Whenever there's a new piece of mobile hardware, be it a tablet or a smartphone, it's a safe bet the surgical bunch from iFixIt will tear into it and expose the guts. The most recent device on iFixIt's operating table is the Samsung Galaxy S 4G smartphone, which started off looking awfully sexy, but ended up in a pile of parts, a piece of which was set on fire. So what did we learn?
T-Mobile hopes to have a leg up on the competition in the 4G arms race. Along with Samsung, the wireless carrier this week announced the anticipated February availability of the Galaxy S 4G, available exclusively through T-Mobile.
"The Galaxy S 4G pushes the envelope by reaping the benefits of our network’s unprecedented speeds and by offering groundbreaking entertainment experiences," said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. "We are excited to continue to expand our portfolio of 4G devices that enable our customers to have access to unique and compelling features and an optimal 4G experience."
T-Mobile says it's the first smartphone capable of delivering peak downloads of up to 21Mbps (theoretical, of course). It will come with a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1GHz Cortez A8 Hummingbird processor, both rear- and front-facing cameras, 16GB microSD card, and Android 2.2.