T-Mobile And Samsung Announce Availability For The Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Looks like we didn’t have to wait long for more details on the Galaxy S Blaze 4G our post earlier this evening highlighting the upcoming arrival of accessories heading to T-Mobile stores. Hot off a press release are details courtesy of T-Mobile and Samsung for the 3.97″ Super AMOLED screen Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The Blaze 4G will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and feature a Snapdragon S3 processor with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and is paired with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network.

The Blaze 4G hits store shelves with a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and will be pre-loaded with Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner and LinkedIn.

The Blaze 4G will hit store shelves “sometime in March” priced at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

I just pinged T-Mobile and they advised me the Blaze 4G is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich though no timeframe was provided for when such an update might occur:

The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to be upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. T-Mobile is committed to enhancing customers’ experience with our devices, including providing upgrades to the latest Android operating system — Android 4.0. We are actively working with our OEM partners, like Samsung, to ensure that a number of eligible T-Mobile devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 in the coming months and will communicate updates as we have additional details to share.

A gallery of images follows the press release.

T-Mobile Announces March Availability for Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

The latest addition to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G device lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G keeps consumers entertained and connected.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Feb. 22, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,1 today confirmed the upcoming March availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® Blaze 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile®. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is the latest addition to the successful Galaxy S line of products, and T-Mobile’s newest fast 4G smartphone to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+42) technology, providing customers with the ability to browse the Web faster than the average home Internet2 connection while on the go.

Consumers are increasingly demanding more from their smartphones — keeping them entertained, staying connected with loved ones and enabling them to complete more tasks using a single device. A recent T-Mobile survey3 found 79 percent of smartphone users are less likely to carry other technology devices, such as cameras, laptops and GPS devices, when they have their smartphone.

T-Mobile’s newest 4G smartphone offers a variety of features and applications to help consumers be entertained and have access to the information they need when they need it. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G entertainment offerings make it easy for T-Mobile customers to stream their favorite movies on Netflix®, enjoy live or on-demand TV programs on T-Mobile® TV in mobile HD4 or download a popular movie or TV show using Samsung Media Hub. Additionally, the smartphone features TeleNav GPS Navigator, which provides hands-free, voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions, real-time traffic alerts, full-color 3-D moving maps and local alerts, helping customers get to where they need to go. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also comes preloaded with a customized version of the Yelp mobile application, featuring the ability to save profiles so users can keep preferences the same with one touch in any city, making it easy to find and read reviews for local places to eat, shop, drink and play.

Also pre-loaded on the device, the T-Mobile 4GPro App Pack offers an aggregation of key business applications, such as DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner and LinkedIn, helping busy consumers be even more productive while balancing their professional and personal lives.

“The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Paired with T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we’re making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford.”

Featuring a sleek and stylish form factor, the smartphone comes in a carbon black color and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also features a SnapdragonS3 processor by Qualcomm® with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPUs and a beautiful 3.97-inch Super AMOLED touch screen providing consumers with a rich experience watching their favorite movie or TV show on the device.

The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also makes it easy to connect and share photos and video with loved ones. It features a 720p HD video recorder, 5-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and retailers nationwide, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting late March. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan. For more information, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-blaze.

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  • Ballroomdru

    A month ago I called it that this would be Samsung’s $150 price point phone. I was right. And upgrade to the Galaxy S 4G without the super sized screen.

  • KC

    I’ll keep my Nexus One already running ICS. The problem here is all the tech writers and bloggers hyping this phone with high end specs. They should fire themselves. 

    • Roadrunner1911

      KC,how did you get ICS on your Nexus 1?Still my favorite phone.
      o

  • EXIBITman

    It looks like a larger exhibit 2 4g

  • Juliandcfan

    This looks low end to me…

  • KautiousNupe

    Im still rocking with my Tmoble G-2. Random shutdowns here and there but other than that, this phone has been great to me and I ahave no plans to replace it anytime soon!

  • Jon

    Oh yes I am so excited for a phone with an outdated OS! Not… seriously Samsung? After all this time you couldn’t offer ICS out of the box?

  • http://twitter.com/cielomoreno127 Solo lo traga

    Officially waiting for an ICS handset debut from T-mobile, until then no gracias.

  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting for ICS handsets too, but considering their recent sales to get rid of S2 & Amaze inventory; I expect them to wait for 30+ days before any high end ICS phone announcement – doubt they want to process a lot of returns by announcing before then.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I have a feeling that this will not really get updated. I really do. I kinda just want a Nexus S on T-Mobile, but I’m starting to be doubtful if one will ever come to T-Mobile, at least soon that is.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gallimichael Michael Galli

      There *IS* a Nexus S for T-Mobile! Just not a *Galaxy* Nexus.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        I actually meant Galaxy Nexus, but I was multi-tasking. But are you one of those people who finds the need to elaborate or put emphasis on certain things when they find someone has made a accidental or bad point? Because that’s rather annoying.

  • Lani

    I think most peeps here care for Tmobile, otherwise they would not state the comments about the desire for better mobiles which can help Tmobile to prosper.

    Tmobile not selling the iPhone is one thing, but Tmobile not concentrating at all times on selling a top-of-line product in every other brand (HTC, Samsung, etc) is another.  Tmobile should have some pull with their non-apple vendors, and create a product with top specs to stand out now.

    Sure 4G connections are

    It was a year after Sprint started selling a 4.3″ Android, that Tmobile finally started selling a 4.3″ Android.  That’s a little too long to wait for a Tmobile 5.3″ Android.

    The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 3.97″ midrange mobile stuffed with bloatware is welcomed, but offer the Samsung Note 5.3″ now, and I’ll be a happier longtime Tmobile customer… :o)

  • http://twitter.com/stunnabboyy ßtün?æbøÿÿ FRESH707

    why didnt we get the NOte!?

  • tommy

    Looks beautiful. Fast dual-core, 1GB Ram, good screen. Hope it’s got all the bells and whistles. Front camera of course! Perfect device for those who don’t want the absolute state of the art (S3 or Note)