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[Instant Discount] Pre-order Your T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S Series Phone At Wirefly For $149.99 - That's $50 Cheaper Than T-Mobile

Wirefly's Offer

Wirefly - one of the biggest online phone retailers - has put up their preorder offer for the upcoming T-Mobile's version of Galaxy S - the Samsung Vibrant.

Yet again, they didn't disappoint on the pricing and are now offering the best price on the market - $149.99 after an instant $50 discount off the regular price of $199.99.

Pre-order Your T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S Series Phone At Wirefly For $149.99 - That's $50 Cheaper Than T-Mobile

Competing Deals

T-Mobile's own site doesn't even have a preorder up, though listing the $199.99 price in plain view.

Radioshack did offer a decent deal on the Vibrant preorder but instead of the $50 instant discount, you'd be getting a $50 Radioshack gift card.

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Swype Voice Input Button Coming Soon - Already Present On Samsung Galaxy S And Motorola Droid X

One of Swype keyboard's most glaring omissions, especially apparent to those of us with Android 2.1/2.2 is the missing voice input button.

The voice input button, present on the stock keyboard when typing in any text field, lets you utilize Android's speech-to-text capabilities and works surprisingly well. I sure missed it when I installed Swype.

And I'm not alone - over 2000 votes have been cast by Swype users, making it the #1 requested Swype feature - the next one down is only around 600 votes.

The good news is: Swype has been listening, and the voice input button is coming soon.

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AT&T Announces July 18th Release For Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) With $199 Price Tag

This morning, AT&T announced that the Samsung Captivate (aka Galaxy S i9000) would go on sale July 18th at a new contract or upgrade price of $199. The Galaxy S will be a watershed in AT&T’s release history: Captivate will be the first high-end Android device to reach an AT&T store and sit side by side with (or perhaps in an unlit corner far away from) the iPhone 4.

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There does not appear to be a pre-order option, so you anxious AT&T users will likely have to get to your local AT&T store July 18th to pick up your device if you want it on release day.

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Holy Crap: Samsung Has Sold 200,000 Galaxy S In S. Korea

The title says it all: Samsung has sold a whopping 200,000 Galaxy S’ in the first 10 days in South Korea. That may not seem like a lot in comparison to the iPhone 4’s 1.7m in 3 days, but keep in mind that the iPhone 4 launched internationally. South Korea’s population (as of 2009) was just over 50 million people – meaning they’re less than 1/6 the size of the US. A more accurate comparison? Sprint corporate sold 66.5k EVO’s in the first 3 days, in a country 6x larger.

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With the Galaxy S set to launch in 110 countries in the coming months (including on all 4 major US carriers), the sales numbers are sure to skyrocket.

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Update: We're Live! Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6:30PM EST In NY, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

The Samsung launch event will open doors today around 6PM EST and start at 6:30PM EST. One of AndroidPolice reporters will be there, covering it live.

Update 6:20PM EST: Our reporter Andrew is in line, waiting to get seated. Everything is running behind.

Note: If you see a link to the event below, click on the post title above to go to the individual post page - the live coverage widget should be there.

Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6PM EST, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

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UPDATED: Kindle for Android App Now Available On The Android Market

Update: The Kindle for Android app is now available to the masses, and can be found via a simple market query for “Kindle”or the QR code below.

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The app appears as it does in the preview; upon booting it offers up a registration/sign in screen. Upon sign-in, the app pulls your purchased books from Amazon’s Kindle Bookstore servers and transfers them to your device. A link to a mobile-optimized version of the Kindle Bookstore is available by a press of the menu button while in the app.

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Amazon has also offered up new details on features the Kindle for Android app intends to eventually deliver on:

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We hope you are enjoying this version of Kindle for Android and the large selection of Kindle books that are available in the Kindle Store.

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Get The Beautiful Samsung Galaxy S Live Wallpapers On Your Own Rooted Phone (Nexus One, EVO, etc)

Samsung Galaxy S comes with 4 absolutely stunning live wallpapers, exclusive to Samsung. User persiansown from xda forums was able to port all of them to his Nexus One, and I don't see anything technically stopping any other phone supporting live wallpapers from using them too - EVO 4G was already also confirmed working.

There is only one caveat - you have to be rooted and flash the provided .zip file from recovery.

For more information on root, head over here. This tutorial will show you how to install ROM Manager, which will enable you to flash a custom recovery, in order to use these livepapers.
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Samsung Expands Galaxy S To T-Mobile – Introducing Samsung Vibrant

Last week, Samsung announced the Galaxy S for AT&T would be named the Captivate. Today, they have announced the same phone for T-Mobile will be called the Vibrant, and boy is it (still) one sexy piece of kit.

In case you need a refresher on the details, based on AT&T’s spec page:

  • Android 2.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface overlay
  • 4” AMOLED Screen
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU
  • 16 GB internal storage (and support for a 32 GB microSD card)
  • 802.11n, FM Radio
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 5 MP camera (no flash), 720p video recording

Couple this with the fact that T-Mobile doesn’t cripple their phones like AT&T does, and they’ve got a blazing fast 3G network… well, things certainly look good for T-Mo customers at the moment, don’t they?

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Samsung Galaxy S Already Rooted!

This article mentions rooting and flashing of non-stock ROMs. If you’re unfamiliar with either term, hit up our primers here and here for additional information

Well, this didn't take long. A samdroid.net admin by the name of LeshaK just announced that he had rooted Galaxy S, after playing with the open source code released by Samsung earlier:

Now we have
1. Full Root access from adb
2. Root in terminal via 'su'

More detailed instructions are posted in the thread.

While I haven't seen anyone verify LeshaK's statement yet, if true, this is going to make the upcoming Galaxy S series phones twice as delicious - perhaps somebody will come up with a Froyo ROM before they are even released here in the US (Galaxy S is out in Europe).

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AT&T and Samsung Announce Captivate, Force Me To Eat My Words

Just in from AT&T and Samsung (days after I say AT&T has no high-end Android phones, no less) – the dead sexy Captivate, described in the press release as part of the Galaxy S class of devices, will be coming to AT&T in the near future.

We’ve been talking about this phone and its variations for some time now, and all in all we have high hopes for it – and it looks set to deliver. It will come packing some pretty high end features, such as a 4" AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, and 16 GB of internal storage.

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