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Samsung Galaxy S 4G hits T-Mobile shelves on February 23rd; $149.99 [updated]

T-Mobile on Monday confirmed preliminary pricing and availability details for its Samsung Vibrant successor. Announced earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will become available across the country on February 23rd, T-Mobile stated in a post on Twitter. The carrier also said that the handset will initially be offered for $149.99 on contract, though it noted that this pricing would only be available for a limited time. The Galaxy s 4G is nearly identical to the Samsung Vibrant it replaces, barring the addition of HSPA+ “4G” network compatibility and a new front-facing camera for video chat. Other notable features include a 4-inch Super-AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system.

UPDATE: T-Mobile’s press release can now be found after the break.

Galaxy S 4G Available February 23

Bellevue, Wash. — Feb. 14, 2011 PST The Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps and will become the fastest smartphone running on America’s Largest 4G Network™ on February 23. Exclusively from T-Mobile, the Galaxy S 4G offers enhanced mobile experiences and unparalleled entertainment including mobile HD TV through T-Mobile TV, the ACADEMY AWARD® Nominated film INCEPTION, and T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™ — delivered at 4G speeds on its 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display.

The Galaxy S 4G is expected to be available from T-Mobile for $149.99 with qualifying plan with Unlimited Web on two-year service agreement after instant and mail-in-rebates for a limited time. Taxes and fees additional.

The Galaxy S 4G will be available nationwide through T-Mobile retail stores, online at http://www.t-mobile.com, at select third-party dealers, and at leading national retailers including Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target Mobile locations and Walmart. Pricing may vary at independent dealers and national retailers.

Customers can visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/4G for more information.

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