Although it hasn’t properly announced the handset yet, T-Mobile USA has confirmed that its Galaxy S is called Samsung Vibrant.
The confirmation comes via a website that T-Mo has recently set up, which apparently asked visitors to solve a puzzle. Said puzzle is solved now, and the fourth largest US carrier is saying that the Samsung Vibrant is “coming soon” – it should be announced in 2 days, 6 hours from now.
The Vibrant looks just like the Samsung Galaxy S launched in Europe (and soon to be available in Australia), featuring a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera with HD video recording, at least 8GB of internal memory, and Android 2.1 with TouchWiz UI 3.0.
CellPhoneSignal has it that the Vibrant will also come with Slacker Radio, GoGo WiFi, Amazon Kindle app, and games like Avatar the The Sims.
Update: T-Mobile has just posted some official details. It confirms the features listed above, and adds that “the Vibrant benefits from enhanced speeds with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, but it’s not an HSPA+ device” – that’s an ambiguous statement, and I’m not sure what to make of it. Another confirmation: there’s no front-facing camera on the Vibrant (the Galaxy S has one). As mentioned before, more info will be unveiled in two days from now.
T-Mobile will probably sell the Samsung Vibrant / Galaxy S for $199.99 on contract – it’s the standard price for high-end smartphones like AT&T’s Samsung Captivate, the iPhone 4 16GB, Verizon’s Motorola Droid X, or Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G.
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