If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for the next smart phone that can help you keep more business in your pocket, but still add in a little fun. I’m a loyal T-Mobile customer (although I enjoyed AT&T for many years as well!) and the new Samsung Vibrant caught my eye, mainly because it comes already loaded with a full HD version of Avatar.
But should I buy a phone for a movie?? I think not! Even though my guilty pleasure (on both my G1 and Blackberry) is video games, I still need some apps that make my business run smoothly throughout the day. So let’s get down to the nuts and bolts on the Vibrant, and see what it can do! Here is a little run down from T-Mobile:
The Samsung Vibrant, a Samsung Galaxy S device available exclusively from T-Mobile, comes outfitted with robust entertainment and multimedia features, along with a 4-inch high-resolution touch screen to give customers a bold and vivid mobile experience. With access to Android Market and pre-loaded content and applications, such as James Cameron’s Avatar, a special collector’s edition of “The Sims 3” and Amazon Kindle for Android application, the Samsung Vibrant ensures games, movies, books, music, social networks and the Web are always within reach.
Packaged in a slim and sleek form factor, powered by T-Mobile’s high-speed network and equipped with a super-fast Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor and 6-axis sensor, the Samsung Vibrant is optimized for a fast, mobile media and gaming experience.The 5-megapixel camera with digital zoom and autofocus and the high-definition camcorder captures crystal-clear, vibrant videos and pictures for playback on an HD television.
Wow! Here are the technical bullet points on what you get with the Vibrant:
20th Century Fox’s “James Cameron’s Avatar,” full-screen movie pre-loaded on the Samsung Vibrant, takes consumers back to Pandora, the fictional world created by James Cameron, in the highest-grossing film in history.
Electronic Arts, Inc.’s (EA) The Sims™ 3 celebrates its 10th anniversary with a collector’s edition complete game designed exclusively for T-Mobile, pre-loaded on the Samsung Vibrant.
Amazon Kindle for Android application provides direct access to more than 600,000 books, including a vast majority of The New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases. Before consumers purchase a book, they can read the first chapter for free , as well as reviews and recommendations from Amazon.com and its customers.
MobiTV mobile phone application offers consumers access to live and on-demand TV available in English and Spanish – including more than 35 channels of news, sports and entertainment. Favorite channels such as Bravo, Disney Channel, ESPN, NBC and more are available for Samsung Vibrant consumers to watch at home or away. Plus, when Vibrant consumers subscribe to MobiTV, their first 30 days of service are free.
Slacker Radio mobile application comes pre-loaded on the Samsung Vibrant, allowing anyone to listen to free personalized radio. Slacker offers 120 genre stations and the ability to create your own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite music.
Gogo Inflight Internet service offers consumers who purchase the Samsung Vibrant an added bonus: up to a month of free in-flight Wi-Fi access on their device, with Internet access on 3,000 daily flights and growing every day in the continental U.S.
Samsung Media Hub, expected to be available in the near future, is a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Android 2.1 software with a seven-paned home screen and access to Android Market with 65,000 applications
4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen display
Speedy Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor and 6-axis sensor
5-megapixel camera with digital zoom and autofocus and HD camcorder
Pre-installed 16GB memory with an additional 2GB microSD card, expandable up to 32GB
Built-in 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB
GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation applications
Bluetooth 3.0 and media player
Personal and corporate e-mail, including support for Microsoft Exchange, AOL, Gmail and most other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services
Dimensions: 4.82” x 2.54” x 0.39”; Weight: 4.16 ounces
Built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G (HSPA) and EDGE network, as well as Wi-Fi
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE world phone: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Triple-band UMTS/HSPA (Bands I, II & IV) and Wi-Fi capable (802.11 b/g)
The Samsung Vibrant is available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile customers. More details are available at http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com.
So what do you think about the Vibrant? Is it enough to make any of you iPhone users take a second look?