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Unboxing: T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G [video]

People have been talking for awhile about the new Samsung Exhibit 4G on T-Mobile. It’s a pretty popular phone, with its 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and Android 2.3 installed. That’s not to mention the front-facing camera and HSPA+ capabilities to pull max bandwidth from the carrier. Well, we got our hands on one, and today we’re unboxing this little beauty for all to see. Be sure to check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts on this device in the comments.

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Name ID comes to T-Mobile as first real Caller ID for smartphones

T-Mobile just introduced Name ID, which is essentially the same type of caller ID that is available for landline phones. Right now when someone calls your smartphone, the name is only displayed if they are in your address book. Name ID will give you the name and phone number of everybody who calls you, including the ones that are not in your address book.

I can’t think of how many times my phone rang and I was wondering who it was: should I ignore or answer? This is a welcome addition, but as expected, it is not free. They are offering it free for 10 days, but after that runs out, it will cost you $4 extra per month. I am not sure if it is worth it to me because anyone who is important is already in my address book, but for those of you that may use your phone for over 1,000 minutes per month, you might find it to be a good deal.

For now the service is only available on the Samsung Exhibit 4G, and later this month the myTouch 4G Slide will be supported. Of course, more phones will jump on board in the near future.

One other interesting tidbit is that this service is handled by Cequint, who are the makers of City ID, which comes preloaded on many phones as bloatware.

[via phandroid]

Leaked Samsung Exhibit 4G coming to T-Mobile with Gingerbread onboard

Leaked images of the the Samsung T759 running Android 2.3.3 recently surfaced. It is believed that this will be marketed as the “Exhibit.”

Some of the expected features include:

  • 3.7-inch (800 x 400) AMOLED display
  • 1,4GHz ARM11 processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with 720p recording
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • HSPA+

It is refreshing to see a new phone that has Gingerbread already installed, even if it is not the latest version 2.3.4. It is amazing how many phones are being released with Froyo on it. The fact that the Exhibit is a Samsung phone makes it even more amazing.

We do not know about pricing or availability yet, but we will let you know as we find out more.

Hit the break for more photos

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Samsung Exhibit 4G Coming To A T-Mobile Near You?

Where the heck did this thing come from?  Looks like T-Mobile is gearing up to release the above device on magenta’s HSPA+ network in the up and coming months.  According to those sneaky ninjas over at TmoNews the Samsung T759 aka the Exhibit 4G will sport a 3.7-inch AMOLED  touch screen and will be running Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).  Other possible specs could include a 1.4 GHz ARM 11 CPU, a 5 mp camera with 720p recording capabilities, a VGA front facing camera for video chatting and an HSPA+ radio on board, justifying the “4G” label.  As to whether or not the device will be able to support 14 mb/s or 21 mb/s no one knows for sure just yet.  However, keep it here folks because we’re sure going to dig like heck to find out.  A release date is also unknown at this time but we’re sure we’ll receive one in next couple of weeks.  Let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  Would you pass up a T-Mobile Vibrant or a Galaxy S 4G for this device?  Hit the break for more screenshots courtesy of our brethren over at TmoNews.