T-Mobile is launching the Samsung Vibrant a bit earlier than expected: today.
It's a big day for smartphone releases between this and the Motorola Droid X. Originally expected to go on sale July 21, T-Mobile's copy of the Samsung Galaxy S series device is already listed on the wireless provider's online store for $199.99 following an instant discount and $50 mail-in rebate. That's with the signing of a two-year service agreement, of course.
As a refresher, the Samsung Vibrant boasts a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of onboard memory, and a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder. Oh, and don't forget about the 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display (480 × 800 resolution). Although if this smartphone gets too popular, that OLED shortage might present a problem for this device too.
Powered by Android 2.1 for the moment, a Froyo upgrade is expected to drop later this year.