Samsung Vibrant Releasing July 15th, One Week Early?

UPDATE: And we’ve got picture evidence!

Hold the phone here!! Word has just come to me, via multiple sources, that the Samsung Vibrant is releasing July 15th, NOT the 21st as previously discussed. We are unsure as the reason for the pushup but perhaps T-Mobile is looking to move their hottest phone out to combat the Droid X, Evo and iPhone onslaught. We’ll update with more details as soon as hear more but for now, expect to purchase this device one week early!!


  • Naveed Cheraghi


  • Stillwaiting

    Cool, now I get to look at the thing for a week, and can decide btw it and the Slide. So much for the pre-order thing

    • Tim

      Slide? You’re kidding right?

      • remister

        At least the slide as a flash camera :P

  • jstew182

    does anyone know for sure if touch wiz will be able to be turned off? i like what i have seen of it so far minus the app menu.

    • soon2TMO

      yes you can… you can use sense UI if you want too via launcherpro.. or

  • bfhmd68

    Are you sure the 15th and not the 14th? They usually release on Wednesdays… 15th is a Thursday…

  • kyle

    What does that mean for the preorder people?

    it should be out on the 15th??

    a couple days ago somebody posted this and said it would only be in the tmobile stores…

    seems kind of stupid to preorder now

  • phonegeek

    hmm i can play with this an decide to buy it outright or upgrade but 9/10 … OUTRIGHT lol save that upgrade for something “nice” ( saying nice in southern accent)

  • NiiDiddy

    YES!!! I am getting my VIBRANT!!!!!!!!!


    Woo-hoo!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this phone! My poor little 8900 is so tired….

    • SugaBooga

      My poor lil 8900 is tired too. JUST got off the phone with Tmobile as I was about to terminate one of my lines. And I talked to the rep in retention who confirmed it just popped on her screen that it is coming on the 15th of July. She also said it did not have 16gb of onboard memory but that it was coming with a 16gb micro SD card. BUMMER… I asked if she was sure and she was reading from the info she had. She directed me to this site, but it doesn’t say anything we don’t already know.

  • Animate

    I’m stoked!

  • mailman13877

    Lol that Motorola phone looks like a possible win for me as it has xenon flash n 8MP with a possible FFC. If that’s the case imma stay with TMO n wait for the Motorola.

  • Gnex

    This is great news. I’ve been waiting for this phone for the longest. I can’t wait to get this.

  • Swoosh042507

    Well it seems like t-mobile is in the race again and going for a strong push to the finish line before the year is up..the roadmap says it all and I’m impressed with the motorola charm ! Go tmobile

  • Bobomo


  • Max

    I’m begging you David please don’t play with my heart

  • Ktwist

    I have training for this device on the 12th at a hotel, stoked to get my hands on one!

    • 2FR35H

      Lets us know how it works out plz :)


    that gives me less time to sell this N1

    • remister

      How much you looking at? The condition?


        like new. 475. no scratches anywhere on the phone

  • gorillaghost999

    come 2 poppa!

  • casey

    I’m not going to believe this until everyone starts to report it. I’m sure T-Mobile will come out and let us know if this is true

  • jason

    it is true… got this from a “friend”

  • tato22

    Cool beans

  • StabMasterArson

    I just called a Tmo store to ask about pre-ordering and the guy told me that the date had indeed been pushed up to the 15th.

  • MxPxFan

    Sweet good thing i wanted on pre-ordering from radio shack and i was actually going to stop at a radio shack on the way home from work. Not anymore

  • Rocky

    I checked with the folks at radio shack, and they don’t seem to know too much about how this will affect pre-order shipping dates. Right now the official word is that radio shack will ship orders the 21st. I did call t-mobile, and the cs rep confirmed tha their release date had changed to the 15th. So there ya go, if you pre-ordered and you want the phone asap, I would recomend trying to buy it from the store, and then cancelling your pre-order that day since according to radio shack, they don’t plan on shipping it for another 6 days.

  • tface

    ehhh why are the prices cut off on the screen shot

  • Primetv

    I remember seeing a picture showing the Vibrant at $329.00.. Then it was pulled and the price raised…So is the picture above the real deal. Also, what are the pricing variables in the picture above… it’s hard to see the pricing on the right side of the picture…

  • mZimm

    So $440 for those of us not eligible for any upgrades…that’s really not too bad, but I really don’t want to pay tax and upgrade fees on top of that…I guess it depends on if I can sell the HD2 for $300.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I am most likely going to sell my HD2 too. (I am borderline wanting to keep it since it is a great WinMo device, that I can customize as much as I want.)

      Anyway, mine will come with an extended battery and a few cases. I will be listing it at $400 BIN.

      So your $300 is low, unless you don’t have the box, packaging and manuals. Also, if your phone has any damage, then $300 may be about right.

      If your phone is perfect, should easily go for about $350.

      Check eBay here. The numbers in green mean the phones sold. Notice that phones priced even at $400 are selling. And most priced at $350+ are definitely selling.

  • Geniuz

    I was looking at the walmart website the other day and it said they will ship out as early as the 9th. But now it says the 20th. Also the price today for the pre order is $179.99 with a $30 MIR making it $149.99

  • 2FR35H

    I wonder if this means we can get this device for the Bogo

    • 2FR35H

      Maybe get the Samsung Vibrant and a MyTouch Slide

  • Bobomo


    2 year upgrade $200 ($50 MIR)
    1 year upgrade $300 ($50 MIR)
    Early upgrade plus $265
    Early upgrade $330
    Basic upgrade $440

    • Animate

      Can you explain the Early upgrade and early upgrade plus options? I’ll probably just buy it outright but if the deal is right I may extend my contract.

    • Shawn

      Too bad T-Mobile doesnt do 1 year contracts fool!!

      • Geniuz

        Yes they do …. I always do a one year. It’s an extra $50 on top of the 2 year contract price. Why anyone would sign a two year to save $50 is beyond me.

      • Bobomo

        Why are you calling me a fool? I just copied the information from the picture. Stop trying to act smart; you’re not.

  • swehes

    I’m looking forward to the 15th! *marking it on the calendar*

  • pimpstrong


  • Lori

    …. told you so.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Actually what happened is that I contacted Herr Humm and said that I was working on an important project that would require my full attention until July 14. I told him that I would expect to see the phone on sale the next day, as a sort of reward for me doing a good job on that project.

    That’s why is going on sale on July 15.

    Seriously though, I just fired up my HD2 to cancel MobiTV (that has to be done on the phone, apparently). Firing up the HD2 reminded me how nice the phone is.

    And I have been using my Slide. That too is a great phone. Using the Slide reminded me how great Android is.

    So it looks like I will have three fantastic phones at the same time. Gotta put the HD2 on eBay, ASAP. (And my GF’s G1 too, after I give her the MTS.)

    Bonus comment: I have been playing cable TV on my Slide (excuse me, my GF’s Slide) via SlingBox Pro HD. The Slide playing cable TV has been fantastic.

    Any of you thinking about such a setup on your new SGS, be advised that SlingBox now has the Android app for Android-based smartphones. The Slingbox app for Android was only $30. And I was watching cable TV on my Slide within about 15 minutes.

    Something to think about, all the cool things you can do with your new SGS! I imagine cable TV on the SGS will look fantastic on the 4″ SAMOLED screen.

    Yes, SlingBox mobile pretty much renders MobiTV moot. (The Vibrant will come with MobiTV. So if you have or can buy SlingBox, about $100 on eBay, and you have cable TV, go with Slingbox instead of MobiTV.)

  • Humphrey

    Any word on if the Radioshack brick&mortar stores will be getting it on the 15th?

  • ObsceneJesster

    I’m going to hold on to my Radio Shack upgrade just in-case I can’t get to the T-Mobile store early enough and they end up sold out. If I get my hands on one on the 15th then I will ride over to Radio Shack and cancel my pre-order.

    • kyle

      even if you’ve paid for the $50 deposit

      • kyle

        i say that, because i paid the deposit and now i will probably end up with a $50 gift card to radio shack that i dont need

        errrr, hopefully they just have it the 15th

    • swehes

      Talked to my T-mobile rep and he said he would hold one for me. :)

      • soon2TMO

        i need to do the same thing!!!

  • nope

    so it says there is a 50 dollar mail in rebate, does that mean the phone is actually only 150 with a full upgrade or 250 with a 50 mir so it comes out to 199?

  • penguin

    It is launching on the 21st, my products and services call just confirmed it

    • David

      Nope, the 15th is now the release date…your call must not have received updated info!

      • penguin

        idk if you are the actual david or not, but im the one who has been sending u all the information from my call and he said 21st even the picture i sent u has the official date

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I don’t get it. That pic of the chart showing July 15 launch date, is that a fake?

      The website still says the 21st, but I would not expect that to be up-to-date.

      • David

        Michael, by now I would expect that you would recognize stuff we post isn’t fake or at least not what we believe to be a fake. I’m not sure how or why you would remain questionable on these images.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        David… that was a rhetorical question to The Penguin. I was challenging him to assert that the pic was a fake. I know it’s not, but I wanted to get his response.

        I am working on a major project right now where evidence is a big issue. So I am in a “throwing down the gauntlet mood,” especially when it comes to penguins.

  • NolaDude

    I’ve been waiting for this one for my wife….who is still using the very awful Behold, but now she doesn’t want it for lack of the flash, as she uses her camera ALOT and mostly indoors….I would love to know what goes on in these meetings…what motivation could they possibly have for deleting a flash from a device that was built to have it? I think TMobile has a need for fresh people in corporate that make handset decisions….the current group has been a bit off, we are not even close to on par with the other companies…a real shame since we were 1st to use Android and the earliest customer of HTC….you figure that would count for something…

    • bfhmd68

      Galaxy S was not built to have flash. Other carriers that have it added it. The only thing that the original had that T-Mobile took off was the FFC.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Great point. Come to think of it, does any U.S. SGS have flash or is it only the SGS Pro that has it?

    • NolaDude

      I know the Verizon Fascinate has a flash. The point is..every cheap piece of garbage has a flash these days, how they omit it from a “super” phone? Makes zero sense to me.

  • sk

    I am looking to upgrade my t-mobile phone. Is the samsung definitely better than the htc hd2?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Two totally different phones. I have the HD2 and it is a fantastic phone (using custom shells and ROMS pretty much makes the HD2 a non-WinMo device).

      But I am selling it and getting the SGS because I want some of the features the SGS has, including the SAMOLED display, 720p HD recording, 16GB on-board memory, and Android — because I have always liked Android, especially all the free apps on Android Market.

      The HD2 in contrast has a larger display, WinMo has a huge support community, you can do more with WinMo because of XDA and the millions of people who work on the OS to customize it, etc.

      You can see what can be done in terms of customizing the HD2 on my video here:

  • Jay

    YESSS!!!!! I am SOO tired of my four year old candy bar phone I’ve been using temporarily! I want this nao!!!! Thank you T-Mobile!!!

  • remister

    How many times can you do 14-day/30-day money back remorse policy on phones? I am on the Even More Plus plan, which I just returned my Slide. I just want to make sure if I don’t like the phone I could return it.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I looked up and discussed that issue a few years back. But I forgot the details of the discussion.

      No matter, as I recall each phone you purchase comes with a new period within which to change your mind. I think most all states it’s 14 days. And here in California it’s 30 days.

      I don’t recall ever seeing a limit on the number of times you can exercise the right, say within six months, for example. That’s because the right attaches to the purchase, the clock starts to run on getting the phone and does not relate to how many times one buys phones. Hope that makes sense.

      Warning: Some carriers erroneously tell you the 14 days starts to run at the time you order the phone. Others correctly say it’s 14 days from the date it shows the phone arrived in the mail.

      One time I called T-Mobile to return a phone. The CSR told me that my time had run out because 1) 14 days had passed since the phone was ordered; and 2) I had only 14 days to return it. She then refused to give me the address to return the phone.

      I then responded that 1) the time runs from when I received the phone, not when I ordered it; and 2) that in California we had 30 days, anyway.

      She said she had to ask her supervisor about it. She then came back and said “You are right” and gave me the address to mail it.

      Bonus Warning: Before sending it back take LOTS of pictures. Take pics with the phone on and even make a video flipping through menus, to show the phone is working. Also take a pic of the inside of the battery compartment (and the water detector if there’s one visible).

      Also take a pic of the accessories and everything packed in the box.

      Take all pics of the phone sitting against a backdrop of the days paper.

      Why all the drama and precautions? A year or so ago two people on a forum I belong to reported that they sent back phones in perfect condition. But T-Mobile contacted them and said the water damage indicators had been triggered. So T-Mobile would not accept the returns. Those people did not have any proof that they sent the phones back, in perfect condition, so they were stuck.

      • remister

        Thanks Michael.
        So for example, if I got the Slide and returned it within 30 days and then got the Vibrant returned that within 30 days and then got the Slide again, would I be able to return the Slide again within 30 days to maybe get another phone (ie Dell Streak?)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    FFC, LED flash, rumors and fakes aside, what I am most upset about is that T-Mobile classifies me (the cutting edge SGS purchaser) as a “Casual entertainment enthusiast.”

    That does not sound too cool, albeit can I put that on my resume?

    Sidenote: And the SGS purchaser won’t be the first adopter type? Huh?

    • Bobomo

      I read that description and thought the same thing! That’s not me! I don’t give a damn about Avatar, other than to use it to show off the awesome screen. MobiTV and Sims are mostly useless. What I care about is the Hummingbird processor and SAMOLED screen. Both of those features are cutting edge, and have so much more to do with the operation of the phone than a movie I’ll maybe only watch once.

    • Animate

      Exactly lol. I’ll use it for more data consumption than entertainment by far. I can see how I’ll my device laid out already for the most part.

  • soon2TMO

    i suddenly feel weak, cold, sweaty when i laid my eyes on this news!

    im soo excited i feel like im gonna be sick! LOL

    im just sooo happy! haha

  • Max

    Wow! I followed the link to Walmart ( They want $300 even though my family plan is up for renewal. Looks like I’ll be going to a company store. Anyone know how to get customer retention to give a lower price on the data plan?

  • pimpstrong

    customer care read me off the upgrade pricing AND told me it will be in stores the 15th and the 21st through customer care. still couldnt give me exact full price but guesses 450. Ill have my hard earned cash ready in hand.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well I think the $440 on the chart is accurate. Sounds about right.

      And the 15th for retail, versus the 21st for 611, that sounds like the reason for the different debut/availability dates.

  • Flgirll99

    YAY!!! Happy day! I’m really looking forward to this phone.

  • DannOfThurs

    Awesome phone but I would suggest waiting for the HSPA+ phones that are coming out this year – plus they will be HTC and free of the Motorola / Samsung update issues :X

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      LOL… I’d rather buy the phone now, enjoy it for four months, then sell it or pass it on to my GF (after which I would sell her Slide.)

      All in all a fine time for us, to be having these sorts of discussions. Agreed?

    • DannOfThurs

      Of course, if you still choose to get the phones coming out now assuming you don’t like what’s released by end of year, you can always go back to the vibrant which will more than likely be cheaper than what it is now :)

    • Bobomo

      Because HTC doesn’t have update issues? LOL

    • swehes

      Use Ebay to sell your phone in about 6 months when you are getting one of the HSPA+ phones.

  • Geniuz

    Those that are on the fence about getting the Vibrant should look at this ….

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      HOLY SHEET!!! That appears to be the leak of leaks, and a genuine one at that.

      I imagine T-Mobile is gonna be really mad about that chart leaking. It basically is like the enemy finding out T-Mobile’s war plans.

      • DannOfThurs

        Same one I and a couple of others linked above ;)

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      By the way, that pic looks like it was a presentation of some type and someone took a pic with… drum roll…. a cell phone camera. LOL.

      I say this because parts of the graphic, particularly the blue date bar, look like they are a projection on a screen.

      If this was presented during a strategy meeting seems it will be easy for T-Mobile to find out who was there, and maybe even where the culprit was sitting (from the angle of the shot).

      Just speculating outloud.

  • Mike Wong

    I confirmed the release date with tmobile online chat support. but the online support agent does not know the retail pricing for this phone.

  • remister

    I hope it Swype on the phone!

  • TomHorn

    Not being a current T-mo customer, is the ‘Basic Upgrade’ price the full price if I sign up for an Even More Plus plan, or is it going to be higher?

    • Animate

      Yep to my knowledge it is.

    • Fender

      Im siked…Ive been waiting for a decent android phone to come to T-Mo and now I can finally use my upgrade

    • Matlock

      It is not the full price! Basic upgrade still has some deduction done from the regular price of the phone. Still waiting to find out what the full cost of the phone will be!!

    • atul0002

      well i called radio shack and he said the regular retail price was $599.99

      I’m not on a contract and i wanted to buy it on payments but after talking to radioshack i know that T-Mobile only does it directly.

      • rob

        First of all, why are you buying would you buy your device at Radio Shack and not at a T-Mobile store? The price of the phone will be cheaper than that in the store anyway.

    • dcb

      even more plus plans are all no-contract so there are no discounts from invoice if you are on EM+….you get the better rate on the service

  • Matt

    If you get the Vibrant on the Even More Plus, yes you are going to have to pay the Basic Upgrade Price, as this is unsubsidized.

    • Full Invoice

      Basic upgrade is from 0 – 11 months, smallest discount
      Early upgrade is from 12 – 17 months, Medium discount
      Early upgrade plus is 18 – 21 months, almost full discount, excluding MIR
      Full upgrade is 22+ months, same as new contract

      EM+ is NO discount, MSRP, Full Invoice pricing

      EM+ is NOT basic upgrade

  • Matt

    Sorry to double post but that made me wonder…do you have to pay an upgrade/activation fee on an Even More Plus plan?

    • BAM

      No upgrade or activation fees for EMP customers – there’s no contract, so no fees. (But, no discount either.)

      • Matlock

        There is always an activation fee on EM+, you don’t pay an activation fee if you sign up for Flexpay. But on all Post-Paid activations there is always an activation fee, unless you have some sort of discount added on to your plan.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        And don’t forget that the price paid can always be negotiated. When the Slide debuted some EM+ customers were posting in here that they asked and got $50 off and free shipping.

        I tried and the furriner (German)sounding CSR said “Herr Mikel der is no vay you are getting a dizcount.”

        That was a blessing in disguise because I went on eBay and bought a new Slide for $145 less than what I would have paid T-Mobile. (T-Mobile was $488 with tax and shipping; I paid $344 shipped on eBay). And yes, paying $488 for a Slide would have been insane. That’s a lot of money for a mid-range phone, no matter how nice it is.

        May shop on eBay for the SGS too. I have a nice HD2 that I can use for a few weeks and wait for the SGS dust to settle and for the phone to show up on eBay, for way less than what T-Mobile wants to charge me.

        If I want to order the phone on debut day I have to decide if that’s worth $150++ for the privilege. I am leaning toward thinking it’s not so I will have to enjoy the phone vicariously through all of you.

        Plus on eBay I avoid shipping and taxes (my HD2 was $500 after T-Mobile added California’s almost 9% sales tax and shipping).

    • Ktwist

      No Upgrade fee on existing EvenMore+ accounts because your paying them at full cost for the handset. If your a new customer though, you will have to pay a $35 activation fee if your approved for a normal postpaid acct and not a flex acct.

  • Barry

    ok no more hesitations on this device. I’m getting it I had no clue about $50 extra for a. year less of contract what. Now whose gonna say this phone isn’t worth $250 on a one year contract? if so you’re a serious hater or a good poker player

    • BAM

      I don’t know where you’re buying your phone, but as far as I know (as a Tmo employee) in CA we are NOT offering any 1-year contracts. As far as I know, it is not an option anymore. The listing there (although authentic) is incorrect. Maybe it differs in other states, but I doubt it.

      • pimpstrong

        its 1 full year (12 months into contract) worth of upgrade not a 1 year contract. $199 full upgrade is 22 months into contract or a brand new one ya know?

    • Fish

      do keep in mind…samsung dropped service on the behold 2…

      it’s an awesome phone for sure…but will samsung continue pushing out updates? it’s got samsung’s version of blur, which is 1 reason people think moto phones aren’t being updated either (specifically the cliq).

      i like samsung, but after the behold 2 i’m hesitant. might stick with mytouch, htc…

      • Longinus

        you can turn off touchwiz. the phone should come pre-rooted for that capability.

  • Thanh

    yeah no thanks….. just got the Iphone4….. cuz i was tired of waiting for a worthy phone to replace the G1…. Tmobile doesn’t even take care of their early adaptors that basically created the launch craze of the Android and G1. I really wish they would have up’d their phone bank sooner because AT&T definitely isn’t as fun to deal with as Tmobile.

    • swehes

      Return your Iphone. Get the Vibrant. Sell it when you see another phone you like coming out that supports HSPA+. There is nothing anyone can give me to make me go back to AT&T’s bloated plans and services. HSPA+ is being rolled out and it is faster than Sprints Wimax. And Probably will be faster than Verizon’s LTE (at first). You won’t regret it… I hope.

      • tpavey

        I don’t think there will be much of a reason to upgrade to the first HSPA+ phone out. I think it will be a long time before people start to see speeds over 7.2Mbps consistently.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Same here. I will never go back to AT&T.

        And while it did not make a difference for me, I suspect that AT&T’s recent changes probably made it the enemy to a lot of its current customers (going to tiered data with artificially low caps, doing away with unlimited plans, while in the same breath pushing phones that assure overage charges on data plans).

      • pimpstrong

        my 2010 laptop on wifi G gets 8-9Mbps DL from 16Mbps comcast internet so If I’m walkin around getting 5+ on my phone then I’m a happy ass man.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Pimp… my ass is happy too, it’s always cracking a smile.

  • Jsteuer

    I might be incredibly late…but I talked to a guy from tmo…and he said the 15th.

  • ObsceneJesster

    Looks like Radio Shack along with all other retail outlets will have the phone available on the 15th.

  • Shawn

    When I first heard about this phone, I was on the fence. Then the hands-on videos started popping up, and despite its lack of a physical keyboard (I think it would take me quite some time to get used to Swype), I was taken in by this phone. It’s a beast of a system for T-Mobile, their most powerful to date, and the stunning display, 720p video recording and large storage space all were factors that roped me into this phone.

    I sold my Motorola on Ebay and planned on picking up the Vibrant on the 21st. A week earlier would be fantastic. Can’t wait!

    • Stiiiwaiting

      It may not take you as lokng as you think to get the hang of swipe. I watched a two minute videor on it, and now rarely use the keyboard.

    • Matlock

      Swype maybe takes a few hours to get a hang of, its super easy to use. I was once like you and only believed in having a phone with a physical keyboard. Now, Im a proud owner of an HD2 and a N1, and soon to be More than likely a Samsung Vibrant also!

    • Macknifetx

      I installed Swype on the MT3G and love it. Took me a few minutes to get the hang of it, but would have a hard time going back to a regular QWERTY device.

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  • Rob Arms

    I talked to the manager at my local T-Mobile store 2 days ago. He said that they are no longer doing 1-year upgrades even if the customer pays a bit more for the phone. Only 2 year upgrades. Anyone got something confirmed more recent than 2 days ago? I typically always get a 1 year upgrade and hope it’s really still around.

    • I never knew about their 1 year upgrades, (this would be the first phone I care about to research on) usually having my aunt deal with that. But I’m the only one left with the ability to leave TMO or get a full upgrade. I really hope I can get the full 1 year upgrade. How much more would the phone be (take a guess if anything) with the 1 year vs the 2 year upgrade?

      • Matlock

        you can sometimes get a “1 year” upgrade, if you are on a family plan that’s 89.99 or higher before taxes. ‘the way it works, you sign up for two years, but at the one year mark, every year you can upgrade for the 2 year price, as long as you keep on signing up for 2 years!

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      For those wondering about others getting one year upgrade pricing remember, anything and everything is negotiable. Supervisors or retentions can go so far as even giving you a free phone if the situation warrants it.

      When there was a brouhaha over the Touch Pro2 pricing last August a supervisor felt bad that I got conflicting information. With the click of a few keys he took $150 off the price of the phone, gave it to me on a one year contract and I got free overnight express shipping.

      Many people posting the great deals they have received simply got a special accommodation. It’s not because the deal they got is standard pricing.

  • Well apparently i’m getting my new phone next week. I might wait until September (supposedly September 9th to get the HTC Vanguard thou), idk.

  • Barry

    Not cool but its definitely pictured with the other purchasing options either I’ll have one :-)

  • ObsceneJesster

    @Rob Arms…T-Mobile did away with the 1 year upgrades about 6 months ago. I was sad to hear this news as-well. Guess I just have to pay retail price for my phones because I aint signing a 2 year contract.

  • watbetch

    What does this mean for people like me that preordered through RS? No static with them right?

    • bbbsss

      Damn YOU UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • watbetch

        You’re a moron

    • sami

      he’s right. you are ugly

      • watbetch

        It’s from Bridezillas

        You’re both morons.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Was at a retail store here in San Francisco, the one that gives me all kinds of “inside” info.

    They confirmed the SGS goes on sale next week, on the 15th. The guy said the store got the bulletin announcing such.

    (No luck on someone having the phone. Will ask the manager on Friday or Sat. if someone has it.)

    • stan

      The demo devices were supposed to ship yesterday. So they probably won’t get it till Monday or Tuesday.

  • taaars

    Im getting two vibrants, only going to cost me 80 bucks for happy

    • jscarano


    • Jay


    • NiiDiddy

      yea how??

      • taaars

        Let just say Tmobile owed me a couple phones, Im paying the difference in cost.


  • Matt

    …I was able to get a 1 year contract extension through Customer Service a couple weeks ago…Granted that was on an HD2 upgrade that I now am regretting, but it is still possible.

  • vinny

    Have the Nexus One with Froyo update. Love this phone, should I get this new Samsung? I like all the entertainment features added to this phone. There are a few more phones coming up the pipeline very soon, should I just wait for the other devices and pick the best??
    T-Mobile is turning into the best network in the country, the speeds will be killer, prices are great and they are jumping on cool devices. Those I-phone buyers must be pissed with that bogged down network and AT&T is talking about snagging the HTC desire in a week or so. Can you imagine trying to make a call or download a document? Forget about it. They will have some killer phones but one bogged down network to use them on.

  • soniccool

    What does this mean for those who pre ordered in Radio Shack?

  • David

    Spoke to T-mobile Customer Loyalty and he denied knowing anything about an early release of Vibrant….will wait and see!!

    • NiiDiddy

      they did the same thing to me. dude didnt even know it was originally coming out on the 21st…had to point him to their own website at where it mentions the original date as the 21st.

  • bubbles

    I pre ordered at the shack, however I may just sell the 50.00 card to my friend. I am going to wait for 7/15 and make sure I get a device through t mobile direclty than going to cancel my pre order at the shack. I can have it overnigted and be here a few days prior to the 21st. I am ready to get put down my N900 and get some Android love. I love my n900 but Android is better than maemo5.

    • remister

      Im looming on my n900 also. I can’t wait till they finally put meego on it, the ui look amazing!

  • Belcher

    YEAH, what about us suckers who ordered from the I hop they take care of us, I don’t want to start my Vibrant on a bad note

  • Puck70

    Just got off web support with RS. They say the pre orders are still scheduled to ship on the 21st. And only RS has the 199 price.

  • ObsceneJesster

    According to this article on Engadget all retail stores will have the phone available on July 15th. Yes that even includes Radio Shack. If you want the phone that badly and for some reason it’s not available till the 21st at Radio Shack then just use the $50 gift card to purchase something else at Radio Shack. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.

  • andyandy

    I preordered at RadioShack so I’m hoping they push up the date as well. They do have this posted on the site:

    Q. If I place a pre-order reservation, when will I receive my smartphone?
    A. We will process orders on the first day that the Samsung Vibrant is available. The official launch date is scheduled for July 21, but is subject to change.

    I swear the Walmart preorder said the 15th when I tried it like an hour ago, but I just looked again and it says 21st…

  • wooshring

    Regarding RS:….Just talked to my local Radio Shack Mgr. & YES!!!…it IS going to be released on the 15th…he said to expect a call on the 14th to remind me to pick up on the 15th…Good Job T-MO!

  • drmosh

    I can confirm this, I spoke to a tmobile inside guy and he said the phone will be in stores next week.

  • Lamar

    Damn they are making it really hard to not want this phone.

  • YR11

    Anyone know if the Vibrant will be sold through Best Buy?

  • Shawn

    I want this phone also, but you guys have to remember, in 2 months there is suppose to be a new phone coming out in september, also one around the holidays.
    So all of you who get this phone now, are going to cry 2 months from now, because the rummored phones in the next couple months are probably going to have flash with the camera, front facing camera (ffc), and possibly even a faster processor and maybe hspa+.

    There are too many rumors that an even more awesome phone is around the corner.

    I’m like you guys, I don’t know what to do! I wish I could see a 100 percent accurate time table of up-coming phones.

    This phone is a turn off for me because it doesn’t have a flash. I don’t really care about FFC yet, but if other phones in this price range have it, so should the vibrant. i.e. the evo and droid x.

    • Shawn

      so the website says september a new hspa+ phone is coming out september 9, then another one november 5th! … here is a copy and paste:
      Spetember 9 is 2 months away!!!!!!!!!!!!

      “This new information lines up nicely with the leaked T-Mobile roadmap that revealed an Android handset called the HTC Vanguard that is tentatively scheduled for a launch on September 9th. We expect the second HSPA+ handset will be the much rumored HTC Project Emerald, which is slated for November 5th.”

      • Shawn

        Here is another website with a time table for upcoming releases. Supposedly a 2ghz phone will be coming to t-mobile, but i dont know when.

        I don’t know about getting the Vibrant now, I mean 2 months to wait for a cool hspa+ phone isn’t too long to wait. But I wouldn’t wait more than 2 months for the next best thing.

      • swehes

        I have waited almost three years for an Android run Cellphone. I’m waiting no longer. However I am buying this phone off contract so when the next one comes, I either sell my current one and buy the new phone or I give my current one to my wife and still get the new one. :) Win win for all.

  • Shawn
  • wooshring

    @SHAWN…”This phone is a turn off for me because it doesn’t have a flash.”
    Won’t it have flash with the Android 2.2 release?

    “All of you who get this phone now, are going to cry 2 months from now”

    & then we’ll cry 2 months from then….and so on….and so on…and so on.
    There will ALWAYS be something better around the corner!
    Can’t just sit back & wait for “The next big thing”….you’ll never get it!

    • wooshring

      sorry…i didn’t see “A” flash….you’re flash on camera

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    As I did with the HD2 before its debut date:

    From now until maybe the 12th or 13th keep going into your local T-Mobile CORPORATE store and ask if anyone has the SGS Vibrant for you to see.

    When you see it make sure to take some pics with your cell phone and post them on the Net for us to enjoy. What would be cool is to take some video shots.

    This worked with the HD2. We were able to see some pics of the phone before it went public.

    Looking forward to your successful spy mission.

    • Yes please!!!

      I will do the same, and will post if I get any good clips. The only thing I’m on the fence about is weather or not this phone will have the superior ‘night-mode’ I’ve heard mentioned in other posts around the net regarding the Galaxy-S international version. If the vibrant does indeed have the ‘night-mode’ then there will be no reason to sweat the missing flash. As much as I’ve tried I cant seem to find any video of it…

  • Nick

    hey guys so will Radio shack also have it on the 15th, as I already pre ordered it with radio shack

  • raymustachio

    I pre orrdered through Walmart. Does anyone know if they will be shipping early as well?

  • ItsMichaelNotMike
  • DefD

    Man, that’s killer news. I pre-ordered on the 1st to replace my G1–which is acting more and more like it’s going to s**t the bed any day now.

    I figured it would be released early, because last week after ordering over the phone with RS, I had to call back with a question. I didn’t even ask about the release date but the person said during our convo that “it looks like the soonest we’ll be receiving any Vibrants is next week.” Meaning THIS week, as I spoke to them on the 1st.

  • Jimbo

    No one year contracts only on buisness accounts with more than 10 lines no way any of you are getting anymore of a discount than your eligible for tmobile is getting strick on this maybe retention might do somthing but if they did anything last 6 months they will say here is ur etf sad to see u leave there’s my rant

  • Barry

    *Somewhat off topic*I see “the best marketing carrier” as some people say which may or may not be true has stolen a page from Tmo. I saw where vzw is doing some kinda twitter game and/or a scavanger hunt for the DX

    *On Topic* Did anyone pre oreder this phone through Tmo if so how ? was it through customer care or tmo website ? Sorry I never pre ordered a phone before. Always got my phones from ebay after my initial phone.

  • Darien

    you cant preorder this from tmobile, only from radio shack. and i plan on being at the store on the 15th to pick this bad boy up

  • Daniel

    RadioShack chat support says that the official release date is July 15th, and that people who pre-ordered with them should expect their phones around that time.

  • Barry

    Ok cool that was my initial plan

  • Barry

    Ok cool that was my initial plan. Thanks

  • ateoate

    this is verified, the release date for the “vibrant” is july 15

    • sami

      verified by whom?

  • Animate

    well the captivate is hitting AT&T on the 18th…off contract for…350.

    Kill me now.

    • Lamar

      wait what?! arent they the same phone?

      • Animate

        Exactly! Once you get down to it they all are the same phone. Avatar and the sims damn sure aren’t worth an additional 150.

    • Darien

      you realize AT&T has the highest of all 4 carriers prices for family plans? Im not sure about single line prices but their 3g speed is just plain slow because of everyone and their brother owning an iphone. Who cares if it costs 400 plus off contract anyways? Its a smartphone, even the MyTouch costs 399 off contract, so what is the problem?

  • Wilma Flintstone

    wait, isn’t july 15th when Verizon is releasing the Droid X?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      sorry David but this phone will combat against the other versions of the galaxy s, not the evo, droid X or even the iphone 4.

      • DefD

        You’re saying the Vibrant won’t compete against the Evo? That’s hilarious. Have you used the Evo? I don’t have any experience with the Droid phones, but provided the Vibrant doesn’t drop signal based on where you touch it or end/mute/speakerphone calls when your cheek touches it, it will very much compete with iPhone 4. iPhone 4 is a hype machine, go play with one and you’ll see.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        yeah I agree with you on the iphone being nothing more than a name brand. iPhone is old tech to me and I’d never buy one of them. iPhone 4 is a joke.

        I have used the Evo and I had no problems with it whatsoever. Now of course that’s not to say that there aren’t any because all phones have problems even the vibrant will especially seeing as it’s made by samsung (who make good tech but the quality of pgone builds are not that great). Evo is what the HD2 should’ve been and I’m typing this message from my HD2 now. I’ve had waaaayyyyy too many problems from the HD2. I’m on my 3rd replacement HD2 now due to hardware and serious software issues. From my experience with the Evo, it was a great phone.

        Now I want you to explain this, how is the vibrant going to compete with other companies high end devices when they have better versions of the vibrant and their high end devices edge out even their versions?

      • Wilma Flintstone

        now don’t misinterpret what I’m saying as meaning that the vibrant isn’t a good or at least decent phone because it is a pretty good phone minus the missing features that I wanted it to have meaning that’s my opinion.

        The vibrant is a good phone but the other companies versions are slightly better than the Tmo version minus memory which can be upgraded by buying a bigger sd card. So how is the vibrant going to compete with the superphones of the other companies when it can’t even compete with the other companies versions of the vibrant?

      • DefD

        Don’t get me wrong, the Evo is a great phone IMHO. I’ve used it extensively. However, by all accounts, the display on the Vibrant is hands down superior to that of the Evo. There are many accounts of the Hummingbird processor outperforming the Snapdragon as well. Not just with superior graphics processing (which there is no denying), but also in that it executes application code faster as well. Better processor, better display: two HUGE advantages over the Evo.

        Vibrant’s camera has a physically larger aperture, allowing for more light entry to the sensor. Vibrant’s camera software has “night shot mode” which eliminates the need for a flash and produces a better image than one shot using a flash. Evo does not have this software feature and is reliant on the flash in low light. Vibrant’s camera software also has panorama mode which guides you through taking panoramic shots and afterwards fuses them all together into one picture. Evo does not. There are also several other camera software features that Vibrant has, but Evo doesn’t.

        Vibrant has a six axis sensor (gyro). Evo does not. Vibrant is capable of b, g, and n wifi. Evo only does b and g.

        Sure, Evo has a FFC. And I’ll admit that it’s casing feels nice and sturdy. And if video call capabilities are more important to someone than processing power & performance, display quality, connectivity, and software options, then the Evo wins. However, for those of us who would rather have 85% of the rest of the phone be just plain better for what we actually use the phone for primarily, the lack of FFC is a non-issue.

        The Epic has a slide-out qwerty which is quite cool. I’d really like one personally, but the on-screen keyboard in 2.1 is great IMHO. And with Swype to boot (which I use easily in portrait mode on my wife’s MT3GS), I’m not feeling the need for a hardware keyboard anymore. Sprint’s plans are more expensive, and they WILL charge me $10 more on top of the regular rate for 4g which isn’t anywhere near my area. So my monthly rate would go up by $30 over what I pay on Tmo. A flash and FFC are not worth a $30 a month rate hike along with Sprint’s terrible customer support (I know from experience).

        I’m not sure why anyone would think the Captivate is superior to the Vibrant considering they are essentially identical except for the casing. AT&T is a rip IMHO. Their network sucks (in my area at least) and they charge too much. No brainer there.

        Verizon’s Fascinate is no better either IMHO. It may have a FFC and flash, but they tossed out Google search at the heart of the OS and replaced it with Bing. Enough said. I wouldn’t even consider looking at the phone.

        So I’m not sure what all the bandwagoning is about with folks trying to say the Vibrant is the worst of the bunch. I simply don’t see it. It’s identical to the Euro Galaxy-S but with 4 buttons and no track pad.

      • DefD

        Sorry, I meant to say it’s identical to the Euro model except for the buttons, no track pad, and no FFC.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        DefD … a SUPERIOR post compared to the superficial and unfounded posts/comments by others.

        An intelligent comment with evidence to support what one is saying is a far more enjoyable read than the moronic dissing half the people in here post.

        I note that no one comments to people like you who actually provide details to back up your assertions and conclusions. That’s because they don’t know what they are talking about and simply post crap to have something to say.

  • Corey

    I’m really considering getting this over the HTC Vision

    • sami

      it’s all about timing. are u willing to wait?


    Whats come in the box???

  • Barry

    so for sake of argument lets just say vzw version is better just because of the precious flash everyone bitched about being missing (which isn’t on the original galaxy s) and you can’t compare sprint’s sgs pro cause its a completely different phone (like comparing the touch to the touch pro) what makes the vibrant inferior to the captive? Its not cosmetics and the captive is gonna run a locked down version of android just like their other android devices. I’m sorry I don’t see it.

  • Barry

    *insert captivate where necessary*

  • Andrew Martel

    good news to me…cant wait to get ahold of this phone

    • 2Noob4U


  • Darien

    Just so everyone knows, Just called customer service and The Vibrant is eligible for BOGO with upgrades. So obviously for anyone looking to upgrade two lines this is awesome news, for others only looking to buy it out right, kinda sucks…but still Im glad the phone is out a week earlier putting it before the 20th cut off for BOGO

    • sfsilicon

      What are the terms for the Vibrant BOGO? Will it be cheaper than the full upgrade price of $200 after MIR per phone?

      Does anyone know if the European versions of the Galaxy S w/ front camera will be able to run 3G with Tmobile US? Which 3G bands does Tmobile support?

      The upgrade deals are great especially since I am off contract. I’m on a family plan but only need 1 data plan. I plan to use the second phone with WiFi. I’m debating buying an unlocked phone for the second one.

      • pimpstrong

        I called Samsung directly on 3 different days asking about an origional SGS in the US and the first two times was basically “yes the Galaxy S will be sold in the states”. Even after specifying that I don’t want a carrier version but the ORIGIONAL they say “yes its coming” The third time ended in a no the international version will not be sold with Tmobile bands, I would have to buy the Vibrant which is made for T-mobile bands” I’ve heard that the International SGS works on Tmo bands but I don’t know if that is Euro Tmo or if it is US 3G or just Edge like an unlocked ATT phone… I would love to know why the US SGS website has the INT version smack in the middle of the screen like we are getting it…

      • sfsilicon

        Gathered a bit more data on this…

        – Tmobile 3G is “UMTS T-Mobile 3G (2100/1700 MHz)” (see Wikipedia)
        – I’m still checking for official Tmobile specs if the Vibrant supports both
        2100 and 1700 ranges. Some unofficial websites say both, some say only 2100
        – The International version’s I’ve seen (UK & Germany) that have the FFC, FM
        tuner and trackpad are triband UMTS supporting 2100/1900/900. So assuming
        Tmobile US allows any 3G phone to use either 2100 and 1700 the UK&Germany
        versions should work if you have an existing SIM.
        – I asked one of the eBay vendors if the phone they were selling would work
        with Tmobile US and I got the cryptic response “it should in some areas”,
        does this mean Tmobile doesn’t have even 2100/1700 coverage?

        Additional confirmation/correction are appreciated. The International HW seems superior to the US offering with the exception of the missing LED flash on the Verizon version. If your paying full price to avoid a 2 year contract you might as well get an international one. For full flexibility I’d root the phone. Warranty of an International phone in the US is also a question mark.

      • pimpstrong

        I assure that Tmo 3G is 21/17 and the Vibrant uses that. The normal INT ver. won’t work for us which is why i was trying so hard to find out if there will be a US version of the 1 for 1 origiona Galaxy S and not some altered version. nah mean?

    • aj

      Just talked to Tmo Rep, it is launching the 15th, but the rep said there was no info on whether the phone will fall into the BOGO. The Rep said nothing official would be announced until the day of the launch.

    • ashish

      Hi all
      these are direct specs from T-mobile web-site. It will support 3 UMTS bands:

      (frequency): 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz
      UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

      What does that mean ? It means International phone won’t work with T-mobile USA 3G bands. I got it confirmed by asking question to T-mobile facebook account.
      However, Tmo version should work anywhere internationally where most of those Asian/european countries support Band 1.

  • Daniel

    Just spoke with RadioShack again, through chat, and apparently the date has returned to the 21st again. I tried telling them that I had been told it was the 15th by several different outlets, but they just said “I apologize for the incorrect information” and then went back to their script.

    If the web pre-orders aren’t getting it until the 21st, consider it cancelled.

  • wooshring

    Wish TMO would just officially announce release date already!!! Just got off the phone with Radio Shack & they said the TMP Rep told them it WAS the 15th. Who knows.

  • Brad

    Sweet! I’m still getting two of these – hopefully they stay in stock!

  • Fred

    Well i just talked to 2 different customer service reps at radioshack and both told me that the phones were shipping out the 21, so i thought if i threatened to cancel my order they would go check with someone, and they didn’t so order = canceled

    • andyandy

      I emailed RadioShack about another question yesterday and in the reply today they said “We would like to inform you that the phone will be launched on July 15, 2010 and once we receive the phone in stock, we will activate and ship the phone in next 24 hours. Once shipped you will be notified via an email with the tracking number.”

  • Scott

    It is being released on July 15th, just got off the phone with TMO that confirmed it and likely because AT&T is releasing their version on July 18th that TMO pushed up their release from the 21st. Also check out Wal-Mart website They still show July 21st however but check out the deal. $149 after rebates and if you trade in an old phone such as a G1 for $49.80 on average the final cost for the Vibrant would only be… $101.09 Now how can you not get this new phone even if you’re like me who will always be waiting for the next best thing. And if you have more than one old phone you can trade in more than one and reduce the cost even more. And for those really on a budget you can take advantage of Bill me later (link at bottom) and spread out the payments. And no I don’t work for wal mart, just a guy with 7 kids who needs to save money when ever he can…

    • andyandy

      I am a little biased but I’d suggest checking out if you’re interested in a trade-in credit… it looks like you’d get a better deal. Search online for bonus codes, and choose an Amazon gift card for extra 5%. Just sayin…

      • Scott

        Cool thanks for the tip to Have you used it before and got money back? G1 going for $75

    • pimpstrong

      why trade in a phone when u could double or even tripple that on Ebay or Craigs?

    • remister

      How can you fully buy the phone from Walmart for $399.99?

  • sami

    omg, can someone please give me a straight answer??!! i pre-ordered from radio-shack, so can i get my copy on the 15th or not?!!!!!!!!!

    • soniccool

      Same im not 100% sure what the deal is on that

    • pimpstrong

      The Shack is $499, Tmo is about $430. Save the money and get there early

      • pimpstrong

        whoops I thought u were asking if you should or not. Dunno about the shack realeasing on the 15th. have you called them?

    • sami

      i called, and they referred me to some other customer service dept thing. i just need a straight answer though because if i can’t get it on the 15th, i will be pretty upset. isn’t the point of pre-ordering so that you can get it as soon as it comes out?

  • Lamar

    walmart has a good deal. 399 for the phone outright and 179-149 on 2 year. Not bad at all, thinking of selling my Mytouch3g and forking over the extra cash. Need more details on a release date from walmart.

    • Animate

      Whoa! If thats the case I may be going to Wally World.

    • pimpstrong

      i went through the order process online and at the bottom of checkout it says that the retail is $499 and discounts take the phone down to $149. I’m guessing no contract = no discount

  • kyle

    just got off the phone with local radioshack

    he says that he received information this morning saying the preorders are now being stopped the 12th, not the 18th, which leads him to believe that the phone will be releasing the 15th because he says it normally takes 3 days to get the phones in.

    not exact release date information, but he definitely says it looks like it will be released the 15th if the preorders are stopped the 12th…

  • wooshring
  • Bradly

    Screen shot I took. I guess it’s official.

    • pimpstrong

      $599 (points at screen)”Ooooooooouch”

  • Lamar

    i am either going to get it from wal mart or try to renew my two year and get it at tmo. I really want this phone now.

  • TmoFan

    My friend is a manager for T-Mobile and he showed me in streamline yesterday that it is being released on the 15th. Awesome news :)

  • Shane LBC

    How can you buy the phone without contract from letstalk? $399 is the cheapest I have seen it so far.

    • Chris

      I called walmart (you can preorder over or call to do it) and told them I wanted to buy JUST the phone with no contract, and he told me it would be 599.99. I told him the website said 399.99 with no contract and he just kept telling me “Yeah you don’t get that discount if you don’t sign a contract,” so yeah….

  • Lamar

    yeah i am trying to figure that out too. 399 is a sealed deal for me, if i can get it for that price.

  • harry

    I preorderrd mine from Walmart/letstalk on Monday for 479.00 now the site says 599.00 … why did the price jump like that?

  • Lamar

    wait its more on letstalk?!? damn

  • Humphrey

    My local RS told me they were expecting it on the 18th…anyone else hearing info like this?

    • soniccool

      I was told the 16th…

  • snapdragin

    I played with the vibrant for a good hour yesterday. allow it is a fast, large screen, great visual appeal it feels like a hollow piece of plastic. dont get me wrong the phone is beautiful but it has no weight and overall has a cheap feel to it. besides that the phone ran smooth and i was impressed by camera even though flash is not present. go by one but feel it out first to make your determination

    • snapdragin

      lack of editing is due to lazy user. try to read around my stupidity

  • coolMANDINGO

    does this device offer or support LIVE WALLPAPERS???

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  • liketech

    I was not sure if this has been posted but I talked to T-Mobile and the price of the phone without contract is $439.99.

  • Gerry

    I guess my biggest concern is that TMobile has turned off the wifi hotspot feature. I have preordered the phone anyways and am hoping I will be able to root the phone and restore that feature.

  • Ashish

    For those still on the Fence of Vibrant, here is great news. Android Froyo is coming to Korean in August.

    Also, it was confirmed by Tmo store rep that it should hit Vibrant anytime before September. boy, I can’t wait till July 15th to get hands-on this one !!!

  • tmoney

    Just visited my local T-Mo store yesterday and they will not be selling until Saturday the 17th. Weird since others are saying tomorrow.

  • Hey!!! Tmo 3G is good enough.But i went to T-Mo store yesterday they were not able to answer me that how does it work with free web scripts.


  • hsmith

    Went to the tmobile store yesterday. They had one in there to play with. They said they would have them in tomorrow the 15th. Not sure on the cost trying to find it out.

  • Ashish

    @hsmith – our Tmo store reps went for training on 13th – they told me they would have pricing today on 14th and will give me one to play with..

  • Russ

    I just bought one online using EIP it’s 499.99, 66 bucks upfront, $25 monthly for 19 months.

    The only bad thing is Expected Arrival Date: 7/23/10 :(