No offense, T-Mo and Samsung, as you're not the only ones doing this - rather, you just caught the brunt of my frustration with cell phone carriers and manufacturers who play fast and loose with the term "launch." Everyone does it. But seriously, enough's enough.
Next time you launch a phone - I'm looking at YOU, all of you big companies - do us the favor of including price and availability info. If you're not ready to announce when and how much, don't "launch" the thing, m'kay?
That said, Samsung and T-Mobile launched the Behold II (SGH-t939), an Android-powered smartphone said to be available "in time for the Holidays." When it's available, it'll cost some amount of money, too. We just don't know how much. Or, you know, when.
Behold II will feature a 3.2" AMOLED screen and run Samsung's TouchWiz user interface atop the Android OS, offering three home screens with drag and drop widget functionality along with 3G and WiFi data connectivity. The device will interface with Amazon's MP3 store, pack a 5 MP camera with autofocus and flash (just like the original Behold), and support visual voicemal and microSD card memory.
Behold II marks Samsung's first Android launch for the US market, and T-Mobile's fourth Android phone - even though only two of them, the HTC-build G1 and myTouch 3G are actually available to consumers at this point. The Motorola CLIQ goes up for pre-sale on October 19.