Two New Samsungs On The Horizon?

I’m going to make this short and sweet, as I’m getting ready to take off and head to Vegas! I know Samsung isn’t the most popular kid on the block right now in T-Mobile land but I’m a hearing more rumors of two new Samsung devices on the horizon. The first rumor I’m hearing is the Samsung Vibrant Plus, which at the very least would likely mean the current Vibrant with HSPA+ on board. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that name tossed around so we’ll chalk this one up with a little more credibility.

The second name is brand new to the Samsung Hawk, as of yet unknown codename for a potential T-Mobile device and that is us. Interestingly a quick Google search of Samsung Hawk yields a laptop and we know T-Mobile is slated to get at least a few data devices in 2011. I don’t want to lay all of our hopes on CES to find out all of T-Mobile’s 2011 plans as I am sure plenty will be left to the imagination but these are just two devices that might be worth keeping your ear to the ground on.

Whatever happens, we’ll be covering it!

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  • Goodbye Samsung

    Why wouldn’t they work on perfecting the Vibrant (updating software, removing bloatware, GPS, etc.) before coming out with more products. This is, once again, why Apple will continue to dominate. They release one device per year and it is nearly perfect with seamless updates and overall appeal. More products in the marketplace from a company that fails to support them = FAIL.

    • Pacerfan71

      apple nearly perfect yet their alarms failed after the new year LOL and still isnt fixed bottom line is yes apple has a advantage with only coming out with one phone but that is also a huge disadvantage. some people want something different some want a 4.3 inch screen some dont care just want blazing speed and android delivers on all that and is the reason Iphone is losing ground while android keeps gaining.

      • Anonymous

        Thats my thing. People who compare Apple’s updates to Androids seem to leave out the fact that Apple only has what? the iP4 and 3GS to update. A 3.5″ screen is not the sweet spot nor is it the screen size that everybody wants. If you want an Apple phone, you only have ONE choice essentially.

        Oh and I think the iPhone is an awsome phone BTW. It’s just not for me.

        • Magenta Magic

          Did someone say the iPhone is a perfect product? I’m sorry… I can’t hold it in my LEFT HAND because it will drop calls?

          Steve Jobs could poop in a box and sell it as the next iProduct and the mindless drones would buy it.

        • Magenta Magic

          Did someone say the iPhone is a perfect product? I’m sorry… I can’t hold it in my LEFT HAND because it will drop calls?

          Steve Jobs could poop in a box and sell it as the next iProduct and the mindless drones would buy it.

    • cdheer

      So you’re assuming that they can only do one or the other — and in fact you’re assuming that the hardware engineers working on the new phone would also be the software engineers working on updating the Vibrant, etc.?

      Reasoning FAIL.

      • Anonymous

        nice.

      • Ryan

        Actually no, his reasoning isn’t fail. Samsung has a history of leaving phones in the dust while working solely on new products, and the trend appears to be continuing just as predicted by many. But there’s no reason to debate, everyone who gets suckered in again will just be laughed at…again.

        • cdheer

          Yes, his reasoning IS FAIL. Whether Samsung updates the Vibrant or not — and given that we’ve seen test builds leak, it seems pretty likely that they WILL — that does NOT mean that by introducing NEW phones they are therefore delaying updates to existing ones.

          It’s pretty straightforward.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung Vibrant Plus is music to my ears! All you Samsung haters can keep on hating while I go upgrade to another beast of a Samsung phone which will probly be the baddest on TMO’s line up.

    I bet this bad boy will have it all. HSPA+, FFC, 4.5″ Screen, 1.2Ghz+ maybe some dual core and Gingerbread you name it!

    Wishfully Thinking.

    • Jrlane74

      hopefully an internal memory of 16 g as well as an sd card too, memory is alot as well as the importantance of ROM and RAM

    • Jrlane74

      hopefully an internal memory of 16 g as well as an sd card too, memory is alot as well as the importantance of ROM and RAM

    • Anonymous

      Undoubtedly 16GB cuz thats how TMO rolls. I don’t see the whole NxsS SD card thing being popular anytime soon personally. Oh yeah I forgot about the RAM. 1GB of RAM may finally be upon us(not that we really need it BUT ITS A NUMBERS GAME!)

    • Magenta Magic

      Using mobilespeedtest.com in Columbus, OH on 4G network, I get about 20.2Mbps results on a STOCK Vibrant running 2.1.

      • Anonymous

        I would say turn off the WiFi but THAT can’t even get 20.2Mbps…?

    • Magenta Magic

      Using mobilespeedtest.com in Columbus, OH on 4G network, I get about 20.2Mbps results on a STOCK Vibrant running 2.1.

    • LurkR

      Why dont you just wait for the galaxy2 devices those are going to be beast

      • Anonymous

        Hey either or as long as the specs are what I posted.

      • Anonymous

        Hey either or as long as the specs are what I posted.

  • pantlesspenguin

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you. I’ve been fooled once by Samsung & I don’t plan on getting fooled again. My Vibrant had so much potential, but lack of support regarding GPS & Froyo was a major deal breaker. From now on I won’t be jumping on the newest Samsung phone. Instead, I’ll let early adopters take the hit & I’ll learn from them. Until then, I’m really enjoying my MT4G.

    • Magenta Magic

      “Fool me once, shame on me…”

      How’s that video chat on the MT4G treating you? Chatting with all your other MT4G friends? Because everyone I know that has it can’t chat with anyone else…

      • pantlesspenguin

        LOL! Thanks for catching my typo. I hadn’t had my coffee yet when I wrote that. I’ve only used it once, to talk to my sis-in-law via Y! Messenger on her netbook. That worked really well, better than I was thinking it would. Regardless, I doubt I’ll use it much. I don’t video chat very much, anyway, & I’d rather use it @ home on my laptop.

      • joannalolz

        what do u mean u cant video chat on the mytouch 4g? And everyone one u kno that has one cant do it? Im sure something is wrong with those mytouch 4gs u guys have or prolly live in a crappy t-mobile area cuz over here in La everything is working fine i can video chat my sister, boyfriend and my mom without a problem with my mytouch 4g when i video chat with them on there mytouch 4g.

        • Farhan

          Looks like he didn’t drink his coffee either coz it’s really supposed to be…

          “Fool me once shame on.. shame on you… eh.. um.. a fooled man can’t get fooled again.”

          lol.

          Serious it’s actually “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

        • Farhan

          Sorry… meant to reply to pantlesspenguin

      • joannalolz

        what do u mean u cant video chat on the mytouch 4g? And everyone one u kno that has one cant do it? Im sure something is wrong with those mytouch 4gs u guys have or prolly live in a crappy t-mobile area cuz over here in La everything is working fine i can video chat my sister, boyfriend and my mom without a problem with my mytouch 4g when i video chat with them on there mytouch 4g.

      • Vicdamone4

        I have the epic and my friend with the MT4G chats with me all the time.

      • DatNizzle

        Just about any decent android phone can vid chat. It’s called Tango. I use it, works with iphones as well.

    • Magenta Magic

      “Fool me once, shame on me…”

      How’s that video chat on the MT4G treating you? Chatting with all your other MT4G friends? Because everyone I know that has it can’t chat with anyone else…

  • AnotherPoster

    Another Samsung phone that would probably be stuck on the software it launches with

  • Towera

    All I know is that if they come out with a vibrant plus that basically the same thing with out bugs and 2.2 or 2.3 I will be making tmobile swap phones or I will be getting a lawyer. I am getting tired of these company releasing a faulty phone and instead of fixing they release an updated model and expect you to pay more.

    • Magenta Magic

      Lawyer, really? Read the fine print of your service agreement with T-Mobile. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

      • Ivan

        its like buying a car, and just because a new model came out the following year, im expecting that car. -_-

    • Magenta Magic

      Lawyer, really? Read the fine print of your service agreement with T-Mobile. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

  • Chrisurban15

    I’m really curious about why people bash the Vibrant? It is the most customizable phone out of the Galaxy S line. I personally have taken the time to research how to get a superior version of Froyo on my Vibrant (probably far faster and easier to use than the upcoming stock version). I also have a FFC on my Vibrant (yeah research it, its available).

    Everyone complains, but its not Samsung’s fault that TMO (which I love by the way) decided against a FFC, and HSPA+ wasn’t even close to being ready. And no Samsung has not officially released a 2.2 version for this device yet, but I appreciate a company that produces quality products and maybe spends a little extra time developing a reliable software version.

    Now I know that not everyone wants to get on XDA and flash a custom 2.2 ROM, but I would imagine that most of the people complaining about not having Froyo are doing so because they talk to their friends with a DROID X on stock Froyo and are jealous because there software version has a higher number. I’m confident besides Adobe 10.1 support no one knows the difference. So please spare me and shut up about being pissed that Samsung and TMO haven’t released Froyo for the Vibrant.

    Oh and if the Vibrant plus (or whatever they want to call it) is real, it will be an amazing device for the TMO lineup. As long as it has stron support from developers like the ones found on XDA then it will be a powerhouse device in the Android lineup.

    • Anonymous

      TMO haven’t released Froyo for the Vibrant. Let’s make sure everyone who reads that understands that Samsung HAS released 2.2 but TMO is holding onto it. But I’m wit you man FFC and all. Can’t wait to see what this Vibrant plus is all about so I can hand this Vibrant down to my moms.

  • Bimmerz

    A Vibrant Plus? I am guessing maybe the new GS2 that’s supposed to come out (I think I read due at the end of Feb?). If so, its rumored specs are pretty good. Keep us posted David, and have fun in Vegas this week! :)

  • Myg1

    Yada yada yada..they may drop the ball on updates..but they said they ll get it..food those of you complaining about why don’t they work on updates instead of getting new phones out…get real..that’s just technology..that’s always something coming a few months later aftere one product launch..just because I got a certain phone n then another better one comes out n then you get jealous cuz its better than your phone..you spent your money so deal with the phones..n getting a lawyer?? What’s that going to do for you..just a waste of money!!7 makes me laugh

  • Myg1

    Yada yada yada..they may drop the ball on updates..but they said they ll get it..food those of you complaining about why don’t they work on updates instead of getting new phones out…get real..that’s just technology..that’s always something coming a few months later aftere one product launch..just because I got a certain phone n then another better one comes out n then you get jealous cuz its better than your phone..you spent your money so deal with the phones..n getting a lawyer?? What’s that going to do for you..just a waste of money!!7 makes me laugh

    • Anonymous

      I endorse this comment.

      • Havoktek

        DITTO! Get a grip people, only a small percentage of you folks even know what an update is or can even recognize the diff. There was a time that you didn’t get phone updates.

        If your sooooo intune with getting updates, root the damn thing and smile awhile cause your’re ahead of the game. Otherwise grin and bear it, stop your’re mamby pamby whinning.

        SAVVY????

  • Drew

    Now the “we really want Vibrant customers to have a reliable upgrade” makes sense. It was a horribly contorted freudian slip. What they really were thinking is “we desperately want more people to buy our phones”, “we want people to upgrade to our new phones”. But we still have this pesky promise we made Vibrant users hanging over our head. What came out in their tweet was muddled up thoughts about users upgrading to their new phones while at the back of their minds they were thinking about the backlash from shafted Vibrant users.

  • Drew

    Now the “we really want Vibrant customers to have a reliable upgrade” makes sense. It was a horribly contorted freudian slip. What they really were thinking is “we desperately want more people to buy our phones”, “we want people to upgrade to our new phones”. But we still have this pesky promise we made Vibrant users hanging over our head. What came out in their tweet was muddled up thoughts about users upgrading to their new phones while at the back of their minds they were thinking about the backlash from shafted Vibrant users.

  • Petey

    I can careless what They come out with. The vibrant Is the last Samsung phone I be using. Urgh. Unless they change their way on updating people phones and keep their promises. Then I’ll rethink about it.

  • Petey

    I can careless what They come out with. The vibrant Is the last Samsung phone I be using. Urgh. Unless they change their way on updating people phones and keep their promises. Then I’ll rethink about it.

  • Droid

    If this phone has 2.3 (which I’m at right now), HSPA+, 720p Video, and a camera flash, I’m sold… unless a Nokia or an Iphone comes out.

    • Petey

      If the iPhone comes to T-Mobile, ill be sold!

  • JG01

    Based on Samsung’s reputation for providing updates ( behold 1 & 2, Vibrant, etc), I’ll be chosing a different brant that keeps their word.

  • JG01

    Based on Samsung’s reputation for providing updates ( behold 1 & 2, Vibrant, etc), I’ll be chosing a different brant that keeps their word.

  • Flaviom

    The Vibrant Plus would explain why Tmo is giving away the Vibrant for free.

  • Anonymous

    NO and NO. If I’m gonna upgrade from my N1 i’m gonna do it right. I see all these Galaxy S users waiting and waiting for their 2.2 update while 2.3 is pretty much out. Not good, Samsung. The only way i’ll buy a Samsung device is if its running stock Android, and no i don’t want the Nexus S. Since they won’t release one, i rather deal with HTC’s Sense.

    • Amin Karim

      why dont you get HTC myTouch 4G? or maybe G2?

    • Petey

      I’m waiting in tears… lol jk

    • Petey

      I’m waiting in tears… lol jk

    • Petey

      I’m waiting in tears… lol jk

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    with their lack of updates I doubt they will sale as much as they did with the galaxy s line up.

  • DH

    I don’t care how impressive the spec sheets are for ANY upcoming samsung devices. I will NOT buy anything from a corp that doesn’t adequately update & support it’s existing devices. Fool me once, shame on me. . . Fool me twice. . . NOT gonna happen, samsung!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

      All I gotta say to the people bashing the Vibrant is this. Rooting that phone is as simple as installing an app now. With the Rom manager app you don’t need to be a programmer to install Roms and it’s all reversable. Root the phone and install a Froyo Rom and you will see how great this phone is. No other phone has this hardware, 16 GB of internal memory and an SD card slot. Especially not the iphone. Quit waiting for Samsung and get a rom. The user community has fixed this phone and made it lightning fast and perfect.

  • DH

    I don’t care how impressive the spec sheets are for ANY upcoming samsung devices. I will NOT buy anything from a corp that doesn’t adequately update & support it’s existing devices. Fool me once, shame on me. . . Fool me twice. . . NOT gonna happen, samsung!

  • Bobby light

    what about iphone 4 on tmobile? how come getting news from apple seems like mission impossible?

    • Petey

      Agreed!

    • Petey

      Agreed!

    • Petey

      Agreed!

  • Amin Karim

    I called up Samsung and they said the Hawk is a slider phone with stereo bluetooth and 1.3 megapixel camera…I didn’t find anything special about it!

    • Anonymous

      That 1.3 megapixel camera is most likely a front facing one.

  • Amin Karim

    I called up Samsung and they said the Hawk is a slider phone with stereo bluetooth and 1.3 megapixel camera…I didn’t find anything special about it!

  • NoIphone4You

    there is no Iphone 4 on T-mobile. Verizon will make sure of that.

    • http://twitter.com/hansalvato mike salvato

      The iphone 4 will just bog our network down

      • Bobby light

        that’s not the point, it will bog anyones network down. the question still remains, whats up with no iphone news for tmobile?
        @NoIphone4You: its looking like you are right!

    • http://twitter.com/hansalvato mike salvato

      The iphone 4 will just bog our network down

  • Ricolaw2k

    The Samsung vibrant is undoubtedly a very nice phone. It has a nice set of specs, and overall the user experience is fair, but not delivering on 2.2 is a deal killer. The update was promised many months ago and still Samsung has failed to deliver. It would seem that Samsung is more concerned with the initial sale of the device than with the quality of their product once out in the wild. Bring on the Iphone.

  • Grv

    The vibrant plus is just the vibrant with android 2.2.

  • Petey

    Currently using a vibrant and its an outstanding devices. But I wished Samsung can keep their words and update our phones. But since it has happened twice… behold and vibrant. I’m not looking fwd to any other samsungs devices anymore.

    I for sure want to know wsup with apple and T-Mobile in the future. That apple cord and micro-sim pics still makes me thinking that there’s something up their sleeves (T-Mobile and apple).

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  • Vicdamone4

    Lol @ Lawyers smh

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  • Derrickps3

    i rather be with blackberry than to get another samsung device

  • PsBo

    im tired of waiting for the android 2.2 update for my Samsung Vibrant or aka Samsung Behold 3 since it lacks updates. im upgrading to the iPhone after barrowing one and using it for awhile i finnaly realized that all this time i wasted with android and how other people hate on apple but in reality just hate it cause they cant afford it or get it. im happier with the iPhone now end of story, doesnt make me a fan boi or a steve jobs worshipper haha. it just works better and its updated smatter.

    • mytouch 4g lover

      Just the phone your using by a HTC or Nexus S and you’ll see what your missing.

    • Anonymous

      But what does Samsung’s shortcomings have to do with Android in general? The way you worded things comes off like you’ve been fooling yourself to stay with Android when you never really wanted to.

  • djstorm

    I had switched from android to Iphone and back to android. Samsung does not give a great representation of android. Although my G2 is not mentioned in the same sentence with the big boys I just find it “smarter” than an Iphone. I have to admit, the Iphone is sexy…. but sexy doesn’t always mean better

    • Rob

      iPhone is like that super hot chick you see somewhere, but as soon as she starts talking you know she’s got a few screws loose upstairs… stick with android phones – brains AND beauty (with many different looks to choose from!)

  • Oce
  • Adien

    Vibrant+ coming out for sure. The Hawk maybe an early, early preview. There is a 3rd Samsung codenamed the Nightwing which is the long awaited sidekick evolution…it’s gonna be sweet!

  • Now_onTMO

    Samsung Vibrant plus?? Nice.. me want galaxy s 2! I hope It’ll be shipped with 3.0 yess..

  • 305buddyluv

    Sorry samsung, not interested. Due to the lack of attention to the fact that its a new year and still no update on your current Galaxy S line.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buying a device hoping for an update to drop is really dumb. why not just wait for a device and the new update together?

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I am definitely shying away from ANY T-Mobile Samsung device. However it’ll be interesting just to know what this rumor materializes into…just for informational/knowledge purposes.

    On a different note, have anyone seen the Samsung digital camera coming out with built-in wifi, DLNA, and running on Android? Why didn’t anyone thing about this before? Great innovation and I’ll buy one for sure :)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think its running Android it just can be controlled via DLNA. In the end, if you want to control that camera remotely then you would have to break down and buy a Galaxy S since its a special app. This is of course unless XDA jumps all over it.

      • Anonymous

        ah, ok. form the pic i saw, the interface on the camera looked a little like a stripped down Android interface…so I thought it might have been. you are probably right since i cannot even find the article from which i got this info to cross-check.

        i think though that point-and-click digital cameras should have such capabilities more so than our cell phone cameras. capabilities of syncing with folders on pc, viewing wirelessly on tv screen and other sharing modes [gps geo-tagging was also mentioned in the article...so i was thinking other sharing modes through social media might be included].

        anyway, i know this isn’t the place for this discussion — but it’a all CES lol :-)

        • Anonymous

          Yeah bro all that junk is destined for PaS’s. You can already BT file transfer and use Facebook in em so look forward to a LOT more of that kinda stuff this year. S@#t this is the year for car and gadget integration to really blow up. It’s CRAZY lol

        • Anonymous

          Haha…I hear you, bro. Looking forward to all dem good stuff!!

  • Anonymous

    This is for anyone who is tired of running the old factory 2.1 on their Vibrant AND for people running a so-so ROM and want a really good ROM instead.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=883379

    This is hands down the best ROM i’ve tried so far and it is LIGHTNING fast!!

  • Ccarnes24

    I dont really understand all the hard feelings for samsung from people. I work for T-mobile and compared to other manufacturers that tmobile deals with samsung is not bad about getting out updates. As well when they do come out there are not tons of issues after like others.

    • Towera

      Than you my friend are either ill informed or just clueless.

      • Anonymous

        Motorola Cliq/XT, HTC myTouch 3G/Slide? They either took/are taking forever and a day to get updated or they aren’t even getting updated. The problem with the Galaxy S is that it doesn’t make sense that such a good phone has to wait forever and a day to get the damn update.

        You gotta admit that Samsung is not the only one atleast on Tmobile that has update issues.

        • Petey

          Why can’t they be like Apple, and just update their firmware directly from apple. That’s one thing about Andriod, why do phone maker company add their crap on there which makes it harder and longer for us to an updated version of the os. :/

  • DH

    i don’t care anymore what samsung is releasing or developing. i’m totally done w samsung after my experience w the vibrant. just say NO to samsung

    • http://twitter.com/sgastel Randy Gastelum

      I am with you !! so NO Samsung… NO

    • http://twitter.com/sgastel Randy Gastelum

      I am with you !! so NO Samsung… NO