I don’t even know how to begin to relay this information without being even a slight bit irritated by its apparent arrival, but I’ll try. It seems Samsung has worked with T-Mobile to bring another Galaxy S device to the great big magenta carrier.
The Samsung Vibrant 4G. Ya, a 4G Vibrant. Here’s the real kicker, the device is the same as the Samsung Vibrant we all know and love right now, except with a front facing camera, 21Mbps data speeds, T-Mobile TV app and Android 2.2. I should probably mention wireless syncing of music through DoubleTwist and the hit movie “Inception”. Like any of that really matters.
There are two main reason why I am highly upset at the screenshots that were located by TmoNews. First, Android 2.2. This gets the juices flowing because I know how Samsung and T-mobile work. Since this devices is an “upgraded” Vibrant, those of you patiently waiting for your software update are only going to have to wait longer. There is no way Samsung or T-Mobile will push out an OTA to the current device till long after this one launches. They want you to buy the new phone instead. Second, the memory specs say 1GB internal storage. Since I don’t have any confirmation on if this refers to app memory or actual internal storage, I can’t be overly hot about it. If you think about the current Vibrant though, we have 16GB internal with 2GBs dedicated to apps. External storage is still capable to 32GB, but it sounds like this one will come preloaded with a 16GB card.
They do plan to do a huge advertising campaign for the Vibrant 4G through TV, Cinema advertising and huge amounts of coverage from Samsung. I am sure this is due to the fact that the original Samsung Vibrant has sold nearly 1 million units, which is the largest number of single U.S. carrier based Galaxy S devices sold to date. I just fear they are wasting their money on something that they should have started out selling or should at least update the current 1 million users and put this to Android 2.3.