I’ve lost count at just how many different Samsung Galaxy S phones there are, and at this point I have to ask why do we have all of these different versions and names. Why can’t we just have, let’s say, the Galaxy S III on all of the carriers? Why do we have to have all these variations? I don’t get it. Anyway, add another to the mix, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray and this one is on MetroPCS. It’s an Android phone of course but supposedly it’s the first to offer live local braodcast television with something called Dyle mobile. At first I thought they stuck a TV tuner in the phone, but I guess that’s asking for too much huh?!

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S®Lightray™ 4G*. The latest in MetroPCS’ expanding 4G LTE Android™ smartphone lineup – and the first Samsung Galaxy S device for MetroPCS – allows consumers to browse the web and applications, download exciting content plus stream videos and music in a flash. Available today, this powerful smartphone offers 4G LTE service with no annual contract and tax-and-regulatory-fee-inclusive service plans starting at just $40 per month.

The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G will be also the first smartphone in the U.S. to offer live, local broadcast television with Dyle™ mobile TV. Dyle mobile TV keeps consumers informed and entertained while on the go and allows them to watch local and national sports, news and entertainment broadcast programming on their mobile phones. Access to the Dyle mobile TV service will be offered in select markets and at no additional charge to customers on a MetroPCS 4G LTE service plan. More information about Dyle mobile TV is available at http://www.dyle.tv/

Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G features a crystal-clear 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and a speedy 1GHz processor. Its 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera are great for capturing photos and video chatting with friends and family.

Additionally, the Galaxy S Lightray 4G will be MetroPCS’ first smartphone to feature 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, allowing customers to share their MetroPCS 4G LTE connection and data with multiple Wi-Fi®-enabled devices. MetroPCS will also offer 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot on future 4G LTE Android smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is available in MetroPCS stores and online at www.MetroPCS.comfor $459 plus tax.

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  1. That would be pretty cool. It’s so hard to catch internet streams of any of these channels in anything resembling decent quality, and to be able to do so without fast data (which is a rarity in many places nowadays) would be a real plus. I can hardly remember the last time I saw a cellphone with any kind of built in television, so this should prove to be really cool.

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  2. Curious. Why are they still releasing new phones with Gingerbread? I mean, has this phone been in development for a year? JellyBean I understand (well, actually I don’t – It’s been out for what, 2 months already, plenty of time to get into a new device), but what abound ICS?

    • Gingerbread? I still see stuff with Android 2.2 on it coming as new…. I recently just posted on here about the rugged tablet that just came out and it has 2.2 on it?

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