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T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant

Renewed interest is on the rest of the line of Samsung Galaxy devices now that the latest Galaxy model is about to hit the U.S. market. Called the Samsung Galaxy S III, it sets a record for being the first phone to be offered by five wireless carriers. Likewise, it showcases the most features among all Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones available at present.

Yet before the Galaxy S III there were other Samsung devices. One such device is the Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile, which was otherwise known as Samsung T959 Galaxy S. The device came with Android OS, v2.1 Éclair but was upgradable to v2.2 Froyo.

Next is the Samsung Captivate, which was the Samsung Galaxy S model available from AT&T. The device went head-to-head with the iPhone 4, which had then been the Apple device of the moment.

Another is the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint. This handset featured a keyboard that could be slid out, and was able to connect to Sprint’s 4G WiMax network.

Meanwhile the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon Wireless boasted of a Super AMOLED screen plus a 1 GHz processor. The phone appealed to the common consumer, but was not a great hit with hardcore Android fans.

Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T’s Samsung Nexus S had Gingerbread OS, which was quite new when it was released. This was Samsung’s first phone to offer a complete Android experience, though in terms of features, it was quite lacking.

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch was Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. It boasted of a large 4.5 inch display, dual-core processor, and good photo quality. That said, its massive size was a turn-off for some, as well as an advantage for others.

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and allowed users to connect to Google Wallet.

The number of Galaxy phones released in the U.S. totals to around twenty. Some of these, like the versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Nexus proved to be popular phones. Now that the S III is about to make itself available, it remains to be seen what effect this latest phone will have in the U.S. market.

via CNET