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T-Mobile pushing up Samsung Vibrant launch to July 15th?

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T-Mobile pushing up Samsung Vibrant launch to July 15th?
According to Tmo News, they have heard from multiple sources that the T-Mobile Vibrant will be launching July 15th instead of the 21st. This is significant because if true, we will see two high end Android models launch on the same day. The Motorola DROID X is expected to be released by Verizon on July 15th. The Vibrant is T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S which features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. The DROID X will be coming to market with a 4.3 inch display and a 1GHz TI OMAP chip. Both phones are expected to cost $199 after a mail-in-rebate and a signed two-year contract. Obviously, T-Mobile feels very confident that the Vibrant can match up to the DROID X.  Everyone was worried about the Collider forming a black hole and sucking the earth through it when we have two super spec'd Android beasts about to come out of their respective cages in just a matter of days. It's every cellphone for itself.

Samsung Vibrant Specifications | Hands-on
Motorola DROID X Specifications | Review

source: TmoNews

T-Mobile pushing up Samsung Vibrant launch to July 15th?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

The Vibrant is going to be a great phone for tmo, but they don't have near the hype that Droid X has. Unless they start dumping some SERIOUS ad money on vibrant, they're going to have a pretty disappointing launch... imo

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 18:14

2. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

Tmobile does not believe in ad campaigns. they rely on customer service. Thats why i think tmo is doing as well as att or verizon. They were the first to have the Adroid OS but i think i remember one commercial they ran. Even with the hd2 they sold tons but could have sold double if they invested in advertisement

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 18:44

3. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Coming out earlier than expected is always a good news for the consumer.....

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 20:00

4. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)

T-Mobile does not believe in ad campaigns? Then why did I and continue to constantly see Chevy Chase, Jessie James, Eric Clapton and others hawking the My Touch Phones.....LOL It appears that T-Mobile is only interested in hyping their My Touch line of phones. In terms of advertising, they go after the family and youth market far more aggresively than they do the phone freak market.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 11:32

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Do not forget D-wade and Sir Charles.....

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 21:06

5. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)

Interesting. Think it could be bad for Tmo though, Verison knows how to advertise their Droid line, might've been smarter to get ahead of the curve rather then go head on against the X

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 22:20

6. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)

T-Mobile will be ok in all of this. They can't compete with the hype that Verizon can unleash because of the fact that the phone buying and using public already knows or is at least aware of the word "Droid" and name recognition is huge in any type of business. So it already has a fat lead in the hype department. One of T-Mobiles real strengths like I noted before is marketing their family plans. So if they can include this phone in some of their promotions, it'll be fine.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 08:42

7. kenroy112 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

I called Tmobile customer care last night and they confirm the date has been moved up to the 15th

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