• 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


  • pimpstrong

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

  • http://tmonews dabe

    still waiting for my cliq xt2.1 update

  • Alopez

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



    • 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..

  • http://www.myfncs.com Jonathan

    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


  • 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


  • 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.)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

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

    Here it is:


  • 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.”


    • 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.

  • http://b JaylanPHNX

    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.


  • 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.


      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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