Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile's latest smartphone to operate on its fastest HSPA+42 network, delivering theoretical peak download speeds of 42Mbps, will launch March 21.
With the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, the carrier will be offering three smartphones with HSPA+42 technology. They include the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy SII. A fourth phone, the HTC One S, is due in the spring. The carrier also offers two other HSPA+42 devices, the T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot and the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 4G USB Laptop Stick.
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available at $149 after $50 mail-in rebate card in select T-Mobile stores starting March 21. Distribution will be expanded nationwide to all carrier stores and T-Mobile's website on March 28.
The touchscreen phone features Android 2.3 OS, 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 3.97-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 720p HD video capture, and a 5-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes. It also features a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.
Other details include Netflix movie streaming, T-Mobile TV in HD, Samsung Media Hub to rent and buy movies and TV shows, TeleNav GPS Navigator and a customized Yelp application.