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Samsung Captivate has been announced!

From AT&T Facebook page:

 

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/samsung-captivate.jsp?status=success&_requestid=70004

 

No word on exact date or pricing.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

From AT&T Facebook page:

 

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/samsung-captivate.jsp?status=success&_requestid=70004

 

No word on exact date or pricing.

 

Regards,

 

Tom

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I sure hope they will release the captivate first.  I have read anywhere from the 15th to first part of August time frame.  I too talked with the store and the guy working told me they typically only know about 1 week ahead of availability date.  I also talked with a business representative and he wasnt sure but it looked like it sounded like it was in the system with no availability date.  My wifes phone and mine are about dead, ie no battery life left.  We are well past the time we could upgrade so we could both walk without any ETF.  However we do travel internationally so our best choices would be ATT or T-mobile.  I dont really want to switch, so I am hoping we hear something soon.

I sure hope they will release the captivate first.  I have read anywhere from the 15th to first part of August time frame.  I too talked with the store and the guy working told me they typically only know about 1 week ahead of availability date.  I also talked with a business representative and he wasnt sure but it looked like it sounded like it was in the system with no availability date.  My wifes phone and mine are about dead, ie no battery life left.  We are well past the time we could upgrade so we could both walk without any ETF.  However we do travel internationally so our best choices would be ATT or T-mobile.  I dont really want to switch, so I am hoping we hear something soon.

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UGG i want to see the price on this phone.  i am thinking that it is going to cost more than what i can pay right now.

 

so i think i will wait for the rush to be over and then go get it when they offer it for half the price which they usually end up doing.

 

of course then my wife will get mad because i have this nice sleek new phone and it is way better than hers. lol

UGG i want to see the price on this phone.  i am thinking that it is going to cost more than what i can pay right now.

 

so i think i will wait for the rush to be over and then go get it when they offer it for half the price which they usually end up doing.

 

of course then my wife will get mad because i have this nice sleek new phone and it is way better than hers. lol

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Mystery: Everywhere i can find says its going to be $199. T-Mobile is selling theirs for that much, so surely AT&T wont want people to leave to get the t-mobile android.

Mystery: Everywhere i can find says its going to be $199. T-Mobile is selling theirs for that much, so surely AT&T wont want people to leave to get the t-mobile android.

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I really believe from what I have read online that AT&T is going to continue it slavery of their phones. I will probably get the Captivate when it comes out. I have just bought the IP4 for my wife and stepson. So in other words AT&T you will have me for another 2 years. BUT in saying that, as soon as Verizon gets their IP4 going and continue to offer more flexibility in their phones I am sure that I am going to take my 5 phones and jump ship in 2 years. Not to mention Verizon offers 18% disc for State Employees as oppose to AT&t 15%.

I really believe from what I have read online that AT&T is going to continue it slavery of their phones. I will probably get the Captivate when it comes out. I have just bought the IP4 for my wife and stepson. So in other words AT&T you will have me for another 2 years. BUT in saying that, as soon as Verizon gets their IP4 going and continue to offer more flexibility in their phones I am sure that I am going to take my 5 phones and jump ship in 2 years. Not to mention Verizon offers 18% disc for State Employees as oppose to AT&t 15%.

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Anyone else tired of waiting for the announcement on when this phone will be available?  Between all the stuff that is going on with the iPhone and not having any selection of android phones to choose from AT&T is annoying me.

Anyone else tired of waiting for the announcement on when this phone will be available?  Between all the stuff that is going on with the iPhone and not having any selection of android phones to choose from AT&T is annoying me.

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Well ATT whens this phone dropping, looks like Vibrant on T-Mobile is dropping a week early on July 15th.  High probably I am switching mine and wifes line if we dont hear any info before then on release date. 

Well ATT whens this phone dropping, looks like Vibrant on T-Mobile is dropping a week early on July 15th.  High probably I am switching mine and wifes line if we dont hear any info before then on release date. 

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Anyone else tired of waiting for the announcement on when this phone will be available?  Between all the stuff that is going on with the iPhone and not having any selection of android phones to choose from AT&T is annoying me.


 

Yup. It's why I made an appointment with a Verizon Rep on the 15th to get my Droid X. 

I got annoyed enough.

 


djsmvp wrote:

Anyone else tired of waiting for the announcement on when this phone will be available?  Between all the stuff that is going on with the iPhone and not having any selection of android phones to choose from AT&T is annoying me.


 

Yup. It's why I made an appointment with a Verizon Rep on the 15th to get my Droid X. 

I got annoyed enough.

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Lucky you my wife still has a contract with att for right now, but this is getting annoying for sure.

there is no reason for them to keep this phone on hold when it has been announced for over a month now.

 

i guess they are trying to hold off the onslaught so they can say they gave apple the biggest boost they could.

 

of course now most people have their new i4's and this phone will not have the sales and they can say see no one wants android phones.

 

maybe if they gave people a choice then they would sell android phones. 

Lucky you my wife still has a contract with att for right now, but this is getting annoying for sure.

there is no reason for them to keep this phone on hold when it has been announced for over a month now.

 

i guess they are trying to hold off the onslaught so they can say they gave apple the biggest boost they could.

 

of course now most people have their new i4's and this phone will not have the sales and they can say see no one wants android phones.

 

maybe if they gave people a choice then they would sell android phones. 

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mystery45 wrote:

according to famegadget it is suppose to be released in july, However i don't know how accurate this information is.

 

i stopped by the att store and they didn't have any information on it at all.

 

a friend of mine got the i4 i don't like the look of it.

 

 


That doesn't mean much the people in the AT&T stores are extremely uninformed.

 

 


mystery45 wrote:

according to famegadget it is suppose to be released in july, However i don't know how accurate this information is.

 

i stopped by the att store and they didn't have any information on it at all.

 

a friend of mine got the i4 i don't like the look of it.

 

 


That doesn't mean much the people in the AT&T stores are extremely uninformed.

 

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mystery45 wrote:

according to famegadget it is suppose to be released in july, However i don't know how accurate this information is.

 

i stopped by the att store and they didn't have any information on it at all.

 

a friend of mine got the i4 i don't like the look of it.

 

 


That doesn't mean much the people in the AT&T stores are extremely uninformed.

 


 

True. Which makes it frustrating for them because we come in and pester them to no end for information. It's annoying to us because we don't know anything and we know they don't know anything but we ask them anyways. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if half the time they tell us something just to make us go away. 

 

My situation is this: my wife is on contract until 2012 and she wants my iPhone 3G. She hated the Sony Ericsson handset she had, so she got a Samsung Strive and re-upped. It's a well-made phone but she hates texting on it. She prefers touchscreen. This means she'll have to add a $15/month data plan to her contract. My contract is up tomorrow. If I stay with AT&T and get the Captivate our bill goes up $15 a month. If I go to Verizon, get a Droid X and a Google Voice number, we save $35 a month. If I go to Sprint and get the EVO 4G, we save $40 a month. Of course, I could cancel messaging on the AT&T plan and save $20 a month. But the question is, do I want to wait for the Captivate? On paper, it's better than an EVO in that it has a slightly faster processor and a better GPU, six-axis gyroscope and a very nice display. Coming from my iPhone, I like to game and the combination of the six-axis gyroscope, display, and GPU would make for pretty good combination. Against the Droid X, it's pretty close, if not better than in a few comparisons. Plus, it's not quite as bulky as the X, as far as the hump is concerned. I'm not sure I like the Samsung UI, but I am not a fan of the Motorola widgets I saw on the demo either. They just looked bland. The problem is that instead of their being one 'great' phone, there are several and spread out over various carriers. 

 

My next paycheck "allowance" doesn't come until next Friday so I guess I have until then to figure it out. Here's hoping that whomever mentioned the possibility of AT&T announcing the Captivate this Monday and releasing it on Sunday the 18th was right. 

 


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mystery45 wrote:

according to famegadget it is suppose to be released in july, However i don't know how accurate this information is.

 

i stopped by the att store and they didn't have any information on it at all.

 

a friend of mine got the i4 i don't like the look of it.

 

 


That doesn't mean much the people in the AT&T stores are extremely uninformed.

 


 

True. Which makes it frustrating for them because we come in and pester them to no end for information. It's annoying to us because we don't know anything and we know they don't know anything but we ask them anyways. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if half the time they tell us something just to make us go away. 

 

My situation is this: my wife is on contract until 2012 and she wants my iPhone 3G. She hated the Sony Ericsson handset she had, so she got a Samsung Strive and re-upped. It's a well-made phone but she hates texting on it. She prefers touchscreen. This means she'll have to add a $15/month data plan to her contract. My contract is up tomorrow. If I stay with AT&T and get the Captivate our bill goes up $15 a month. If I go to Verizon, get a Droid X and a Google Voice number, we save $35 a month. If I go to Sprint and get the EVO 4G, we save $40 a month. Of course, I could cancel messaging on the AT&T plan and save $20 a month. But the question is, do I want to wait for the Captivate? On paper, it's better than an EVO in that it has a slightly faster processor and a better GPU, six-axis gyroscope and a very nice display. Coming from my iPhone, I like to game and the combination of the six-axis gyroscope, display, and GPU would make for pretty good combination. Against the Droid X, it's pretty close, if not better than in a few comparisons. Plus, it's not quite as bulky as the X, as far as the hump is concerned. I'm not sure I like the Samsung UI, but I am not a fan of the Motorola widgets I saw on the demo either. They just looked bland. The problem is that instead of their being one 'great' phone, there are several and spread out over various carriers. 

 

My next paycheck "allowance" doesn't come until next Friday so I guess I have until then to figure it out. Here's hoping that whomever mentioned the possibility of AT&T announcing the Captivate this Monday and releasing it on Sunday the 18th was right. 

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{Post edited due to copyright infringement.  Click here for link to article}

 

 

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20009971-251.html

 

{Post edited due to copyright infringement.  Click here for link to article}

 

 

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20009971-251.html

 

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Great.  Now WHERE will it be "available" on Sunday the 18th?  Available for order via the AT&T website?  Available on hand and ready to buy at Best Buy stores on Sunday the 18th?

Great.  Now WHERE will it be "available" on Sunday the 18th?  Available for order via the AT&T website?  Available on hand and ready to buy at Best Buy stores on Sunday the 18th?

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Great.  Now WHERE will it be "available" on Sunday the 18th?  Available for order via the AT&T website?  Available on hand and ready to buy at Best Buy stores on Sunday the 18th?


 

With the Aria, my local AT&T corp store had about 5 in stock on launch day.

 

-Tom

 


VooDoo61 wrote:

Great.  Now WHERE will it be "available" on Sunday the 18th?  Available for order via the AT&T website?  Available on hand and ready to buy at Best Buy stores on Sunday the 18th?


 

With the Aria, my local AT&T corp store had about 5 in stock on launch day.

 

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That is funny this cnet article says AT&T will be the first to sell the Galaxy S but T-Mobile just changed their launch date to July 15th yesterday ;-)

 

 

That is funny this cnet article says AT&T will be the first to sell the Galaxy S but T-Mobile just changed their launch date to July 15th yesterday ;-)

 

 

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Think we will be able to uninstall the unneeded ATT software like ATT navigator etc?   

Think we will be able to uninstall the unneeded ATT software like ATT navigator etc?   

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Think we will be able to uninstall the unneeded ATT software like ATT navigator etc?   


Excellent question. Can any of the Aria owners answer that? 

 

 


skahead wrote:

Think we will be able to uninstall the unneeded ATT software like ATT navigator etc?   


Excellent question. Can any of the Aria owners answer that? 

 

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With the Aria it has to be rooted to uninstall the AT&T bloatware, which was done with someone putting out a rom with the crap removed.  Also I gotta say it was very tempting to take my Aria back at this news of the 18th then I remembered why I started buying htc in the first place...too many bad experiences with Samsung throughout the years.  Hopefully the Captivate is a better experience for all you who buy it than some of their phone in the past.

With the Aria it has to be rooted to uninstall the AT&T bloatware, which was done with someone putting out a rom with the crap removed.  Also I gotta say it was very tempting to take my Aria back at this news of the 18th then I remembered why I started buying htc in the first place...too many bad experiences with Samsung throughout the years.  Hopefully the Captivate is a better experience for all you who buy it than some of their phone in the past.

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$199 with contract.  Anyone want to wager a guess at what it would cost me to buy this phone without having to get into a contract?

$199 with contract.  Anyone want to wager a guess at what it would cost me to buy this phone without having to get into a contract?

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It will be $349 off contract according to the AT&T release that gave the 18th as the release date...

It will be $349 off contract according to the AT&T release that gave the 18th as the release date...

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Thank you, can you point me towards AT&T's release.  I've searched and can't find it.

Thank you, can you point me towards AT&T's release.  I've searched and can't find it.

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Thank you, can you point me towards AT&T's release.  I've searched and can't find it.


 

I havnt found anything directly from att's site but this is from there facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ATT?v=wall&story_fbid=413195983908

 

Here are some other links:

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20009971-251.html

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366221,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121&utm_source=feedburner&u...

 


wekebu wrote:

Thank you, can you point me towards AT&T's release.  I've searched and can't find it.


 

I havnt found anything directly from att's site but this is from there facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ATT?v=wall&story_fbid=413195983908

 

Here are some other links:

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20009971-251.html

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366221,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ziffdavis%2Fpcmag%2Fbreakingnews+%28PCMag.com+Breaking+News%29

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it is between july 15-18 so far from what i have seen but we will wait and see what really occurs.

it is between july 15-18 so far from what i have seen but we will wait and see what really occurs.

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sorry for the double post.

 

It is OFFICIAL.  the Samsung Captivate will be released on July 18 for 199.00

 

according to the articles the isntant rebate will be included.  i would advise checking to make sure your local store is providing it for 199 with the rebate included.

sorry for the double post.

 

It is OFFICIAL.  the Samsung Captivate will be released on July 18 for 199.00

 

according to the articles the isntant rebate will be included.  i would advise checking to make sure your local store is providing it for 199 with the rebate included.

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The Samsung Captivate look nice! I can't wait to play with it some.

The Samsung Captivate look nice! I can't wait to play with it some.

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I'm eligible for an upgrade on 7/23. Wonder if ATT will allow me to upgrade 5 days early? Smiley Very Happy

I'm eligible for an upgrade on 7/23. Wonder if ATT will allow me to upgrade 5 days early? Smiley Very Happy

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I would hope so.  I've upgraded a month or so early in the past.  Give it a try.  If not at one store, try another. Some manager will let you..


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I'm eligible for an upgrade on 7/23. Wonder if ATT will allow me to upgrade 5 days early? Smiley Very Happy


 

I would hope so.  I've upgraded a month or so early in the past.  Give it a try.  If not at one store, try another. Some manager will let you..


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I'm eligible for an upgrade on 7/23. Wonder if ATT will allow me to upgrade 5 days early? Smiley Very Happy


 

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I am in San Jose, Ca., and went to a ATT store and inquired...the release date is this Sunday, 7/18/2010. But they had no information on the cost of the device or anything. We'll have to wait...I don't know what the big secret is. I think T-mobile Galaxy S debuts a couple of days later..7/21/2010.  All four carriers will carry a model of this Samsung device (Galaxy S )

I am in San Jose, Ca., and went to a ATT store and inquired...the release date is this Sunday, 7/18/2010. But they had no information on the cost of the device or anything. We'll have to wait...I don't know what the big secret is. I think T-mobile Galaxy S debuts a couple of days later..7/21/2010.  All four carriers will carry a model of this Samsung device (Galaxy S )

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^ price is $199 with upgrade and contract renewel.

^ price is $199 with upgrade and contract renewel.

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I just called my local store and they confirmed that they will be selling them on Sunday.  They open at 11am.

I just called my local store and they confirmed that they will be selling them on Sunday.  They open at 11am.

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