T-Mobile USA has been conducting a teaser marketing campaign during the past week for a new smartphone--the Samsung Vibrant, which is likely a variant of the handset vendor's flagship Galaxy S Android smartphone.
Through a series of Twitter messages and website hints, T-Mobile revealed the Vibrant sports a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOELD screen and 5-megapixel camera--all specs that match up with Samsung's previously announced Galaxy S. T-Mobile said the release date for the Vibrant "will be announced in the near future, stay tuned."
T-Mobile has long been rumored to be in line to sell the Galaxy S, and recent FCC document disclosures point to a version of the device for the nation's No. 4 carrier. Interestingly, T-Mobile won't be alone: AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) announced earlier this month that it will launch Samsung Captivate--its version of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S--and a Sprint spokesman told FierceWireless that the carrier also will launch its own Galaxy S iteration at some point.
Samsung plans to hold an event in New York City June 29 to promote its latest smartphones running on Google's Android platform. Samsung expects sales of the Galaxy S, which has been on sale in overseas markets since the spring, to boost its average selling prices and margins for the second quarter.
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Article updated June 25 to correct the screen size of the Samsung Vibrant.