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.


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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  • Evan

    Barn burner, T-Mobile, barn burner.

  • Luis

    might as well just call it the Exhibit 3

    • Anonymous

      No this just seems like an incremental update to the aging Galaxy S 4G.  Same screen size, resolution, but faster cpu and faster 4g.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like a Vibrant 4G II!

  • So its a crappy two year old phone. Way to go T-Mo. Why coudlnt they do what AT&T did last year (Infuse 4G), get the new display tech Super AMOLED HD, pair it with the current Qualcomm Chipset & call it a day?

  • Noor Mahmoud

    Thanks for the quick news as always! I am disappointed with the phone though. I could of lived with the S3 processor, but a 5mp camera and then a Super Amoled screen, minus the plus. Seems to be the exact same thing as the galaxy s 4g, scratch the processor.
    Then again, it is the Galaxy S blaze 4g, not the galaxy s ii blaze 4g. Which makes me wonder why this phone is needed.

    • As much as everyone wants that next top tier phone, there are still consumers in that mid-range tier of smartphones and this fits it.

      • J-Hop2o6

         Well that, but this is actually a SGS2, but smaller (4″ vs 4.5″).

        • Noor Mahmoud

          Not really. It doesn’t match any specifications of the original Galaxy s 2.

  • Anonymous

    Thx David, I still just want an ICS phone tho. 

    • Ash

      I’m running ICS happily on T-mo’s HD2.
      Does that count?

  • Jordan23xi

    this is going to be a waste who would want a downgrade from the galaxy s 2 when they could get the exhibit 2 ?

    • J-Hop2o6

       Some probably didn’t like how big/wide the Tmo SGS2 was. So this will help out.

  • Randy

    it would soon be available for brand new on sale on amazon, walmart and ebay for $69.99 no contract free shipped. i beg you to stop listening to tmobile’s nonsense

    • Anonymous

      Not on Ebay! Try more like $200 plus on Ebay!

  • Anonymous

    is this a joke? Ashton Kushuer has to jumping out in 3…..2…..1

  • Anonymous

    this would have been a great chance for tmobile to be one of the first with an affordable entry-mid range ICS phone…. but nope…………

  • Anonymous

    Sooo… What is the difference between this and the galaxy s4g? besides android 2.3…

    • Smaller screen, lower res rear-camera, lower price

      • Vim

        Unless he made a mistake, he asked how it compared to the older Galaxy S 4G which is still being sold not the Galaxy S II. 

    • J.

      it has a flash on the camera 

    • Vim

      — Blaze: Dual Core 1.5GHz
      — Galaxy S 4G: Single Core 1GHz

      — Blaze: 42mb/s
      — Galaxy S 4G: 21mb/s

      Future ICS Upgrade
      — Blaze: Extremely Likely
      — Galaxy S 4G: Snowball’s Chance in Hell

      There are probably other differences that we’ll see as well once the full spec sheet for the Blaze gets released.

  • Rawr4dj

    This should have been the Galaxy S II w/ Exynos and. HD screen like At&T’s Sky Ticket Hd

  • Moth477

    I wonder why T-mobile settles for inferior phones. AT&T gets the Galaxy Note T-mobile gets Galaxy S Blaze! I hope T-mobile has a good showing at MWC!

    • J-Hop2o6

       That will be the HTC Ville which will be revealed at MWC. Here’s a Nenamark2 GPU benchmark (which it maxed out): https://www.tmonews.com/2012/02/t-mobile-and-samsung-announce-availability-for-the-galaxy-s-blaze-4g/

      So Tmo will have a beast come April/May.

    • Anonymous

      I would bet money that the Blaze will outsell the Note on a consumer level.  I won’t be shocked if businesses pick up the Note pretty good.

    • Guest911

      Galaxy Note! Lol! It does come with a stylus and flip case. Helllooooo 2006.

  • Gross…

  • So its a lower quality screen, camera, and no NFC.

    • Anonymous

      not really lower quality, the difference between pentile vs nonpentile for Amoled isn’t huge, 5mega pixel cameras aren’t that big a drawback considering how horrible most phone cameras are (even 4s can’t compare to a real camera with real zoom and a flash), and NFC is definitely not needed.  also keep in min that the DPI on this device is higher than the SGS2 – 250 vs 200.

  • Anonymous

    Pizza :D

  • Anonymous

    Leaves a nice huge gaping hole for a GALAXY NEXUS.

  • Vim

    Basically they took the Galaxy S II and replaced both its display and camera with smaller, cheaper components in order to produce a smaller, cheaper, mid-range phone.  They may have cut other corners as well. We’ll find out after the final specs are released.

  • kresk

    It seems like a beefed up Nexus S.. I’m glad to see a nice 4″ screen

  • Rinthos

    And to think…the *only* device Tmobile USA could talk about at CES this year was this mid-upper range device….42Mbps is meaningless when most users cant reach 21 :(

    Massive dissapointment. This device offers Nothing innovative.

    • Anonymous

      So every device needs to be innovative?

      • Rinthos

        Of course not. RIM stopped being innovative with new smartphone product releases…. Sure worked out for them eh ;)

        But the kicker to me is that this device was announced by TMobile at CES. That sets user expectations for new innovative thinking.

        The TMobile USA product portfolio is slimming out and frankly their value carrier position has opened the door to value carriers like Metro PCS to undercut them. Business customers are not seeing much in terms of smartphone solutions on TMobile…Time to amp things up, TMobile!

        • Anonymous

          OK I see.  Well I agree then cuz a phone like this shouldn’t even get announced.  It should just pop up on T-Mobile .com as a SGS4G(which is still a damn good phone) replacement.

          I still say that the lack of innovative device announcements/releases is due to the now failed ATT deal.  There is a huge gap between October 12th 2011 and whatever will eventually show up that is equal to or greater than the phones released on that day.  

          Its about to be 5 months since then and Lord knows when the Ville will be out. No high end Sony’s, no high end LG’s, No high end Motorola’s…But I still love my GSII so I’m not even trippin. :-)

        • Anonymous

          As I stated, the phone being announced as a value option when you’re seeing LTE devices being pushed for $299 definitely gives consumers another option to think about. I believe it does in fact capture the imagination of CES.

          At the end of the day, I personally do not care for the device now. Also, I do not like OEMs and carriers releasing Gingerbread on devices now that ICS has been out since December. Samsung has done it with the Galaxy Note (though the hardware is actually impressive on that device) and are doing it with this phone. Not cool.

          Finally, we saw how long the Galaxy S 4G took to get it’s Gingerbread update. Devices aren’t getting updated to ICS in droves….I would steer clear of this device if you’re looking for the best Android experience.

        • Anonymous

          The Droid 4 and RAZR are only $199.  The Bionic and Spectrum are only $99 and all of those phones are LTE…

          There’s nothing innovative enough about a 3.97″ version of the  GSII with a diluted camera and screen tech that merits a CES/MWC announcement.  Seriously?

          Unless you just really don’t have anything exciting to announce…

          I’m sure these devices were already being assembled either right before or right after ICS was launched.  I do wish that manufacturers should hold off on releasing a device with outdated software though, as that would reduce this ridiculous fragmentation.  Problem is that  they are in the business to sell these devices and then sell more devices.   The software will catch up when its done being cooked.

    • Anonymous

      When you look at it, it is a value High Speed Internet option so thus maybe it being announced at CES is in fact appropriate. I can also tell you this is a HUGE reason why T-Mobile did not announce the full spec sheet at CES because this device CLEARLY would have been an afterthought. This device was on my radar, but no longer.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like the design a lot. Seems like it had a lot of potential and I think T-Mobile really oversold it at CES. Guess I will be waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III. 

    On an unrelated note, I am reaching speeds of 30 (yes 30) MBPS on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ (yes HSPA+) here in downtown Chicago. I am very happy with T-Mobile right now and I am happy with my Galaxy S II. An iPhone release on T-Mobile wouldn’t hurt, though.

    • Rinthos

      Definitely an exception to the norm with regard to your 30Mbps.  Try out some of the ‘other’ areas where T-Mobile boasted upping to HSPA+4 like in California. Don’t even get half that most of the time.  Not that 10Mbps is anything to complain about…I’ll stick to my previous comment that most users can’t reach 21Mbps, the infrastructure is not that widely deployed.  Sounds like you’ve found a sweet-spot though :)

  • Anonymous

    This is a device NOT meant for anyone who frequents tech blogs.  There are plenty of non techie people who want the perks of a superphone: ( like HSPA+ 42 ) but can’t justify spending nearly $300 for one.  This is a great bet for half that price.

    • Realcool2000

      Totally agree.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with your agree.

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree as well. Its got everything an average person wants in a smartphone and a lil more.

      Something like this was super high end a year ago but normal people are still satisfied with single cores and regular three gene’s.

  • InvisibleHand

    Think how cool this phone would be if it had vanilla ICS. Think how cool most Android phones would be without skins. Too bad the carriers and manufacturers can’t find a way to make money without releasing the same phone 12 times with increasingly more difficult to remember names sporting broken, outdated, unfinished and laggy android skins.

    • Anonymous

      It would be cool if they would finally improve the camera app on vanilla android. It takes some lousy pictures.

  • Seanmmvi

    looks like an exhibit II on steroids… i am disappointed with this phone…

  • Fat1785

    calm down everyone! it’s a mid range phone for people that don’t need all the bells and whistles. i had a galaxy nexus running ics and was not impressed at all. ics is’nt ripe yet. i went back to my gs2 and it does’nt more stable than this!

    • Stunt

      I have a Galaxy Nexus and love it.  No problems what-so-ever!  Had the G1, Nexus, G2X, and I can say the Galaxy Nexus is the best phone I’ve had.  Runs great on T-mobile.

    • Cashman

      Mid range phone that cost $200? I think not, mid range is the exhibit 2 or LG mytouches

  • Anonymous

    Wow I finally know the size of this phone. It looks like a nice phone. It looks like a good replacement for the Galaxy S 4G.

  • Theboynamedsue

    Not a Superphone, but they don’t all have to be. You are supposed to believe that higher megapixels are better, not necessarily the case, plus you are not printing poster size prints from your cameraphone, the only noticeable difference is how much quicker you you fill up the sd card.  Processor speed and is top of line, display quality a slight downgrade from sgs2, but the form factor is probably a lot more comfortable.  I see this one as a winner,  plus it’s more phone than 95% of the people will ever need.  

  • Shabaranks

    What do you people expect from a “budget carrier”???
    Tmobile ks known more for their low prices.. affordable.
    That is not saying they are bad but why would they focus on “super phones”
    Mid range phones for mid range prices.
    Tmobile usually releases ONE “superphone” a year to please their other subscribers but other then that expect mid range.

    Tmobile slogan.- You bring YOUR phone and we will provide your service!

    • Anonymous

      Go away troll. Don’t you have a bridge to guard?

    • Anonymous

      What does it have to have to be a super phone? This phone has a faster processor than the Nexus and it doe 42Mbps. The nexus does not. Just because the screen is smaller it is no good??? 

      • Spanky

        Just because the Snapdragon is clocked at 1.5 GHz doesn’t make it faster. The OMAP 4460 (even underclocked to 1.2 GHz) that’s in the GNex smokes the last gen Snapdragon. With regards to speed, has anyone actually gotten close to 42Mbps? I live in NYC, and my neighborhood supposedly has the best 4G coverage, according to T-Mobile’s coverage map. The highest downstream speed I can get is 1.75 Mbps. 42 Mbps is nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

        • Anonymous

          Fair enough on the processor. I did not know that. Good info. 

          As far as the 42Mbps being a marketing gimmick you are wrong. It is a theoretical peak speed yes but it is truly possible to achieve. In NYC you live in a highly congested area and you are fighting for bandwidth. In the market I work in I consistently get 20Mbps (http://www.speedtest.net/android/119650464.png) and have seen speeds as fast as 32Mbps with the Amaze. I know this is not typical but it is still fast. And the Nexus still cant do it. 

        • Spanky

          The GNex is capped out at HSPA+ 21, so it certainly can’t do it. On the other hand, Snapdragon processors are the only ones that are capable of supporting HSPA+ 42, which is the reason why the Exynos processor was replaced in the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II. High data speeds are nice, but I can deal with 10 Mbps (if I was fortunate enough to get it) and have superior CPU performance.

          Here’s the odd thing about NYC. I live in a residential area in Brooklyn, and my speeds are extremely slow (1.75 Mbps still falls into the 3G category). Ironically enough, I’ve gotten considerably higher speeds in far more populated neighborhoods. I think T-Mobile just forgot about Bensonhurst.

        • Anonymous

          Well move to a better city. I live in phoenix and constantly get 9mbps with a htc amaze

        • Spanky

          No way!!!!! I am packing my bags and moving to Phoenix, so I could get 9 Mbps too!


        • Anonymous

          I live in NYC also and the fastest i got was 19mbps.

        • Spanky

          I’ve gotten as high as 14 Mbps in some areas, but not around where I live.

        • GuruBoy

          What on earth are you doing to need 42.  Lemme explain!
          To get 42Mbps you must have both frequencies free.  So yes theoretically it can do 42.  As soon as you add 1 voice user you can no longer achieve squat.  Now, given you are in NYC, I doubt you’re benchmarking properly.  You should be able to pull 34Mbps in real world max and be able to pull in the mid 20s on a non-busy period.  That’s still freakin unbelievable.

          Now let me esplain some more.
          First you must have a 3G SIM.  I’ll assume you do.  2nd, if the hardware has the capability to do 42Mbps ask yourself, does the site have the backhaul to support this?  It’s like your WiFi router, it can do 200Mbps, but the backhaul is still your Cable modem isn’t it?  So you bottleneck down to your 18Mbps right (for ex).  Most sites are upgraded to a backhaul of 50.  If your serving site is not yet upgraded to an IP backhaul, then the backhaul from the site is on ATM.  At this point you’re running down a straw… no longer even a bottle.  I hope my analogy makes sense.

          So, in an area that T-Mo says you have 4G guess what.  You have 4G.  If you really want to see what it means to claim 42Mbps readup how it works.  It is a matter of using 2 frequencies (each at max 21Mbps) at the same time.  how those links provide you “speed” is relevant to making the resources available to multiple users.  Therefore, your actual will always be less since your voice call will have priority and then the available 4G bandwidth will be given to users as that user can support.  

          I will explain in more simple terms.  Lets assume your brain can do 42.  The way this works is (perfect ex is NYC) that you are in an area where there are others talking at the same time you are talking.  What you can hear/transmit is relative to the noise the others around you make.  If you have others speaking Chinese, Japanese, English etc around you then you can’t do 42 because the others are making too much noise… so you are not in an environment to support 42 even though you can do 42. 

          I hope I make sense… it is late.

  • BigMixxx

    Looks like the sales of the galaxy s 4g will stop quickly…

    Still, not a killer to the Galaxy S II, or the amaze.  Since the Villie is coming, I’m holding my cash to see what the ville is about.  I’ll keep my sensation till the ville is alive and kicking…

    • Havoktek

      Until the next beast comes along, I’ll STILL rock my G2X!

      • Amen! Vanilla Android taste much better than Sense or TouchWiz any day of the week. 

  • Anonymous

    Its the Vibrant 3 lol! Nice choice for a more “normal” sized higher end phone though.

  • Bruce Banner

    I’m disappointed with what I’m reading about this phone so far. MWC is in a couple of days and the quad core phones are coming and all tmobile brings to the plate are a few dual core phones in this and the ville. I would rather have the edge over the ville. I guess i’ll be using my g2 a little longer. If tmobile is going to push a dual core phone I would definitely prefer the galaxy nexus over the ville as would many others. But tmobile still hasn’t figured out that phone selection is just as important as contract pricing. Now we watch as they screw up this phones launch with some weak ass cutesy ad campaign. Rant over.

  • George

    T-999 ? What & When ? I have the Sensation now but SENSE is just aggravating! I’m hoping for the Galaxy Nexus / Note.something bigger than 4.3. The Ville doesn’t interest me because it’s basically the same phone ( Sensation & Amaze ) with a little better specs and its rocking SENSE.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Sense is garbage. Bring on the Vanilla ICS goodness.

    • Anonymous

      I have the Gs2 & Amaze but I miss my Sensation most! Lol. we always miss or want what we dont have!

  • Anonymous

    This phone makes me sad. 2.3? Come on now.

  • Jody Smith

    forget this, i’m crossing my fingers for a nexus or waiting for the T-mobile g3x (LG x3, 720p screen, ics, tegra3).  I know the g2x sucked but I can dream that they learned from that.

  • Where’s the Samsung Focus S?

  • now_onTMO

    this is the t769? t999 must be the galaxy nexus.. or whatever that will be,im upgrading to it .. sounds like a poweful device..

  • Anonymous

    please Tmo, GIVE ME A NEW HIGH END DEVICE!!!!!! BORED! I got faith in you tmo! :)

  • Anonymous

    Not bad but Tmobile needs a phone with 720p HD screen.

  • Anonymous

    maybe if this had an 8mp/1080p cam, i could finally replace my damned g2x that’s been acting up recently (on my third one now, the second replacement).  that way i could almost overlook the front looking exactly like a vibrant/galaxy s 4g, and the back reminding me of a blackberry bold.

  • DoD


  • Jump ship, because you are not going to get a High end smartphone with the specs you are looking for on T-Mobile.  The sooner you accept that, you will be a lot happier.  Trust me.  They may be a good company with low price plans, but they have a ways to go when it comes to the smartphone line competition.  Go look at the other companies, and see for yourself. 

    • Magentaworld

      That’s funny. People should go to other companies for higher end phones? Higher end phones means a higher monthly bill. Some people can’t even afford to pay their phone bills with T-MO, how can they afford to pay their bills with other carriers

      • Spanky

        If people can’t afford to pay their monthly phone bills, a high end phone should be the last of their worries.

    • Anonymous

      Nor will you get ihigher specs somewhere else. Verizon’s droid phones are sleek, but they are no faster or any greater than what is offered on T-Mobile. All the specs are comprable for the phones on each carrier. For example, the HTC thunderbolt is comparable to the HTC Sensation.

      • Well, with that being said. People on T-Mobile need to kick back and accept what they are getting lol. I find it strange that people are labeled for being almost ‘poor’ because they are with T-Mobile, lol. That’s what you are saying, sounds like to me. I’ve heard others say that as well…but that is not the case for most of the people I know on T-Mobile. They enjoy paying less, and getting more in some areas. ie, their ‘plans’ These plans are very affordable, so if a person can not pay a T-Mobile bill…the don’t need a cell phone. Or they need to go to Walmart, and get a little track phone. Real talk.

      • Spanky

        Sensation is a dual-core, T-bolt is single-core. I’d say Sensation is more similar to the Rezound than it is to the T-bolt.

  • Bkidko

    Still no ice cream sandwich for tmobile. Android sucks! Is google waiting until iphone 5 comes out to come up with a response to the 4s?

    Btw, it takes all of 45 seconds to put dropbox on your phone you effing clowns!

  • Wei Huang

    What’s the difference between the Galaxy S2 and the Blaze?  

    • Anonymous

      Galaxy SII: 4.52″ screen
      Galaxy S Blaze: 3.97″ screen
      Galaxy SII: super AMOLED+
      Galaxy S Blaze: super AMOLED
      Galaxy SII: 8mp camera 2mp FFC
      Galaxy S Blaze: 5mp camera 1.3 mp FFC

      Galaxy SII: 16gb internal hardrive
      Galaxy S Blaze:???????
      Internal hardrive.

      • Wei Huang

        Thanks!  That doesn’t seem like much change just physical stuff.  

        • Anonymous

          Exactly but these physical differences does make a difference in comparison.

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  • Caleb Maier

    extremely upsetting, considering att got the more powerful second version of the sII “skyrocket”!

    • Anonymous

      There is nothing better about the skyrocket. It us basically the same as thr Galaxy SII on T-Mobile with the same specs except for the LTE radio. As for the Blaze, depending on the hardrive space and the RAM size, if it had came out around the time of tje Galaxy SII’s debut, i woild’ve bought it to save money.

  • Leon!

    This phone is dumb …. GOSH why doesnt tmobile get a phone that would be outstanding like Verizon Motorola Razr or something that would actually get peoples attention so they could get more costumer… IM JUST SAYING!!! 

    • Jon

       Leon I agree with you. T-Mobile really needs a phone to call it’s own that isn’t outdated or plagued with bugs. So I wonder when will we see this irresistible phone from T-Mobile? I’m hoping soon because T-mobile is putting things in order for LTE in 2013.

    • Marcusd

      TMO has plenty of outstanding phones. Just not as much advertising. To me as a customer, it c’s a better benefit to spend less in big ads, but reinvest in the services..
      And then there are people that need to get the “coolest new phone” based on TV ads like the Motorola or even the I-Phone. If you need your phone to be a status symbol… I’m sorry.

  • Folarin

    Seems like samsung is doing what HTC did last year…… Drop multiple phones that are all similar in one way or another just 2 changes. who thinks so too?

  • Hey

    Damn some of you people need to seriously shut up and quit bitching.All the carriers do the same crap look at AT&T bringing the same Galaxy S2 with a different name and a small bump in specs  and Verizon is no different.So if you are crying about T-Mobile bringing the same spec phones then might as well buy a dumb phone since carrier are doing the same thing.

    • Chris

      Probably the best comment i’ve read on this website in years. If you don’t like what’s being offered, leave. Choice words Hey.

  • Youngtexas_balla06

    its a great idea, i have the GS2 and my wife loves it, but she has small hands, so this would be perfect for small females…. thanks T-Mobile can’t wait till the GS3

  • why on earth release a brand new 2.3 android? arggggg!  I’m switching to windows phone…. maybe I’ll get a nokia from ATT.

    • Marcusd

      I can’t comment on the old OS for this new phone, but have you ever looked at the Nokia Lumia at the magenta T?

  • Dirk Diggler

    Tmobile will be releasing this dual core beast come april/may while everyone else will be getting ready to release quad core phones. Way to go tmo.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

      • 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.

  • msfunn1

    What the HELL is this!!!  Oh Yeah another cheap ass phone!!! I have the SG2 and i am so ready for the Samsung Note, T-MUMBO JUMBO better get their shit together!!!

  • 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)

  • 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)