T-Mobile “Vibrant” With Latest Android Smartphone Addition
All is hunky-dory on the Android front. And the latest addition came a bit earlier than expected.
Preponing its earlier plans of a July 21 release date, T-Mobile decided to give us a pleasant surprise and launch the Samsung Vibrant today itself. The latest in the Samsung Galaxy S series, the Samsung Vibrant is also the latest Android-run smart phone on the loose. Smartphone enthusiasts are having quite a field day, what with Motorola finalizing on the same date for its Droid X.
Paul Cole, Vice President, Devices and Accessories, T-Mobile USA says, “By combining best-selling, award-winning content ad 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. We are proud to introduce the Samsung Vibrant as the latest addition to our growing lineup of Android-powered devices.”
Already listed on T-Mobile’s online store, the Vibrant is being offered for a two-year service agreement at $199.99 including $50 mail-in rebate. Reportedly, retail stores of T-Mobile have also started sales today.
Equipped with a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and 16GB worth of in-built storage space, the Samsung Vibrant promises to be a pleasure ride. It also features a 5.0 megapixel camera, plus a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen to enhance that experience.
Touted by Samsung to be a device offering “Exclusive Entertainment Experience”, the Vibrant will come with pre-loaded content and applications. The device claims to be a complete entertainment and communication device, with a television, bookshelf, radio, movie store, gaming system and smartphone-all rolled into one.
Freebies include “James Cameron’s Avatar” on a supplementary 2GB external memory card and, much to the reader’s delight, the Amazon Kindle for Android application. MobiTV with live and on-demand TV content is another attractive feature included in the package.
Though currently running on Android 2.1, the gadget is soon expected to be updated to Froyo.