Samsung Galaxy S 4G To Sell For $199.99 After Rebate

We know the release date, we’ve seen the previews and the first review, the only thing we had yet to uncover was the official price. Thanks to a quick press release, T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will be available for $199.99 after a $50 mail in rebate when it arrives February 23rd. That’s all there is to it. So what say you? Buy or wait for something else?

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  • Anonymous

    Well that sucks! I figured $148.88 across the board for smartphones would be awesome. And $199.99 for Tablets. We were just discussing this early today.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      I think they might be testing the waters to see what kind of initial reaction this pricing gets. Don’t be surprised if it does not hit a little lower or drop in price quick…lol!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      I think they might be testing the waters to see what kind of initial reaction this pricing gets. Don’t be surprised if it does not hit a little lower or drop in price quick…lol!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      I think they might be testing the waters to see what kind of initial reaction this pricing gets. Don’t be surprised if it does not hit a little lower or drop in price quick…lol!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    LOL! The price of this phone will drop quick, watch. If T-Mobile is not careful, it might be another mistake like the Garmin-Asus Garminfone FAIL. Come on T-Mo, bring on the Galaxy S II, we are waiting…

    • Joey

      You do realize what a hot seller the Galaxy S series has been?

      Price will naturally drop but I doubt this will be a Garminfone.

      • Samuel

        to be completely honest, this is bad marketing , the phone only have 2 improvement from a phone that came out 8-9 months ago, so why make it cost the same, specially since we all the Galaxy S 2 will come to t-mobile eventually since the Galaxy S series had the best sells on t-mobile

        Just because Apple get away with this, doesn’t mean other should try

        • frigadroid

          That’s what samsung does best to imitate what apple does. They are also watching how lg does with the 3d if it sells they will follow with a galaxy s 2, 3d, 4g. Their going to ride the galaxy horse down to her last leg all the way to the bank.

        • Anonymous

          Oh please get an original opinion instead of repeating the same old bullcrap that every other hater who hasn’t actually owned the device or had enough time messing with it says. If you play with the phone more than a day you will see that there is nothing iPhonish about it.

        • frigadroid

          Shows what you know moron I’m on my second vibrant and had one since the release, both are defective. The bullcrap is coming from you.

        • Anonymous

          all t-mobile highend Smartphones start out as $199 on a 2 year contract its nothing new. Later it will drop especially when the GS2 drops but im suspecting a summer release thats near the day the Galaxy S originally came out. This would just be for those who want an exchange if their Vibrant had the gps issues or whatever lag and an update in my opinion. it’ll be at $99 by GS2 release day.

    • Joey

      You do realize what a hot seller the Galaxy S series has been?

      Price will naturally drop but I doubt this will be a Garminfone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    LOL! The price of this phone will drop quick, watch. If T-Mobile is not careful, it might be another mistake like the Garmin-Asus Garminfone FAIL. Come on T-Mo, bring on the Galaxy S II, we are waiting…

  • http://twitter.com/archangel52005 Mike Box

    I honestly can say after the Vibrant and Nexus S phones Im done with Samsung. I feel like they milk the market and consumers while other carriers continue to release truly upgraded handsets. Not to mention the upcoming dual core offerings are right around the corner so I personally am gonna wait.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Yeah, it’s a shame that someone like Team Whiskey can make a phone (the Vibrant) still more interesting than this one, lol! Samsung and T-Mobile should do something cool like bring in Team Whiskey in to customize a special edition of the Galaxy S II for T-Mobile or something….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      Yeah, it’s a shame that someone like Team Whiskey can make a phone (the Vibrant) still more interesting than this one, lol! Samsung and T-Mobile should do something cool like bring in Team Whiskey in to customize a special edition of the Galaxy S II for T-Mobile or something….

    • Anonymous

      Oh please tell me what the hell do you have against the Nexus S besides it being made by Samsung? What was even more so wrong with the Vibrant besides some who had a faulty GPS? the crap you people complain about…. There is no pleasing your kind of people there is always something wrong or “missing” its stupid when you consider the fact that all these other manufacturers have more issues than samsung products. Anyone remember N1 by HTC the list of issues was amazing. Only a few people claim to have a reboot issue with Nexus S aside from that its impeccable its superb.

      • frigadroid

        Because stupid people have some blind fanboy faith in samsung and want to lie & overlook well known defects including software bugs and lack of support.

  • RJ

    Bring on S2

  • Bauer

    the girl in the video dumb

  • Bauer

    the girl in the video dumb

  • Bauer

    the girl in the video dumb

  • http://www.facebook.com/omgitzjose Jose Guitian Cicero

    i will be waiting. why spend 200 bucks on a newish phone thats basically a year old when dual core phones are coming out soon.

  • Nexus Eddie

    The vibrant is a great phone specially with the hummingbird. Why are people always bitching. NO APP WILL TAKE THE FULL POWER OF A DUAL CORE! leave that for next year.

    • Anonymous

      Because stupid people have some weird vendetta with samsung.

    • http://twitter.com/Varacity rcoash

      Nexus Eddie, your display if ignorance is obviously showing here so much so that I think you’re trolling. Any idiot knows that dual core not only optimizes speed but also optimizes battery life as well as increasing the life span of the phone. Hummingbird is outdated and does not make ANY sense to buy a phone that is not up to par in specifications especially when the next best thing is only weeks away from being released, for example the Atrix. The Atrix is going to be sold on contract for 150.00, the “Galaxy S 4g, Vibrant with new radio ::COUGH::” phone was released seven months ago basically and is being priced at 200.00 on contract. Please don’t try to tell people they’re’ being bitches when there is a good reason to be “bitchy”. If you feel fine buying old technology go ahead and buy this but DON’T tell people there is nothing wrong with them selling this phone and making it look cutting edge.

  • claudia64

    Probably going to wait for the S2. If I’m going to drop $250 up front, I want the device to be well worth it. I have the Vibrant, and I’m happy with it. But I live in the sticks, where we’re stuck with EDGE, so no point in trading up for something that isn’t going to give me better than what I’ve got (FFC not important). I want a phone with good specs for media and gaming, and browsing over WiFi. So, yeah, holding out for the S2 or Optimus X if either or both are headed T-Mo’s way.

  • kuni

    This phone will cost $149 at Wal-Mart, $150 at Radio Shack, and $250 upfront / $200 after rebate at T-Mobile. Huh?

    Plus offering the S 4G now surely means the S II will be MUCH later, if ever, on T-Mobile.

    • Anonymous

      That’s usually how it is.

  • TmoRules

    Just bought one at Wal-Mart for 148.88 straight. No rebates. Its not a great phone, but it will be months before something good comes out. The MyTouch 4g was crap, so I had to change. When S2 comes out Tmo will give an early upgrade.

    • Myclock187

      Other than screen size and theoretical speeds up to 21mbs, I’ll keep my MT4G over this until the HTC Pyramid comes…

    • Myclock187

      Other than screen size and theoretical speeds up to 21mbs, I’ll keep my MT4G over this until the HTC Pyramid comes…

    • ihatefanboys

      wow, u switched from a HTC phone to a SAMSUNG, boy are u silly. My wife has the Mt4G, seems great to me, right up there with the G2, so im curious what your problem with it is.

    • ihatefanboys

      wow, u switched from a HTC phone to a SAMSUNG, boy are u silly. My wife has the Mt4G, seems great to me, right up there with the G2, so im curious what your problem with it is.

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    Aaron sounds just like Conan O’Brien

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    Aaron sounds just like Conan O’Brien

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    Aaron sounds just like Conan O’Brien

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JC44BHR7BXRPRHTUCIHNV7VXIQ Pinky ?

    About how long do you guys think it will take for the Galaxy 2 to come out?

    Really need to know, thanks. [;

    • GC

      4-6 months on the Galaxy s2 probably. Mid to late summer phone. But, its anybody’s guess.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JC44BHR7BXRPRHTUCIHNV7VXIQ Pinky ?

        I feel like summer is really early for it..
        I don’t know THAT much about phones but when do they ever release another phone on a line that quickly?

    • Anonymous

      See my post in the other story, where I predict, based on my corny movie analysis, that T-Mobile will debut the S2 in July 2011. (And it will have the movie Battle: Los Angeles on it, a movie that will be in theaters on March 11.)

      I say this not only because of the movies T-Mobile likes to put on its phones, but also because I am not aware of any other phone T-Mobile has on the books for a summer release. (And T-Mobile always releases a hot phone in June, July, August.)

      The S2 should be out sooner rather than later in the year. This is because Samsung wants to take from Nokia the distinction of being the largest handset maker/seller in the world. The only way Samsung is going to do that is to get the S2 out to the carriers immediately, if not sooner.

      If things are an echo of the Vibrant debut last year, we should see the usual “faux leak” activity commence in late March – early April. Loosely:

      – One or two blurry pics depicting T-Mobile branding,

      – Followed by better quality spy shots,

      – Then pretend “unauthorized” YouTube videos,

      – A formal announcement in May by Samsung and T-Mobile, price being the remaining big question,

      – Followed by a cell phone photo of a pricing chart, supposedly taken at a top secret meeting. (It’s amusing to observe American wireless as the only industry where there’s always someone at top level meetings willing to take cell phone pics and post them on the Net. Yawn…. these leaks are nothing more than smoke and mirror parlor tricks authorized at the highest levels.) I really digress. Take the pain.

      Bonus Tip: It’s a good move to wait for the S2. I sold my Vibrant while I could still get a good price for it ($340) and am making do with my HTC HD2 (running FrozenYogurt with Flash 10.1, which makes the HD2 really a great device). I did both these things because I am buying the S2. That phone is going to be the hottest handset on the planet.

      You should be patient and wait it out, even if you’re stuck with a 2006 BlackBerry Pearl for now.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JC44BHR7BXRPRHTUCIHNV7VXIQ Pinky ?

        k, thank you.
        & Yess, I’m gonna stick with my 9700 because I really want an actually upgraded phone that has it ALL.

        But I feel like summer is really early for it.
        I don’t know THAT much about phones but when do they ever release another phone on a line that quickly?

      • ATL Guy

        Wow mike you really like to hear mike speak don’t you.
        This isn’t your own personal blog let’s try and keep your post to under 10,000 words k?

        • frigadroid

          –Michael is just being Michael.

          –Yes, sometimes I wonder if he gets a free sidekick for promoting samsung and he takes the criticism and negativity to personal.

          –So if we want to rant about the samsung long list of failures its only fair to respect Michael’s counterpoints.

          –He is at least better informed than many of the kids who post and sometimes has a funny comment to add.

  • http://twitter.com/SugarMouth Mark Carruthers

    Galaxy S II please?

  • Myclock187

    I got the demo at my store today… i’m disappointed that it has no internal memory other than 218mb for apps… a thimble amount compared to the 1913 mb on the Vibrant. It comes with a 16gb sd card but I loved the internal memory on the Vibrant.

  • Myclock187

    I got the demo at my store today… i’m disappointed that it has no internal memory other than 218mb for apps… a thimble amount compared to the 1913 mb on the Vibrant. It comes with a 16gb sd card but I loved the internal memory on the Vibrant.

  • LASWB

    Optimus 2x or Pyramid

  • android fan

    No LED flash. Whaaaa?
    I prefer a flash, even if a mobile camera is subpar.

  • Petey

    No more Samsung phone for me! Blah

  • Justinnn

    I personally don’t think this is going to do very well. Most people that couldn’t resist the idea of a 1GHz “superphone”, already bought the vibrant at or around launch (myself). And most of those people are disappointed that such a capable phone didn’t have an FFC in the first place, and wont purchase this phone just to gain that feature. Four-gee, smor-gee. As far a I’m concerned this is the very belated American release of the Galaxy S i9000. Let me note that I am not an anti-samsung troll. The Vibrant is a great phone. I personally will be buying the new SideKick in a few weeks. I’m hoping it’ll atleast have Vibrant specs (hummingbird), and we already know its 4G and has an FFC. Plus I get the added benefit of the cool SK form factor that will make me feel all young and hip (very important). So in the troll-iest way possible I say:

    SK4G> Vibrant 4G

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I hope it does well…I really do.

  • Anonymous

    Who ever made the decision to release this phone at this ime needs to be fired. And who ever goess out there and buys this, shoot yourself.

    • NotIRIE

      Anyone making a comment like this bozo should shoot themselves.

  • Anonymous

    This phone will sell and sell big time.. You guys on this site need to stop assuming that the majority of people are techies like you. Everyone complained about the Vibrant update on this blog and 1 out of every 20 Vibrants I see are updated. People don’t care. This phone will offer a more masculine alternative to the MT4G. The average person calls all of video chat face time and is only concerned if this phone will give them more GBs on the G4 with facetime.

    I wouldn’t upgrade to it from the vibrant, but do you really think tmobile brought out this phone as an upgrade to the vibrant? Its to get more people buying smart phones. Get more content downloaded(Inception is not preloaded you have to dl it for free from the Media Hub).

    This phone will sell as will the S2….

  • The truth

    I can’t help but laugh when some of you type “im ready for S2 or optimus 2x” on here. They don’t even have a “coming soon” on tmo site for them! Your just gonna keep waiting on “rumors” of the next best thing. But, when you look on att and verizon sites, they have new phones coming out like crazy. I am currently on tmo right now and patiently waiting on my contract to end in 4 months so I can switch to a real network. Yes, tmo may have the biggest 4g network now, but it won’t be by the end of summer and tmo probably will still have the mytouch4g as its flagship phone and you suckers will be saying “where is my s2 and optimus 2x news david?”

    • Anonymous

      This statement is full of opinion kiddo… T-Mobile just released 3 android phones during the holiday (G2, Nexus S, and MT4G) while Verizon carried over their phones and didnt release anything other than a “global” variant of a phone, t-mobile has historically always had quiet Q1′s, busy Q2′s – Q4, you need to keep up. The fact that you claim to know the upgrade path to 4G of other networks is silly. Sprint had “4G” before anyone and is pretty much stalled with the expansion. AT&T started HSPA+ rollouts not that much later than T-Mobile and is nowhere next to the coverage T-Mobile has. Again, people coming on a tmo news site, to talk up how theyre going to AT&T or Verizon screams pathetic child crying out for someone to care.

      My money is on you dont switch, you just like to talk about it.

      • ATL Guy

        Sorry bud you can’t give t-mobile credit for the nexus s. It’s not even available and t mobile stores get your facts straight.

      • ATL Guy

        Sorry bud you can’t give t-mobile credit for the nexus s. It’s not even available and t mobile stores get your facts straight.

        • Anonymous

          Get my facts straight? The Nexus S has been available on contract exclusively for tmobile. It is sold exclusively through Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile the same as the Thunderbolt for Verizon. Should we not “give them credit” for that phone? How about you get YOUR facts straight before you try to correct people. I’m getting tired of owning people in these threads.

      • ATL Guy

        You should take his comments a little more personal I don’t think you did

      • The Truth

        Just released 3 android phones? I’m looking at a calender and could swear it’s February 2011 not last holiday season 2010. Also, what does t-mo have “coming soon” a Samsumg phone that has theoretical speeds of 21mbs. Hell, there are people who post on here who cant even hit double digits on the 4g phones they have now! So what’s the point of a supposedly faster phone? And the best response to my post you can think of is “Sprint had 4g before anyone and is pretty much stalled” This would be a valid point if I had even brought up Sprint.

        • Anonymous

          Lol funny kid please explain to me how you know the 4G path of other carriers? If the release of Tmobiles Android phones were so long ago please tell me what any other carrier has launched other than a few windows phones and an iPhone that came out in June. Pointing out the obvious with product cycles but if you want to try to get smart with me I do this better than anyone. Theoretical speeds are just that, theoretical. Send me a screen shot of any Verizon product getting 40Mbps like they claim as theoretical. Not gonna happen, they live around 9-12Mbps. You don’t know anything other than what you read in blogs and you think you have enough knowledge to say that tmobile won’t be the largest 4G carrier for long? Based upon what? Your intense analytical data? Put some facts behind your infantile argument until then go sit on an ATT dildo.

        • The Truth

          Name calling? really? I see in both of your post you have ignored the main point of my posts “COMING SOON”. While you are sooo wrapped up in calling me kiddo and kid tell me what t-mo has coming soon? Here i’ll answer for u.Samsung S 4g which is the same phone they already have out with the addition of a FFC! Since you say att on your last post, let me tell you what they have coming soon. The HTC Inspire, Motorola Atrix, and samsung Infuse. All of which are not some phone that is a rehash of a older phone on the same network. Learn to read, interpret, and write intelligently. Save the name calling unless that’s all you can think of

        • Anonymous

          are you serious? My argument is not about what’s coming soon, but the fact that AT&T is releasing 3 android phones because without those three they havent released an Android phone since the Captivate. So if you want me to address your coming soon, i will repeat what i stated since you clearly can not read, if tmobile just released 3 android phones last quarter why would they be releasing another trio of phones in Q1? AT&T released nothing, and so now they have phones being released. I dont know how this doesnt make sense to you but if it doesnt you need to spend more time in school and less time on blogs. Since you like to point out points missed (albeit incorrectly) you still have not answered my question of how you’re so certain of the upgrade paths of other carriers’ networks. That HTC Inspire is not an EVO without a front facing camera? It sure looked like one to me (oh and since you’re so proud of their “4G” network you should see how that phone tested out in the MSNBC study against the very phone you are bashing). I don’t know enough about the Samsung Infuse to say anything about it, but I do know the Atrix is preparing to be the biggest letdown in Wireless this year next to “Sprint’s next industry first”. As stated in prior posts, the Atrix is a great concept with poor execution, produced by a company with arguably the worst Custom UI of any of the OEMs and a less than stellar upgrade history. Again, as stated in my first reply to your pathetic cry for attention, I dont see the logic in coming into a t-mobile forum and bashing t-mobile, talking up phones you’ve probably never seen outside of an engadget preview or CES preview. You dont know anything about carrier upgrade paths, or phone launch patterns, you’re just sitting here trying to throw a few SAT words jumbled together as ineloquent as possible pretending to make points. Again go find that orange big one and sit on it. Youre a waste…

        • Wojax2

          As a former T-Mobile customer(and current sprint -evo owner) I advise those who want to leave tmo for some other carriers to NOT Do it. Hell I wouldn’t of left if my wife didn’t buy me my white evo for christmas( she’s been a sprint customer for 10 years bye the way). Atmosphere will allways have the best pricing, and soon I believe will also offer the iPhone in June. Be patient people, Tmo will get some beastly phones in soon. I can almost guarantee. They aren’t gonna sit back and let at&t and Verizon have the spotlight. The Verizon iPhone is already said to contain a chip inside it for future. Tmo compatability.

        • Wojax2

          *atmosphere * I meant T-Mobile – damn auto- correct! ! Lol

  • Bobblehead

    by the time the S II comes out there will be a new version of Android out.. giving you something else to complain about

  • Really, no 4G

    The Samsung EPIC is now rumored to get Froyo at the end of February, an OS update available as early as July 2010. They make nice equipment but the one guy doing all the OS updates needs help. the only way to put pressure on Samsung is to not buy the phones.

  • Really, no 4G

    The Samsung EPIC is now rumored to get Froyo at the end of February, an OS update available as early as July 2010. They make nice equipment but the one guy doing all the OS updates needs help. the only way to put pressure on Samsung is to not buy the phones.

  • Dustin

    Might pick this up to replace my broken NexusOne. I got the mytouch 4g last week, but don’t really care for it so far. I’m thinking about trading the MT4G for this. Does anyone know how app storage will be compared to the MT4G, which seems decent. I don’t want to get another phone that can’t hold anything. That was a nightmare with the NexusOne.

    • Dustin

      I really just want something to tide me over until the Pyramid or S2 come out.

    • Manusferrera

      I have the original vibrant and it has 2gb if app storage

      • Anonymous

        I have seen you and someone else (maybe it was you) say this.

        The T-Mobile Vibrant has 16GB INTERNAL storage and 512MB RAM. That was one of the BIG deals about the Vibrant, that you could install a 32GB card and have about 46 GB total storage.

        Perhaps you are confusing the microSD card that came with the Vibrant. That was a 2GB card that had the movie Avatar on it.

        T-Mobile included a 2GB card because the phone itself has 16GB internal memory.

        Sidenote: The HTC HD2 had the opposite. When it debuted in March 2010, it had only 2GB internal storage, but came with a 16GB microSD card, with BOTH Transformer movies on the card.

        Bonus Sidenote: Part of the Vibrant’s 16GB is used by apps and the Android OS. So there’s about 14 GB remaining that can be used.

        http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_vibrant-3416.php

    • Anonymous

      For those who don’t know what he is referring to, the Nexus S did not have a microSD slot. You were stuck with the amount of the internal storage the phone came with. This is what Apple does, not to include a microSD slot so that Apple customers who want more storage on an iPhone have to 1) buy the more expensive model; or 2) upgrade the phone “next year” that will have more storage.

      No microSD slot and a non-removable battery are the two main reasons I will never buy an iPhone.

      Anyway, I have a friend who complained about her iPhone running out of storage and she too said it was a big hassle.

      The Nexus S was the first “non-iPhone” smartphone that mimicked iPhone’s not having a “storage slot.”

      Recently, Microsoft introduced its Windows Phone 7 handsets and they also do not have microSD slots.

      IMHO that will flop. Word is going to get out to consumers about this and they will opt to get a phone “with more memory” or “storage.” (They won’t use the term “microSD slot.”) Moreover, I have seen many posts on the Net where people have commented on WP7 and other phones not have a microSD slot and saying they were going to pass on the phone without it.

      Back to this post, the Galaxy S 4G has 2GB of internal memory (like my old HD2) BUT COMES WITH A 16 GB chip to use in the phone’s microSD slot.

      So you won’t have a problem with storage on the S4G!

      http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_4g-3719.php

      Bonus Comment: I would disregard those people who inevitably post a rhetorical question “Why do you need so much memory?” (What they mean is “storage,” but most people erroneously say memory. Storage is not memory.)

      Some also opine: “16 GB total memory is plenty. Who on earth needs more than that?”

      Not needing much storage is accurate for people who don’t store “home movies” on their phones, don’t take pictures, don’t shoot 720p movies, don’t watch feature-length films, don’t know what an MP3 file is, and who never get e-mails containing attachments. So for them 10 MB (yes, I said MB) is enough storage. They think they are being high tech when texting. ;)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXTS762PXOEWFMBQIFFJ25JYLQ baseballguy2001

        While it is true that current iPhone models don’t have an SD slot, I’ve never had trouble with the amount of available storage on mine. Currently I have almost 200 photos, 64 apps, a couple of TV episodes, and 88 mp3 files. For me, this limited model has been just fine. Oh, and the non-user replaceable battery hasn’t given me any trouble either.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t doubt that there’s people with similar needs and experience as yours. But there’s also a lot of people who won’t buy an iPhone for the reasons I stated.

          I’m not saying no one finds the iPhone fine. Obviously Apple has sold millions of them. Everyone is different though, aren’t they. To be sure, AT&T offers tiered data, 200 MB for $15, 2GB for $25. If different people did not have different needs AT&T would not have those plans.

          In any event, the OP in this comment thread was complaining about storage limitations on his Nexus S, a phone that came with 16 GB internal storage. Your experience and usage is not the same as his.

          But you do exemplify some users out there, who don’t need 16 GB storage. I suspect you are in the minority, however. Recall when the iPhone debuted in 2007. Apple had two models, a 4 GB and an 8 GB model. So few people opted for the 4 GB that Apple pulled it off the shelves a few months after it debuted (August 2007).

          Lastly, things are moving toward iPhone users wanting more storage as indicated by the iPhone coming out with 32 GB storage.

          Oh, on the non-removable battery, I was just saying two reasons why I would not personally buy an iPhone. A user-replaceable battery is important to me because for one thing I went 100% wireless (no land line) starting in year 1999. Since the phone is my lifeline, especially if the power goes out in the area, I have at least three fully charged cell phone batteries at all times. (And I also have two extended batteries too).

          It’s more than just myself who believes that Apple makes the iPhone battery non-removable so it can make millions on people either paying Apple $80+ to get the battery replaced or replacing the phone because the phone “doesn’t hold a charge as it used to.”

          iPhone batteries are like any others. They will wear out, even if sitting unused on a shelf. By the battery not being user replaceable, Apple has assured that no user will keep an iPhone longer than a couple years.

          That’s not true on other phones. A phone that’s “outdated” or not working because of a battery going bad can be recycled, given a second life, so to speak, by the battery being replaced.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXTS762PXOEWFMBQIFFJ25JYLQ baseballguy2001

          I agree, storage space on your phone is like RAM for your computer, you can never have enough. Just to be clear, I unlocked my iphone myself, and use it on Tmobs network. It works great for me, the only ‘trouble’ I have, is the general network speeds because my phone is limited to EDGE speeds. I knew that going in, but prefer the superior OS vs an inferior network connection. You correctly point out this works for me, it may not work for others. I am considering a new android powered phone to improve the network connection, but in my research, I found some bugs. The Vibrant GPS bug, now fixed apparently. The Nexus S reboot bug, still to be solved. Price is a deal breaker for me for the unreleased S 4G. There are bugs in every new device, I don’t expect perfection, so it looks like for me, a Vibrant may be in my future. But when I weigh the speed benefit over my current costs, is the network speed really worth it? I’m also not sure of the Samsung touch wiz software, some articles I’ve read say it has a lag that’s considerable. That’s when I discovered the Nexus S — pure google software and no layers of crapware to hinder speed. Then there’s that reboot bug again. So, for me … it’s a three year old rock solid slower device for a bit longer.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXTS762PXOEWFMBQIFFJ25JYLQ baseballguy2001

        While it is true that current iPhone models don’t have an SD slot, I’ve never had trouble with the amount of available storage on mine. Currently I have almost 200 photos, 64 apps, a couple of TV episodes, and 88 mp3 files. For me, this limited model has been just fine. Oh, and the non-user replaceable battery hasn’t given me any trouble either.

      • Dustin

        Thanks for the info. As I don’t store many movies, mp3s, whatnot on my phone memory card storage isn’t of so much consequence to me. But what did start to get annoying real fast on the Nexus One was constantly running out of app storage before I had CM on and could put almost everything on the SD card. I also found myself running out of storage room for texts quite frequently and consequently not getting one or two until I could clear it up. I just don’t want to get into a situation like that again. While I don’t think I care too much for the MyTouch 4G, it does seem to have ample room for apps and texts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXTS762PXOEWFMBQIFFJ25JYLQ baseballguy2001

    I’m waiting now. I was ready to go pick it up when I thought the price was $150, but $250? No thanks. I can wait, I’m still using a 4GB iPhone (the first model!) that I unlocked myself.

  • Anonymous

    No thanks!!!

  • Anonymous

    May I have no contract price?

  • ihatefanboys

    and with this the original galaxy S will disappear….along with all your future updates, forcing all of u with the original to get the new one and pay another $200 or so, till the galaxy S 2, or 5G comes out late this year or early next and you will repeat the process..samsung is starting to sound like apple

    • Philly

      Except, in Samsung’s case, this strategy will just make Android users go with a different manufacturer who is known to provide timely updates and bug fixes. At least for me that’s the case. I’ll be skipping all Samsung phones until they change their ways.

      It doesn’t matter if they can put the best hardware in their phones. It’s nothing without good software.

  • http://twitter.com/SugarMouth Mark Carruthers

    Ummmmm, $199 after rebate? NO THANKS!

  • Actionreplaycodemanager

    The price is not bad.the thunder bolt is 250 and it has nothing but size on the galaxy s 4g. Otherwise the galaxy s 4g is better in the speed and screen parts.

    • Joe

      The Thunderbolt is overpriced just like the Galaxy S 4G. I’d rather have an HTC device instead of a Samsung one though. HTC has a better reputation with updates and not having buggy devices.

  • Dragonman3000

    RadioShack will sell that for $150 with contact :D

  • Dtaylor1126

    Got my galaxy 4g 3 days ago from walmart (freaking idiots) lol. I’m thinking of returning though cuz when you go from a 2nd gen snapdragon to a hummingbird you can def tell a difference!! People I fell for the 21mbps but have only hit 12 which is extremly fast but I was getting 9 on the mytouch 4g and I like the os on the mt4g better to. I quess its preference but touchwiz 3.0 blows and reminds me of the fairy iphone something or another ios. And it has no freaking flash! At first I thought owell but come on samsung damn. And I paid full price. I’m an idiot sometimes. I just wish you could test a phone for a day or2 before you make the buy, and also the widgets are so bubbly and round and just………. Gaylooking. Well that’s my input. Go ahead tell me how much of abag of duesh I am lol. Ttyl Dtaylor1126 subscribe on youtube

    • Trainman12

      Just subscribed. Great videos man. Very informative. We all make mistakes sometimes