AT&T's Samsung Captivate is setting sail for a July 18th release

AT&T's Samsung Captivate is setting sail for a July 18th release

AT&T's Samsung Captivate is setting sail for a July 18th release
There's a fresh smell in the air today for AT&T customers who are still starved and waiting to experience another true high-end Android smartphone. Today the carrier let out some exciting news regarding their version of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Captivate, which is on its way out the door with a July 18th release date. As far as pricing goes for this smartphone that's packing a Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, it's coming in at the usual $199.99 on contract price which can make for an interesting competition for the iPhone 4. This isn't like some of the other Android handsets being sold by AT&T, it also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, 720p video recording, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and TouchWiz UI 3.0 running on top of Android 2.1. It's about time that AT&T step up to the game in bringing out a decent Android handset to market, but it shouldn't be too long before customers will get a chance at snatching this one.


Samsung Captivate Specifications | Hands-on


source: AT&T via SlashGear



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24 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Looks a lot like the Acer Liquid E

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Although I am not a fan of these huge phones...there is no doubt these bad boys are going to be sick...

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

huge?! i would hardly call this phone huge.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

hmmm...I could return my ARIA purchased 6/21 - pay the restocking plus 70.00.....and taxes...tough choice as the little phone is awesome...

6. ekoandrew

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 08, 2010

there are no restocking fee, as long as you have the phone within its 30day trial usage. so no worry about restocking fee!!

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

no, there is a restocking fee if purchased at company stire - 35.00, unless it is defective - trust me on that one.

9. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Depends on POS. COR stores charge $35. EDIT: Bad timing lol.

16. djsmvp

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2010

At a retail store there is a $35 restocking HOWEVER if you take the phone to a corporate store within 30 days there is no restocking fee.

17. meatplatter

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

Well if you eliminate AT&T all together and buy/upgrade from Best Buy there is no restocking fee, along with the 30 days. NO MAIL IN REBATES either!!

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Best Buy screws up a lot, though....but good point.

22. jkaige

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

No there is a restocking fee. I work for AT&T. So try to tell me I'm wrong and I will give you proof. The only time there is not restocking fee is as networkdood said.

4. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

Love it, can't wait!!!

5. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..4" isn't huge..4.3" is huge even a 5" dell streak cellphone...2011 samsung will replace the Galaxy S with a 4.3"..kinda on the fence now

7. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Is it wrong that this just gave me a boner?

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

exactly.

10. rafise

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

whats goin on with ATT want to make look good the iphone? NO flash for samsung. whats up with that!!

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

if it upgrade to 2.2, you csan get 10.1 FLASh or root the phone and still get the 10.1 program - no big deal...iphone does not have flash either until jailbroken...same difference

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you can't get flash on the iphone even when it's jailbroken.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ummm, yeah, you can as I have several friends who have FLASH on their iphone - makes it a little slow, though...

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i doubt that it's an official version of adobe flash 10.1, seeing as it's not even made for the iphone os.

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I think they are talking about camera flash. No deal breaker for me. The Euro version and T-Mobile version have no camera flash either.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

no camera flash, I am not - I meant FLASH 10.1....sorry for the confusion.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Again, if you buy a phone at a corporate store and return it - you are billed 35.00 dollars for the restocking fee - unless there is a defect on the phone....please do your research before sounding off.... The phone is normally fixed and sold on the website as a refurbished phone, so the fee helps recover some of the loss realized by the company.

23. jkaige

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Thank you for doing your research dood. I wish everyone else would.

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