Samsung Canada sprung a free Metric concert in downtown Toronto yesterday topromote the launch of the Galaxy S Vibrant smart phone.
TheCanadian indie rock band, which won Alternative Album of the Year at the Juno’sthis year and whose song “Eclipse (All Yours)” is featured on the latestTwilight movie soundtrack, performed outdoors for thousands of fans in front ofUnion Station.
Available at Bell Mobility tomorrow, the Galaxy S Vibrant runs Google's Android 2.1 OS and features a Super AMOLED 4-inch display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, HD video recorder and expandable memory up to 32GB. Other highlights include Samsung's Social Hub service, Swype technology and All Share, which provides DLNA connectivity to other DLNA devices.
Pricing starts at $149.95 with a 3-year contract and a minimum $50 per month voice/data or combination plan from Bell. The phone is also available without a contract for $499.95 from Bell.
Over 60,000 apps from the Android Market are available for Android 2.1, says Samsung. One app allows you to walk and text at the same time by overlaying a transparent keyboard on top of a live camera view on the smart phone's screen. A Samsung Mobiler gave a quick demo for ComputerWorld Canada at the Metric show. A video from the event will be posted shortly.
Here are some shots from the show, courtesy of Daniel Biesenthal. Also, a few images of the Galaxy S Vibrant from Samsung.