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  1. behold_this

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    could this be another chance to take a strike at getting tmobile to swap me a new phone?
     
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    maybe you can swap for the partial discount of the samsung vibrant, o wait, thats been their plan all along.
     
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    Can't the "signal quality issues" be fixed by using the last AMSS version like some users here?
     
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    I had to send my wife's Behold back to Samsung because it was freezing and the color banding on the screen ... and this was after she downloaded the update.

    Just a mess of a phone.
     
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    Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile USA review

    If you have a look here, and elsewhere....turns out the Galaxy S isn't such a savior for Samsung....seems like lots of people are reporting reception issues. One blog has said maybe it's a little overblown hype, but going from my own IN-HANDS impression. Last night at the TMO store, the Vibrant was rockin' EDGE, while my BH2 actually had HSPA !! Ouch ....Considering the phones were right next to one another running the same "Antennas" application from the App Market ( An application that gives you an idea of signal strength, to which tower you're connected, and other towers in your area ), I'm a bit disappointed. I checked and the Vibe didn't have 2G-only set ( before someone goes asking ).

    I can't say I'm not surprised. I wish I had purchased this phone directly from TMo, instead of 2nd hand, because at this point, I think I would've approached some attornies to open a class action. Regardless, I don't think that necessarily indemnifies Samsung, but ( not to stir the pot that's there ) someone who hasn't defected to the MT3GS should consider stepping up as the prime plaintiff and open a Class Action. It's not like they're not getting enough bad press right now.

    I'm just sayin.
     
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    The problem you speak of is a non issue, people have been able to replicate the situation and test it and they came to the conclusion that while it may display edge service speedtests have shown otherwise so basically its only a problem with the signal display. Actual speeds aren't affected.
     
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    There's a suggestion. I'll go and try that out...the TMO store isn't too out of my way on the way home, so I can see for myself.
     
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    I'm out. I took the Cliq XT which will be updated in August according to this:
    T-Mobile’s End of the Year Road Map Leaked : AndroidSPIN | Your No.1 source for Everything Android.

    I just need a working phone that will hold up until the HTC Desire (or whatever it will be called by the time it drops) - hits the shelves.

    The Vibrator is not inspiring any "mania" behind its launch. No long lines. Not sold out. No waiting list. Just meh. It's $149.99 on Let's Talk with a $50 mail-in rebate, bringing it down to $99. - Shades of Behold 2...
     
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    Yeah i have to say I tested one yesterday with a speedtest app and was getting 2 to 3 mbits where my BH2 only get 500 - 700 kbits if I'm lucky.
     
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    Look I'm really sorry, but what in the world were you thinking about lol!!!!


    Do you mean the VIBRANT!?!?!? lmao!!!!


    OMG you made my day lol
     
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    Hey one things for sure, you can hold the phone anyway you want to :p
     
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    Like I said Real, you're new around here, LOL - People who know my sense of humor know that I tend to "coin phrases" to use: I said Vibrator on PURPOSE. Just as I use the word Samsux on purpose. I also refer to the Behold 2 as the SB2 and MoCliq for the Motorola Cliq.

    But since it made you laugh, that was the goal. Though I cannot take credit for being the first to call the Vibrator (another poster did that, I simply borrowed it) by its better descriptive name, it fits, LOL
     
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    Keep to the facts...samsung said that "leak" of a galaxys 2 were faked and the guy who made up the rendering of the fake admited that he made it for a design project.
     
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    Well that's certainly a shame would have made a great device probably expensive but great device nevertheless oh well.
     
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    I tell ya this...that would have been a monster of a device no doubt but if the gs2 was already ready that would be a very bad sign for the vibrant as it would already signal an end of life for the original gs. I'm sure there will be more s phones as it is part of a series of devices in the s-life brand. But to already be in testing before the original was released not the best sign IMO
     
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    Thats true.
     
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    If you 2 want to go back and forth at each other do it via PM next time. Infractions will be the next course of action if this continues.
     
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    Whether the phone has impeccable specs or not, the company BEHIND it and their policies toward their users are what mean the most to me ongoing. Can you trust that company to stand behind that phone? Or will that phone have an early EOL?

    Regarding purchasing a phone on specs alone: If one disposes of a phone each time a new one drops, the above becomes a moot point. If you are only planning to keep your phone for a short time, I understand this logic.

    To those of us with families who need to watch our bottom line, it is important to do our due diligence and spend wisely. The most glaring point for me is that this company has a proven abandonment rate which cannot be ignored. "Once bitten, twice shy."

    No company is previewing a phone today with lousy specs. It's a competitive playing field. That being said, tomorrow's phones will have greater specs and so on. The Galaxy is not the be-all-end-all in cell phones.

    Tmo is said to be dropping at least 6 new Android phones before the year ends. 3 - Motos, 2 - HTC'S and 1 LG. - I don't for one moment believe that ANY of these phones will be under-spec'd. - Which means that I don't have to compromise my integrity to NOT patronize Samsux, in order to get a top-of-the-line Android phone.

    There are two supposed Tmo branded HTC's that interest me coming down the pike: The Vanguard and the Emerald Project (either of which may be my formerly named HTC Desire).

    Until then, my warranty replacement will suffice.
     

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