Samsung Vibrant Plus Will Offer HSPA+ 21 Mbps 4G Speeds

Well, we knew the Samsung Vibrant Plus existed but we didn’t know was that it’s slated to be T-Mobile’s first 4G phone that offers HSPA+ 21 Mbps speeds. Currently, the myTouch4G and T-Mobile G2 offer 4G speeds that are capped at 14.4 Mbps. On top of that, this Samsung Vibrant 4G which will be exclusive to T-Mobile will offer a front facing camera with Qik video services and finally Android 2.2 (at least one Galaxy S phone has it).

Additionally, the Vibrant 4G will receive the “highest level of marketing support from T-Mobile, plus additional support from Samsung’s Galaxy S campaign. This includes TV and Cinema advertising among other marketing methods.”

This is a nice upgrade to an already decent phone but has Samsung already burned some bridges with the customer base by taking its time with the currently offered Vibrant. If this document is any proof, the Vibrant has sold nearly 1 million units to date and is the #1 selling Galaxy S device across all US carriers. Time will tell if users will scoop this up like they did Vibrant. No release date is posted on this document but we wouldn’t be shocked if we saw this one in the not so distant future.

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  • Texan

    first

    • AndroidBot69

      STFU!

    • AndroidBot69

      STFU!

    • oh, people still do this? k.

    • oh, people still do this? k.

    • oh, people still do this? k.

    • oh, people still do this? k.

    • Texan

      i did it as a joke to them >.>

      • He did, he told me he was doing it through IM to see if I would catch it, relax.

      • He did, he told me he was doing it through IM to see if I would catch it, relax.

        • Kaynae01

          David will they stop making the first one and everyone just have to buy the 4g, or will they sale both?

        • Hard to say, I couldn’t imagine keeping both around, I don’t know why they would want both on the sales floor unless the original Vibrant was going for free or close to free. No sense in selling both at the same time when one does offer more than the other.

        • Texan

          They had three generations of the side kick on the floor whenever i was working for tmo.

        • Hard to say, I couldn’t imagine keeping both around, I don’t know why they would want both on the sales floor unless the original Vibrant was going for free or close to free. No sense in selling both at the same time when one does offer more than the other.

    • Texan

      i did it as a joke to them >.>

  • ajbk4life1

    well this is disappointing. i want dual core tmobile

    • Anonymous

      The LG Optimus 2x is coming to tmobile the LG representative said there.discussing the agreement now

      • Elmojica84

        Where did the lg reps said that the optimus 2x is coming to t-mobile? That would be awesome, I just want concrete evidence.

      • Elmojica84

        Where did the lg reps said that the optimus 2x is coming to t-mobile? That would be awesome, I just want concrete evidence.

      • Elmojica84

        Where did the lg reps said that the optimus 2x is coming to t-mobile? That would be awesome, I just want concrete evidence.

  • Chris

    Wow this is pretty cool. I wonder if they fixed the GPS issue…

    • Its probably like a different gps antenna or the same one as the Nexus S of which I have and might just put up for sale when ever this comes to light.

  • now its htc’s turn for something evo like!!

    • Anonymous

      yeah, i will wait for that… give it a year see what amazing comes :D

    • Anonymous

      yeah, i will wait for that… give it a year see what amazing comes :D

  • Tim

    People are crazy if they give more money to Samsung only to be left with no support for their device…

  • Tim

    People are crazy if they give more money to Samsung only to be left with no support for their device…

  • 21+ HSPA+ Maybe I’d pick it up.. but I have a feeling a Vibrant 2 (Dual-cored with the Orion’s as well as Super Amoled+ probably..) with HSPA+21 would be better.

  • 21+ HSPA+ Maybe I’d pick it up.. but I have a feeling a Vibrant 2 (Dual-cored with the Orion’s as well as Super Amoled+ probably..) with HSPA+21 would be better.

  • 21+ HSPA+ Maybe I’d pick it up.. but I have a feeling a Vibrant 2 (Dual-cored with the Orion’s as well as Super Amoled+ probably..) with HSPA+21 would be better.

  • 21+ HSPA+ Maybe I’d pick it up.. but I have a feeling a Vibrant 2 (Dual-cored with the Orion’s as well as Super Amoled+ probably..) with HSPA+21 would be better.

  • Smh…the ONLY thing that makes me consider taking back my myTouch 4g…well the only TWO things that make me wanna take it back is the higher 4g speeds and the Super Amoled Screen…the speed really is what gets me though…eh, I’ll pass… *goes back to admire myTouch 4g*

    • Chris

      How often do you hit that 14.4 Mbps cap? lol. I know on my G2 the highest I’ve seen is 8Mbps

      • Ha ha ha never the most I’ve gotten was bout 8 like you but it’s the fact that it could possibly reach more than that 14 that gets me lol…

      • Ha ha ha never the most I’ve gotten was bout 8 like you but it’s the fact that it could possibly reach more than that 14 that gets me lol…

      • Ha ha ha never the most I’ve gotten was bout 8 like you but it’s the fact that it could possibly reach more than that 14 that gets me lol…

      • Ha ha ha never the most I’ve gotten was bout 8 like you but it’s the fact that it could possibly reach more than that 14 that gets me lol…

      • Mbregar13

        Once the 42 Mbps gets rolled out, it’ll happen often.

      • Mbregar13

        Once the 42 Mbps gets rolled out, it’ll happen often.

      • Mbregar13

        Once the 42 Mbps gets rolled out, it’ll happen often.

    • Chris

      How often do you hit that 14.4 Mbps cap? lol. I know on my G2 the highest I’ve seen is 8Mbps

    • Chris

      How often do you hit that 14.4 Mbps cap? lol. I know on my G2 the highest I’ve seen is 8Mbps

    • Chris

      How often do you hit that 14.4 Mbps cap? lol. I know on my G2 the highest I’ve seen is 8Mbps

  • Smh…the ONLY thing that makes me consider taking back my myTouch 4g…well the only TWO things that make me wanna take it back is the higher 4g speeds and the Super Amoled Screen…the speed really is what gets me though…eh, I’ll pass… *goes back to admire myTouch 4g*

  • Smh…the ONLY thing that makes me consider taking back my myTouch 4g…well the only TWO things that make me wanna take it back is the higher 4g speeds and the Super Amoled Screen…the speed really is what gets me though…eh, I’ll pass… *goes back to admire myTouch 4g*

  • Smh…the ONLY thing that makes me consider taking back my myTouch 4g…well the only TWO things that make me wanna take it back is the higher 4g speeds and the Super Amoled Screen…the speed really is what gets me though…eh, I’ll pass… *goes back to admire myTouch 4g*

  • AndroidBot69

    =] Now if only it had a physical keyboard and it would be my perfect phone.. lol

    • Nooooo it would not be perfect for me. Physical Keyboards are so blackberry and sidekick days, as in those days are over.

      • It is not like there is any shortage of non keyboard phones out there

    • Nooooo it would not be perfect for me. Physical Keyboards are so blackberry and sidekick days, as in those days are over.

  • AndroidBot69

    =] Now if only it had a physical keyboard and it would be my perfect phone.. lol

  • AndroidBot69

    =] Now if only it had a physical keyboard and it would be my perfect phone.. lol

  • Still, it’s tempting…I wish the built of it wasn’t so plasticky though that’s another drawback of the Vibrant, 4g or no 4g…

  • Still, it’s tempting…I wish the built of it wasn’t so plasticky though that’s another drawback of the Vibrant, 4g or no 4g…

  • Still, it’s tempting…I wish the built of it wasn’t so plasticky though that’s another drawback of the Vibrant, 4g or no 4g…

  • Still, it’s tempting…I wish the built of it wasn’t so plasticky though that’s another drawback of the Vibrant, 4g or no 4g…

  • As I said on Twitter, I think this phone is ridiculous and moreover a slap to the face of people who bought the vibrant. The Vibrant is stuck on 2.1 with the usual BS of “it’s coming.” Now Samsung wants you to buy a new vibrant that has a FFC and 4g speeds and 2.2. The only reason I own a Samsung product is because it’s the Nexus S and I know Google backs the software. I realize Samsung has updated the Galaxy S line in Europe, but there’s no excuse for this, and telling people if they can’t wait to buy a new phone is ridiculous.

    I agree with Tim, you’re crazy to give your money to Samsung because you’ll be left with a lack of support….instead they’ll just want you to buy their new phone.

    • Support for what? higher OS upgrades? you buy a phone as is not for upgrades.

      • Anonymous

        Well, when the company that makes the phone promises you updates for your purchase, I think you’re entitled to be a little pissed when they don’t back up that promise.

        Still debating on whether to get the brother-in-law’s Vibrant sold and purchase something else…

      • Anonymous

        Well, when the company that makes the phone promises you updates for your purchase, I think you’re entitled to be a little pissed when they don’t back up that promise.

        Still debating on whether to get the brother-in-law’s Vibrant sold and purchase something else…

  • M936a2

    I can’t see trading in my Vibrant for this – looks like the only difference is 4g – I already have a FFC and 2.2 so its not really that big of an update – guess i will have to wait for a phone with 4g and dual core – then it might be worth it

  • M936a2

    I can’t see trading in my Vibrant for this – looks like the only difference is 4g – I already have a FFC and 2.2 so its not really that big of an update – guess i will have to wait for a phone with 4g and dual core – then it might be worth it

  • M936a2

    I can’t see trading in my Vibrant for this – looks like the only difference is 4g – I already have a FFC and 2.2 so its not really that big of an update – guess i will have to wait for a phone with 4g and dual core – then it might be worth it

  • M936a2

    I can’t see trading in my Vibrant for this – looks like the only difference is 4g – I already have a FFC and 2.2 so its not really that big of an update – guess i will have to wait for a phone with 4g and dual core – then it might be worth it

  • Yes, a keyboard would make this phone viable for many of us. Alas, it still does not have one.

  • Yes, a keyboard would make this phone viable for many of us. Alas, it still does not have one.

  • Yes, a keyboard would make this phone viable for many of us. Alas, it still does not have one.

  • Yes, a keyboard would make this phone viable for many of us. Alas, it still does not have one.

  • The Hammer

    so basically Samsung is saying…ha ha you bought our striped down S and now we want you to buy the fully loaded one so we can screw you again…HA HA…..

    • The Nexus S isn’t stripped down its an upgrade you tool. Anything from Google is an upgrade no matter how many features they add Nexus S users will always have the best one of all software updates from google. I would like The Vibrant 4G because of HSPA+ and thats about all it has on my Nexus S I still haven’t filled 16gb’s nowhere even close to. The Vibrant 4G is a complete downgrade in comparison to the Nexus S aside from HSPA+

    • The Nexus S isn’t stripped down its an upgrade you tool. Anything from Google is an upgrade no matter how many features they add Nexus S users will always have the best one of all software updates from google. I would like The Vibrant 4G because of HSPA+ and thats about all it has on my Nexus S I still haven’t filled 16gb’s nowhere even close to. The Vibrant 4G is a complete downgrade in comparison to the Nexus S aside from HSPA+

      • That is until Motorola releases the Nexus M. Pretty sure nexus 1 users thought they would always have the newest release first as well.

      • That is until Motorola releases the Nexus M. Pretty sure nexus 1 users thought they would always have the newest release first as well.

      • Anonymous

        I think he may be referring to the Galaxy ‘S’…

    • The Nexus S isn’t stripped down its an upgrade you tool. Anything from Google is an upgrade no matter how many features they add Nexus S users will always have the best one of all software updates from google. I would like The Vibrant 4G because of HSPA+ and thats about all it has on my Nexus S I still haven’t filled 16gb’s nowhere even close to. The Vibrant 4G is a complete downgrade in comparison to the Nexus S aside from HSPA+

    • The Nexus S isn’t stripped down its an upgrade you tool. Anything from Google is an upgrade no matter how many features they add Nexus S users will always have the best one of all software updates from google. I would like The Vibrant 4G because of HSPA+ and thats about all it has on my Nexus S I still haven’t filled 16gb’s nowhere even close to. The Vibrant 4G is a complete downgrade in comparison to the Nexus S aside from HSPA+

  • The Hammer

    so basically Samsung is saying…ha ha you bought our striped down S and now we want you to buy the fully loaded one so we can screw you again…HA HA…..

  • The Hammer

    so basically Samsung is saying…ha ha you bought our striped down S and now we want you to buy the fully loaded one so we can screw you again…HA HA…..

  • The Hammer

    so basically Samsung is saying…ha ha you bought our striped down S and now we want you to buy the fully loaded one so we can screw you again…HA HA…..

  • I just want to know how well you can hear on it. My biggest complaint on the Vibrant was that if I wasn’t in a quiet area, I couldn’t hear the call for the life of me. Fix that and the GPS issue and I’ll buy it. I’ll let XDA fix the rest of the issues.

  • I just want to know how well you can hear on it. My biggest complaint on the Vibrant was that if I wasn’t in a quiet area, I couldn’t hear the call for the life of me. Fix that and the GPS issue and I’ll buy it. I’ll let XDA fix the rest of the issues.

  • I just want to know how well you can hear on it. My biggest complaint on the Vibrant was that if I wasn’t in a quiet area, I couldn’t hear the call for the life of me. Fix that and the GPS issue and I’ll buy it. I’ll let XDA fix the rest of the issues.

  • I just want to know how well you can hear on it. My biggest complaint on the Vibrant was that if I wasn’t in a quiet area, I couldn’t hear the call for the life of me. Fix that and the GPS issue and I’ll buy it. I’ll let XDA fix the rest of the issues.

  • HIM

    THEY ARE CRAZY! There is no reason for this to ship with 2.2 while the other Galaxy phones don’t have it. With that said, this will be a great phone for new vibrant users. No reason for current vibrant users to change. Still no flash on the camera (yes I know about the setting!)…the lack of track pad is still a deal breaker for me….BUT they did add the FFC (that should have been there from the start). MEH…I’ll stick with my Mytouch4g.

    • Scritz Gritz

      STFU… a track pad? What would you need a track pad for. Flash… it would be nice, but guess what it’s not there. Do you have nothing to do all day, but complain. I have the vibrant and I would def get this one… Just that I would get it the non-kosher way.

      • Scritz Gritz

        Ok maybe I won’t get it.

      • Scritz Gritz

        Ok maybe I won’t get it.

      • HIM

        I think I struck a nerve with someone. My friend….take a breath and chillax. LOL As a T-mobile employee I was just putting in my 2 cents as to what I think customers would feel about this. The track pad is a big deal to SOME people…if not you then thats cool. I would rather have a track pad and never use it than not have it at all. I use my track pad on the Mytouch 4g multiple times a day to get my text cursor in the right place if I type a word wrong or if I need to scroll in a small text box. I can tap my finger on the word and get close then just scroll over a space or two…again….would rather have a track pad than not. I actually don’t complain all day….if you finished my statement you would see that I approved this device for those folks who don’t already own a vibrant. Why would someone upgrade if they had a vibrant? FFC? Thats a good reason. 4G speeds? Meh….the theoretical speeds are fine…but what are you getting now? Is 4g in you area? will you benefit? All important things. The galaxyS 2 will be out shortly and I just don’t see why anyone will a vibrant now would upgrade to this one. And of course theres that little thing named FROYO. The vibrant 1 has yet to receive froyo….maybe its t-mobiles fault…maybe its samsungs fault…either why, why buy a damn near identical phone with a few tweaks when your phone (vibrant 1) can do 99% of this? Maybe its just me…or maybe…just maybe…its the aliens! k bye

        • Anonymous

          Wow. I’ve had my MT4G for about 2 months and did not realize you could do that. Thanx

        • Anonymous

          Wow. I’ve had my MT4G for about 2 months and did not realize you could do that. Thanx

      • why would you get this when you know the original galaxy s over sees has most of these feature from the start

        seriously, for someone like tmobile who need more subscribing, they really show no effort for that MUST have phone, the Optimus 2x looks good but the UI look just like touch wiz, and Tmobile didnt even bother to market the nexus S

    • Scritz Gritz

      STFU… a track pad? What would you need a track pad for. Flash… it would be nice, but guess what it’s not there. Do you have nothing to do all day, but complain. I have the vibrant and I would def get this one… Just that I would get it the non-kosher way.

  • HIM

    THEY ARE CRAZY! There is no reason for this to ship with 2.2 while the other Galaxy phones don’t have it. With that said, this will be a great phone for new vibrant users. No reason for current vibrant users to change. Still no flash on the camera (yes I know about the setting!)…the lack of track pad is still a deal breaker for me….BUT they did add the FFC (that should have been there from the start). MEH…I’ll stick with my Mytouch4g.

  • HIM

    THEY ARE CRAZY! There is no reason for this to ship with 2.2 while the other Galaxy phones don’t have it. With that said, this will be a great phone for new vibrant users. No reason for current vibrant users to change. Still no flash on the camera (yes I know about the setting!)…the lack of track pad is still a deal breaker for me….BUT they did add the FFC (that should have been there from the start). MEH…I’ll stick with my Mytouch4g.

  • HIM

    THEY ARE CRAZY! There is no reason for this to ship with 2.2 while the other Galaxy phones don’t have it. With that said, this will be a great phone for new vibrant users. No reason for current vibrant users to change. Still no flash on the camera (yes I know about the setting!)…the lack of track pad is still a deal breaker for me….BUT they did add the FFC (that should have been there from the start). MEH…I’ll stick with my Mytouch4g.

  • Not BAd!!

  • Not BAd!!

  • Not BAd!!

  • Not BAd!!

  • Not BAd!!

  • Not BAd!!

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • I sincerely hope this phone is a completely flop. Samsung deserves it.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Never again Samsung. Never again.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

  • Peteypablo12

    Never ever again will I buy a Samsung product. It didn’t matter how flashy and amazing the phone seems it will still be ribbing touchwiz and it will never have any support whatsoever from Samsung. Don’t fall for it people. Just ask any behold 2 or vibrant owners.

    • Twiz is the only launcher for Android?? C’mon…

    • hated my behold 2 the only thing they got right was the notification bar had the wifi and gps button

    • hated my behold 2 the only thing they got right was the notification bar had the wifi and gps button

    • Who the hell cares about support from Samsung when you are backed by developers on XDA or Phandroid forums? if you really wanted 2.2 so bad all you have to do is fire up that damn rom

      • Jamille, please keep in mind that not everyone who is a Vibrant owner knows what XDA, root or rom is, I don’t know why people automatically assume everyone knows how to root a phone.

      • Jamille, please keep in mind that not everyone who is a Vibrant owner knows what XDA, root or rom is, I don’t know why people automatically assume everyone knows how to root a phone.

    • Who the hell cares about support from Samsung when you are backed by developers on XDA or Phandroid forums? if you really wanted 2.2 so bad all you have to do is fire up that damn rom

  • Jamrock

    No Bueano-I’m done with Samsuck.

  • Jamrock

    No Bueano-I’m done with Samsuck.

  • DrMonkey

    I wonder if this will even get updated past 2.2

    • Rensack

      Read your question again. Hello…… we are talking about Samsung here. The response to that questionis NO! Never!

  • DrMonkey

    I wonder if this will even get updated past 2.2

  • Anonymous

    It’s Samsung; but it’s definitely better than the original Vibrant with the FFC.

    Haha—-still no flash on the rear-facing cam though. Thought I’d throw that in there for those picky people out there.

    This phone is definitely a temptation. Question is – how does the GPS hold out?

  • Anonymous

    It’s Samsung; but it’s definitely better than the original Vibrant with the FFC.

    Haha—-still no flash on the rear-facing cam though. Thought I’d throw that in there for those picky people out there.

    This phone is definitely a temptation. Question is – how does the GPS hold out?

  • I’m disappointed. T-Mobile had the opportunity to one-up AT&T and their forthcoming Infuse 4G and yet they got this little stinker…

    Seriously, the Vibrant 4G? What the hell, T-Mobile! No camera flash, no upgraded rear camera, and no screen greater than 4 inches. The worst part? Android 2.2 is on it, and the hardware is near freaking identical to the original Vibrant!

    No, Samsung. And no, T-Mobile!

    Where are the superphones? T-Mobile, you need to target the power user segment at some point, and this phone would only enrage them!

  • I’m disappointed. T-Mobile had the opportunity to one-up AT&T and their forthcoming Infuse 4G and yet they got this little stinker…

    Seriously, the Vibrant 4G? What the hell, T-Mobile! No camera flash, no upgraded rear camera, and no screen greater than 4 inches. The worst part? Android 2.2 is on it, and the hardware is near freaking identical to the original Vibrant!

    No, Samsung. And no, T-Mobile!

    Where are the superphones? T-Mobile, you need to target the power user segment at some point, and this phone would only enrage them!

  • Now_onTMO

    Nice… but galaxy s 2 may come in summer? So what’s the point for this one?

  • Now_onTMO

    Nice… but galaxy s 2 may come in summer? So what’s the point for this one?

  • Now_onTMO

    Nice… but galaxy s 2 may come in summer? So what’s the point for this one?

  • Now_onTMO

    Nice… but galaxy s 2 may come in summer? So what’s the point for this one?

  • Fish

    shipping with 2.2! and it’s marked as “New”! ahahaha

  • Fish

    shipping with 2.2! and it’s marked as “New”! ahahaha

  • Deez1234

    This pisses me off. All Vibrant users should demand to upgrade their first gen Vibrant to what we should have had. This is a marketing scam if I’ve ever seen one. Oh and what a perfect time to release it!!!! Wow, I’ll stop now…

  • Deez1234

    This pisses me off. All Vibrant users should demand to upgrade their first gen Vibrant to what we should have had. This is a marketing scam if I’ve ever seen one. Oh and what a perfect time to release it!!!! Wow, I’ll stop now…

  • theanalyst

    This is absurd. Bring on a new Vibrant after the original Vibrant users are left hanging as it appears we will never see froyo. Sad…perhaps, shame on me for having faith in Samsung.

    More so, my disgust for Tmobile at this time is rising too. While yes, they have great customer service it is only to a point. They clearly don’t support the original Vibrant owners in receiving froyo by this move. Shame on TMobile.

  • theanalyst

    This is absurd. Bring on a new Vibrant after the original Vibrant users are left hanging as it appears we will never see froyo. Sad…perhaps, shame on me for having faith in Samsung.

    More so, my disgust for Tmobile at this time is rising too. While yes, they have great customer service it is only to a point. They clearly don’t support the original Vibrant owners in receiving froyo by this move. Shame on TMobile.

    • Deez1234

      I think its more than just froyo. For instance, our Vibrants have a spot for a FFC, yet it isn’t there. They could have easily edited our frequencies before release giving us 4G. We officially have an obvious barebones version of the Vibrant when it could have been built correctly in the first place. This wasn’t an accident. Thanks corporate scum!

  • Journey569

    FU T-Mobile for making my current Vibrant a lessor phone with no update to 2.2 while you push out a better version. You think im going to buy that Mother F-er when im 6 months in on my Vibrant? How about a better question,….. will i stay a customer with you after screwing us over like this?

    Will you take my Vibrant in trade for the new one that you knew was coming? This pisses me off!

  • Journey569

    FU T-Mobile for making my current Vibrant a lessor phone with no update to 2.2 while you push out a better version. You think im going to buy that Mother F-er when im 6 months in on my Vibrant? How about a better question,….. will i stay a customer with you after screwing us over like this?

    Will you take my Vibrant in trade for the new one that you knew was coming? This pisses me off!

  • Reverend Ink

    2.2? Really? I’m running 2.2.1 FroYo on my HD2 right now (no on it at all) and plan on moving to Gingerbread soon (waiting on a particular build).

    The Hummingbird CPU is nice, but I’d like to see a dual core. Also, VZW is getting a phone with SAMOLED Plus…why in the world would the Vibrant Plus not receive the same screen? I’m not sure I’ll even try this because of the problems I had with the first Vibrant I had (all kinds of problems). Hey, T-Mobile and HTC, time to step up the game!

  • Reverend Ink

    2.2? Really? I’m running 2.2.1 FroYo on my HD2 right now (no on it at all) and plan on moving to Gingerbread soon (waiting on a particular build).

    The Hummingbird CPU is nice, but I’d like to see a dual core. Also, VZW is getting a phone with SAMOLED Plus…why in the world would the Vibrant Plus not receive the same screen? I’m not sure I’ll even try this because of the problems I had with the first Vibrant I had (all kinds of problems). Hey, T-Mobile and HTC, time to step up the game!

  • Reverend Ink

    2.2? Really? I’m running 2.2.1 FroYo on my HD2 right now (no on it at all) and plan on moving to Gingerbread soon (waiting on a particular build).

    The Hummingbird CPU is nice, but I’d like to see a dual core. Also, VZW is getting a phone with SAMOLED Plus…why in the world would the Vibrant Plus not receive the same screen? I’m not sure I’ll even try this because of the problems I had with the first Vibrant I had (all kinds of problems). Hey, T-Mobile and HTC, time to step up the game!

  • Reverend Ink

    2.2? Really? I’m running 2.2.1 FroYo on my HD2 right now (no on it at all) and plan on moving to Gingerbread soon (waiting on a particular build).

    The Hummingbird CPU is nice, but I’d like to see a dual core. Also, VZW is getting a phone with SAMOLED Plus…why in the world would the Vibrant Plus not receive the same screen? I’m not sure I’ll even try this because of the problems I had with the first Vibrant I had (all kinds of problems). Hey, T-Mobile and HTC, time to step up the game!

  • Suckano

    Please tell me samsung is joking.. lol Right? Is it april already? Them guys at samsung are really some characters! ::does the cuffed arm swing jester::

  • Suckano

    Please tell me samsung is joking.. lol Right? Is it april already? Them guys at samsung are really some characters! ::does the cuffed arm swing jester::

  • Suckano

    Please tell me samsung is joking.. lol Right? Is it april already? Them guys at samsung are really some characters! ::does the cuffed arm swing jester::

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • Yes! They’re finally doing it right.. I won’t have one soon because I promise my bff I would stick to a phone for a while. I’ll probably have this around November, since it’ll officially be a year @ that point. I just wanted my FCC, & this BLOWS! Then again, idk about Samsung updates.

  • if they addd a physical keyboard…ill upgrade!

  • Bluepenny65

    I have said this before…all TMO phones always come deficient in one or two features. Whoever approves requirements iun TMO needs to be fired…like really. How could you make a newer version to Samsung Vibrant and forget the flash again…you soup up the battery, the data rate, the FFC…but then forgot adding flash. Interesting…I love my MT4G but this used-to-be-nice Sense UI has become a crapload of crapware slowing down the phone…waiting for a stable CM7.

    My next ideal phone has to be the Mytouch HD ( Desire HD+)
    – 42mbps HSPA+
    – Super LCD
    – 4.3″ screen
    – 2MP FFC, 8MP back camera, dual flash
    – 1700+mAH battery
    – 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
    – NFC

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking something close to this will be available this summer time will tell.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking something close to this will be available this summer time will tell.

  • Tv

    GIVE US THE SAMSUNG INFUSE 4G INSTEAD. What’s the point of this Vibrant 4G when you have the Nexus S..

    • This is a letdown.here i thought we were getting the infuse 4g equivalent

    • Heres to hoping we see some awesome phones at MWC

    • well the nexus s doesnt have 4g…or hd recording….or a SD card slot either soooo

  • so lets get this straight, No upgraded Hummingbird ( at least the 1.2 ghz version, doesn’t really have to be dual core), No Super Amoled plus, No 8 mega pixel camera, No 2.3 gingerbread, because by the time this phone comes out we will be a couple months away from honeycomb

    Okay i know it sound like i am bitching here, but with the lack of timely updates the Vibrant is getting , the least they could do is seriously packed the next phone to make people go googly eyes for it before they remember what’s happening to the Vibrant

    • Reveillazn

      Honeycomb is tablet only for now. The next android update after Gingerbread will be ICE CREAM and it will be 2.4 i think. I heard it will be out next summer.

    • Reveillazn

      Honeycomb is tablet only for now. The next android update after Gingerbread will be ICE CREAM and it will be 2.4 i think. I heard it will be out next summer.

  • i’ll stick to my MT4G but this phone looks hot samsung better keep up with the updates though or they will have more angry users

  • neptoon

    aww man i just got my myTouch 4G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ><

  • craigers

    I want to know why, just a few months after introducing the MyTouch 4G and all of the promo money they have spent on it, that Tmobile didn’t include the ability to ramp up to 21+? Come on T-Mobile! I love my MyTouch 4G and I doubt 21+ speed will be prevalent or even needed before I replace it. The point is, you don’t screw your loyal customers by putting out your marquee phone and weeks later make major announcements about the new high speeds of your network, speeds your “marquee” phone can never reach. I really, really thought T-Mobile was smarter than this.

  • craigers

    I want to know why, just a few months after introducing the MyTouch 4G and all of the promo money they have spent on it, that Tmobile didn’t include the ability to ramp up to 21+? Come on T-Mobile! I love my MyTouch 4G and I doubt 21+ speed will be prevalent or even needed before I replace it. The point is, you don’t screw your loyal customers by putting out your marquee phone and weeks later make major announcements about the new high speeds of your network, speeds your “marquee” phone can never reach. I really, really thought T-Mobile was smarter than this.

    • 14.4mbps is just the theoretical limit so it might go higher and it was only made that speed cap because the t-mo network was only running at 21mbps now its going to be running at 42mbps and when its running at 68+mbps they will make a 42 mbps phone pull they only made the MT4G to be faster then wimax now they need to compete with lte

    • 14.4mbps is just the theoretical limit so it might go higher and it was only made that speed cap because the t-mo network was only running at 21mbps now its going to be running at 42mbps and when its running at 68+mbps they will make a 42 mbps phone pull they only made the MT4G to be faster then wimax now they need to compete with lte

  • Anonymous

    Phuck you SamSUCK!!!

  • Guest

    lol this phone is laughable at best. With the Tegra2 powered phones shown at CES like the Motorola Atrix or the LG Star. Makes this phone seem dated before it even ships. lol

  • Guest

    lol this phone is laughable at best. With the Tegra2 powered phones shown at CES like the Motorola Atrix or the LG Star. Makes this phone seem dated before it even ships. lol

  • Guest

    lol this phone is laughable at best. With the Tegra2 powered phones shown at CES like the Motorola Atrix or the LG Star. Makes this phone seem dated before it even ships. lol

  • Anonymous

    really?

  • Anonymous

    really?

  • Anonymous

    really?

  • BK

    wow buy this when samsung galaxy s 2 is coming in mid of 2011? LOL….

  • BK

    wow buy this when samsung galaxy s 2 is coming in mid of 2011? LOL….

  • BK

    wow buy this when samsung galaxy s 2 is coming in mid of 2011? LOL….

  • Anonymous

    Just another phone that no other carrier wants right now. With the new Tegra 2 powered devices coming T-Mobile must get a few of those and get them very soon. I want one and I will not wait for ever to get one. I do not want to leave T-Mobile, I have enjoyed their service but I will go elsewhere if I have to. I am willing to pay what ever the cost may be to buy these new devices so please T-Mobile keep your tech savy customers happy. GO TEGRA OR GO HOME.

  • Anonymous

    Just another phone that no other carrier wants right now. With the new Tegra 2 powered devices coming T-Mobile must get a few of those and get them very soon. I want one and I will not wait for ever to get one. I do not want to leave T-Mobile, I have enjoyed their service but I will go elsewhere if I have to. I am willing to pay what ever the cost may be to buy these new devices so please T-Mobile keep your tech savy customers happy. GO TEGRA OR GO HOME.

  • Anonymous

    Just another phone that no other carrier wants right now. With the new Tegra 2 powered devices coming T-Mobile must get a few of those and get them very soon. I want one and I will not wait for ever to get one. I do not want to leave T-Mobile, I have enjoyed their service but I will go elsewhere if I have to. I am willing to pay what ever the cost may be to buy these new devices so please T-Mobile keep your tech savy customers happy. GO TEGRA OR GO HOME.

  • Samsung

    With Samsung together with T-Mobile, if you want your Android to be updated it is imperative that you buy a new phone each time.

    Thanks Suckas!

    Samsung Corporate Management

  • Samsung

    With Samsung together with T-Mobile, if you want your Android to be updated it is imperative that you buy a new phone each time.

    Thanks Suckas!

    Samsung Corporate Management

  • Samsung

    With Samsung together with T-Mobile, if you want your Android to be updated it is imperative that you buy a new phone each time.

    Thanks Suckas!

    Samsung Corporate Management

  • Samsung

    With Samsung together with T-Mobile, if you want your Android to be updated it is imperative that you buy a new phone each time.

    Thanks Suckas!

    Samsung Corporate Management

  • Ninat10

    I got a Vibrant a few months ago, right when Tmobile and HTC were updating the Android vers. on the MyTouch (original version!) I had. Samsung, in case you have people keeping track of these blogs and comments… many people may not yet initially know that there are updates to Android, but the ones that do and don’t get the updates will badmouth the phone and its maker across the net. So, the Froyo update is available in Canada before the U.S.? Really? I have to hack/root my phone to enjoy the benefits that everyone across the world with Galaxy S phones already enjoy? Getdafukouttahere. How about providing support for everyone, including the country where you sold the most phones for the Galaxy S… cause it’s all about who’s the most up to date kids, and if you get lazy you end up like Motorola. Samsung, can you do ANYTHING right?

    • If you have an Android phone and aren’t rooting it, yer doin’ it wrong.

    • If you have an Android phone and aren’t rooting it, yer doin’ it wrong.

      • Ninat10

        I know I can root it. I’m not a geek but everyone says it’s so easy that their 90-yr-old granny can do it, I might as well till I get a different phone. Hell, why not.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t have to be a geek to do it, just somewhat competent at following simple instructions! I agree that we shouldn’t have to do this to get updates.

  • Ninat10

    I got a Vibrant a few months ago, right when Tmobile and HTC were updating the Android vers. on the MyTouch (original version!) I had. Samsung, in case you have people keeping track of these blogs and comments… many people may not yet initially know that there are updates to Android, but the ones that do and don’t get the updates will badmouth the phone and its maker across the net. So, the Froyo update is available in Canada before the U.S.? Really? I have to hack/root my phone to enjoy the benefits that everyone across the world with Galaxy S phones already enjoy? Getdafukouttahere. How about providing support for everyone, including the country where you sold the most phones for the Galaxy S… cause it’s all about who’s the most up to date kids, and if you get lazy you end up like Motorola. Samsung, can you do ANYTHING right?

  • Ninat10

    I got a Vibrant a few months ago, right when Tmobile and HTC were updating the Android vers. on the MyTouch (original version!) I had. Samsung, in case you have people keeping track of these blogs and comments… many people may not yet initially know that there are updates to Android, but the ones that do and don’t get the updates will badmouth the phone and its maker across the net. So, the Froyo update is available in Canada before the U.S.? Really? I have to hack/root my phone to enjoy the benefits that everyone across the world with Galaxy S phones already enjoy? Getdafukouttahere. How about providing support for everyone, including the country where you sold the most phones for the Galaxy S… cause it’s all about who’s the most up to date kids, and if you get lazy you end up like Motorola. Samsung, can you do ANYTHING right?

  • Anonymous

    This would have been tempting if It was available 60 dys ago when I purchased my MT4G. I will wait b4 cussing T-Mobile.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • Anonymous

    This would have been tempting if It was available 60 dys ago when I purchased my MT4G. I will wait b4 cussing T-Mobile.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • Anonymous

    This would have been tempting if It was available 60 dys ago when I purchased my MT4G. I will wait b4 cussing T-Mobile.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • Anonymous

    This would have been tempting if It was available 60 dys ago when I purchased my MT4G. I will wait b4 cussing T-Mobile.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • Anonymous

    Man tmobile just let me down big time with this. Not only did they upgrade my $500 phone just 6 months after I bought it but its also not the bigger version that ATT & VZW are getting…SMDH. I can’t believe this.

  • I am done with Samsuck/Samdung. I have a Vibrant and if they would have taken care of me with on time updates I would not be so pissed off at seeing what my phone should of been from the start. I do think the original Vibrant will get Froyo sometime before March 2014 but I will be out of my contrant and moved on to another phone long before then !! And guess what ?? It will not be a Samsung….

  • I am done with Samsuck/Samdung. I have a Vibrant and if they would have taken care of me with on time updates I would not be so pissed off at seeing what my phone should of been from the start. I do think the original Vibrant will get Froyo sometime before March 2014 but I will be out of my contrant and moved on to another phone long before then !! And guess what ?? It will not be a Samsung….

  • Glad I’m not the only one around here not bitching about updates. I’d hold out something like the Infuse, but I’m keeping my Nero 4.1 Vibrant as is…

  • Glad I’m not the only one around here not bitching about updates. I’d hold out something like the Infuse, but I’m keeping my Nero 4.1 Vibrant as is…

  • TonyJohns

    Question for Vibrant owners. Did you not learn anything from the behold users? Everyone warned you guys this was going to happen when the Vibrant was first released.

    Now there you go. Don’t be surprised or mad. You signed up for this when you bought the vibrant.

    • Anonymous

      My Vibrant is fine. Its my NEXT phone that I have a problem with.

    • Anonymous

      My Vibrant is fine. Its my NEXT phone that I have a problem with.

    • Anonymous

      My Vibrant is fine. Its my NEXT phone that I have a problem with.

    • Bobomo

      What are you talking about? My Vibrant is running 2.2 with excellent GPS and quadrant scores better than the Nexus One, Moto Droid X and EVO. Don’t let all the whiny bitches fool you… people who actually know how to use their phones are enjoying their Vibrant’s just fine.

      • badaphooko01

        Same here! I love my Vibrant and would still choose it over anybody else’s offerings. Don’t think I would shell out for this phone when my runs perfectly. My next device will have to be bigger than 4”.

    • Bobomo

      What are you talking about? My Vibrant is running 2.2 with excellent GPS and quadrant scores better than the Nexus One, Moto Droid X and EVO. Don’t let all the whiny bitches fool you… people who actually know how to use their phones are enjoying their Vibrant’s just fine.

    • Manusferrera

      i listened to everything the behold 2 owners had to say but i figured the galaxy series was their flagship device i figured they wouldnt lack upgrades. trusting in samsung and arguably the best device stylistically and hardware i thought i couldnt go wrong but with rooting it and team whiskey i have gingerbread on my phone. so i am happy

  • T-no-bile

    i guess this is 1 out of 25 4g phones releasing this year.. and does this mean that htc g2 and mytouch 4g are not capable of reaching 21mps? can’t wait until my contract is up

    • TmoMike

      Both of those phones are 14.4 “theoretical” devices…

  • T-no-bile

    i guess this is 1 out of 25 4g phones releasing this year.. and does this mean that htc g2 and mytouch 4g are not capable of reaching 21mps? can’t wait until my contract is up

  • T-no-bile

    i guess this is 1 out of 25 4g phones releasing this year.. and does this mean that htc g2 and mytouch 4g are not capable of reaching 21mps? can’t wait until my contract is up

  • opiapr

    Samsung Vibrant dumped
    iPhone 4 Jalbroken and Unlocked done

    Missing 3g A bit
    Regreating the move NO Way love the iPhone but won’t leave t-mobile for any of the evil twins so until a T-Mobile specif iPhone is available I will keep jailbreaking iPhone instead of rooting lame Samsung phones even if I need to survive on edge and wifi.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung can keep its 4g Vibrant, it probably will never see Gingerbread, and if does it will probably be when the rest of the phones have Ice Cream.

    So no, regardless of what Samsung has to offer, and T Mobile for that matter. They can keep their Vibrant. I would prefer an Atrix combination of PC and Phone. As it would suit my needs.

    The lack of a dual core processor, renders this new Vibrant as OLD technology.
    The lack of a Flash is just unforgivable.
    The fact its a Samsung device, renders it as a useless device that will lack upgrades.

    T Mobile, you should understand, most current Samsung owners will not trust Samsung again. If you keep on making deals with Samsung and providing useless phones, you only will lose customers. Because of your service most of us have stayed. Though we are NOT interested in Samsung products, to make it interesting, you would have to offer it very cheap price. FREE with out the need for a contract, then maybe we could consider trying it.

    But the fact that it carries a Samsung logo just sais a lot…. its a USELESS device and we don’t want it.

    • David

      Totally agree….Got NOOKCOLOR to see if it would be better than Samsung…IT IS…while not really a tablet it shows how dumb Samsung’s treatment of customers are/is. I will never trust Samsung, have their TV and was going to get get their new one however not after the VIBRANT $%$## treatment. Lost one more previously happy customer. Fire their CEO as the honorable thing left and customers might come back

    • David

      Totally agree….Got NOOKCOLOR to see if it would be better than Samsung…IT IS…while not really a tablet it shows how dumb Samsung’s treatment of customers are/is. I will never trust Samsung, have their TV and was going to get get their new one however not after the VIBRANT $%$## treatment. Lost one more previously happy customer. Fire their CEO as the honorable thing left and customers might come back

  • TmoMike

    Not Impressed… :-/

  • Wizzstar

    Ok,so this new Samsung device will 21 Mbps and the MyTouch 4G gets 14.4 Mbps… Did you know that the MyThouch 4G is not clock super speeds at 16 Mbps plus some here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=68 …!

  • Wizzstar

    Ok,so this new Samsung device will 21 Mbps and the MyTouch 4G gets 14.4 Mbps… Did you know that the MyThouch 4G is not clock super speeds at 16 Mbps plus some here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=68 …!

  • Wizzstar

    Ok,so this new Samsung device will 21 Mbps and the MyTouch 4G gets 14.4 Mbps… Did you know that the MyThouch 4G is not clock super speeds at 16 Mbps plus some here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=68 …!

  • I wouldn’t buy this pos. We have been waiting for months for froyo update on the Galaxy S. I’m going back to HTC!!

  • I wouldn’t buy this pos. We have been waiting for months for froyo update on the Galaxy S. I’m going back to HTC!!

  • I wouldn’t buy this pos. We have been waiting for months for froyo update on the Galaxy S. I’m going back to HTC!!

  • Jeff

    Just when you think it just can’t get any worse… Once again Tmobile + Samshaft = EPIC FAIL! TMobile you better wake the hell up before you have a huge amount of customers jumping ship… the writing has been on the walls of many blogs and forums for many months now and your customers are fed up and sending a message that you best take to heart.

  • Jeff

    Just when you think it just can’t get any worse… Once again Tmobile + Samshaft = EPIC FAIL! TMobile you better wake the hell up before you have a huge amount of customers jumping ship… the writing has been on the walls of many blogs and forums for many months now and your customers are fed up and sending a message that you best take to heart.

  • Jeff

    Just when you think it just can’t get any worse… Once again Tmobile + Samshaft = EPIC FAIL! TMobile you better wake the hell up before you have a huge amount of customers jumping ship… the writing has been on the walls of many blogs and forums for many months now and your customers are fed up and sending a message that you best take to heart.

  • zed411

    As a Vibrant owner, I have to say you’d have to be a fool to believe anything that comes from Samsung or T-Mobile about any new Samsung device. I’m on my 3rd Vibrant, and all share the same problems with battery life, gps, freezes, and the like, all of which are supposed to fixed with the frequently-promised and never-delivered 2.2 update. I’m sure the Vibrant 4G would be an awesome piece of hardware, but from someone who bought the original Vibrant, which is also an awesome piece of hardware, without great (and updated) software, the Vibrant is a total POS.

  • zed411

    As a Vibrant owner, I have to say you’d have to be a fool to believe anything that comes from Samsung or T-Mobile about any new Samsung device. I’m on my 3rd Vibrant, and all share the same problems with battery life, gps, freezes, and the like, all of which are supposed to fixed with the frequently-promised and never-delivered 2.2 update. I’m sure the Vibrant 4G would be an awesome piece of hardware, but from someone who bought the original Vibrant, which is also an awesome piece of hardware, without great (and updated) software, the Vibrant is a total POS.

  • zed411

    As a Vibrant owner, I have to say you’d have to be a fool to believe anything that comes from Samsung or T-Mobile about any new Samsung device. I’m on my 3rd Vibrant, and all share the same problems with battery life, gps, freezes, and the like, all of which are supposed to fixed with the frequently-promised and never-delivered 2.2 update. I’m sure the Vibrant 4G would be an awesome piece of hardware, but from someone who bought the original Vibrant, which is also an awesome piece of hardware, without great (and updated) software, the Vibrant is a total POS.

  • wahhhh… we have no phones : (

  • Just like they are bringing the Infuse 4G with a 4.3 SAMOLED+ screen a front-facing camera and 8MP on the rear camera with flash, as well as that phone they announced for Verizon at CES, I thought Samsung was coming up with some equivalent for T-mobile, but once again Samsung disappointed us -___-

  • Just like they are bringing the Infuse 4G with a 4.3 SAMOLED+ screen a front-facing camera and 8MP on the rear camera with flash, as well as that phone they announced for Verizon at CES, I thought Samsung was coming up with some equivalent for T-mobile, but once again Samsung disappointed us -___-

  • Joelsky

    Whoa, nice phone. I’ll get this one. I’m due for upgrade and I’ll surely wait for this one. Good job TMO!

  • Joelsky

    Whoa, nice phone. I’ll get this one. I’m due for upgrade and I’ll surely wait for this one. Good job TMO!

  • Mr Tibbs

    blah blah blah IPHONE blah blah blah

  • Mr Tibbs

    blah blah blah IPHONE blah blah blah

  • Wizzstar

    What happen to my comment, it’s all messed up now, but go here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=68 to see the HD2 4G speeds clocked at 16 Mbps plus some …..

    • Your comment was held up because people don’t typically trust unknown links posted in a trustworthy blog. Try posting again, without the link.

      • Wizzstar

        Thanks David, I don’t know if you know about it yet, but T-Mobile now offers HD2 4g HSPA+ web feautures. If a HD2 ownwer want to activate the 4g web features, he or she must already have the 3g unlimited web features on their HD2. To get the HD2 4g HSPA+ web features activated, just call T-Mobile and tell them to change your web account to the new unlimited HD2 4g HSPA+ web features. The HD2 4g activation upgrade take about 2 hours free of charge too. On my HD2, I’m getting over 15 Mbps.

        • Ummm no, that’s not possible, the HD2 doesn’t have the hardware to handle those kinds of speeds. So let me say screenshots or it didn’t happen, please send them to david@tmonews.com because all phones on T-Mobile right now are limited to 14.4 so I’m going to say you don’t actually have that feature or that phone. Sorry.

        • Anonymous

          Just FYI, mobilespeedtest is KNOWN for being highly inaccurate with their speed tests. Tether to a computer if you can, and retry using speedtest.net. The HD2 is only a 7.2Mbps device, so it’s not possible to get those speeds on it.

  • Wizzstar

    What happen to my comment, it’s all messed up now, but go here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=68 to see the HD2 4G speeds clocked at 16 Mbps plus some …..

  • Petey

    No thank you. Not gonna own another samsung phone!

    Bring the iPhone!

  • Petey

    No thank you. Not gonna own another samsung phone!

    Bring the iPhone!

  • mh946

    Avoid getting ripped off by samsung…..

  • mh946

    Avoid getting ripped off by samsung…..

  • Maurogonzalez8707

    had the vibrant… awesome phone but slow with updates own the mytouch 4g love it but cant wait for the optimus 2x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maurogonzalez8707

    had the vibrant… awesome phone but slow with updates own the mytouch 4g love it but cant wait for the optimus 2x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maurogonzalez8707

    had the vibrant… awesome phone but slow with updates own the mytouch 4g love it but cant wait for the optimus 2x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matlock!

    I love hearing all of you whiners bitching about not having 2.2 on the Vibrant! cry me a river! Every single one of my friends that owns the Vibrant is perfectly happy with their device and absolutely love it. If you are so adamant on getting 2.2 on your phones, then root the damn things. My co-worker rooted his device in five minutes while we were at work. so quit being little whiners and root the damn things! Im enjoying my rooted G2 right now, and the other people I know that have Vibrants have them rooted and a few are running custom 2.2 roms. Im excited for this device, its gonna be awesome, and think I might have to consider getting this device, Ive always liked the Vibrant. Decisions decisions……..

    • H8stylist

      not to mention the only real big upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 is being able to put your apps on sd cards, with 16gb on phone memory, why would you need this? go buy a windows phone or a blackberry and see how many operating system upgrades you get with your phone rofl….

    • H8stylist

      not to mention the only real big upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 is being able to put your apps on sd cards, with 16gb on phone memory, why would you need this? go buy a windows phone or a blackberry and see how many operating system upgrades you get with your phone rofl….

      • Wow… you dont know much about this OS do you? You forgot to mention the JIT compiler in 2.2 and 2.3. IT makes a world of difference in the phone performance. There are also some upgrades for apps that are 2.2 only, but not many. Lastly we have Flash and while some may find it unimportant, it allows for A LOT more then just streaming from random websites.

    • Sorry buddy but thats not the damn point. We are running 2.2 roms yes, but they are hacked together and or based on leaked beta builds. This is far different then having an official build WITH kernel to work from. Also we are past wanting 2.2 and are expecting a 2.3 update.

    • Sorry buddy but thats not the damn point. We are running 2.2 roms yes, but they are hacked together and or based on leaked beta builds. This is far different then having an official build WITH kernel to work from. Also we are past wanting 2.2 and are expecting a 2.3 update.

  • now_onTMO

    guys calm down.. lol .. im sure this is tmobile’s idea to release this version of vibrant, to boast their 21mbs hspa+..

    galaxy s 2 for me..

  • now_onTMO

    guya calm down ..lol.. im sure this is tmobile’s idea to release an upgraded version of the vibrant, and is to boast their 21mbs hspa+ ..

    galaxys 2 for me

  • now_onTMO

    guya calm down ..lol.. im sure this is tmobile’s idea to release an upgraded version of the vibrant, and is to boast their 21mbs hspa+ ..

    galaxys 2 for me

  • now_onTMO

    and also, how can any of you live with the iphone on tmobile being it on edge??????

    come on like seriously??? hahahaha

    • iPhone AWS

      That’s how much people want it. They don’t care about 4G. Heck, they don’t even care about 3G. What they care about is the iPhone.

    • hi!

      been doing it for well over a year. Not sure if you’ve ever heard of wifi but it’s everywhere. Nobody needs super fast data…it’s simply a bragging rite. I want a superior phone so I rock the iPhone

    • hi!

      been doing it for well over a year. Not sure if you’ve ever heard of wifi but it’s everywhere. Nobody needs super fast data…it’s simply a bragging rite. I want a superior phone so I rock the iPhone

  • now_onTMO

    and also, how can any of you live with the iphone on tmobile being it on edge??????

    come on like seriously??? hahahaha

  • A bit disappointed.
    Why the next version of Vibrant+ doesn’t have 2.3 while NS has it already?!

  • TmoG2

    T-Mobile doesn’t have any HSPA+ phones. 14.4 Mbps isn’t considered HSPA+. It’s HSDPA release 5, category 10. With what Samsung did with the Vibrant, I’m not expecting much for this phone. I’m sticking with HTC.

  • TmoG2

    T-Mobile doesn’t have any HSPA+ phones. 14.4 Mbps isn’t considered HSPA+. It’s HSDPA release 5, category 10. With what Samsung did with the Vibrant, I’m not expecting much for this phone. I’m sticking with HTC.

  • fam

    I must say that this is exactly why I’m a little frustrated with the phone companies the galaxy s phone just came out not so long ago and now they pop out with a phone that’s better. And not just samsung, htc, lg, nokia etc. that’s why the iphone is better in a way one phone per year. They souls make a super phone for at least a year anyways didn’t samsung concentrate on the android updates.

    • fam

      They should make a super phone for at least a year before making major changes on a phone. Totally agree with you they should concentrate more on their updates!!!

      • dougie

        you ppl who are bragging and complaining about updates. first off samsung is not in charge of the updates. it’s android that is behind all this. samsung is just a 3rd party brand that built their TOUCHWIZ on top of the native android. so if you want updates, cry to android because android always delay their updates for some reason and they’re well known for that since the G1 came out, because unlike apple, android have so many devices through so many brands, android cannot make an OTA update for all brands, since they all run on different OS. you guys are gay yelling at samsung. also t-mobile decided not to put the FFC on the first vibrant or made a 4G phone. its like importing a japanese or european top model car to the US and they want to strip it because of spec regulations so the US version of the car is not the same where it was made from. just be happy cuz you got a cool phone when it came out. now that tmobile is releasing another model, you get all but-t hurt? you guys just don’t know how to use it thats why you guys had a bad experience with it. losers…

  • fam

    I must say that this is exactly why I’m a little frustrated with the phone companies the galaxy s phone just came out not so long ago and now they pop out with a phone that’s better. And not just samsung, htc, lg, nokia etc. that’s why the iphone is better in a way one phone per year. They souls make a super phone for at least a year anyways didn’t samsung concentrate on the android updates.

  • fam

    I must say that this is exactly why I’m a little frustrated with the phone companies the galaxy s phone just came out not so long ago and now they pop out with a phone that’s better. And not just samsung, htc, lg, nokia etc. that’s why the iphone is better in a way one phone per year. They souls make a super phone for at least a year anyways didn’t samsung concentrate on the android updates.

  • MW1812

    Wow that’s a kick in the lower regions to everyone who brought vibrant. Never again samsung.

  • MW1812

    Wow that’s a kick in the lower regions to everyone who brought vibrant. Never again samsung.

  • MW1812

    Wow that’s a kick in the lower regions to everyone who brought vibrant. Never again samsung.

  • tat

    Where are you getting 21+ Mbps? The photos say HSPA+ 21. So that means 21 Mbps max. In the real world it’ll likely operate at 7.2 speeds with spikes in the higher range.

  • tat

    Where are you getting 21+ Mbps? The photos say HSPA+ 21. So that means 21 Mbps max. In the real world it’ll likely operate at 7.2 speeds with spikes in the higher range.

  • tat

    Where are you getting 21+ Mbps? The photos say HSPA+ 21. So that means 21 Mbps max. In the real world it’ll likely operate at 7.2 speeds with spikes in the higher range.

  • DH

    no thanks, samsung! i will never make the mistake of buying a samsung phone again, after my experience w the current vibrant, aka “samsung vibrant MINUS.”

  • Dgutierrez102

    I choose Samsung over Motorola

    • Anonymous

      I would choose Samsung over Motorola if your talking about T-Mobile’s offerings which are mid-range devices like the Charm and the Cliq. If your talking about overall I would disagree. Samsung Vibrant 4G vs Motorola Atrix, its not even close.

  • Guest

    Samsung and Tmo can eat the tender spot I like to refer to as my taint! This is what the Vibrant should have been from the start! Why put out a freakin remake? Just to piss off the current Vibrant owners, and see how many of them are going to shell out another $500! What a dirty way to run a company, really, way to make a name for yourself Tmobile. You totally held out on everything the Galaxy S was in the first place, before you guys stripped the hell out of it and called it the Vibrant. You guys suck!

  • Manusferrera

    thats tight

  • Manusferrera

    thats tight

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    **** YOU SAMSUNG!!! I am pissed off til no end!!! Why didn’t they just release this when they introduced the phone? This makes me not ever want another Samsung, ever. i didn’t really want my Vibrant but I got it free so thats why I got it, cuz that was the only way I would’ve taken it. I’ve never seen a company release the same phone twice. Sure Apple tried it with the 3GS, but atleast it had significant changes over the 3G. I love T-Mo but this has to end. The same thing happend when I got my MyTouch 3G when the 3.5mm came out. Whats next? MyTouch 4G HDMI? Seriously stop the “every three month incremental changes” and come out with a phone the right way once. Why do they think the iPhone has been so successful? I’m not a fan of iOS, but at this rate if it comes our way, I’d be happy to upgrade. Atleast we know Apple will only update it once a year.

  • Kendrix, Samsung is Korean, you’re welcome for the edit.

    • Kendrix_myrealname

      Thanks David. I just had a tirant I had to get out. Sorry for the profanity.

      • Not to worry, just keep those kind of things off the site and we’re good. Feel free to vent away!

      • Not to worry, just keep those kind of things off the site and we’re good. Feel free to vent away!

      • Not to worry, just keep those kind of things off the site and we’re good. Feel free to vent away!

  • Aeverett23

    How can this Vibrant, same as the one offered now, come loaded with 2.2 and Samsung/T-Mobile are still saying they are having issues with the OTA for us current customers. I’ll pass

  • Csaeteurn83

    guess they not gonna upgrade this phone to 2.3 like the first vibrant to 2.2,,,

    • Fredrik Coulter

      I missed the post where Samsung said they were not going to upgrade the original Vibrant. Can you provide a source? (It’s interesting that watbetchh talks about 2.2 for the Vibrant as if it’s already here.)

      • Tmonews_com

        Are you going to post that to every person upset about the lack of 2.2? I’ve been waiting since July when they said “It’s getting the upgrade soon”. It turns out that “soon” is more than 6 months. Anyone with half a brain can figure out that they will delay upgrading existing Vibrants until they’ve squeezed all the juice they can out of the new Vibrant. They may never release an update.

        You need to compare history of what they say to what they do. They say they will upgrade – upgrades haven’t arrived. It’s happened with other Samsung phones.

    • Fredrik Coulter

      I missed the post where Samsung said they were not going to upgrade the original Vibrant. Can you provide a source? (It’s interesting that watbetchh talks about 2.2 for the Vibrant as if it’s already here.)

  • Foofighter28

    its pretty cool this device

  • HTC

    “Well, we knew the Samsung Vibrant Plus existed but we didn’t know was that it’s slated to be T-Mobile’s first 4G phone that offers 21+ Mbps speeds.”

    Which photo says 21+ Mbps? I can’t find it. I just see “HSPA+ 21” which does not imply 21+ Mbps. In the real world, this phone won’t see better speeds than the myTouch4G and G2 which are HSDPA 14.4 (NOT HSPA+ btw).

    • Anonymous

      Dude the advertised speeds are always theoretical. Quit digging.

      • Guest

        It’s comment about how David got 21+ Mbps from the photos. The photos don’t say 21+ Mbps. They say 21. No plus after it.

        • Anonymous

          Oh ok I get it my bad.

        • Anonymous

          Oh ok I get it my bad.

      • T-Mobile

        Not on Verizon.

      • T-Mobile

        Not on Verizon.

  • don’t feel bad too bad if you got a vibrant because you didn’t pay as much as the Nexus S guys for a blacked out model.

    I sense they will be rooting this guy with the Nexus S rom so Gingerbread is on

  • ABCDANNY

    I am coming up to an upgrade pretty soon. and honestly i have had problems with all the phone companies that are competing. I origionally owned the G1 had several replacements do to software/hardware issues. One even had a broken speaker. Was Replaced by the motorola Cliq wich took FOREVER to recieve any updates even with root there were hardly any roms that support the phone. After hearing all the complaints against Samsung on the Vibrant phone.(was debating on nexus s) I am a little worried about not recieving the support on the phone that any customer should see. Specifically the Android updates.

    Anyone know much about the performance and support of HTC?
    Possible new devices worth holding on to my upgrade for a while for?(excluding Motorola)
    Kind of liking what i see from whats called LG x2.
    Thoughts?!

    • Anonymous

      Wait for the LG 2x I think sanding made this updated crap to compete with LG 2x they know that pg is gunna sell alot of those phones and they know the galaxy s2 line wont come out till summer that’s all there doing they need a phone on every carrier to compete hence the infuse w.e its called and that lte phone on verizon and sprint isn’t getting nothing new for a while its for compatetion reasons but LG is coming hard this year

    • VibrantOwnr

      checkout my post a few lines above….will tell you about my experience with htc…two word….not good

    • meow

      I went through 3 original Beholds before getting MyTouch 3G. And then I had to get 2 of those. Seems that warranty replacements are across the board, not just for Samsung. Unfortunately, I have had the Vibrant for 2 days and am already getting a replacement because it was shutting itself off. Hopefully the new one will be better. Other than that issue, I’m completely happy I switched from the MT3G. Even without Froyo, the phone’s ridiculously fast.

  • ABCDANNY

    I am coming up to an upgrade pretty soon. and honestly i have had problems with all the phone companies that are competing. I origionally owned the G1 had several replacements do to software/hardware issues. One even had a broken speaker. Was Replaced by the motorola Cliq wich took FOREVER to recieve any updates even with root there were hardly any roms that support the phone. After hearing all the complaints against Samsung on the Vibrant phone.(was debating on nexus s) I am a little worried about not recieving the support on the phone that any customer should see. Specifically the Android updates.

    Anyone know much about the performance and support of HTC?
    Possible new devices worth holding on to my upgrade for a while for?(excluding Motorola)
    Kind of liking what i see from whats called LG x2.
    Thoughts?!

  • Sweats62

    Well, I supported the Vibrant. I said it was a great phone. I had a lot of nice comments. Now I just feel like an idiot. Oh well, once bitten….

  • Stream

    Gingerbread is mostly aesthetic changes that manufacturers UIs already have. would trade my mytouch4g in a heartbeat for that gorgeous screen. I would just install htc_ime, of course!

    • VibrantOwnr

      i would too…i am just about to get my 4th mytouch 4g replacement
      first phone: completely faded screen
      second phone: dead pixels
      third phone: loud clicking noise to the point where touch the phone to your face would cause it to click and completely uneven backlighting

      i need a phone with a good screen and one that doesnt have build defects….against everyone’s belief…i am starting to think that maybe samsung has higher build quality than htc (well at least better quality control)

      cant believe i traded away my vibrant for this excuse of a phone

    • Anonymous

      The screen is the most used feature on a phone and SuperAMOLED is the only way to get these kind of colors and contrasts.

  • Btbuck1

    still no led flash….deal breaker.

  • matador

    I smell a lawsuit

  • Mode360flip

    What happened to the 16gb onboard memory the original Vibrant had?

  • JP

    So does that mean to take FULL advantage of 21+ Mbps devices will need a new type of radio?

    This seems to be the pattern of Samsung. Instead of updating their devices with software, they just release new products. Brilliant if you ask me. For all of those that purchased a Vibrant knowing how Samsung was with their “promised” updates, you’re the exact people they’re looking for. Whatever that POS device was called that never got the update should have been your first and last clue not to buy a Samsung (IMO)

  • Ghoff15

    bye bye tmobile and vibrant this is f@#* up, I will never buy a samsung phone again, should of never sold my htc nexus one………..

    • Anonymous

      Lol.same here but tmobile is getting the lg optimus 2x wait for that phone.

      • Bobblehead

        Tmo is getting the lg optimus 2x? I’ll believe it when I see the annoucement. AT&T is now touting HSPA+ and needs more phones.

  • hi!

    GPS probably doesn’t work, there’s probably not a flash, and it’ll never ever ever ever get updated past 2,2. Suck it Samsung

  • MJ

    …and everyone really thought it would be different after the Behold II? HA!

    HTC always and forever. Will wait on the next HSPA+ II HTC with plain android

    • Anonymous

      high hopes for the optomis

  • Anonymous

    Wait for the LG 2x I think samsung made this updated crap to compete with LG 2x they know that Lg is gunna sell alot of those phones and they know the galaxy s2 line wont come out till summer that’s all there doing they need a phone on every carrier to compete hence the infuse w.e its called and that lte phone on verizon and sprint isn’t getting nothing new for a while its for compatetion reasons but LG is coming hard this year.GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF KOREA LG OPTIMUS 2X ALL THE WAY PHUCK SAMPHUCK :-)

  • TMOFOSHO

    yea….no 2.2 for the original vibrant…just like they did with the 9700 where you cant upgrade to bb6 because it will take away from 9780 sales……lol

    • Fredrik Coulter

      I missed the post where Samsung said they were not going to upgrade the original Vibrant. Can you provide a source? (It’s interesting that watbetchh talks about 2.2 for the Vibrant as if it’s already here.)

      • Anthony

        It’s easy spotting the Tmobile employees on this forum…

  • Anonymous

    1GB internal? No Flash for camera? No dual core? No SAMOLED PLUS screen? Touch WIZ skin? Laggy RFS file system? No updates for how long? = No effin’ way I’m touching it!!!

  • Anonymous

    I wants me one. But, I have a feeling this isn’t the final design or spec sheet. As a matter of fact the 2.2 update for the Vibrant and the 2.2 update in general on all Galaxy Devices (S, Tab) has a silver data network icon and it’s not blue anymore.

    Alls I know is I wants me one if it’s anything like the Samsung 4G LTE phone Samsung demo’d at CES. That thing was fast and the screen was even more beautiful.

  • DB

    The GPS will probably not work like the current Vibrant. It will probably never get an update to the lastest version of Android either.

  • Quailallstar

    Wifi calling is all I care about. Will it have Wifi calling?

    • Ryan

      I second this question.

  • I bought into the Vibrant, the first go around. I’m not even interested in this. Didn’t Tmob just say they were gonna bump their 4G to 42mbps? Is this one gonna lag, have gps issues, and an over all cheap feel to it? Probably. I’ll hang out till a comparable HTC comes out.

  • Sw9ball

    They should let us trade our old virbrant in for that one

  • Neverlosttech55

    …no flash on the camera? really? and no gingerbread? what a disappointment…

  • Anonymous

    So are cellphone manufacturers like Build-A-Bear workshops for Carriers? I heard something about a company letting people shape their own phones to buy.

    Of course it would be hella expensive but with todays technology, I would be willing to invest over $600 in my phone.

  • Anonymous

    So are cellphone manufacturers like Build-A-Bear workshops for Carriers? I heard something about a company letting people shape their own phones to buy.

    Of course it would be hella expensive but with todays technology, I would be willing to invest over $600 in my phone.

  • Anonymous

    I’m impressed. Oh wait I was impressed 6 months ago when I bought the watered down version of this phone. Now I’m just angry.

    • Anonymous

      I’m tired of this. This comment was meant for TmoMike waaaay at the bottom but it posted as a new comment again.

    • Anonymous

      I’m tired of this. This comment was meant for TmoMike waaaay at the bottom but it posted as a new comment again.

    • Anonymous

      I’m tired of this. This comment was meant for TmoMike waaaay at the bottom but it posted as a new comment again.

    • Anonymous

      I’m tired of this. This comment was meant for TmoMike waaaay at the bottom but it posted as a new comment again.

  • Macknife

    Being one of the first to buy a Vibrant, and stating publicly that Samsung would be stupid to not update to Android 2.2 in a timely manner, I will not be purchasing another Samsung. Yes, the screen is sharp and matches the Vibrant name, the GPS issues and the delays for 2.2 have left me feeling as if I was left hanging. When the G-slate comes out I will probably use that to replace my Rocket USB on my data line, but I will wait until a new vanilla android phone before I upgrade my main line.

  • Macknife

    Being one of the first to buy a Vibrant, and stating publicly that Samsung would be stupid to not update to Android 2.2 in a timely manner, I will not be purchasing another Samsung. Yes, the screen is sharp and matches the Vibrant name, the GPS issues and the delays for 2.2 have left me feeling as if I was left hanging. When the G-slate comes out I will probably use that to replace my Rocket USB on my data line, but I will wait until a new vanilla android phone before I upgrade my main line.

  • Macknife

    Being one of the first to buy a Vibrant, and stating publicly that Samsung would be stupid to not update to Android 2.2 in a timely manner, I will not be purchasing another Samsung. Yes, the screen is sharp and matches the Vibrant name, the GPS issues and the delays for 2.2 have left me feeling as if I was left hanging. When the G-slate comes out I will probably use that to replace my Rocket USB on my data line, but I will wait until a new vanilla android phone before I upgrade my main line.

  • Fredrik Coulter

    I bought a Vibrant. I was happy with the phone when I bought it. It runs Android aps. It makes phone calls. It surfs the net. Etc.

    Yes, it would be nice if Samsung upgraded their phones to the latest version of Android on a regular basis. (Actually, given that most phone contracts last two years, it would be nice if ALL phones were upgraded for 2 years after introduction.)

    But Samsung is slow, and may not “get around” to upgrading my phone. None of this negates the reasons I bought my phone in the first place. It still makes phone calls. It still runs android aps. Etc.

    If you want a phone that will be the latest and greatest, given the pace of technology changes in cell phones now-a-days, get real. Plan on buying a new phone every three months. It’s a bit expensive, but if you need it for your ego the money is worth it.

    For me, I’ll buy top of the line, and then hold on to it for my contract. At the end of the contract, the phone will still make phone calls, still surf the net., etc. And then I’ll buy a new phone that’s top of the line. My ego can handle having a mid-range phone in two years.

    (Of course 2.2 would be nice. Flash would be nice. I understand that 2.2 also supports hotmail which is what my school uses for email. Speed improvements would also be nice. But essential? Hardly.)

    In other words, if my contract were expiring now, I’d probably hold off for the new Vibrant. But since I’ve got a bit of time, I’ll just keep my phone. Life is too short to get pissed that phone technology follows Moore’s Law.

    • Anonymous

      -1

  • Anonymous

    It makes no sense for them to re-release this phone without the same enhancements the Galaxy Tab on Verizon and the Galaxy S phones Verizon and AT&T received.

    It’ll have the 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor, a SuperAMOLED+ screen, and a different design..

  • Mario214mac

    I have one question will they be putting a flash on this phone

  • Walter

    I am so sorry, but this is just making me HATE android. Why can’t we have a premium crafted phone that gets updates on time. Plz don’t say the nexus S because it just feels cheap. You can’t tell me Tmo did not know about this phone around the time the vibrant came out. This is the vibrant, with some tweaks. The original already had a place for a FFC. All these cell phone makers are phucking up googles qndroid experience. This stupid new vibrant is the reason we don’t have our upgrades yet. I shouldn’t have to root. I’m just sick of the BULL.

    • pantlesspenguin

      Think about it. I do agree that this is what the Vibrant should have been, but even if they had released this phone instead it still would’ve come out months behind the other Galaxy S phones on other carriers, & T-Mo users would’ve been unhappy about that.

      I learned from the Vibrant experience. I was unhappy that the Vibrant didn’t have a camera flash, dedicated camera button, or an LED notification. I thought I could get by w/o those features just because the Vibrant was to be a heck of a phone. Everyone warned not to trust Samsung because of the Behold II fiasco. Did I listen? Nope. After 3 months of not having the features I wanted, a non-functioning GPS, & a lot of lag, I sold the Vibrant & switched to the MT4G. Now I couldn’t be happier. I learned not to settle for anything I don’t fully want, & it was a valuable lesson.

  • Walter

    I am so sorry, but this is just making me HATE android. Why can’t we have a premium crafted phone that gets updates on time. Plz don’t say the nexus S because it just feels cheap. You can’t tell me Tmo did not know about this phone around the time the vibrant came out. This is the vibrant, with some tweaks. The original already had a place for a FFC. All these cell phone makers are phucking up googles qndroid experience. This stupid new vibrant is the reason we don’t have our upgrades yet. I shouldn’t have to root. I’m just sick of the BULL.

  • Walter

    I am so sorry, but this is just making me HATE android. Why can’t we have a premium crafted phone that gets updates on time. Plz don’t say the nexus S because it just feels cheap. You can’t tell me Tmo did not know about this phone around the time the vibrant came out. This is the vibrant, with some tweaks. The original already had a place for a FFC. All these cell phone makers are phucking up googles qndroid experience. This stupid new vibrant is the reason we don’t have our upgrades yet. I shouldn’t have to root. I’m just sick of the BULL.

  • No camera flash?!? Ok so maybe I am spoiled… I bought a Samsung Memoir about 2 years ago and my contract is about to come up. I want to get a new smart phone but none of the phones Tmo is offering even comes close to the camera that my current phone has. Why would I want to spend the extra money and take up the extra space to buy a digital camera when we have the technology to put a more then decent one on a phone?!? Come on Tmo! They got all these high end smart phones coming out with 8mp cameras and flashes… sick of all the middle of the road phones!

    • Wilber

      it doesnt matter how many mp a phone has it matter about the resolution

      • MP makes it nicer when posting on Facebook or other forums and you want to crop and blow things up. Resolution? Really? Cause unless you are talking about the phones screen resolution (which has no baring on picture quality at all) then you are also talking about Mega pixels. So either way your above statement is dumb. Here so you make sure you get your facts straight, something to help you out http://cameras.about.com/od/digitalcameraglossary/g/resolution.htm Besides my main complaint is the lack of flash… doesn’t matter if its 5mp or 8mp if it’s poor lighting then the results are the same, crap.

    • pantlesspenguin

      I agree w/ Wilber. MP is just a number, but a lot has to do w/ resolution, light filtering, etc. For example, when I went from a Sidekick LX 2009 to a Blackberry 9700, both had 3.2mp cameras. However, the bb camera was a LOT bettery quality, & even though they both had the same megapixels, the pics I took w/ the bb were so much sharper. My last digital camera was 7mp (bought it like 5 years ago, lol). My MT4G takes pretty much as good of pics as that camera did. You should really test the cameras on these phones before you judge them.

      But, not the Vibrant’s. That camera was trash, at least on mine. Outdoor shots were fine, but forget about indoor pics.

      • Resolution = MP… thats why it makes no sense what either on of you are saying (check my link in my responce to Wilber). You are very right you can totally have two cameras with two different MP’s and the lower one can take better pictures (although as I already stated would not blow up as nicely). But with out a flash (again my major complaint, not MP) the pictures would still be crap in low light. The reason you can have lower MP with a better quality picture has more to do with the lens and the ISO settings (ISO settings would help with no flash but not make up for it).

    • pantlesspenguin

      I agree w/ Wilber. MP is just a number, but a lot has to do w/ resolution, light filtering, etc. For example, when I went from a Sidekick LX 2009 to a Blackberry 9700, both had 3.2mp cameras. However, the bb camera was a LOT bettery quality, & even though they both had the same megapixels, the pics I took w/ the bb were so much sharper. My last digital camera was 7mp (bought it like 5 years ago, lol). My MT4G takes pretty much as good of pics as that camera did. You should really test the cameras on these phones before you judge them.

      But, not the Vibrant’s. That camera was trash, at least on mine. Outdoor shots were fine, but forget about indoor pics.

  • No camera flash?!? Ok so maybe I am spoiled… I bought a Samsung Memoir about 2 years ago and my contract is about to come up. I want to get a new smart phone but none of the phones Tmo is offering even comes close to the camera that my current phone has. Why would I want to spend the extra money and take up the extra space to buy a digital camera when we have the technology to put a more then decent one on a phone?!? Come on Tmo! They got all these high end smart phones coming out with 8mp cameras and flashes… sick of all the middle of the road phones!

  • Poolman756

    They are doing the same thing that was done with the MyTouch 3G. Introduce a new phone, then a few months later, take the comments/complaints/ect. and then release a “new” phone that will include what the people want. The down side is that will just infuriate those who bought the original product. T-Mo really needs to get on the ball. At least with Verizon, they gave plenty of time between phone A and phone B (Droid and Droid 2, Incredible and Incredible HD). Sprint did the same thing with the EVO. Very poor judgement on T-Mo in my opinion.

  • shawn1224

    When will you guys stop allowing TMO to yoke you around like a rag doll. This has been their shtick since day one. Release a Ho Hum device at first only to release a middling upgrade to that same device only months later. Look at the Mytouch 1.2, MyTouch Slide, Cliq XT and now the Vibrant Plus. I personally broke the chains about 4 months ago and have been enjoying great service with AT&T and my unlocked Mytouch 1.2. Now AT&T is getting ready to release a juggernaut of a device in the Motorola Atrix 4G, which I plan on getting and will put to shame everything in TMO’s lineup.

    Make the switch before it’s too late. Don’t waste any more of your money with a 2nd rate company because they will never change.

    • Thecrimsonking33

      Shouldn’t you be on the ATT fanboy site? This site is for people who love T-Mobile. get that through your head. We prefer the service that we receive from T-Mobile. Don’t be hatin just cause you went to the dark side and now your misery wants some company. All you ATT whack jobs can go suck an egg.

      • shawn1224

        There is no misery here kid. Misery was dealing with TMO and the whole Behold II debacle and the lack of upgrades. That was misery.

        If you guys are content to wallow in mediocrity, more power to you.

        • Your baby can’t read!

          Shawn, you aren’t happy yet you spend time reading this site and posting comments to it. You’re the King of wallowing in mediocrity. If you aren’t happy, for everyone’s sake, change providers and move on.

        • shawn1224

          Reading is fundamental. I changed providers about 4 mths ago and haven’t posted comments here in about that same time. Only reason why I even posted here today was because I was redirected from another site and felt compelled to comment. Like I said, I’ve broken my chains, just trying to help out others in similar predicaments concerning TMO’s BS.

          If you don’t like what I have to say then just move along.

        • Your baby can’t read!

          Shawn, you aren’t happy yet you spend time reading this site and posting comments to it. You’re the King of wallowing in mediocrity. If you aren’t happy, for everyone’s sake, change providers and move on.

      • shawn1224

        There is no misery here kid. Misery was dealing with TMO and the whole Behold II debacle and the lack of upgrades. That was misery.

        If you guys are content to wallow in mediocrity, more power to you.

    • Wilber

      i like tmobile because they arent expensive like at&trash and tmobile has the best customer service awarded 2 times in a row by J.D. Powers so im good love the service.

    • Wilber

      i like tmobile because they arent expensive like at&trash and tmobile has the best customer service awarded 2 times in a row by J.D. Powers so im good love the service.

      • shawn1224

        The same customer service where each CSR tells you something different? That J.D. Powers award is a joke

        nuff said?!?!

  • Firebirdsam

    shud i get this or mytouch 4g

    • Anonymous

      This. By far this. I would jump all over this if I didnt already own a stripped down Vibrant. Get THIS.

    • Chrisroberts7577

      I’ve had the Vibrant and the myTouch 4G and I’m sticking with the myTouch 4G.

    • Wilber

      mytouch 4g for sure samsung lies to much

    • Wilber

      mytouch 4g for sure samsung lies to much

  • Samsung Already Lagging

    Isn’t T-Mobile upgrading their network to 42 Mbps? Man, this Samsung phone is outdated before it comes out since it’s only 21 Mbps (I looked at the photos and it does NOT say 21+. Just 21.). It’ll likely get pretty much the same speeds as the current Vibrant.

  • Matt A

    Isnt this what the FIRST Vibrant SHOULD have been?!?

  • Anonymous

    Shame on me I have been fooled twice! I went from a Cliq XT to a Samsung Vibrant. I will not be fooled a third time!!!

  • Taaars

    Vibrant will be the first and last samsung phones my wife and I purchase, hopefully the lg Optimus is on the way.

  • Taaars

    Vibrant will be the first and last samsung phones my wife and I purchase, hopefully the lg Optimus is on the way.

  • Ha

    **** you T-Mobile. 21 Mbps? Don’t make me laugh. I get just under 1 Mbps on my Rocket in a fully covered HSPA+ area. The connection manager even says H+. I understand advertising slightly exaggerated speeds but T-Mobile seems to claim the most off speeds of all carriers. Some other carriers get FASTER speeds then their claims. Sometimes other carriers’ claims are only a little bit over than real world speeds.

    I’m done with T-Mobile. I’m switching as soon as the Atrix comes out.

    • shawn1224

      Good for you, its about time people start holding these companies accountable.

    • shawn1224

      Good for you, its about time people start holding these companies accountable.

    • Anonymous

      Your webConnect Manager shows H+? That’s funny because mine only says 3G and I am for sure in an HSPA+ area. I’ve hit 11Mbps speeds numerous times on speedtest.net, and even broke 12Mbps once. Have fun with AT&T. I’ll keep enjoying my blazing speeds on T-Mobile.

      • Rocket

        Lucky you. I get 1.5 Mbps and I’m sure many people get slow speeds on T-Mobiles supposed blazing fast 4G.

      • Rocket

        Lucky you. I get 1.5 Mbps and I’m sure many people get slow speeds on T-Mobiles supposed blazing fast 4G.

      • R2.0

        Oh ya, I get 0.87 Mbps max on my Rocket 2.0, beat that. 21 Mbps my butt.

      • R2.0

        Oh ya, I get 0.87 Mbps max on my Rocket 2.0, beat that. 21 Mbps my butt.

  • Flaviom

    I new that there was a reason T-mo was giving away Vibrants for free a few days ago. The specs don’t look bad but who wants to deal with Samsung’s Android upgrades (or lack thereof)?

  • Flaviom

    I new that there was a reason T-mo was giving away Vibrants for free a few days ago. The specs don’t look bad but who wants to deal with Samsung’s Android upgrades (or lack thereof)?

  • Platt

    *sigh* Samsung, the maker of bargain bin phones at premium smart phone prices. I feel sorry for Google partnering with them.

  • Platt

    *sigh* Samsung, the maker of bargain bin phones at premium smart phone prices. I feel sorry for Google partnering with them.

  • Chrisroberts7577

    Don’t forget the GPS may or may not work.
    And as the Samsung customer service rep told me “Just pull the battery every day and it will work fine.”

  • Gregmukai

    I love my Vibrant w/ Nero V4. To get the true value out of this device you have to go past the stock ROM and see what real Devs can do to optimize the amazing hardware it has.

  • Wilber

    Im not impress at all i have a samsung vibrant i love it but im done buying samsung products. They never have new update to 2.2 or 2.3 when they say they are going to give you an update. So i decided im going to get the LG Optimus 2X or wait for a non samsung product.

  • Auser72

    Nice phone, but skeptical like everyone else of updates. Took chance on vibrant after the behold debacle, thinking that samsung would surely do right by their flagship phone. Only to be disappointed, now have mytouch 4g. I have to wonder about the research and development that go into these phones to insure long term function and stability. Seems like these manufactures are pushing out theses phones with known defects and figuring to fix and patch as they go . My gut feeling is that samsung is trying to release a half baked, mildly updated vibrant out, to stay competitive and relative until the samsung galaxy s2 if ready.

    • Your baby can’t read!

      I’ll back you up, but only if you promise not to post a comment when the Galaxy S2 comes out saying how its just a mildly updated Vibrant to stay competitive and relevant until the Galaxy S3 is ready.

    • Your baby can’t read!

      I’ll back you up, but only if you promise not to post a comment when the Galaxy S2 comes out saying how its just a mildly updated Vibrant to stay competitive and relevant until the Galaxy S3 is ready.

  • Has the potential to belly-flop BIG-TIME! #1, no dual core and #2, the way Samsung is treating it’s present Galaxy S customers with the 2.2 upgrade fiasco. Oh no, T-Mobile WATCH OUT! :(

    • SEFan

      Well sure, but it could also be good. No upgun to dual-core, but I don’t hear anyone saying the Galaxy S phones are slugs either. This fixes one complaint about the Vibrant – that it couldn’t take full advantage of T-Mo’s 4G network – and comes with 2.2 at least, which answers another complaint. Since this phone isn’t so different from the original Vibrant this might mean that 2.2 will finally come to the original Vibrant as well. I don’t disagree with Auser72 about this being a mildly-updated Vibrant, but the updates (if they work) are all things people dissed about the first Vibrant, so a good phone becomes better. My question – does GPS work well on this version?

    • SEFan

      Well sure, but it could also be good. No upgun to dual-core, but I don’t hear anyone saying the Galaxy S phones are slugs either. This fixes one complaint about the Vibrant – that it couldn’t take full advantage of T-Mo’s 4G network – and comes with 2.2 at least, which answers another complaint. Since this phone isn’t so different from the original Vibrant this might mean that 2.2 will finally come to the original Vibrant as well. I don’t disagree with Auser72 about this being a mildly-updated Vibrant, but the updates (if they work) are all things people dissed about the first Vibrant, so a good phone becomes better. My question – does GPS work well on this version?

  • Has the potential to belly-flop BIG-TIME! #1, no dual core and #2, the way Samsung is treating it’s present Galaxy S customers with the 2.2 upgrade fiasco. Oh no, T-Mobile WATCH OUT! :(

  • Anonymous

    not okay tmobile you just added features thats it. where is super amoled plus i know there no dual core samsung yet but still tmobile look at motrola why did you guys not try to buy the atrix or something new stop reusing its lame and shows how lazy you are

  • Anonymous

    not okay tmobile you just added features thats it. where is super amoled plus i know there no dual core samsung yet but still tmobile look at motrola why did you guys not try to buy the atrix or something new stop reusing its lame and shows how lazy you are

  • Phatcub

    Sorry, Samsung can’t get my money, EVER again. I don’t get it why the Vibrant doesn’t have Froyo 2.2 when the Nexus S is running it. I would rather have an HTC phone they seem to care about the products they put out, even after it’s been on the market for a while. I like the Vibrant but would love some updates too. Samsung is too lax for me.

  • Bensworld

    Did they add a flash to the back camera?

    • Your baby can’t read!

      No, per the Vibrant/MyTouch/iPhone comparison chart in the documents pictured at the end of the article.

  • Abc

    Hey assoles at tmobile, when is the original vibrant getting the update to 2.2?

    • when the behold 2 get 1.6 upgrade they said it would be getting so never

  • Robavila721

    i think that tmobile is more to blame here, if they had included the extra features in the first place, they wouldn’t have to re-release a phone, samsung is just filling orders from tmobile. don’t get me wrong i love my vibrant and tmobile, but this is just giving customers the shaft, unless they come up with an exchange program for people who adopted the first gen vibrant, there will be ALOT of dissapointed people

    • Auser72

      I would have to respectfully disagree. The 4g compatibility wasn’t a hardware option in family of samsung galaxy phones at the time. While ffc was an option, tmobile hadnt developed 4g network to point to support feature, and you would have had same situation that att has with its iphone now(ala att . Now the led flash is the debatable, given the excellent picture quality in night mode and the sleekness phone design without it. Some find it unnecessary while others are adamant of it being as requirement of any super smartphone.

      • Anonymous

        Wait, are you saying that TMO 4G wasnt ready for a 4G phone? And are you saying that TMO could not have done what Sprint did and put their 4G specific radio in there?

        T-Mobile is 100% to blame for the Vibrants handling because as Robavila said “samsung is just filling orders from tmobile”.

      • Anonymous

        Wait, are you saying that TMO 4G wasnt ready for a 4G phone? And are you saying that TMO could not have done what Sprint did and put their 4G specific radio in there?

        T-Mobile is 100% to blame for the Vibrants handling because as Robavila said “samsung is just filling orders from tmobile”.

      • Anonymous

        Wait, are you saying that TMO 4G wasnt ready for a 4G phone? And are you saying that TMO could not have done what Sprint did and put their 4G specific radio in there?

        T-Mobile is 100% to blame for the Vibrants handling because as Robavila said “samsung is just filling orders from tmobile”.

      • Anonymous

        Wait, are you saying that TMO 4G wasnt ready for a 4G phone? And are you saying that TMO could not have done what Sprint did and put their 4G specific radio in there?

        T-Mobile is 100% to blame for the Vibrants handling because as Robavila said “samsung is just filling orders from tmobile”.

    • Dragoth

      I agree completely. An exchange program for current owners would go a long way towards customer satisfaction. I am wondering how much pestering it will take to get the exchange if they don’t offer it up freely though? Had a friend that had the HTC HD2 before the Vibrant hit the market. He spent about 3 weeks on and off the phone with T-Mobile and finally got them to sell them the Vibrant for the full upgrade cost AND allowed them to keep their HD2’s. Wondering if we could pull that same stunt with our old Vibrants. They even were able to sell their HD2’s for a profit lol.

      • Rage84088

        LOL I DID THE SAME EXACT THING!

  • Robavila721

    i think that tmobile is more to blame here, if they had included the extra features in the first place, they wouldn’t have to re-release a phone, samsung is just filling orders from tmobile. don’t get me wrong i love my vibrant and tmobile, but this is just giving customers the shaft, unless they come up with an exchange program for people who adopted the first gen vibrant, there will be ALOT of dissapointed people

  • ktwist

    Well I did leave this in a comment that the Vibrant 4G was coming and emailed a staff memeber a month or two back. I dont blame anyone for not believing (hell i was skeptical) but the Samsung Rep that informed me was right it seems. If the rest of what he told me was true, there aiming for a date on or close to Valentines Day he said.

  • Csaeteurn83

    if this is running 2.2 why dont us,,, the original vibrant get 2.2 already??? specs and errything is the same… i wont be gettin this bkus i doubt they are gonna upgrade this phone to 2.3,, ahahaha

  • Csaeteurn83

    if this is running 2.2 why dont us,,, the original vibrant get 2.2 already??? specs and errything is the same… i wont be gettin this bkus i doubt they are gonna upgrade this phone to 2.3,, ahahaha

  • Osyrus68

    So is this why the jackwads at Samsung and Tmo have been jerking around Vibrant owners in regards to updates??? because they knew all along they were just going to release the int’l version a few months down the road in the US particularly? if that’s the case….Tmo is not trying to be a better carrier, they really are just playing catch up. It’s extremely disappointing that all off these companies seem to think this is how to do good business. I understand we as consumers have the control, but when idiocracy has taken control and people just immediately go out and re-sign up for the “new” version of the phone every 4 months with a new 2 year contract no wonder the carriers pull this crap….

  • Osyrus68

    So is this why the jackwads at Samsung and Tmo have been jerking around Vibrant owners in regards to updates??? because they knew all along they were just going to release the int’l version a few months down the road in the US particularly? if that’s the case….Tmo is not trying to be a better carrier, they really are just playing catch up. It’s extremely disappointing that all off these companies seem to think this is how to do good business. I understand we as consumers have the control, but when idiocracy has taken control and people just immediately go out and re-sign up for the “new” version of the phone every 4 months with a new 2 year contract no wonder the carriers pull this crap….

  • Adm

    Yeah I’m going to jump on the bandwagon here and call complete and total BS on this one. I was already irritated that they’d release a “superphone” that doesn’t run on the new network that was started all of a month later. Now, they’re releasing my phone, with the upgrade I was told was coming months ago, AND the ability to take advantage of HSPA. To hell with the FFC, that’s not a big deal. Scorned customer over here.

    • Adm

      I expect new better phones to come out all the time and for mine to be obsolete quickly, but this is essentially being sold a beta version.

    • Adm

      I expect new better phones to come out all the time and for mine to be obsolete quickly, but this is essentially being sold a beta version.

      • Dragoth

        My exact thoughts. They are releasing this phone in a form factor that is how it should have been from Day 1. We have all been beta testers for Samsung. Congrats.

      • Dragoth

        My exact thoughts. They are releasing this phone in a form factor that is how it should have been from Day 1. We have all been beta testers for Samsung. Congrats.

      • Dragoth

        My exact thoughts. They are releasing this phone in a form factor that is how it should have been from Day 1. We have all been beta testers for Samsung. Congrats.

    • Adm

      I expect new better phones to come out all the time and for mine to be obsolete quickly, but this is essentially being sold a beta version.

    • Dragoth

      Couldn’t agree more. This is BS to the core and 100% a marketing ploy by T-mobile and Samsung to make more money. Makes me want to sell my Vibrant all together and find a manufacture that actually cares about the customers that buy their product.

    • Dragoth

      Couldn’t agree more. This is BS to the core and 100% a marketing ploy by T-mobile and Samsung to make more money. Makes me want to sell my Vibrant all together and find a manufacture that actually cares about the customers that buy their product.

  • Anonymous

    So they can release an updated version of the Vibrant (before they even update the first Vibrant with 2.2) but they can’t get the Omnia 7 or any version like it or the Focus over here?

  • Anonymous

    So they can release an updated version of the Vibrant (before they even update the first Vibrant with 2.2) but they can’t get the Omnia 7 or any version like it or the Focus over here?

  • Abc

    P.l boycott all samsung and tmobile branded phones.

  • “Oh heck no. Not another Motorola, Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC, Panasonic, Sony Ericsson, Vizio, Nokia or Dell handset. I’ve been burnt too many times.”

    That’s Android for you. Must buy a new handset every 4 month’s for the latest update named after a dessert. Don’t get your green panties in a bunch, I like Android. I dislike the way manufacturers can ruin it. Open source should be changed to semi-open source.

  • Rickdsf

    I am a person who needs a keyboard since I cannot type on a touchscreen. I cannot ever use an i-phone for this reason. I took the G-2. I really like the phone but when is someone going to get the idea that we want a FULL keyboard like the G-1? Sprint has the Galaxy with a video camera and a FULL keyboard already.

    • I used to be the same way. Til I got my first phone with no keyboard (the Nexus 1). Now even when I have a phone with a keyboard I never use it. And with the 2.3 keyboard I type much faster on screen than I ever did on the slide out keyboards because I don’t have to slow down to fix mistakes. It usually guesses right on the auto-correct. You should try it before you knock it.

      • Dale Murphy

        whose to say rickdsf hasn’t tried it? i agree with him. i’ve used swype, shapewriter, etc. you people who don’t want or like keyboards are an assuming and opinionated group. if we don’t like virtual keyboards then get over it.

        and yes, i still want a 4.3 inch screen!

        • yeah I was always a fan of physical keys. And the G1 still till this day has the best keyboard on T-Mobile. But once I rooted my HD2 with Android and installed the EVO keyboard my thoughts changed. Touchscreen keyboards are nice if your screen is 4″ or more. I’ll never go back to physical now.

        • Anonymous

          I must disagree and say the Touch Pro 2 has had the best keyboard on T-Mobile or any other US carrier. It’d be nice to have an expanded TP2-like keyboard for the HD2… but damn if that HD2 of mine isn’t sexy already…

    • I used to be the same way. Til I got my first phone with no keyboard (the Nexus 1). Now even when I have a phone with a keyboard I never use it. And with the 2.3 keyboard I type much faster on screen than I ever did on the slide out keyboards because I don’t have to slow down to fix mistakes. It usually guesses right on the auto-correct. You should try it before you knock it.

    • I used to be the same way. Til I got my first phone with no keyboard (the Nexus 1). Now even when I have a phone with a keyboard I never use it. And with the 2.3 keyboard I type much faster on screen than I ever did on the slide out keyboards because I don’t have to slow down to fix mistakes. It usually guesses right on the auto-correct. You should try it before you knock it.

    • I used to be the same way. Til I got my first phone with no keyboard (the Nexus 1). Now even when I have a phone with a keyboard I never use it. And with the 2.3 keyboard I type much faster on screen than I ever did on the slide out keyboards because I don’t have to slow down to fix mistakes. It usually guesses right on the auto-correct. You should try it before you knock it.

  • proud_Vibrant_user

    so no flash, 1gb internal memory, what is the deal with Samsung putting out these “standard-feature-lacking” phones? Damn made me put together a word, its that bad.

  • proud_Vibrant_user

    so no flash, 1gb internal memory, what is the deal with Samsung putting out these “standard-feature-lacking” phones? Damn made me put together a word, its that bad.

  • I might have to pick one of these up pending the price of a 32 GB micro SD. If it had the same 16 GB internal as my Vibrant it would be a sure bet, but I”ll have to think about it. Not to mention by the time this phone is out the community will have gingerbread ready.

  • I might have to pick one of these up pending the price of a 32 GB micro SD. If it had the same 16 GB internal as my Vibrant it would be a sure bet, but I”ll have to think about it. Not to mention by the time this phone is out the community will have gingerbread ready.

  • I might have to pick one of these up pending the price of a 32 GB micro SD. If it had the same 16 GB internal as my Vibrant it would be a sure bet, but I”ll have to think about it. Not to mention by the time this phone is out the community will have gingerbread ready.

  • Djaymikee

    This phone neeeeds FLASH!!!!!!

  • Pmavini

    Folks you got the phone you bought. It is still the phone you bought, the world just passed it by. I didn’t expect my dvd player to play blu-rays the next day. Software delays suck, but you sure can’t gripe about the new model having different hardware.

  • dano

    Screw Samsung, what’s up with the LG Optimus 2X? Is it coming to T-Mobile US?

  • Bensworld

    I’ve been going back and forth with myself over the Samsung Vibrant or the Samsung Nexus S. I like both phones, but I was leaning more towards the Nexus S. The reason being is that it’s straight up stock Android, so it will receive all new updates of android going forward. With the upgraded front facing camera to the Vibrant Plus and it’s 21+ Mbps 4G Speeds I was like woo this might be the one. I guess I just can’t get over why wouldn’t they update the Vibrant Plus with android 2.3 and why not add a flash to such a high-end device.

  • Tatankisi

    This “plus” crap is what the original Samsung Vibrant should have been right from the beginning. To make matters worse, T-Mobile couldn’t even push for a stupid LED Flash. Thanks but no thanks. I’ll wait for a better one.

  • Slimshady

    perfect phone!! but why no flash? i guess, i’ll have to wait to upgrade yet again…

  • LuciddreamerX

    This doesn’t make any sense. It’s like tmobile is being cheap, if their gonna do a refresh do a proper refresh. The Inspire 4g and infuse 4g both have 4.5 inch screens, super amoled plus displays and cameras with flash and their humminbird processor are overclocked to 1.2ghz, ffc’s and they support their 4g networks.
    But tmobile can only add hspa+ and ffc? Wtf is that ? It’s 2011. If tmobile wants to remain competitive they need to release phones that have equal or better features.

  • LuciddreamerX

    This doesn’t make any sense. It’s like tmobile is being cheap, if their gonna do a refresh do a proper refresh. The Inspire 4g and infuse 4g both have 4.5 inch screens, super amoled plus displays and cameras with flash and their humminbird processor are overclocked to 1.2ghz, ffc’s and they support their 4g networks.
    But tmobile can only add hspa+ and ffc? Wtf is that ? It’s 2011. If tmobile wants to remain competitive they need to release phones that have equal or better features.

  • LuciddreamerX

    This doesn’t make any sense. It’s like tmobile is being cheap, if their gonna do a refresh do a proper refresh. The Inspire 4g and infuse 4g both have 4.5 inch screens, super amoled plus displays and cameras with flash and their humminbird processor are overclocked to 1.2ghz, ffc’s and they support their 4g networks.
    But tmobile can only add hspa+ and ffc? Wtf is that ? It’s 2011. If tmobile wants to remain competitive they need to release phones that have equal or better features.

  • Cory

    Hey tmobile – instead of launching a new Vibrant, why don’t you take care of your core customers that went out and purchased the Vibrant with a broken GPS and no update to 2.2 first? Or wait… maybe you’re sending us all a free Vibrant Plus as a replacement to everyone who picked up the original!

    • dirtyfrank

      because no one cares about customers who already bought the phone and signed a new contract. dont you people get that? once you have someones money in your hand, what reason do you have to keep them satisfied? If someone handed you $500 bucks then said ” now i need you to do some things for me”….. would you go do the things or would you disappear into the night with $500? only an idiot would stick around to do the chores when they already got paid. think about it

      • Michael

        Why do all of you assume that every Vibrant was purchased with a contract? I buy my phones outright and haven’t had a phone contract in years. This gives me leverage when I have billing or other issues – I threaten to leave and they have no way of charging me an ETF.

        When my daughters phone died and regular customer service wouldn’t honor the insurance I purchase, I spoke to customer retention and got a new phone mailed immediately.

    • E-dubbs

      I totally agree with you on that I just said the same thing in one of my post we should be allowed to get a free update or trade in our old phones for the new one with all the new features.

  • Cory

    Hey tmobile – instead of launching a new Vibrant, why don’t you take care of your core customers that went out and purchased the Vibrant with a broken GPS and no update to 2.2 first? Or wait… maybe you’re sending us all a free Vibrant Plus as a replacement to everyone who picked up the original!

  • rev2redlineguy

    Really….now this is a total slap in the face for current Vibrant owners. Seriously, does Samsung and T-Mobile think people are actually going to just spill out $500+ more dollars and simply forget about their old Vibrants like money grows on trees? Man, someone needs to fire these marketing people or whoever is in charge of bringing out these products to T-Mobile. What a total disgrace and I’m embarrassed by T-Mobile for even doing this to their customers. And as far as Samsung…..well, they are just shafting everyone else. Shame on them too. Karma is around the corner for them so they better get off that pink cloud they are on soon or else.

    • Derpaderp

      yeah marketing people have very little to do with what goes into the phone software-wise. but samsung should be decomissioned as far as i am concerned. even their “high end” phones like the vibrant still have crappy boring UI and many bugs. u cant expect a korean programmer to know how to input the exact codes to work flawlessly on an AMERICAN network

    • E-dubbs

      I feel you I honestly think we should get a free upgrade or able to trade are old samsung vibrants just to be fair due to the fact they held back froyo for several months.

  • rev2redlineguy

    Really….now this is a total slap in the face for current Vibrant owners. Seriously, does Samsung and T-Mobile think people are actually going to just spill out $500+ more dollars and simply forget about their old Vibrants like money grows on trees? Man, someone needs to fire these marketing people or whoever is in charge of bringing out these products to T-Mobile. What a total disgrace and I’m embarrassed by T-Mobile for even doing this to their customers. And as far as Samsung…..well, they are just shafting everyone else. Shame on them too. Karma is around the corner for them so they better get off that pink cloud they are on soon or else.

  • Drhonk
    • This article is garbage, don’t believe it. I’m pretty good at this and I say its false.

      • 77danj7

        If it’s garbage where is the update?

        • The Fascinate hasn’t gotten the update, the Captivate hasn’t either, you mean to tell me AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are colluding with Samsung to not deliver Froyo because the Infuse, Unnamed LTE phone and Vibrant 4G are all on the radar. That’s a nice story, I’m having dinner with Elvis tomorrow.

        • matador

          not saying its true, BUT, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it was..samsung has been known to do some crappy moves…

        • meow

          I spoke with T-Mo customer retention today and asked about it. They said as far as they knew Froyo could be out at any time because it was ready for the Vibrant Plus. No worries on my end, 2.1 on the Vibrant seems to be just as nice as Froyo on my MyTouch, but that could just be me =)

        • death2religion

          it is just you.

        • meow

          I spoke with T-Mo customer retention today and asked about it. They said as far as they knew Froyo could be out at any time because it was ready for the Vibrant Plus. No worries on my end, 2.1 on the Vibrant seems to be just as nice as Froyo on my MyTouch, but that could just be me =)

        • Jasonschwartz

          well samsung does suck.and everyone knows at&t and verizon are the greediest bunch of hooknoses in all the land…… so I wouldnt put it past em.

        • Michael

          Tell the King that I want to hire him for my sister-in-law’s birthday party. He should be prepared to sing “In The Ghetto”…..she hates that song.

        • Michael

          Tell the King that I want to hire him for my sister-in-law’s birthday party. He should be prepared to sing “In The Ghetto”…..she hates that song.

      • TMO G2

        Why do you still have “21+ Mbps” in your article. The photos say “HSPA+ 21” so that 21 Mbps max (which most people will never reach even half that).

      • TMOprophet

        I said Samsung and TMO would do this even before the Vibrant launched, and now its happening, its not false , you are simply wrong or trying to cover for them….shame on you. Obviously you are not very good at this stuff if you actually believe that article to be false, I know for fact that it is true.

        I will repeat my statements from long ago…This is how Sammy plays ball, get a phone, promise updates, then hold back or eliminate updates..then launch newer and better phone…everyone buy the new phone!

        • I stand by the notion that is the false, I will continue to stand by this
          and as you believe for yourself, I’m not exactly ill equipped to have this
          debate. I’m not covering up for them, I simply don’t believe in a worldwide
          conspiracy between Samsung and the four major carriers. I know the email
          seemingly that started all of this was written by an employee who writes
          like a 12 year old, hardly someone in a position of power.

  • Drhonk
  • Does it have a 5-row keyboard?

  • Hnabi94

    Are you fucking kidding me what kind of bs is this, all they did was add 4g and 2.2….we should have had this shit in the original vibrant. They could have atleast made this like att’s new phone the infuse 4g. What the hell is T-Mobile and Samsung doing.

  • Anonymous

    Should be interesting to see how that turns out.

    http://www.total-privacy.edu.tc

  • Anonymous

    Should be interesting to see how that turns out.

    http://www.total-privacy.edu.tc

  • led flash?

  • chris

    i guess this is our answer to the original Vibrant being upgraded to 2.2

  • Jimco

    Why would they not push out an update if they have 2.2 running on a phone wiht the exact same specs? That is what is mind boggling…I could understand if the Vibrant 4G had some sort of upgraded hardware and specs.

  • Jimco

    Why would they not push out an update if they have 2.2 running on a phone wiht the exact same specs? That is what is mind boggling…I could understand if the Vibrant 4G had some sort of upgraded hardware and specs.

  • JJ77

    Guys no worries original vibrant will get 2.2 very soon this is cos based on few tests it was found that vibrant as unstable when going for high speeds and 2.2 is the option to fix. This need to be done else all customers with vibrant will be affected big time. There are few updates to come very soon.

    • Xtreamski

      oh. didnt realize you worked for samsung and had inside information into the inner workings of the company….. whew! finally 2.2 will come to the original vibrant…. probably right as android 3.0 hits all the other, less expensive, much better phones. JUUUUNNNNKKKK

    • Xtreamski

      oh. didnt realize you worked for samsung and had inside information into the inner workings of the company….. whew! finally 2.2 will come to the original vibrant…. probably right as android 3.0 hits all the other, less expensive, much better phones. JUUUUNNNNKKKK

  • thanxs samsuxs thanks show how much you really care about the 1million vibrants

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Samsung trying to squeeze every dime out of that dollar…Of course they sold more Galaxy S on T-Mo then any other carrier…what other quality phone did T-Mo have

    • vibrantisjunk

      u think the vibrant is a quality phone? glad you’re not a phone designer. otherwise, all phones would suck donkey d*CK like the vibrant…. hows froyo 2.2 going for you? must look great on the vibrant… o wait…. o yea, even the LG optimus T has 2.2. guess the vibrant SUCKS BAAAAALLLLSSSSSS

      • TrulySmartPhone

        keep talking, (it’s your right)… it only show that you have a kindergarten education let alone an elementary level decision

    • vibrantisjunk

      u think the vibrant is a quality phone? glad you’re not a phone designer. otherwise, all phones would suck donkey d*CK like the vibrant…. hows froyo 2.2 going for you? must look great on the vibrant… o wait…. o yea, even the LG optimus T has 2.2. guess the vibrant SUCKS BAAAAALLLLSSSSSS

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    forgot to mention…no dual core…Fuggettabattit

  • T-bagger

    Why in the BLUE **** would they not put flash on the camera.. maybe they’ll have it when they release the VIRBRANT plus plus. wtf..

  • vibrantisjunk

    i wouldnt use a samsung phone if it was FREE to do so. samsung = crazy koreans making sub par technology. all set with supporting a country that eats the family pets. NEXT

    • TrulySmartPhone

      lols… little knowledge is dangerous u racist moron… your problem is your stuck in good (BAD) old USA and never outside the country this past decades.. fortunate to me, i have travel all over the world and i know whats out there vs. the mighty technology laden USA… lols..

  • vibrantisjunk

    i wouldnt use a samsung phone if it was FREE to do so. samsung = crazy koreans making sub par technology. all set with supporting a country that eats the family pets. NEXT

  • Jtfinn

    How nice that they can’t upgrade existing Vibrant phone to Froyo much less Gingerbread but they can sell you a NEW version of the Vibrant w/Froyo on it…..and in 2012, they’ll sell you another new version w/Gingerbread And, of course, T-M will happily go alone because it’s another new phone sale & contract extension! T-M better jump on the LG Otimus 2X as soon as possible cause I’m going to whatever carrier has it.

  • E-dubbs

    Well honestly I think since there coming out with a new samsung vibrant phone with all these new features including a front side camera wouldnt it be fair that the old tmobile vibrant users get a free upgrade or able to trade the old vibrant in for the new samsung vibrant if its does come out. I just think its fair due to fact that they held back 2.2 froyo for several months now and still has not release it. Plus there 4 more other updates bout to come out.

    • I’ve had my vibrant for 3 months now, I’ll totally play nice and quiet and pretend like none of this ever happened if they just let me trade for the +. No questions…

      • E-dubbs

        Your totally right I tried to play it cool like the updates in stuff dont bother me. But the now there a new samsung vibrant suppose to be coming out and us old vibrant users still havent got a update yeah ill be highly upset if we dont get to have to new phone or trade in.

    • I’ve had my vibrant for 3 months now, I’ll totally play nice and quiet and pretend like none of this ever happened if they just let me trade for the +. No questions…

    • I’ve had my vibrant for 3 months now, I’ll totally play nice and quiet and pretend like none of this ever happened if they just let me trade for the +. No questions…

    • Anonymous

      So…. since Ford went ahead and made the 2011 Mustang leaps and bounds better than the 2010, everyone that bought a 2010 should be given the opportunity to trade it straight up?!? Think about it… (additionally, since phones have about a 2-3 year obsolence, the 6 months that you have owned the phone is nearly a quarter of its marketable lifespan compared to a car which faces about 10+ years)

      It happens ALL the time in ALL sorts of product lines. Everything gets improved and at times there are penalties for being an early adopter. I’m sure it was a nice 2 months you enjoyed having the “latest and greatest” phone.

      As for SAMSUNG promising a Froyo update to TMO and its customers, shame on Sammy. TMO was unfortunate enough to be dicked around by Samsung as well (since Verizon gets all the real love).

      • Danny

        Auto dealers don’t promise OTA or side loadable updates to their fleet of cars.

        Your analogy = FAIL

        Samsung sold a buggy product plain and simple. The bugs were supposed to be fixed with FW or SW updates. We got one small update that did nothing but appease our creative imaginations.

        If you are still stuck on your automobile analogy remember that car makers announce recalls when they sell products to customers that are defective or unsafe and will either fix or replace the vehicle in worst case scenarios.

        • Anonymous

          Your reading comprehension = FAIL.

          I’m not arguing that Samsung did nothing wrong. But do you really deserve
          the next hardware version for free from T-mobile? NO.

          Do you deserve Froyo from Samsung? Yes.

        • Anonymous

          Your reading comprehension = FAIL.

          I’m not arguing that Samsung did nothing wrong. But do you really deserve
          the next hardware version for free from T-mobile? NO.

          Do you deserve Froyo from Samsung? Yes.

  • Dbob1949

    Shearing the sheep. Bought the Samsung Vibrant because it was the only decent phone T-Mobile had (my G1 getting aged) and the promise by T-Mobile that my phone would be upgraded to 2.2 shortly. They obviouly lied. Will never buy another Samsung product and will be leaving T-Mobile ASAP after being a previously satisfied customer through various Sidekicks and the G1. Same on you T-Mobile.

    • growupDbob

      wow dude. you think you’ll get better treatment elsewhere? those reps didnt know samsung would hold off on their updates. T-MO is the most honest phone company there is. Have fun getting lied to about everything and seeing your bill twice as much as you though it would be over at verizon.

    • growupDbob

      wow dude. you think you’ll get better treatment elsewhere? those reps didnt know samsung would hold off on their updates. T-MO is the most honest phone company there is. Have fun getting lied to about everything and seeing your bill twice as much as you though it would be over at verizon.

  • Ali1234

    Seriously we should all boycott this phone.

  • VBR101

    Froyo will go to the original Vibrant a month after the Vibrant Plus comes out. And I will be on Verizon.. No Dual Core, No GingerBread, and No Flash.. There Metro Phones coming out that are going to be better than this.

    • rdm

      have fun with your 1.87 mbps download speed.

    • rdm

      have fun with your 1.87 mbps download speed.

  • Nis

    Be patient on the dual core phones, they’re just coming out. Anyone thinking that this version of the Vibrant would have a dual-core chip on board isn’t being realistic. As for the lack of Froyo or Gingerbread, that problem is easily solved by following some REALLY, REALLY easy steps provided by our friends over at XDA Developers. The lack of flash is surprising but come on! Has anyone ever seen one decent photo taken from a phone with a flash that didn’t make people in the picture look as white as new bed sheets. I guess it’s better than nothing for some.

    • House3272

      Flash does make pictures look bad, night mode ftw. Buta, its a great flashlight, battery drainer, and just overall better to have, so you dont feel left out, or having to explain to your dim-witted friends with bbpearls why flash isnt necessary.

    • House3272

      Flash does make pictures look bad, night mode ftw. Buta, its a great flashlight, battery drainer, and just overall better to have, so you dont feel left out, or having to explain to your dim-witted friends with bbpearls why flash isnt necessary.

  • T-Mobile REP

    If you want a new OS, YOU should install it. Don’t just sit there and cry because your computer didn’t get an OTA upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. I’ve been on the Vibrant since the release date, and have been on Android 2.2 for about half that time. Oh, I’m also loving: 28% faster cpu speed (overclocked to 1280mhz), freeing myself from samsungs proprietary rfs filesystem and converting to ext4 (I quadrant 3 times faster than a stock Vibrant). Wifi calling. Voodoo sound kernel so that I may increase the headphone amplifier. And wifi hotspot tethering. And because of all of the stuff listed above, I generally speedtest the SAME as a myTouch 4G and a T-Mobile G2 because they are so bogged down with other proprietary crap. My next step is to get an HD2 and flash android to the NAND, so essentially it’ll be EXACTLY the same thing with a 4.3″ screen. Which tops any offering they have, and its SO OLD lol!

    Get off your duff and do something about it, checkout xda and get your phones out of jail.

    • stmilli

      Said this on another post giong to repeat here, upadating from 2.1 to 2.2 is not going from XP or Vista to W7, it is an incremental update. I receive service packs OTA thank you.

    • stmilli

      Said this on another post giong to repeat here, upadating from 2.1 to 2.2 is not going from XP or Vista to W7, it is an incremental update. I receive service packs OTA thank you.

    • Anonymous

      I guess its ok for Sammy to rip you off like this in some folks eyes!
      Yes, update the vibrant yourself, It’s easy! No, don’t ever buy a Samsung phone again! There are other brands that prob won’t pull this crap!
      Took HTC forever but I’m convinced that all the mytouch line will get froyo, and aside from the slide they are usually built like tanks :-) maybe hop on the LG wagon? We don’t need to support makes that are put out in the beta stage, broken and then never get updated!

      • AMOLED

        it took HTC FOREVER to get froyo on anything other than the 4G. the vibrants been out what 3 months? 4 maybe? talk about jumping ship a little early

        • Anonymous

          Took forever but it got done! My touch line to the Eris! Samsung might not ever update to froyo! Some of them HTC phones probably don’t even sport the best hardware for froyo but they got it!

        • Anonymous

          Took forever but it got done! My touch line to the Eris! Samsung might not ever update to froyo! Some of them HTC phones probably don’t even sport the best hardware for froyo but they got it!

    • Hrm…

      I’m doubting your credibility as an official T-Mobile Rep given company IP policies and posting stuff like this…
      but like the above post..
      As a Tmobile Rep, it sounds like you are suggesting that end-users VOID their warranties.
      Care to make this interesting and get permission from TMobile to make this an official recommendation? ;)

      Gee..hrm……you do realize that anyone with ‘insurance’ or product protection plan will VOID their protection and VOID their warranty by doing this, right? Or, you can lie about making the change to get warranty/protection coverage, but that is illegal..

      Now for those with an out of warranty phone, go for it. For the rest of the world, this needs to be clarly communicated so people can way the risks and make an ‘educated’ decision.

      • Hrm…

        *sigh*, it’s late, I meant “weigh” not “way”….

      • Hrm…

        *sigh*, it’s late, I meant “weigh” not “way”….

  • Upset Vibrant User

    I hope no one buys this phone. Samsung is the worst for Android devices and I hope T-Mobile customers can see that.

    http://androidspin.com/2011/01/12/breaking-t-mobile-internals-confirm-samsung-is-holding-the-android-world-hostage/

    • Upset Vibrant User

      I retract my previous source, as it’s far too outlandish of a statement. I still think people should wait for other competitor’s offerings first before they shoot the gun.

    • Upset Vibrant User

      I retract my previous source, as it’s far too outlandish of a statement. I still think people should wait for other competitor’s offerings first before they shoot the gun.

  • No2Samsung

    You’ll be sorry if you bought this phone, just like million of the 1st gen Samsung Galaxy S owners did…

  • Mbh8280

    I would love to get it. I love my Vibrant, and if I could get it with 4g speeds, FFC, and Froyo. Count me in!!!!

  • Gmo

    I see the plot. Make all current owners want the upgrades and a few need features but don’t give it to them at least not free… To get them make them “upgrade” the device. Makes $$$ sense. If this phone runs 2.2 and the new features (as far as hardware) can be disabled for the current version why are they not releasing the 2.2 update. Unless they have completely re-done the hardware and software I don’t see a real reason other than $$$.

  • YouRallLAMES!!

    I am a corporate sales rep and I just want to say this because I would never get a chance otherwise… Why dont all you lazy retards update the Vibrant yourself to 2.2? Its actually very easy. I have been running 2.2 on my Vibrant for months, I watched how to do it on youtube and did it in 15 min… stop crying and complaining because everything isn’t given to you on a silver platter… I hope you all dont live your lives like this.. learn to take control and get what you want.. Dont sit around with a thumb in your ass crying… Waa sob sob I dont have the best phone anymore and I just bought it 6 months ago :,( get over yourself… New phones come out on a weekly basis. Hopefully this bit of truth causes you some kind of buying complex in the future… NO MATTER WHAT PHONE YOU BUY IT WILL BE OLD NEWS/TECHNOLOGY IN 6 MONTHS! Get over it or do something about it! DOUCHES! And I hope they never role the 2.2 out to you sorry lames with the Vibrant.. and I hope the Vibrant 4G shits on your 2.1 Vibrant.

    • SEFan

      OK, so now we have two T-Mo reps essentially telling us that our only true friends are at XDA. Good to know. No matter that T-Mo has tried its best to keep folks from rooting, no matter that T-Mo specs Android overlays that they apparently think we would find interesting or useful, the only way to stay current is by taking control yourself, wiping all those things T-Mo thought would be interesting/useful, and rooting. Harsh, but useful, customer service message. Actually starts to make the IOS fenced garden look attractive…

      Seriously, I think the Vibrant Plus (or whatever they call it) is Samsung and T-Mo’s admission of a mistake on the original. Many of us commented on the lack of FFC and the limitation to 7.2 mbps. At the time it didn’t matter so much; T-Mo had no other first-line Android device, so even a bare-bones Galaxy S device was great. Then came HTC with the G2 and the MyTouch 4G. Suddenly the Vibrant looks old – still 2.1, still limited to 7.2mbps, no FFC when T-Mo is talking that up all over the place. Oops! You can roll out 2.2 on the Vib, you might even be able to make it faster w/ an OS upgrade, but you can’t add the FFC. But correcting all these things w/ a new Vibrant is easy because all the bits already existed.

      Does that make the old Vib a bad phone? No. Still fast, still a lot of memory, still has THAT SCREEN (seriously, the screen is sooo beautiful!), still is light and slim. How many of us can really take advantage of 4G anyway? And seriously, 7.2 is still pretty quick. Not 4G quick, but very few are getting 4G on any carrier, so why worry? I’d never buy a Vibrant because of the GPS issue, which as far as I can tell from the Vib users I know is still unresolved. But if you don’t need GPS so much, this is still a nice phone. So perhaps Sr. LAMES is on to something. Maybe we should all be rooting and upgrading at will. Maybe that will finally convince T-Mo (and other carriers; T-Mo certainly isn’t the worst) to leave off the crapware ’cause XDA WILL find a way in, and we WILL root and do what we want with the phone regardless.

      Sorry. Rant off…

    • TMOprophet

      SO let me get this straight, you are a corporate rep who doesn’t deserve his/her job…..

      Firstly lying about phone updates in order to sell a almost identical, merely refurbished phone is bad business. Defending that practice is shameful. Just like the Behold 2 before it, the Vibrant proves that Samsuck is truly SamSUCK.

      TMO customers are not lazy..they are tricked and lied to by people like YOU. Then you pay off stupid blog sites to defend your crony practices. I can’t wait till HTC or LG brings out screen technology better than your Super Amoled, because at that point Sammy’s stranglehold on the pretty screen market will be over.

      The only potentially good phone Samsung has maybe going for it is the yet to be shown Galaxy S2 that is rumored to be shown at the WMC. Perhaps finally having dual cores, and HSPA+, source code released, and all the goodies on board from the get go might keep people satisfied with their phones a little longer.

      Final thought, quit your job and make room for someone who actually cares about what the customers want and expect.

    • mrjoeyloke

      you’re a f@#king idiot! that’s not the point here! i’m on onyx 2.2 and i love it, but it still doesn’t make this right! c@ckstain! lol

    • Crazythunder1968

      figures a corp. rep would have to watch a video on how to do it, instead of reading and doing it the manly way.

    • Hrm…

      As a corp. sales rep, it sounds like you are suggesting that end-users VOID their warranties.
      Care to make this interesting and get permission from TMobile to make this an official recommendation? ;)

    • your a…… heartless bast@rd…….. i just bought the vibrant…. so pissed off because t-mobile been dicking me round, i paid cash $523 after tax not including first bill, prepaid ponth to month, well the god dam wi-fi wont run web….. these ass holes need to stop hanging up on me and let my vibrant run web through wi-fi…

    • Anon

      From your lips to god’s ear! The internet is filled with these no-nothing schmucks!

    • TMO4G

      Amen! As another T-Mobile Sales Rep, stop bitching and update your phone or sell and buy the latest.

      • Stcroix

        Yeah, so .. do they teach you to lie to the clients to get them to buy the almost defunct upgrade(knowing that a new one will come out 3( that’s right), three days after the sale? or are you all just natural liars? I pay out over 300.00 a month to those vultures, and have to watch them like a hawk, I have been over billed ( a $275 dollar charge appeared on my T Mobile at home for Over age in Minutes)… After that I had an accountant friend go over all my T MO bills, and found 15 other mistakes. ( since rectified), still they have not given up.. I asked for the strongest network link they had, and they sold me the web jet by Huawei, POS, that half the time can’t even connect, even where my phone does. they could just let me tether and get on line, but no… that might be productive, point is as soon as I purchased this POS, I find out they have a more powerful one for 165.00. Nice ( grab your ankles it’s a T MO rep…..) Verizon offers a portable hot spot that allows 5 devices on line at one time, does T MO? hell no… Is there a device that allows 5 devices, yes and guess what it is made by that’s right Huawei, ( I ordered one from China). I will be ready for T MO selling their souls to satan ( AT&T), because as soon as that happens, I will be free of their contracts.( having never agreed to stay with them if they sell or merge with any one else). Oh and one more thing, you and AT&T are liars, you do not have 4G yet. you simply dressed some kid in a pink dress and do old school ( MAC vs PC) ads neither of you have 4 G you simply re branded your 3 G.

        so you Bunch of pathetic liars STFU!

    • Stcroix

      you are such a great help. simply telling others that there is a way to fight the corporate ass hats, but no…. you have to kick sand in their faces, and pour salt in the wound. what a prize you are, bet your mom is proud. Jerk.

  • YouRallLAMES!!

    I am a corporate sales rep and I just want to say this because I would never get a chance otherwise… Why dont all you lazy retards update the Vibrant yourself to 2.2? Its actually very easy. I have been running 2.2 on my Vibrant for months, I watched how to do it on youtube and did it in 15 min… stop crying and complaining because everything isn’t given to you on a silver platter… I hope you all dont live your lives like this.. learn to take control and get what you want.. Dont sit around with a thumb in your ass crying… Waa sob sob I dont have the best phone anymore and I just bought it 6 months ago :,( get over yourself… New phones come out on a weekly basis. Hopefully this bit of truth causes you some kind of buying complex in the future… NO MATTER WHAT PHONE YOU BUY IT WILL BE OLD NEWS/TECHNOLOGY IN 6 MONTHS! Get over it or do something about it! DOUCHES! And I hope they never role the 2.2 out to you sorry lames with the Vibrant.. and I hope the Vibrant 4G shits on your 2.1 Vibrant.

  • Jammarscott

    hope it comes with a flash this time

  • Whopps1

    does anybody know when this phone is coming out?

  • Whopps1

    does anybody know when this phone is coming out?

  • Lewis Jennifer

    Just heard from tmobile that it was coming out February 2nd.

  • Lewis Jennifer

    Just heard from tmobile that it was coming out February 2nd.

  • Samsung is being impossible!

  • Datguy

    If it’s called the plus, why don’t they add flash to the camera, super amoled plus screen, and a bigger size like 4.3 or 4.5, overclock it too 1.2ghz Then i think no one would really complain about the newer phone being released. They would see it as a true upgrade or a different phone.

  • Luciddreamerx

    And gingerbread, why aren’t phones being release with gingerbread as stock? ice cream sandwich 2.4 is going to come out before the original vibrant gets froyo 2.2

  • Not defending T-mobile here but how is this that much different than what Verizon did with the Droid 2 when they brought out the Global version? I bet this phone will only run $130-$150

  • Not defending T-mobile here but how is this that much different than what Verizon did with the Droid 2 when they brought out the Global version? I bet this phone will only run $130-$150

  • Not defending T-mobile here but how is this that much different than what Verizon did with the Droid 2 when they brought out the Global version? I bet this phone will only run $130-$150

  • Not defending T-mobile here but how is this that much different than what Verizon did with the Droid 2 when they brought out the Global version? I bet this phone will only run $130-$150

  • Me buy this phone after the way samsung is treating the vibrant and it’s customers? lets not forget our fallen friends who bought the behold 2.. lol yeah right. Buy this phone now and good luck getting android 2.4 on it. I’ll pass thank you. SAMSUNG never more.

  • GUEST

    STILL NO FLASH ON THE CAMERA?? The “nightmode” is overrated. It only works half the time. I am so dissapointed.

  • Nardva

    Has anybody else heard of this phone dropping on Feb 2? I debating if I should use my upgrade on the G2 or wait for the new Vibrant.

    • Rhumbaclave

      I have not heard that but it would be great and make some sense. If it doesn’t drop that day I will be having a family member who has verizon reserve my wife and myself iPhones the next day, since February 3rd is the first day verizon customers can order iPhones. Do you have any sources to back that day up.

      • Stcroix

        did you get your IPhone yet? did you know it tracks every move you make with out telling you? did you know any one can hack that info from your Phone if you sync to your pc? WOW.. it sure pays to buy Apple, ( who indecently claim they did not know it could do that)…. Yeah right.

    • Stcroix

      smart move is on switching to Verizon, I am, I am so tired of Corporate screwing I get from T MO and AT&T

  • Anthony Cross78

    i owned the vibrant and now the nexus s. i would get this vibrant version only if it will included a flash and 2.3

  • Martinchav

    ok so pretty much this is the ORIGINAL phone from over sea’s

    4 Super A
    1ghz
    froyo
    FFC

    wtf kinda upgrade is that only thing better is that 21 HSPA

    At least Att is getting a
    4.5 super A Plus

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/samsung-infuse-4g-for-atandt-eyes-on-update-video/

    • Martinchav

      oh an i forgot ATT Infuse 4G will be getting a fucking LED flash in the back

    • TMOprophet

      Yeah that Infuse looks tempting, but then again, why settle for less, when shortly they will be announcing the dual-core version of it at the World Mobile Congress event. That will likely be the Galaxy S2 device, and Samsung has confirmed that they will announce the successor to the SGS at this upcoming event.

      I don’t like Sammy all to well, however if they put out a device that meets my personally preferred criteria, then I will be happy to purchase their phone. so naturally a dual cored version of the Infuse would satisfy me pretty well, probably enough to last 2 years or more :)

      And thats the ticket right there, thats why Sammy hasnt launched a killer phone, they could have, but they know that people wont upgrade phones as often if they did, so they bring out more and more phones more often with the features and specs only being incrementally improved, meanwhile proclaiming that the previous device has hardware limitations that prevent upgrades for the Operating system version.
      Yeah its pretty much a big f#cking game to Samsung on how to best sucker their customers.

      • Stcroix

        and T MO goes along with it, making a 20 yr client pay full price for the newest upgrade device. then admitting they made an error, but still offering only 50% of the original rebate just to shut you up. Bunch of street hookers

    • Stcroix

      actually AT&T is getting T Mobile, because they are wh__ing them selves out, didn’t even ask the stock holders…. and of course the clients can just grab their ankles, typical of T Mobile ey?

  • Aalbaugh89

    does the camera have a flash this time?

  • Aalbaugh89

    does the camera have a flash this time?

  • Aalbaugh89

    does the camera have a flash this time?

  • Aalbaugh89

    holy cow… I have never seen so many haters in all my life. By the sound of all the pathetic winning you all must be some unhappy spoiled americans. Hopefully life gets better. Its a phone. There is no such thing is perfect. The fact that it has a super amiloid screen and you can pay $200 for it should be enough. No other series besides samsung galaxy s has that. Chill people.its not the end of the world.

    • Aldkj

      If you don’t like America, then you can GET OUT.

    • Aldkj

      If you don’t like America, then you can GET OUT.

    • Froyo Envy

      If you dont have a vibrant minus, then help yourself to a steaming cup of STFU

    • Froyo Envy

      If you dont have a vibrant minus, then help yourself to a steaming cup of STFU

    • Froyo Envy

      If you dont have a vibrant minus, then help yourself to a steaming cup of STFU

  • Jim

    And still no flash…..I’ll stich with the Nexus S.

  • Jim

    And still no flash…..I’ll stich with the Nexus S.

  • harry

    F U sammmyyyyyy!!! U suck and your phones blow!

  • harry

    F U sammmyyyyyy!!! U suck and your phones blow!

  • Jbyrd5307

    i have the vibrant and love it. but i’m amazed it still isn’t going to have a flash for the camera and y not run the 2.3???? will definately get the new vibrant but i absolutely hate not having a flash for the camera and still feel a little slighted over the whole froyo updates and now not having the 2.3.

  • lala

    Cool. Of course Samsung/T-Mobile would release an almost identical version of the Vibrant with the update that we were promised… It’s an obvious marketing strategy. I AINT BUYIN’ SHIIIIII- FROM THEM NO MORE :)

  • lala

    Cool. Of course Samsung/T-Mobile would release an almost identical version of the Vibrant with the update that we were promised… It’s an obvious marketing strategy. I AINT BUYIN’ SHIIIIII- FROM THEM NO MORE :)

    • I think I’m going to brick mine and get replacements till they upgrade me too it… In the name of “Customer satisfaction” and all that jazz. I’m already on my third replacement phone since July.

      • Do it!! Just kidding, I don’t encourage such behavior, unless you want to videotape the destruction and I’ll post it.

      • Do it!! Just kidding, I don’t encourage such behavior, unless you want to videotape the destruction and I’ll post it.

      • joeskie

        not on will tmobile not give you a replacament vibrant 2 but the will all together stop replacing your phones and refer you directly to samsung.

  • lala

    Cool. Of course Samsung/T-Mobile would release an almost identical version of the Vibrant with the update that we were promised… It’s an obvious marketing strategy. I AINT BUYIN’ SHIIIIII- FROM THEM NO MORE :)

  • deirdre

    WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?! can anyone give me a reliable drop date? My phone was stolen and I’m waiting on this phone to come out and I cant work with a $20 nokea for very much longer!

  • deirdre

    WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?! can anyone give me a reliable drop date? My phone was stolen and I’m waiting on this phone to come out and I cant work with a $20 nokea for very much longer!

    • Searching around on this site will yield a date my good sir!

    • Searching around on this site will yield a date my good sir!

  • deirdre

    WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?! can anyone give me a reliable drop date? My phone was stolen and I’m waiting on this phone to come out and I cant work with a $20 nokea for very much longer!

  • deirdre

    We’re already past the “feb 2” date so what next?

  • deirdre

    We’re already past the “feb 2” date so what next?

  • deirdre

    We’re already past the “feb 2” date so what next?