Bell together with Samsung Mobile has announced that the Galaxy S Vibrant will be launched this Friday, August 6th.

Bell Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

As an added treat to those shopping at the Bell store in Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on that day, they’ll be giving away 5 Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant phone every hour beginning at 9:00 am up until noon, and a Lady Gaga ticket to one lucky visitor. Meanwhile, those who buy a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant phone between August 6 and September 3 will automatically be entered into a raffle where they stand a chance to win a Samsung 55-inch LED TV. Those who can’t make it to the store on that day need not worry as they too can also win a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant by joining Bell's online raffle wherein they’re giving away a phone every day prior to its launch. For more info, you can check it out here.

The Bell Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will retail for $149.95 on a 3-year contract with a minimum $50/month voice/data or combo plan once it hits stores this Firday. Outright purchase price is $499.95. As a quick recap, the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is an Android 2.1 phone that boasts of a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1GHz processor, and comes preloaded with TouchWiz 3.0.

Samsung Mobile and Bell Mobility announce launch date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Smartphone

Premium smartphone powered by Android 2.1 platform features plush 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen and will operate on Canada's best network starting August 6

MISSISSAUGA and MONTRÉAL, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Samsung Mobile and Bell Mobility today announced the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant(TM) smartphone will launch on August 6. The Android(TM) 2.1-powered Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will bring users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking device packaged in an alluring, streamlined design surrounding a high-performance Super AMOLED 4-inch display.

"The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant truly offers users an unrivaled mobile experience," said Benjamin Lee, president, Samsung Electronics Canada. "From its unsurpassed Super AMOLED screen technology to its powerful processor, Social Hub capabilities and multimedia features, the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant(TM) is truly making the smartphone brilliant."

"With its awesome display and lightning-fast processor, the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant may be the best smartphone on the market today for watching TV, streaming video or enjoying any of the fast-growing number of Android applications available," said Wade Oosterman, president, Bell Mobility. "Because it operates on Canada's best network, we expect Bell Mobility clients to be thrilled with this exclusive addition to our growing Android portfolio."

Celebrating the Galaxy S

Tonight, Samsung Canada and one of the hottest independent bands in the country, Metric, are holding a pop-up, impromptu street concert in front of Union Station in downtown Toronto. The band will give Toronto music and mobile technology lovers an unrivalled 45-minute set of chart-topping hits that will rock the city core.

On August 6, Bell will give away 5 Samsung Galaxy S Vibrants each hour from 9 am until noon to shoppers at the Bell store at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto - and one lucky store visitor will also win Lady Gaga tickets.

Additionally, clients nationwide outside Québec who purchase a Galaxy S Vibrant on launch day will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of three sets of tickets to see Lady Gaga in Edmonton or Vancouver - including round trip airfare and hotel.

Between August 6 and September 3, clients who buy a Galaxy S Vibrant will automatically be entered to win a 55-inch LED TV from Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant features:

- The world's best screen: The 4-inch Super AMOLED provides users with
unrivalled picture clarity - even in harsh lighting conditions and
direct sunlight - to make playing games, viewing movies and photos
clearer and less reflective. Thumb print smudges are a thing of the
past thanks to anti-smudge technology.

- 1GHz Processor: The powerful 1GHz processor allows users to surf, play
and share with speed, keeping them fully connected anywhere and at
anytime. Outfitted with 3D sound capabilities, users are offered
surround-sound stereo quality - even when listening on hard-wired

- Social Hub: Simple, organized and integrated social networking thanks
to automatic status updates, social network site content aggregation,
real-time push notification and a customizable, threaded view of
email, IM and SMS.

- Powered by Android 2.1: Access to more than 60,000 apps from Android
Market as well as optimized speed, improved virtual keypad, additional
home screens, and the full support of the Google Mobile Services
including Google Search(TM), Google Maps(TM), Gmail(TM), YouTube(TM)
and Google Talk(TM).

- Six-axis sensor: Combining the smartphone's accelerometer and
gyroscope to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user
is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or
right. It also supports advanced touch screen gesture capabilities
including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and
horizontal swiping for easier and quicker access to many applications.

- TouchWiz 3.0 user interface: A tactile, intuitive user experience that
includes iconic new features such as motion UI, Smart Unlock and a
customizable widget screen.

- All Share: Enables inter-device connectivity through the Digital
Living Network Alliance (DLNA), allowing clients to send video content
wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV's, monitors and

- Swype technology: Combined with a QWERTY keypad, users can input text
faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion
across the screen keyboard.

The fully equipped Vibrant also features a 5 megapixel camera and HD video recorder, memory expandable up to 32 gigabytes. Operating on Bell's new HSPA+ high-speed wireless network, it features access to Bell Mobility services such as Mobile TV, radio, Video Call, GPS Navigator, Remote PVR, and more.

The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will be available August 6 for as little as $149.95 on a three year contract with a minimum $50 per month voice/data or combo plan or for $499.95 without a contract. For more information please visit or