It seems like it may be a good time for T-mobile over the next few months. Android is reported to be dropping by mid-October, and now US customers will be getting the Samsung T919. Sure, Samsung usually saves its better phones for Verizon or AT&T, but this one is an exception. The T919 seems to be more of an iPhone imitator as TmoNews calls it a “dumbphone,” rather than a clone, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
The Samsung T919 comes with 3G, a touchscreen, up to 16GB memory with microSD, video streaming, 5-megapixel camera and GPS with voice commands. Seems to beat out the iPhone in some aspects like the camera and voice commands for the GPS. It doesn’t look as cool as the iPhone, even if the back of it is brushed aluminum. The UK version of the phone has a front-facing camera, however that is not expected to be included on the US T-Mobile version.
It seems like a good phone, but the timing seems strange. Why release an iPhone-like phone now when Android is around the corner? Though this seems to appeal more to people who like the idea of a touchcreen phone without AT&T and not the idea of a touchscreen phone with a more fully featured OS.