Miss yesterday's $99 Vibrant deal? How about a penny?

By on August 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM.

Miss yesterday's $99 Vibrant deal? How about a penny?

Yesterday, T-Mobile had a one-day sale on the Samsung Vibrant; pricing the unit at $100-off the usual $199 for 2-year contract signers. Today, AmazonWireless has the device for one shiny penny. The terms of the deal look like this:

When you purchase your device with service from AmazonWireless.com, we automatically pass along an instant discount from the carrier to you.  This discount has been provided to you based on your agreement to (a) activate a new, or extend an existing, line of service for this device with the carrier, and (b) maintain this service in good standing for a minimum of 181 consecutive days.  If you do not activate or extend a line of service in connection with this device, or if your service is canceled/disconnected before 181 consecutive days, AmazonWireless.com will charge you $250 per device, plus applicable taxes.

So, if you were on the fence about $199, and still on the fence about $99, how do you feel about $0.01? More →

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Samsung Vibrant $99 from T-Mobile for next 24-hours

By on August 18, 2010 at 6:41 AM.

Samsung Vibrant $99 from T-Mobile for next 24-hours

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile, ol’ Magenta is going to throw some cash your way in an attempt to sway you. For the next 24-hours, you can purchase T-Mo’s variant of the Galaxy S for $99 with a 2-year contract (normally $199). The deal is online only and won’t be around long. Anyone going to bite on this deal? More →

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Samsung working on GPS update for Galaxy S, due out in September

By on August 13, 2010 at 4:07 PM.

Samsung working on GPS update for Galaxy S, due out in September

This may not be the news you’re looking for, but at least it is something. Samsung web product analyst, Carla Saaverda, tweeted that her company is currently testing a software fix for the Galaxy S GPS bug and that it should be released sometime in September. Not really much else to say about it. What do you think of this timeline? Good, bad, or indifferent? How is your GPS experience on your Galaxy S phone?

[Via EverythingAndroid] More →

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Reminder: T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant, Verizon Motorola DROID X available today

By on July 15, 2010 at 7:23 AM.

Reminder: T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant, Verizon Motorola DROID X available today

Vibrant_DROID X

Let’s be honest, you don’t need a reminder. You’ve had this date circled on your calendar for weeks… and rightly so. Today, both T-Mobile and Verizon will release what is sure to be known as their flagship Android handset. T-Mobile is releasing the Samsung Vibrant — their version of the Samsung Galaxy S — for $199 on contract. The Vibrant comes with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1. Verizon is offering the Motorola DROID X — also for $199 on contract — which packs a 4.3″ display, 1 GHZ Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor, 8 megapixel mechanical shutter camera, and Android 2.1. Tis’ a great day for Android fanatics. Do let us know if you pick one of the new handsets up! More →

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Bell Canada to launch Samsung Galaxy S, will use Vibrant moniker

By on June 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM.

Bell Canada to launch Samsung Galaxy S, will use Vibrant moniker

Bell CA Vibrant Banner

Bell Canada has announced that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S — bearing the name Vibrant — in the coming months. A splash page has been put up at http://galaxys.bell.ca and one of our “Ninjas from the North” was kind enough to shoot us an official Bell memo. The memo is a tad light on details (as in it doesn’t have any), but since the handset carries the same name as T-Mobile’s Galaxy S flavor (flavour for those of you in Canada) we can assume that the specs are the same; 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1 (soon to be upgraded to 2.2). No word yet on a specific release date, but we’re hearing July from our sources. Hit the jump to check out the memo.

Thanks, Brendan! More →

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All Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2, Flash 10.1

By on June 30, 2010 at 5:53 AM.

All Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2, Flash 10.1

Samsung Galaxy S Tweet

Here’s some good news for those of you thinking about picking up a Galaxy S variant. Samsung, by way of the tweet, has officially stated that: “Galaxy S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2 which will support Adobe Flash 10.1.” Not really much else that needs to be said. The Gally S can be found on AT&T as the Captivate, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular as the Fascinate, and T-Mobile as the Vibrant in the coming months. Who’s excited? More →

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T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant available for pre-order July 1 from Radio Shack

By on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant available for pre-order July 1 from Radio Shack

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We knew it was coming on the 21st of July, but a fresh press release has delivered T-Mobile Galaxy S fans some good news. You can pre-order yourself a Samsung Galaxy S, known to T-Mobile customers as the Vibrant, starting on July 1st courtesy of Radio Shack. You can hit up The Shack online — at http://www.radioshack.com/vibrant — or in one of their 4,000 retail locations to reserve yourself Samsung’s flagship Android handset. We’ve got the full press release for you after the bounce. More →

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T-Mobile Vibrant: $199.99 on July 21st

By on June 28, 2010 at 2:59 AM.

T-Mobile Vibrant: $199.99 on July 21st

t-mobile-vibrant

The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant has been a long time coming, but today an official release date and pricing were finally announced. As of July 21st, T-Mobile will be selling the Vibrant for $199.99, that price of course assuming a new 2-year contract. T-Mobile might have a bit of a tough sell on its hands considering that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and even U.S. Cellular will be offering the Galaxy S in one form or another, but T-Mobile has a trick up its sleeve: anyone who purchases a Vibrant will get a free copy of The Sims 3 Collectors Edition, and a 2GB microSD card pre-loaded with Avatar. Triple win, right?

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Galaxy S has another identity crisis, to hit T-Mobile as Vibrant in July

By on June 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM.

Galaxy S has another identity crisis, to hit T-Mobile as Vibrant in July

Sansung Vibrant

Well, apparently the Galaxy S brand name isn’t all that important to Samsung, as cellphonesignal.com is reporting that the Gally S will be hitting T-Moble on July 21st as the Samsung Vibrant. For those of you who don’t remember what the Galaxy S Captiva Vibrant’s spec sheet looks like, here is a quick overview: 4″ AMOLED display, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Android 2.1. What do you think T-Mobile fans, does seeing a T-Mo branded Galaxy S get you all excited?

UPDATE: Yesterday, TmoNews also reported on some intel they have that leads them to believe the Vibrant will drop on the 21st as well. More →

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