AT&T To Sell Samsung Captivate July 18 for $200

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AT&T announced on its Facebook page that the Samsung Captivate will be available on July 18. It will be available for $199.99 with the usual two-year contract and minimum $15 data plan.

As previously posted, here are the specs:

  • Android 2.1
  • Super AMOLED 4 touchscreen display – with “improved off-axis viewing and better outdoor visibility”
  • Six-axis motion sensor and 3D graphics engine with surround-sound audio
  • 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor
  • 5 MP camera with HD (720p) video recording
  • Integrated social networking tools
  • 16 GB on-board memory – expandable up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 3.0
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Cloud Services: Samsung Media Hub and AT&T Address Book
  • Push email and integrated calendar services, including Google, Yahoo, and ActiveSync

This is part of the Samsung Galaxy S line that will be available by different names with slightly different specs on all the major US carriers this summer. This is also AT&T’s first real attempt at an Android competitor to the iPhone. This phone is loaded with features, and should be welcome addition to AT&T’s Android line. Let’s hope the Samsung is more durable than the Aria and iPhone 4. So far, AT&T’s summer smart phone lineup has had some issues with shattering from short distance falls. As I learned with the Aria, make sure your phone insurance is active and consider a case of some sort. You don’t want to lose your phone right out of the gate by a simple accident.

This phone certainly shows AT&T is figuring out the level of customer demand for a powerful Android device. Let’s hope it continues to offer some heavy hitters over the rest of this summer. Xperia X10, anyone? I am very interested in seeing what is coming down the line, but this Samsung Captivate is a really tempting buy right now.

Here is a video to help you pass the time until launch.

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