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The Vibrant comes pre-loaded with exclusive content and apps.  (Source: T-Mobile USA, Inc.)
Vibrant is the latest addition to T-Mobile's growing Android lineup

Though it wasn't much of a secret -- thanks to T-Mobile's own social media marketing campaign -- the nation's fourth-largest mobile provider announced July 21 as the official launch day of the Samsung Vibrant, one of the first in the Galaxy S lineup to hit the U.S.

The Vibrant is one of the slimmest and lightest Android-powered smartphones on the market weighing in at 4.16 ounces and measuring 0.39” thick. 

Highlights of the device include a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 4.0" Super AMOLED touch screen, 5MP camera, 720p video capture, and Android 2.1 -- all features also present on another Galaxy S phone recently announced by AT&T.

What differentiates the Vibrant, though, in addition to HSPA+ capability, is a list of pre-installed apps and media -- a strategy T-Mobile has been employing in its high-end devices. 

By combining best-selling, award-winning content and amazing hardware that brings that content to life, T-Mobile continues to deliver on its commitment to bring innovative mobile entertainment experiences to consumers’ fingertips,” Paul Cole, a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a press release.

Along with the Amazon Kindle for Android App, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, and Gogo Inflight Internet, the Vibrant also comes with the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, pre-loaded on the included 2GB microSD card. As for gaming, the device comes with a full version of The Sims 3 Collector's Edition.

The device will run $199.99 with a qualifying two-year contract. 

In other mobile news, Sprint expanded its 4G footprint to three more U.S. cities. Its WiMAX service is now available in Salt Lake City, St. Louis, and Richmond, Viginia, the company announced in a press release. 

The Galaxy S Pro, whose specs were leaked last week, will be compatible with Sprint's 4G network.



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RE: An awesome phone...
By AnotherGuy on 6/28/2010 12:47:56 PM , Rating: 2
why would u need to email more than a paragraph from a phone anyways.... I use my touchscreen all the time for messaging and emails... no problems for me....

I think this is really an opinion... some plp like only real keyboards and some are fine with virtual keyboards


RE: An awesome phone...
By Mojo the Monkey on 6/28/2010 8:02:42 PM , Rating: 2
I work in the real world. I need to type a full paragraph (sometimes 5) to my secretary when I'm not in the office all the time. A physical keyboard is a must for me.

And no, its not really a matter of preference. Not one person in my organization with my kind of position uses a touchscreen-only phone for work communications for this very reason (we can pick our own phones, btw).

Sure, I'd like to be able to choose some of the sexy new touch-only phones out there, both for specs and slim form factor, but I cant. That being said... c'mon T-mobie... gimme a nice qwerty slider with top tier hardware.


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