Samsung Vibrant launching today with T-Mobile USA

Summary:T-Mobile is launching the Samsung Vibrant smartphone a bit earlier than expected: today.

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.

Topics: Samsung

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