T-Mobile has temporarily dropped the price of the Samsung Vibrant by 25%. This is intended to spur demand for one of this carrier’s high-end Android OS smartphones.
The Vibrant launched over the summer for $200, but is available for $150 from now until January 18. Getting this price requires signing up for a two-year service contract and purchasing the device online.
Overview of the Samsung Vibrant
This device has a tablet shape with a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen which provides more vibrant colors than standard LCDs, and are thinner and use less power.
The Samsung Vibrant runs Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz processor. An upgrade to Android OS 2.2 is currently overdue.
As it is based on Google’s mobile operating system, this model comes with a suite of communication, entertainment, and productivity applications. Many of these will tie into Google services like YouTube and Gmail, but users are also able to get their business mail through Microsoft Exchange Server.
This device can connect to T-Mobile’s 3G network, and the Vibrant offers GPS functionality as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
It also features a 5-megapixel camera and a 2 GB external memory card.