phone, if it has it, great, but if not, it’s okay.

    The front facing camera, if it’s not there, would be a real bummer, but the alternative is jumping to Sprint or Iphone 4, and that’s not something I’m going to do.

    Wake me up in 3 days

    • TranquilNight

      The countdown is counting down until the countdown, that counts down to the Samsung event, starts.

  • Phenomenon

    Most discussed post ever… WOOT!

  • TMoFan

    I like that T-Mobile made this into a little game. It breaks away from the mundane same-old phone unveiling. A lot of people are happy to see this smartphone come to T-Mobile; I’m sure it will do very well.

    • badbob001

      It’s interesting in comparison: Verizon spends millions on TV ads to introduce their Droid. TMO sends out a few tweets and puts up a web page for the Vibrant.

      I think I’ve read that the Droid is the most used android phone now.

    • Flgirll99

      I agree! I liked the puzzle and clues. It was easy to figure out but I like that T-mobile at least tried to doing something more creative before announcing their new phone.

    • hmm

      It may be good for T-mo but it won’t be a big number bringer. Why? Marketing. What do you see on TV? Droid, Apple’s, etc. You hear about T-mo somewhat with their rate plans for families. Yes, those families are the money makers, but if dad or mom wants an iphone why come to t-mo for a phone that is not an iphone? Again, it could be the most technically advanced and user friendly phone out there, but if t-mo doesn’t market it no one will come. THis t-mobile clue thing? It’s not going to do it…

  • is it the most discussed now, i thought it was 10 more comments lol, well i guess 8.

    So im glad I dont need to drop the coins on this piece since I talked one of my buddies into buying it so I can play with it! I’m not getting rid of my Creamy Nexi for anything yet! Not til some Dual Cores come out at least.

    PS FRF83 is ALIVEEEEEEEEEEE!!! 2.2 for all soon! Nexis’ First of course ;-)

    • Phenomenon

      I took a guess :-X Maybe I jumped the gun :(

    • 2FR35H

      @the_real_newman

      sure thats the beta version but recent word is that htc desire and another htc thats not nexus one is going to be receiving the official android 2.2 first.

  • Justin

    MOST DISCUSSED POST!!!!! :)

    • TranquilNight

      See, T-Mobile’s buzz generator works.

  • TMOprophet

    Fail….SGS doesn’t have anything on the evo or droid x…..in fact it looks like a giant IPhone…..no thanks

    • 2FR35H

      @TMOprophet

      oh so the evo 4g has faster network speeds? nope. Super Amoled screen? oh no again. 16gb of internal storage? no. How about wifi tethering? no. Faster processor without root? no.

      In fact those above are what SGS has on Evo 4G.

      You may or may not be right in regards to droid X I haven’t seen the specs yet.

      • Ace

        the galaxy s surpasses them all the only thing that it is short handed in is xda support

      • 2FR35H

        @Ace

        Not really anymore. Galaxy S has just gotten root over at XDA.

      • Ace

        Oh in that case it surpasses them all best screen and most likely best camera and already proven best processor

      • Woofdah

        It doesn’t have HDMI out like the EVO and New Droid. However, I have a Samsung TV that is DLNA compliant so if it read the reviews correctly I will be able to stream my Avatar movie directly to my TV?

        T-Mobile will also probably disable the tethering.

      • pimpstrong

        TMO will more than likely keep tethering since its already free right now. I tether all the time with my TMO TP2. To make things better, Customer Care informed me that they will NOT be charging extra for the Faster 3G speeds Soooo yeah they are just giving Data away unlike the big 3.

      • Jabombardier

        The droid X specs are similar to the evo 4G

      • lev

        3g is faster here in Boca Raton on my evo then the mytouch slide, maybe its faster in other places, but Sprints 3g on evo is lighting fast, compared to the slides 3g

  • Dick Richards

    Maybe T-Mobile planted the defect on purpose to get the buzz going. Are they really that incompetent? It didn’t take much time to get those buttons to pop up.

  • Anthony in Utah

    I want the iPhone 4! My roommates already pre-ordered theirs and I am so jealous. I’m using an unlocked 3G 8gb haha i feel old skool. I wish tmobile would have gotten their hands in the cookie jar and pick up the iPhone 4 alongside with AT&T, but I guess that would be asking far too much from tmobile. I either want to switch carriers for the iPhone 4 or see how jailbreaking and unlocking goes for it and use it on tmobiles edge network hahahaha sooo not cool, but if that’s what it takes to have a hawt phone I’ll do just about anything *winks* ;)

  • clocinnorcal

    So did tmo lose the front facing camera? That is very disappointing if true. Can anyone confirm if it does or does not?

  • Esh

    well, from looking here. I don’t notice any front facing lens there.

    http://www.cellphonesignal.com/exclusive-we-introduce-you-the-new-samsung-vibrant-galaxy-s-for-t-mobile-usa/

    • 2FR35H

      I don’t trust those pictures.

      • Ace

        I trust the source just not the renders i bet it will have a front facing camera and a led flash and qik

      • 2FR35H

        @Ace
        Ok now that would just be a dream if it had LED Flash with the included front faced camera.

      • Ace

        Yea it would be if I would be the 1st one in line for that

      • pimpstrong

        F!@K yeah me too!

  • bubbles

    This is my next device, I think it looks awesome.

  • Broke

    Sounds like a nice enough phone. I just trust HTC more. And, I’ve finally gotten tired of having subpar coverage at my work and home or out on the road. 3g and Hspa means nothing to me if I’m not getting it. So, my continued support is on the table. This phone just is convincing enough for me as it stands. I’m needing more from T-mobile right now.

  • joey

    I could have sworn that the most discussed topic was when the he played that april fools trick on us about the iphone officially launching on tmobile ! Lol, maybe that was not the most discussed but it was very much the most heated! Lol, more comments on there than discussions
    Anywho thanx to tmobile for stepping..it..up..and also to samsung because for years u have been coming out with some crappy free phones for tmobile customers

  • stackz

    I THINK I MIGHT GO FOR THE UNLOCKED VERSION WITH THE FLASH AND FRONT CAMERA

    • Ace

      The unlocked version has no flash and probably the front facing camera will be on this one so there wouldn’t be a reason to get it unless you want no contract which u still could get through t-mobile so only benefit i see so far for getting the unlocked version that you can get it earlier then the t-mobile version

  • stackz

    we can only wait and see what tmobile does with it what do you think the price range od this device will be

    • Ace

      probably 199 on a 2yr contract to compete with every1 else phones since thats the price of the Droid X and the Evo 4G but those are with 100 dollar rebate so T-mobile can also do 229 and make no rebate which is also good

    • wcdude18

      Is it reasonable to expect/hope for a non-contract price point around $400? I REALLY want to upgrade (using an unlocked 2G iPhone now), but have the EMP plan, so don’t receive any subsidies.

      SO hoping this thing comes in around $450 so I don’t have to break the bank to upgrade …

      • pimpstrong

        I BET it will be $599 for a while and then the price will plummet by the holidays to $450. mark my words.

  • MM

    My guess is it will have a front facing camera and no flash. It was already reported by Samsung that they left the flash out to keep the phone thin. I’m not sure how that would change the thickness, but thats what they said (supposedly). They could very well leave the front facing camera out to save money, since it does appear they may have tweaked the design a little. For me i’ll never use a front facing camera (i’m not that obsessed with taking pics of myself) nor do I believe many people will use the video chat function. Just watching the iP4 video chat showed me how worthless it was. Years down the road it may become a staple, but right it is not. Take the phone for what it is and be glad it’s coming, I know i’m ready.

  • timmyjoe42

    Both this phone and the iPhone are bad to the bone. It will come down to:
    Reputation (Apple beats Samsung)
    Market Share (Apple beats Samsung)
    Network (T-Mobile might have a slight edge on internet, but not coverage)
    Operating System (Apple OS and apps are more stable)
    Marketing (Apple and AT+T win again.)

    If T-Mobile would concentrate on getting 1 really good phone and pushing it like AT+T does with the iPhone and Verizon did with the Moto Droid, they would be much better off. Sprint only failed with the Palm Pre because of the pitiful app selection, dwindling customer base, and poor network quality.

  • DEE-XT

    Can someone plz tell me which one they think is gonna b the best out of nexus one vs. SGS? nexus one owners how much do you luv it?

    • MM

      I had the same dilemma and it came down to this for me. Was i willing to pay retail for a phone i couldn’t see or touch in person, what if i had problems, I would have to send it in. If it was sold in a Tmo store 100% chance I would have bought it.

      • DEE-XT

        @ MM- i was thinking that, thats why i have been waiting for the nexus one to come to stores (i know hopeful thinking) but im wondering if this phone will just be a BETTER phone!

  • what, all of a sudden is the big deal with the front-facing-camera??? this is a huge martketing ploy that everyone is falling for!! at the moment only iphone users can see one another (using facetime) and sprint to sprint customers. stupid, stupid and stupid! there are so little uses for the fade…at the moment, that i cannot believe that it should be a deal breaker for people buying new phones!! this is a feature that is not ready to take off yet (my opinion), i mean come on, a 1.3 MP f.f.camera….lame, nice video quality.
    way too much hype surrounding this. but, as usual, the general population is lapping it up like a dog at their bowls! i guess it could be used as a video mirror on those windy days or before your big date….HA-HA now thats funny!
    note:….be happy with what you got, someone, somewhere always has something better, so enjoy yours!!)

    • Green Robot

      I had a Nokia Symbian smartphone with front facing camera. I used that camera exactly 0 times in the year that I used that phone. I’m not worried at all about it not being on SGS.

    • Mexicano

      I think the reason why people are dissopointed with no ffc is because the original sgs had it and I dont see why t-mobile would remove it. I beleive There is an app called fring where you can make video calls, engadget has a video demonstrating the app on a dell strek and an evo, so no the iphone is not the only one that can do that besides thats been around for years in the uk. The iphone can only make video calls using wifi, thats BS!

      • pimpstrong

        Its not BS, is just for now. It will come long before the iP4 is on its death bed. Also yeah the biggest argument about the FFC is the fact that it was taken off of the phone, not that it was NOT addded to it. Of course some people ould still say “man I wish it had a FFC like the EVphone Streak” but if it was never there then most people would just accept it as is. Personally I think its a good convenience that mineswell be there on the phone. I mean why not?

  • stackz

    KARI YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHT

  • bakaruru

    are these timestamps in UTC??

  • ALEX

    Will get this until the streak is announced. This is a awesome phone and Tmobile is finally getting it right.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I may do like you.

  • Negtne

    I give props to t-mobile for the cheapest and seem to be working ad campaign in history, but do me a favor, next make it so you can access from your phone your a cell phone company for Christ sake!!!!

  • Negtne

    I give props to t-mobile for the cheapest and seem to be working ad campaign in history, but do me a favor, next make make a site like this make it so you can access from your phone your a cell phone company for Christ sake!!!!

  • ALEX

    At the same time, this is ridiculous for a phone that is not exclusive to them. What’s make them look sadder is, ata&t is getting the better looking one, yet will cripple the phone, all because they are at the mercy of Satan aka Steve Jobs….

  • Randizzel

    IPhone 4? Come on now it’s apple. (iPhone 4 is the best phone out there as long as you don’t touch it!)

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/23/holding-the-iphone-4-affects-the-antenna-degrades-cellular-signal/

  • bubbles

    I think t mobile version looks way better than thr at&t one,this is an awesome device with great specs,cant wait til we can pre order it The only other device i would rather have is the droid x, i think the samsung galaxy and droid x r the best upcoming devices.

  • vinny

    Great phone, great job T-Mobile. I like the way T-Mobile puts their own flair on the device. This phone will fly on T-Mobile’s 3+G Network. The I-Phone and AT&T will be crippled with all their traffic. Can you imagine AT&T went and made an app for customers to describe their problems so the customer won’t call customer service. That is how any problems that network is having. T-Mobile is the place to be. I can go to any network I want but I CHOOSE T-MOBILE. This is not the only great phone T-Mobile is bringing in, there will be a couple more by the end of summer. I think the customers will be very happy with the new inventory, I will.
    Thank You T-Mobile

    • Nick

      Nice try, T-mobile.

  • marcus

    Forget the iPhone. And t-mobile better have the front facing cam or I’m gone. For those who say its not important or they won’t use it. Ur either lying to ur self or u have no friends. My gf has the iPhone 4 n I was not impressed. I bought a evo and have been trying Sprint out. For me in sac they have 4g I found the test area and I use my front facing camera with Fring everyday for Skype. I have the hd2 for t-mobile and haven’t even turned it on since I got the evo. It’s a amazing phone. Fast. No lag and I love my flash n front facing cam. So Samsung better step it up or I’m staying with the evo

  • DannOfThurs

    AT&T is not getting the better looking one – that’s completely subjective. IMO the TMO design is better. Yup, AT&T will cripple the Pro due to Apple competition, but I suspect the Pro will be making its way to other carriers as well.

  • vinny

    One other thought, the I-phone is being sold thru T-Mobile in Europe very soon, maybe they will bring it to the USA thru T-Mobile as well. Just a thought.

    • MB

      Tmobile in Europe has always sold the iPhone. Only in the great USA it is locked down to a horrible corporation name ATT

    • Jabombardier

      No they won’t only after the exclusivity deal with AT&T expires, then it is up for grabs. Game rules are different here than over there where T-Mobile and a few other carriers have the iPhone as an option

  • MarkV10

    This may be the phone for me. All this whining about lack of front facing camera is just the latest reason to gripe about T-mo. Seem a week ago it was lack of snapdragon or lack of flash for the camera (or flash for the web). Or lack of a keyboard, or that it has a keyboard (I forget) Next week it will be lack of dialithum crystals or the fact it doesn’t have a black hole. I don’t know which is sadder – that the people that say they are going to switch to another carrier don’t actually go away, or that I keep coming back to read the same tedious comments. I really like T-mo and ain’t switching and my next phone will be an android, either the SGS (which I haven’t seen, of course) or the slide (which I have seen and seems pretty slick – I really like the genius button). cheers

    • Frankfurter

      Great comment…totally agree. TMo has been great to me and my business.

  • Ed

    I have been tracking this phone for some time and I will be getting for my Birthday hopefully then end of July. From my research having a LED flash for the camera is basically useless for any quality low light pictures albeit better than nothing. I might be somewhat useful for low light close up videos. Unless is was a Xenon flash I really don’t think it will be missed and I will gladly take the trade off having a thinner phone.

    Also while I have no plans to ever make a face to face video chat I have read where it might be possible to use a front facing camera to develop some hand gesture controls for games etc. So it would be a nice bonus if Vibrant keeps the FFC.

    Other than that how could anyone not be impressed with all the specs and features of this phone?

  • Joe

    This is the one thing I hate about Tmobile. Another let down. getting us all hyped up for a Samsung??? I mean seriously? a S A M S U N G? I love T-mobile but its time to come up with something to really match an iphone or the droid. And no the HD2 won’t do it.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      You love/hate T-Mobile. Sheesh… did you marry T-Mobile and take a vow of for better or worse?

      Do yourself a favor: get a better job, make more money and switch to a carrier that has the phones you covet and mistakenly think are better.

  • tmobluv

    look at the bright side of things at the pace tmobile is going maybe verizon will buy it and then will get free upgrades because verizon uses cdma and tmobile uses gsm lol who knows but i just read on one of those droid sites not verizon that the cliq and cliq xt might skip 2.1 and go stright to 2.2 i hope sooooo lol i got a cliq.

  • tato22

    595 comments that is crazy as long as i been in this site i never seen that lol good job tmonews

  • tato22

    i really cant wait to this how far tmobile will take this phone i have the evo now but still have a line on tmobile ones it comes out ill grab it

  • Mike

    The phone looks nice but wow did they rip off the iphone os. Any way I like that Tmobile is getting nicer phones.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    T-Mobile and its faithful/loyal should look at the positive things that are happening notwithstanding the current Apple noise.

    Sidenote: Those complaining about T-Mobile not doing more than the amusing clue game should remember that it’s useless to compete with an iPhone launch. Talk about spitting in the wind.

    I don’t care if T-Mobile spent $500 million to make people notice the upcoming SGS, no one can compete when even the news media endlessly talk about the product launch, not only for days leading up to the launch and but every half hour for the day of the launch (actually, news coverage started last night showing people forming lines, and today it’s on every news channel ad nauseous).

    So instead of finding something to diss in anything T-Mobile does or any handset it has or is coming out with, the intelligent “non-mental-slob” people notice that:

    T-Mobile signed up over 100,000 lines in one day (The Fathers Day promo).

    The Slide is doing very well (I bought a red Slide.)

    My YouTube video that posted Howard’s SGS Tour has over 13,000 views. Since that video has only been up for a little over three weeks, that indicates a lot of interest in the T-Mobile Vibrant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1Z9v-Wi38

    There’s been a good response to T-Mobile’s Vibrant rumors and the clue game.

    There’s overall huge interest in the Samsung Galaxy S, as indicated by anywhere you go on the Net.

    T-Mobile is coming out with an HTC “Evo” sized Android phone.

    TMoNews is getting linked and cited all over the Net. (That’s a good thing for David, but it also shows interest in what T-Mobile is doing.)

    Herr Humm is coming to town!

    Etc., etc., etc.

    Bottom line: These are good days for T-Mobile.

    Update: It has been reported that the iPhone 4 has a defect!!! HA HA HA HA HA

    Specifically, the iPhone 4’s antenna is a piece of metal that frames the case.

    People are reporting that when you touch the frame/antenna (e.g., when… er… ah… um… MAKING A FRIGGIN PHONE CALL!) the call gets disconnected!

    HA HA HA HA

  • stackz

    im getting nomatter wat tmobile does to it

  • jp2dj1

    OK. I’m kind of disappointed but here my strategy. First wait for a cnet review then my review. Second see if the Samsung WILL update the phone or support from the Xda! Lastly wait until Sept. 23, to make my decision, why because to see if I hear anything about the project emerald. If not, I have to jump ship? Or to that phone???????? What your strategy???

  • stackz

    its time for a uprade im still using my white gsm hero without 3g its my baby though love tmobile

  • Frankie

    I love tmo but come on……would it have killed them to just kept the phone as it was(the original SGS). i know the front facing camera is kind of new but it will be nice to have it….they better make sure this phone takes full advantage of their 4g like speeds and i mean full advantage…..like it being the first HSPA+ phone in the US.that will be a good replacement for the FFC. At least tmo is finally getting a high end phone….they were the first to bring out android 0S but their android phone lineup sucks, and people pls dont say they have MYT3G and MYT3GS cos compared with the competition those phones doesn’t even come close….So i’m happy for at least this one is coming and i’ll be one of the first people to get it. thanx tmo.

  • juan

    the phone itself is beautiful, but from what i’ve been seeing, samsung always finds a way to make the ui look corny. it looks like a dumbed down version of the android os that other carriers are equipping their devices with.

    am i the only one who thinks this way? i went back to blackberry because the first slew of android devices from t-mo just didn’t cut it for me…as much as i want to convert.

    perhaps i’ll change my mind once i get to play with it.

  • pimpstrong

    Anybody notice that the Cellphone Signal pictures of the “Vibrant” do not show any of the standard T-Mobile apps that should be there?

  • Rick

    I just read a pretty good review of the Galaxy S at http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-review-478.php

    I’m chomping at the bit to upgrade from my G1 to Vibrant.

    • fujitsujeff

      Nice Find Rick. Very Thorough review. 3 days till we see the I959 version ..

    • DEE-XT

      so this review says no flash for web broswer!!!!!! CAN do without flash for camera and deft CAN do with out the ffc but no FLASH for web!!! i have the cliq xt n the lite flash version it has is awesome! idk might be a deal breaker for me! :(

      • john

        Just downloading skyfire will take care of flashweb

  • stackz

    rick im with you i still have my hero

  • raymond

    lets c what tmobile pulls out the ol arse :)

  • Close2upgrade

    How does it not have free GPS nav? Isn’t Google Maps and navigation pretty much standard now through Google?

  • badbob001

    I just read that the AT&T version, the Captivate, has a Gyroscope in addition to the Accelerometer. I wonder if the Vibrant will have that as well. If the Vibrant is missing the front-facing camera and the Gyroscope, then it would be the poorest version of the Galaxy S.

    • Mr. T

      Um, this is T-Mobile, of course they will get the lower end model silly :)
      <— Still loves and uses T-Mobile just pessimistic and a downer

  • raymond

    yeah the samsung s galaxy as been getting pretty good reviews all around i just hope tmobile keeps the front facing camera and flash -_-

    ive been using a flash n it does make a difference -_-

    • Bobomo

      For the 800th time – there is no flash to keep. The international version of this phone has NEVER EVER NOT ONCE EVER had a flash.

  • Cybersedan

    This is shaping up to be a very good upgrade from my N1, I was hoping for 4.3 inch screen, but with the Super AMOLED and other features… this one might do me just fine.

    Flash – I don’t care about, most are very ineffective at anything past 2 feet anyway.
    Front facing camera – Means nothing to me, novelty feature for showoff, that’s all.

    • Davidohio

      It will not have a front facing camera. what would be the point since t-mobile does not offer video calling yet?

    • sorandkairi

      why did u even get a nexus one just turn around and get another phone right behind it which you could have just gotten from the beginning because “we all knew it was coming to tmobile even then”?!?!?!?

  • NiiDiddy

    Whoa….677 comments…now 678! Wow!! good deal.

  • Mystro

    I don’t care about the front facing camera at all. The lack of flash bothers me some, but I have my 12mp camera for low light shots. This will be my first Android phone. I am ditching Blackberry. The specs are great on this phone. People just seem to find anything to gripe about. All I know is Tmobile is finally getting a high end Android device to finally pull me away from Blackberry. This is going to be a fine phone and I will be pre_ordering for sure.

    • Cybersedan

      I think you will like it very much, I’m on my third Android phone (N1), looks like the Vibrant will be a solid Android phone!!

  • stackz

    i have a 5mp cam on my hero no flash and it takes great pictures

    • Davidohio

      I do not have a flash on my nokia nuron and it takes really great pictures in low light.

  • TheAnalyst

    David–Do you think you can find out if the Vibrant will be available for preorder?

    • Stillwaiting

      Ditto

  • pimpstrong

    This blog is is now a big waiting room. Next!

  • still waiting for my cliq xt2.1 update

  • Alopez

    you guys should take a look at this pictures of the phone

    ITS SHOWS IT HAS A FRONT CAM TOO

    http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Samsung-Galaxy-S-I9000-Review-review-r_2461.html

    • Bobomo

      That’s because it’s the international version of the phone, which has always had a front cam. It looks like from the renders we’ve seen, the Vibrant doesn’t have it.

  • Dale Murphy

    i keep reading from many sources, for example, gsmarena, the google will not have turn by turn direction. is this confirmed? See the quote below?

    GPS with Google Navigation
    The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S comes with a GPS receiver, which got a satellite lock in about three minutes with A-GPS turned off. A-GPS can speed this up quite a bit, but requires Internet access.
    It comes as no surprise that Google Maps come preinstalled. Unfortunately, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation by Google Maps still has limited availability.
    Still, even without Navigation, there is some kind of guidance: your route and current location appear on the screen so you’ll reach your destination eventually, but you’ll need a co-pilot to read you the instructions for that one.

    • Bob

      That comment wasn’t for US users. Google Maps Navigation is in all versions 1.6 and above. I use it on my G1 all the time. All you need is a data connection. They are right when they say it won’t work when you don’t have a signal.
      I recently made a trip from Northern California to southern California and the navigation worked when I was in “G” territory, not Edge, not 3G but the plain old GSM speeds.

      • Dale Murphy

        thanks Bob. I use it on my G1 too but didn’t know if Google maps was being handicapped on this phone.

    • keele8

      I read on XDA-Developers that some people were have some issues with their GPS but most said it worked fine. There were a few posts that said they tried out the navigation feature (turn by turn) and said it worked great. No one said this wasn’t working, but a few did complain on GPS. Not sure if that will be an issue. One guy even said the google navigate made his tom tom seem like a toy. You can check it out over there but I think it will have all the google maps options no problem.

  • rOB

    good to see some people like me that dont mind if it doesnt have ffc or flash, this phone has excellent specs i’m tired of people raggin on it

  • Frankie

    I love tmo but come on……would it have killed them to just kept the phone as it was(the original SGS). i know the front facing camera is kind of new but it will be nice to have it….they better make sure this phone takes full advantage of their 4g like speeds and i mean full advantage…..like it being the first HSPA+ phone in the US. That will be a good replacement for the FFC. At least tmo is finally getting a high end phone….they were the first to bring out android 0S but their android phone lineup sucks, and people pls dont say they have MYT3G and MYT3GS cos compared with the competition those phones doesn’t even come close….So i’m happy for at least this one is coming and i’ll be one of the first people to get it. Thanx tmo.

    • swehes

      MyTouch 3G slide already supports HSPA+. So no. It won’t be the first supporting HSPA+ even if it did.

      • Frankie

        Point of correction….MyTouch 3G slide is a HSPA phone and not a HSPA+ phone, cos the HSPA+ technology is backwards, meaning it makes the 3g network a little bit faster if you are using a HSPA phone like MyTouch 3G slide in a HSPA+ area, but it doesn’t mean the phone itself is a true HSPA+ phone..HSPA phones max @ 7.2 Mbps download and i think 4.2 Mbps upload or less but a HSPA+ phones like Huawei U8800 can allow more than 14Mbps download data speeds and more than 7.2 Mbps upload. And the Samsung Vibrant can be tmobile’s first HSPA+ phone which will be the fastest phone in the US in terms of 3g network but they will do that cos its tmo……always playing catch up.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Those of you mentioning the iPhone, there’s a major scandal brewing on the iPhone launch. So quit with your iPhone posts.

    Details: Many users are saying that there supposed beautiful displays OUT OF THE BOX have quite a few dead pixels and yellow bands around the display.

    And the metal band around the case that acts as an antenna is proving to be a defective design. Basically, because people are holding it the hand to make a call and this interferes with the antenna getting a good signal. Remove your hand, place the iPhone 4 on a table, you get five bars. Pick it up, reports are the signal indicator goes down to one or no bars.

    Apple says that the graphic bar indicator is not indicative of an actual signal. But proud new owners report that when the bar is down to zero they cannot in fact make calls and cannot download files. So Apple’s explanation is BS.

    Dead pixels, yellow banding, no signal, dropped calls, yeah rush right out there and snap up your iPhone 4. LOL.

    (Sidenote: How could Apple miss the antenna issue? Some say it did not because they want to sell a $30 case to “fix” the issue. And others say that perhaps it was because the iPhone was disguised in a case to make it look like an old iPhone, that this prevented the user’s hand touching the antenna.)

    In any event, looks to me like Apple has some quality control problems (the defective displays) and design defects (the external antenna). If this happened on a T-Mobile handset you would be throwing rocks at all things T-Mobile for months.

    • keele8

      Agreed. Even go look at Yahoo homepage, one of the articles is 5 reasons to not get the iPhone 4, and another article is about the droid X being the iPhone killer. It also talks about how Android OS is taking over the apple OS. Love it or hate it the iPhone is definatly loosing it’s foothold on the ultimate superphone.

    • Davidohio

      With all the flaws in the new i phone say whet you will about t-mobile i never had a problem with my g1 or the network signal or dropping calls. I would not have an i phone if you gave it to me.

    • BronxBebe

      Hehe I had to be part of this thread but really I talk to someone everyday about business on a Iphone everyday and I thought it was my SKLX09 but turns out it’s him. Cuts out like watching a kung fu flick, lol.. I’m gonna convince him to switch to the Galaxy S on ATT when it’s out since I’m hearing bad things oompa loompa-shhh.. lol..

  • I saw the samsung galaxy s on samsung website and it does have the front facing camera. Also on their twitter they specify that the “GLOBAL” version has the ffc, so why would tmobile take it out if its already there? if not like att captavite or whatever because the vibrant kept the main design. I get it about the flash its okay i mean it was never there but is not the same situation with the ffc so i hope they keep it like its supposed to be.

    • lev

      maybe to keep the price lower, if that camera is added, its another premiere feature, thus causing it to be more expensive, I dont know

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      T-Mobile could have ordered its version without the FFC, just like it did with the Touch Pro2 (whereas the European Touch Pro2 had a FFC).

      And T-Mobile has shown it can order differing configurations, just like it did with the Touch Pro2. Sprint’s Touch Pro2 had a 3.5 mm audio port. T-Mobile’s version did not have a 3.5mm port, audio was folded into the all-in-one USB port.

      So I don’t think it’s a matter of T-Mobile taking out a FFC that was “already there,” it’s simply a matter of T-Mobile ordering it from Samsung without it.

      Bonus Comment: As for why leave out the FFC, it’s a bandwidth issue. A webcam broadcasting from a phone uses a lot. So T-Mobile is not ready to take the plunge and provide the feature to its customers. Yes, Apple did it, but that only works if someone uses their home or public WiFi connection, which means one is not using AT&T’s signal for the video calls.

      It’s kind of comical when media is attempting to demo the video call feature that they only then tell viewers about that significant limitation.

  • Phaelenx

    I love the fact that I can FINALY get rid of my TP2, but I’m going to wait and see what the issues are. I was going to get the HD2 but thankfully I waited to later hear that it too had the same issues my TP2 has and it’s supposed to be “better”

  • mratx512

    whoa! over 600 comments on this post, nice!

  • aaronkt
    • Dale Murphy

      probably the same as an announcement.

    • Bobomo

      Yeah, they are just assuming the countdown is to launch and not announcement. I’m pretty sure they are just announcing it on the 28th.

  • Brink182

    I am done with Samsung! After the behold 2 let down. I will go with another Samsung phone. Even if they came up with the greatest phone ever. Because they will leave you in the dust! Yep i wasn;t one of the burned customers of the behold 2. but love my N1!

    • JaylanPHNX

      I’ll say this once more: The Behold II didn’t sell, so why would they waste resources supporting it? The Galaxy S in all its variants will be sold all over the world on hundreds of carriers. They will have incentive to support it. I don’t know why I’m responding to your brainless post since, judging by the grammatical and typographical errors, you likely won’t be able to get it.

    • DEE-XT

      does the N1 have flash for the web? cuz the SGS won’t have it! i have the cliq xt and it has lite flash for web n i really like that! torn between the 2 n1 or SGS! :(

  • pimpstrong

    I SEE TMOBILE WENT AHEAD AND SOLVED THE PUZZLE ON THE SITE LOL

  • Celtic
    • keele8

      So now that Tmobile has actually spelled out “Samsung” and “Vibrant” on the screen I really want to see the comments of “maybe it means this or that” from those people earlier that said it was something else. I wonder what cleave thing they can interpret from this puzzle now?

  • TheLight

    I guess since tmo news has over 600 comments on this one article that figure why post another topic..lol…just let anyone who clicks on this forum read the 600 and growing comments about T-Mobile finally making some moves.

    • Phaelenx

      I was thinking that too!

  • RR

    THE PUZZLE HAS BEEN SOLVED IF YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE!!!

  • stackz

    so now what we just wait

  • stackz

    the att version looks like a sidekick 2008 mixed with the bb storm

  • pimpstrong

    For the record, this game has been lame.

  • NiiDiddy

    Haaaa…I guess t-mobile couldn’t wait and went ahead and solved the puzzle on the website. Sweet! I am all in [though i refuse to be an early adopter]…

  • CosmoDon

    Is the release date June 28th or July 21st? Anyone have an idea?

  • raymond

    t mobile fanboys are sad dissing flash and front facing camera just to make up for a gimped phone ok -_-

    lets get excited about a phone losing features rejoice everyone !!!!!!

    while were at it lets take that 1gh hummingbird and bring it down to 600mh because who cares 1gh is for showoffs

  • 2Noob4U

    It’s almost an iPhone….

    I think it’s so funny reading all these posts on how many people either joke about or reference the iPhone in their posts on this site.

    I wanted to be that guy that made everyone angry. Anyway great phone and surely my next purchase as soon as it’s rooted.

  • JustMike

    Funny.. the “Visit T-Mobile.com” link is back, and it still points to http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/

    However, that site still isn’t fully set up yet.

    403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.

    • TheAnalyst

      Where is the visit tmobile link? I still do not see it.

      • JustMike

        It’s down in the bottom-right under the countdown timer.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    I have added some comments to the SGS YouTube video. You might want to take a look. I talk about codecs, DLNA, SAMOLED, and Samsung’s promise to update the SGS to 2.2

    (No, it’s not a move to get more clicks. Since it was not my video I passed on Google’s invitation to submit it for revenue sharing. I have some ethics, you know. Emphasis on “some.” LOL.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1Z9v-Wi38&feature=email

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    I too just got the page where it says congratulations for figuring out the puzzle.

    Here it is:

    http://www.bullpooper.com/cluesolutionrevealed.jpg

  • M.
    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Yeah… there’s lots of writers, bloggers and media who are saying the iPhone 4 is not worth buying.

      I think a lot of people are finally starting to realize that the iPhone is not all that special. And say what he wants, Jobs did a lousy job selling the iPhone 4 at this year’s keynote.

      For example, he attempted to explain away the 5MP camera, the display size and resolution and the face to face video call feature.

      And the entire nation is saying that the worst aspect of the phone is AT&T.

      (AT&T handed a bonus criticism when it went to tiered data pricing.)

      Not including tethering AT&T now will charge:

      $39.99 for 450 minutes
      $25 for the 2GB data plan.
      $20 for unlimited text
      $7 for AT&T Navigator
      $20 (?) if you want tethering (I think)

      That’s $112 to which you can add $15 in taxes and fees = $127 for a low use plan and crappy service (dropped calls, EDGE speeds, lag).

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    I am loving life. The lead-in on the ABC news tonight was “IPhone launch tarnished by a major problem.”

    HA HA HA HA HA

    • kershon

      Muhahahahah. I didn’t see it but that news made my day!

  • pimpstrong

    post 685, come on! 15 more

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    I am NOT sorry at all to beat this drum about the iPhone.

    No matter the story about exciting new T-Mobile handsets we have witnessed countless thread crapping by iPhone fanboys in here, saying how much better the iPhone is compared to anything T-Mobile has or will have (with the exception of Apple Kool-Aid drinkers always saying if T-Mobile would get the iPhone it will be a perfect T-Mobile world).

    Well iPhone deluded ones, here’s the latest national news story (ABC News) about your precious iPhone 4.

    Now go away from TMoNews and never show up here again:

    ____________________

    July 24, 2010

    Several early iPhone 4 customers have discovered critical issues with the phone’s display and reception that could pose major problems for Apple’s newest mobile device.

    Multiple Apple- and gadget-focused websites are receiving reports that the iPhone’s much-discussed “Retina Display” is susceptible to a yellow discoloration, either as a thin line of yellow or as a circular tint.

    That’s not the only problem: There are now countless videos online that show how holding the new iPhone by its sides can decrease reception quality.

    We’ve (ABC News) received a growing number of tips about these complaints, as well.

    Message board threads on Macrumors are buzzing with negative reviews of the discolored iPhone 4 screens. Here’s an excerpt from a community member:

    “Just synced up my iPhone 4 and noticed that, on screens with a white background (i.e., Settings.), there is a decidedly yellow spot on the lower left corner of my screen. It appears circular (about the size of a pencil eraser) but when you rotate the phone sideways, it’s more visible as running across the bottom edge of the screen a ways.”

    iPhone Owners Say Reception Drops When Phone Is Held by Its Metal Sides

    Gizmodo is also getting a flood of complaints and currently counts more than 27 cases of Retina displays demonstrating the yellow tint problem. Apple has dealt with this problem before with its 27-inch iMacs. It’s unclear what is the cause of the issue at the moment, nor is it known how widespread the problem is.

    The second problem affects reception. As Gizmodo reports, dozens of iPhone 4 owners are finding that their reception drops dramatically if they hold the phone by its metal sides in two places. The metal bands of the iPhone 4 also act as antennas for the device.

    There are now dozens of videos and tests demonstrating that the iPhone 4 loses bars, call quality and download speed when held by its sides.

    In some cases, the iPhone 4 completely loses reception. Again, it’s unclear just how widespread this issue is. Our guess is that it’s a hardware problem, which means a lot of iPhones could be affected.

    Issues are to be expected when new devices go to mass market, but Apple’s devices don’t usually have problems as critical as these. These flaws likely will frustrate a lot of users and could even force Apple to replace or recall phones, depending on the root cause of these problems.

    For now, we’re in wait-and-see mode as the phone permeates the market. We’ll keep you updated on any other critical issues that we discover.

    • kershon

      Spot on. I really despise arrogance and Apple is on top of my ship list. All this dissing of T-Mobile on this site is getting to sound like the boys on bgr.

  • The Vibrant (gotta get used to calling it that) will be flash-capable when it gets updated to froyo. With 2.2, flash is a download in the market.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    OK, screen captures of the T-Mobile Clue webpage are worthless compared to this Oscar nomination worthy movie I made. Please view and send in a vote for me.

    http://www.rantuniverse.com/T-MobileClueRevealed.wmv

  • J

    First off thankz to Niiddy 4 the no-bash earlier, tho I think u might get me 4 this 1.. now to my new buddy mikey is it?! .. no u r “not sorry 2 beat the anti-iphone drum”.. but u r typical and a tad bit attention starved to re-post an entire article smh in disgust.. dude I really hope u used copy and paste.. if u get some free time from re-posting entire articles check out apple responds 2 death grip reports http://mobile.pcmag.com/device2:article.php?CALL_URL=http%… and when u finish that and only if ur not busy re-posting an entire article check out http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/some-iphon… the funny thing is(besides u re-posting entire articles) I actually agree with ur anti-at&t rant as it is the worst thing 2 ever happen 2 the iphone.. now about the lack of ffc and flash on the vibrant.. maybe its a pre-emptive move by tmo not 2 step on the toes of the iphones debut on their network late 4th quarter of this yr :^o .. iphone + tmo = best xmas gift ever.. er uh mean while back n the real world.. guess ill b lining up @ 2am tues morning 4 a commitment free ip4 2 use on tmo(props 2 musclenerd and the gang).. I know edge sux but atleast I get unlimited data: web text and mms 4 $20 plus 1000 anytime mins 4 the low price of $39.99.. tmo 4 life son

  • pimpstrong

    can we get a genuine leak of this phone already!? I’m sure there’s one sitting in NY somewhere already

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I assume the Vibrant will debut next week since the clue page says to “Check back when the countdown reaches zero for more exciting news.”

      The countdown as of today, 0743 PDT is 3 days, 1 hour, 57 minutes. So that’s Monday(?). I suspect that on that day a pic will be posted of the Vibrant and/or a link dedicated to the handset, the same as many carriers do.

      http://t-mobileclue.com/

      T-Mobile is on track in terms of doing this. Assuming a July 21 launch, usually about 30 days prior devices are announced and displayed. The only difference this time is that Samsung is announcing the worldwide launch of the SGS on June 29. I assume that Samsung will mention AT&T, T-Mobile and others as carriers who have ordered iterations of the “base” model.

      • pimpstrong

        oh no doubt its being unvailed this coming tuesday. and I will be wide awake Sunday at 11pm central to see wtf Tmo does

  • alex32

    is it possible for this blog post to reach to 1000 comments?lol

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s probably too much to expect since other stories will have debuted and comments that might have posted in here will show up there.

      On any regular news or media site, by the way, 600+ comments is a phenomenal response.

      • alex32

        yeah 600 plus comments is a phenomenal response, i want to know out of all the blog posts on this amazing site that i visit everyday 24/7 which has the most commentss

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    JUST IN from the “HUH?” and WTF” departments: the counter on the clue page has not moved since yesterday! It’s “stuck” at 3 days, 1 hour, 58 minutes.

    I assume the counter works on “nights and weekends” (pun intended).

    Maybe T-Mobile did not want to pay its PR/Marketing people extra to work past 9 pm, or on weekends.

    Maybe T-Mobile bought the limited hosting plan for the page. The ISP shuts off access after 9 and for the weekend, so T-Mobile cannot update the page.

    Maybe the counter will start up again, since I commented on it and T-Mobile wants to make me look the fool.

    • alex32

      yeah most likely
      do you have any more info on that htc super phone you told me last time? lol

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