Samsung promotes Captivate for AT&T?

Samsung promotes Captivate for AT&T?
With ads for the Motrorola DROID X ruling the airwaves, we haven't seen much carrier promotion for the two launched Samsung Galaxy S models. So after running some generic television ads for the Samsung Galaxy S, the Korean based firm reached into its pockets to help promote the AT&T variant of the handset, the Samsung Captivate. Or did they? Actually, if you listen closely to the ad, the Captivate name is not used. The announcer says, "Ever wonder if you could have cinema quality entertainment in the palm of your hand? We did, so we created the Samsung Galaxy S." The AT&T branding on the top of the phone can be read if you have your head turned 90 degrees to the left and at the end of the spot, in small print, it says "available at AT&T" with the carrier's trademarked ball image. Most of the ad's copy revolves around "The wonder of Samsung" and while most of you out there would be able to put two and two together and realize that it is the Captivate, the average Joe watching the ad would probably only catch the Samsung Galaxy S name. It is a good job by the manufacturer to keep its name in front of the public while still sending people to AT&T for the phone. Well played, Samsung. Now what are you going to do for T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant?

Samsung Captivate Specifications | Review
Samsung Vibrant Specifications | Review

source: YouTube via AndroidCentral



9. PHONE SNUFFS NUTS unregistered

Holy crap I am pissed. Wife bought it because the iphone4 was out of stock. Come to find out Nursing Central will not work on the captivate because it is not from the Android Market!! So thats $160 dollars down the drain. Nothing I can do about it.. Called At&t and they were WORTHLESS! Passed the buck to Samsung. Oh yeah and crashed the operating system trying to root the piece of shit. Taking it back tomorrow ;)

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lame!..with NO front cam or back TV crap will ever make me get it!

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

jcrow, you always say that - you never used the phone, right?? I have it and it is awesome - someday I will root it. But, lack of camera flash, front facing cam, and 3rd party apps lock out is a non-issue, for now. Great phone - especially the quality of the videos, photos, images, and games played on it - outstanding quality. UI is slightly slower, at times, than the ARIA, but, again, not an issue. I am actually not liking the SWYPE keyboard and find the ANDROID stock version just fine. Love the live wallpaper and the extras maps you can get - especially the DEATH STAR....

5. ekoandrew

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 08, 2010

Launcher Pro UI Beta is so much simpler and faster on Samsung, than its samsung UI...

6. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Thanks for the tip, will have to check this out

7. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Yeah I really don't like Swype either. I find it much easier and faster to use the Android keyboard. I am loving this phone though. I find it to be very speedy, and I can't express how awesome this screen is! I just came from an iPhone 3G, so the extra .5" for the screen and much higher resolution are very welcome.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Launcher UI Pro beta is an app?? ok, will check it out.

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Awesome commercial and awesome phone. :) Sure it has a few bugs, but most of them have been solved with rooting and removing the AT&T bloatware. :)

2. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I agree, the commercial is awesome and the phone IMO is the best looking out of the 4 variants. I would take the phone as is. ATT bloatware and not being able to purchase apps outside of the Android Market is not an issue to me and probably 99% of most cell phone buyers. Thats really only an issue for such a small amount of users that is really a non-issue. This phone is awesome either way you look at it.

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