Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

T-Mobile has announced the new Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, an Android-powered smartphone "loaded with rich features and services," that will be exclusive to the carrier's super speedy 4G network when it arrives in March.

The device is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, accompanied — as you'd expect — by Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD video, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

The device promises to keep consumers entertained with a variety of features and applications, including:

  • Netflix, which offers the ability to stream popular movies and TV shows
  • T-Mobile TV, which offer on-demand TV programs in "mobile HD"
  • Samsung Media Hub, enabling users to download movies and TV shows to their device
  • TeleNav GPS Navigator, which provides hands-free, voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions, real-time traffic alerts and full-color 3D moving maps
  • A customized Yelp app, which makes it a breeze to find and read reviews for local places to eat, shop, drink, and more.

Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing for T-Mobile USA, says the Galaxy S Blaze 4G makes it easy for customers to access speedy 4G speeds at prices they can afford:

"The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go. Paired with T-Mobile's fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we're making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford."

The handset will be available from T-Mobile online and in stores from late March, and is expected to cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year commitment on a "Classic" voice and data plan.

What do you think of the new Galaxy S Blaze 4G?