T-Mobile to Sell Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android Smartphone

T-Mobile USA formally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, an Android 2.2-based smartphone with Samsung Mobile's elegant Super active-matrix organic LED touch-screen technology.

At a press event in New York City, T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm promised the Galaxy S 4G "will be the fastest smartphone running on America's largest 4G network" when it appears later this year.

Specifically, he claimed the Galaxy S 4G could reach peak download speeds of 21M bps, which would make data-hungry applications that serve video and gaming quite zippy.

T-Mobile declined to announce a launch date and pricing for the new handset, though the company's 4G plans start at $10 per month for 200MB.

Humm said T-Mobile hoped to unleash twenty-five 4G devices in 2011. These include the Galaxy S 4G, the Vibrant 4G, which includes full HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) connectivity (up to 21M bps), the Dell Streak 7 tablet-phone hybrid, and the T-Mobile G-Slate, based on the Android 3.0 operating system tailored for tablets.

T-Mobile expects these devices to be fueled by its faster HSPA+42 (42MB per second) network, which will be available to 140 million Americans in 25 cities by midyear.
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