This is another one of those posts that could be way off the mark, but it could be right on. Howard Chui from howardchui.com recently posted a video walkthrough of the Samsung Galaxy S. If you will kindly take note of the icons in the screen shot to the right, you’ll notice there are a couple recognizable icons there, icons that are commonly found on T-Mobile US Android devices. I’ve looked through several Galaxy S videos from CTIA and none of the demos show these icons in the app tray, only this video. According to Android Guys, T-Mobile’s “Project Emerald” is a device launch, more specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S. Adding those facts together means that this video featuring the Galaxy S could very well be a T-Mobile version of the device. Is there something you know that I don’t? Does more than one carrier use these visual voicemail, TMO contact, and my account icons? Sound off and let me know how wrong/ right I am and just exactly how excited you are; @DustinEarley
View the video here.
This simple observation seems to have started to catch fire overnight. There are several other sites reporting this same news… I think this is the real deal. TmoNews had this to say:
The most obvious cause for rumor is the “Media Server Name” with the designation T-959. Phones produced by Samsung for T-Mobile are always designated T-XX9. The last digit is usually a pretty clear indicator that the device is heading the magenta way.
That’s really all I need. It’s sad that T-mobile’s big Project Emerald had already been busted out, but then again, maybe it’s not. Who knows right? I know one thing for sure, T-Mo could use the press.