Samsung SGH-T879 Outed In User Agent String – Is This a T-Mobile Galaxy Note?

Tmonews has posted a screenshot of a user agent string for the Samsung SGH-T879, a yet to be announced device. The info shown points to the possibility that this is a Samsung Galaxy Note headed for T-Mobile. The evidence is compelling, though not necessarily solid proof. Here’s what’s known.

The resolution is listed as 800 x 1280, which is currently only seen in the Galaxy Note as far as Samsung devices are concerned. The fact that the orientation of the screen resolution is 800 x 1280 rather than 1280 x 800 also points to a portrait-dominant device. Tablets are usually reported as landscape orientation.

Traditionally, Samsung/T-Mobile device model numbers are always in the form SGH-Txx9.

The user agent string shown in the screenshot is essentially identical to the SGH-i717, which is the AT&T Galaxy Note. The bluetooth doc for the SGH-T879 originally mentioned that it was a variant of the SGH-i717, though that comment has since been removed from the text.

This device is also classified as a phone by Blutooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance (see screenshots after the break). All this evidence points to T-Mo getting some S-Pen action. When? Who knows. But it’s great to see Samsung pushing their devices to as many carriers as will have them.


source: tmonews

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • Frank Forte

    Could be a phone that was rooted from another provider.