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Samsung Galaxy S 4G First 21Mbps Smartphone for T-Mobile

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Feb 2, 2011, 12:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile and Samsung today announced the Galaxy S 4G. The Galaxy S 4G follows in the footsteps of earlier Galaxy models and shares many specs, but it is the first handset from T-Mobile capable of using its faster 21Mbps HSPA+ network. Other features of the Galaxy S 4G include Samsung's 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Wi-Fi, 1GHz A8 Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, user-facing camera, 720p HD video capture, and a 16GB microSD card. The device will ship with a wide range of software, including the T-Mobile Video Chat application (made by Qik), doubleTwist with AirSync for managing media content, and HD T-Mobile TV. The HD TV content will be available for free, via T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, from content providers such as ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids and Azteca America. The Galaxy S 4G will also be preloaded with the movie "Inception." It runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and will be available later this month.




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Feb 2, 2011, 3:57 PM

I wonder

How many people posting here know that there is a difference between MBps and Mbps.
bytes/bits respectively

i dunno how many people, but i'm sure it can be counted on one hand.

Feb 2, 2011, 5:39 AM

I look at that number--

--'21 Mbps' and think 'Wow'.

Which means you should see constant speeds in the 1 to 2 MB/s, easy.
I have the original Samsung Vibrant, and I was curious as to how much faster their HSPA+ was going to be, since the fiber optic cables T-mobile is using should be speeding up their 3G network as well, so I went to speedtest.net on my phone, and got a ...
I constantly get between 1 to 2 megs a sec on my 7.2hspa nexus one.

realistically, you probably would get between 4 to 9 megs per second.
So true tmobile advertised speeds are fail. I blow pass 9mbs daily and avg about 7-8mbs on Sprints Wimax. 😎

Feb 2, 2011, 7:48 PM

I like how...

they say it runs 2.2 froyo, but the pic shows 2.1
You don't know android as well as you think. Look at the Google search bar. That is a 2.2 search bar.

What in the pic makes you think that it is 2.1? The launcher bar at the bottom? That is Touchwiz or whatever Samsung calls it. Its an overlay for...

Feb 2, 2011, 11:28 AM

this vs. the LG Optimus 2x?

Wait for the 2X? or just get this? I have Page Plus right now with a rooted TP2, so I really want to get data on my phone via the HSPA+, not just when home on wifi. lol
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