If the rumors turn out to be true, T-Mobile customers will finally be able to purchase a high-end Android phone when the Samsung Vibrant launches on July 21st. The Vibrant is T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S which we reported is coming to all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers. Details are still scarce at this point, but Samsung Mobile is expected to unveil the full details at a press event next week.
To check out the device highlights, see my previous piece 5 reasons to wait for the Galaxy S. The most exciting features of this phone include it’s super fast GPU and 4 inch Super AMOLED display which are both the best that Android has to offer. T-Mobile customers will also have the added benefit of “4G speeds” thanks to their new HSPA+ network upgrade.
Changes to T-Mobile’s version include a refined button layout. The touchpad is now gone and it has been replaced with four capacitive touch buttons (including search. Yay Samsung!). The back of the phone has an interesting pattern graphic similar to the AT&T Samsung Captivate, but it does not have a camera flash like the Sprint Galaxy S Pro.
T-Mobile’s official Twitter account @TMobile_USA has been sending out clues which indicate the phone might be coming with The Sims 3 game on board, Avatar the movie, Amazon Kindle, GoGo in-flight Internet support, and an HD camcorder.
If you are on T-Mobile and don’t need a physical keyboard, then this looks like the phone to pick up this summer. We are headed to New York next week to check out the launch party so check back for a full report on this device.