Samsung Captivate gets early release from some AT&T stores

Samsung Captivate gets early release from some AT&T stores
With AT&T's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S not expected to be launched until Sunday, some of the carrier's stores are letting the phone go a little early. Thursday's launch of T-Mobile's Galaxy S phone-the Samsung Vibrant-might have pressured AT&T a little and made the operator feel that there was no reason to hold back until Sunday. It also could be a welcome diversion for AT&T reps who have had to keep up with the latest iPhone 4 news and continually pass along denials to potential customers. Unlike the Apple touchscreen device, Samsung's Galaxy S series has enjoyed a controversy free life so far. As we reported, Samsung has sold 1,000,000 units overseas according to the Korean based manufacturer who expects 10 million units to be sold eventually. AT&T is asking $199.99 for the Captivate with a signed 2-year contract which seems to be the standard price these days for a high-end Android device. It also is the same price for a 16GB Apple iPhone 4. Nothing like an in-house Civil War to get the blood going. If you're an AT&T customer ready for a new phone, you have some tough thinking to do which is why you should read our comparison review of the Samsung Captivate vs. the Apple iPhone 4. Hot off the presses, it might help you decide which handset you want between the two. It's so fresh that the ink has not yet dried.

Samsung Captivate Specifications | Review

source: AndroidGuys

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15 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Att costumers should switch iphone to Samsung Captivate bigger screen.

2. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

AT&T customers should cancel their contract and run away as fast as they can!

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

what an idiot...this phone is every bit as good as DROID X and EVO 4G

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

And as far as graphics processing goes, a LOT better than either of those. Not to mention a superior screen.

12. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Exactly. I prefer this screen over the retina one honestly. I've used both, and now I own a Vibrant (clearly, basically the same as the Captivate). Its much better that what I anticipated from the Galaxy S line up.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, anyone hear about the DELL STREAK? It is supposedly launching monday. A 5-inch tablet phone ANDROID 1.6 with upgrade to 2.2 later in the year - has 2GB on board storage - dual LED FLASH for camera and font facing VGA for video calls??

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

no front cam..no back flash..annoying at night when camera is used. Dell Streak is just that..BUT its VGA frontcam..NOT 1.3mp frontcam...its 256mb of ram..which isnt much

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

OH OK, yep, I am getting the CAPTIVATE then - the thing with the camera is no different than all other phones I have owned and it is not a deal breaker

8. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i agree with jrcrow 79 on this one were da fuck is the front facing camera?? i know some of u may argue that u dont need it well i dont care because i do because i think it would be nice to be able to make video calls without having to take out my laptop. also theres no camera flash . i like taking pics on the night and without a flash picture quality is gunna suck ..

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

to each his own - I will be using the phone to download tons of stuff - videos/apps/multimedia in general and play games - never did a video call or worried about camera flash - eventually, I will - thanks for the bone-headed -1s that really make no sense. So, if someone has a valid opinion you shoot them down, huh? Wow, talk about uneducated SOBs.....

11. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

ya I'm gonna get the Captivate over the Streak too. 4inch screen is plenty big, and I'd much rather have the 16GB built in

13. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Plus, the Streak is hella big. With the front camera thing as well, that isn't going to kick in for a while. Probably late next year I think. I considered it, but not enough people own something this advanced (well, its actually behind compared to other countries). Plus, with the newer generations of people, including my own, we aren't very upfront and directly social as people from back then were (from my research, about 1988ish. We text, email, and message over facebook more than actually make a phone call, which is kinda sad. But besides that obvious fact, I haven't seen any of my friends make video phone calls because they really aren't necessary right now and plus they can't find anyone to do it with, despite the 3 million iPhones sold and whatever number the Evos did. Thats just what I've found.

14. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

oops, forgot to include my main argument. If we are much more likely to text than make a phone call, what do you think the percentage of making a video call will be?

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

EXACTLY....

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ah well, it's all good and no hard feelings...

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