Today, right on schedule, AT&T has launched Samsung Captivate - a 2nd Galaxy S series phone incarnation in the US, 3 days after T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant. The phone is available for $199.99 on a contract and $499.99 without.
Let's recap Captivate's specs:
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- a gorgeous 4" Super AMOLED
- a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording
- 16GB internal storage
- DLNA certified
- comes with the Swype keyboard pre-installed
- Android 2.1 Eclair
- 1500mAh battery
Our Captivate Preview
Samsung was kind enough to send us a Captivate early - check out our AT&T’s Samsung Captivate Unboxing And Initial Hands-On! as well as a Surprise Unboxing Of The T-Mobile Vibrant + Plus A Short Hands-On And Captivate Comparison (Pics)
Those of you interested in whether Captivate can be rooted or not will be pleased to know that the International Samsung Galaxy S Root Method Works On Vibrant/Captivate.
Loading non-Market Apps
As with all other AT&T Android phones, Captivate cannot load apps from outside the Android Market, so if you are tired of the apps in the market or the included SMS app that lets you walk and text, you are out of luck. Unless you root it, of course.