Samsung Vibrant Again at FCC with AT&T 3G Bands; Seems Like a Pre-Requisition Tester!

March 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A recent filing with the FCC suggests that Samsung has submitted yet another version of Samsung Vibrant with AT&T 3G bands. The move is widely taken as a pre-requisition tester from AT&T before they get the bottlenecks straightened out in the proposed T-Mobile buy.

Though speculations put it as a preparation to migrate customers over to AT&T network, we feel it is highly unlikely the case. Since FCC sources has made it clear that the takeover will be a steep climb for the companies at  FFC, to get it approved, we find less chances for AT&T to start their preparations.

However, a device from Samsung code named SGH-T959P just got approval from FCC with 3G support on the 850 and 1900 MHz bands. T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant was SGH-T959 at the FCC and the Galaxy S 4G came with the code name SGH T959V. So this almost confirms the nature of the new device which got the FCC approval.

Many speculate that the new model will be used in the already announced roaming agreement between AT&T and T-Mobile as a curtain-raiser for the proposed takeover. However, as we are not into the business of guess working, we leave it to the companies to tell us in a short while about the secret behind the new device.

Meanwhile, just to share with you some hot stuff on Samsung devices, the Galaxy S 4G from Samsung has bagged the ‘Best in Show’ award at the recent CTIA 2011 expo. They were awarded the much coveted title based on the text votes received during the show.

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