Get ready to be Captivated at AT&T as the carrier launches its Galaxy S variant

Get ready to be Captivated at AT&T as the carrier launches its Galaxy S variant
Today, AT&T joins the other three major U.S. wireless carriers by offering a top of the line, high-end Android device chock full of goodies. Today, Pinocchio is a real boy. The Samsung Captivate is the carrier's version of the Galaxy S which was launched last week by T-Mobile as the Samsung Vibrant, and both share the same 4 inch Super AMOLED display with support for 16.7 million colors, and the 1GHz Hummingbird processor that keeps things, uh, humming along. Android 2.1 is to be found under the hood at launch. One of the great mysteries of life is why Samsung decided to leave out a flash on such a high-end device. Perhaps, you are expected to be so captivated by the phone that the manufacturer felt that you wouldn't be stopping to do something as mundane as take a couple of snapshots in low lit areas. Nonetheless, this phone gives AT&T customers a dilemma as they decide between the Captivate and the iPhone 4. With a 2-year contract, the phone will cost you $199.99, which is what a high-end Android device goes for these days. Off contract, the price is $499.99. After today, Verizon will have the Samsung Fascinate to launch some time in the future and Sprint will have its Galaxy S Pro variant, the Samsung Epic 4G, to release. The Galaxy S Pro features a landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung Captivate Specifications | Review

source: AT&T via AndroidCentral



10. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

SEE At&t have more blackouts.

9. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Hella Nice phone! Just got it!

8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

BTW this phone is free for upgrades and new activations through . Just ordered one for myself for an upgrade, they threw in free car charger and free overnight shipping and waived upg fee.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You guys are just poor saps, tools - feel really sorry for you. Traded my ARIA in, and got this phone on SUNDAY. An awesome phone, lightweight, to a point, and yet, the phone does not seem cheap, to the touch - front facing cam and FLASH, really?? WHO CARES....never had those features on a phone - played some games on the sucker, and WOW!!! Really fast. LOL, my kid prefers the phone for games over his DS, so you know the phone is great. I used APPBRAIN app online to sync the apps from HTC LIBERTY - What is weird, is that only 2GB of the 16GB is dedicated to apps, though. No big deal for now.JYAKOTU, I would rather have this phone than an IPHONE. Glad I did not go to another carrier, for now. EVO 4G and DROID X owners do not have anything on this phone.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the 4.3 inch screen alone makes the droid x overall better. even though the captivate has a much better GPU than the droid x and evo.

1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

no front back cam FLASH..really?..the euro has the front cam I believe..lame..once I found out it was missing the back cam flash at least..I said no way

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya that's too bad because it does have the best processer on the android lineup now.

3. mtndew

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

well if ya want to have all the features of a camera then go buy a camera then....this is an awesome phone minus that stuff. Better pics will always come from cameras not phones

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

America is just getting a taste of phones with video calling and now phones that don't have a front facing camera suck.? Please.!

7. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Euro version does not have both front facing camera and led flash. I think the only version that will have both is the Sprint Epic 4G. Despite lacking these 2 features, the Galaxy S is still a superior android phone having shown great performance in benchmark and especially its 3D graphic generation ability. I am in love my Samsung Vibrant. It is amazingly fast and light. Lightest smartphone in the market right now too. Some might think it feels too fake, but i love the light-weight.

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