Samsung Captivate on AT&T

Behold, the retail box for the AT&T Samsung Captivate, which will be available July 18 for $199 after two-year contract. You'll note how the front of the box, at least, is way heavy on the "Samsung Galaxy S" and light on any mention of Android. Not that that's a bad thing, necessarily, though it certainly stands out. Same goes for the promo video that's making the YouTube rounds (and which you can see after the break). Figure with the Galaxy S launching on all four major U.S. carrier in the next month or so, this is just tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned, folks. [via Engadget]


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There are 11 comments

entwined82 says:

They did the same thing with the Backflip. They mention Motoblur but never mention the fact that its an Android phone. Wonder why...

ATT is in love with Apple and will do anything to make them happy. It's all about politics....or business.

p1eric says:

Makes sense to label them all as Galaxy S. If someone hears that a Galaxy S is great then they can go into any of the big 4's stores and get one and Samsung makes money. If they label them as android then they may walk out of the store with an Evo, Incredible, Droid, etc.

Probably the same reason each carrier has a unique name for their version. Everyone trying to maximize revenue.

Hopefully this means the Epic 4G will launch soon. That seems to be the best one out of the Galaxy S phones.

bridic says:

I agree as I am waiting for this phone to be released before I decide if it will be the Evo or Epic.

maddmatt02 says:

I wish I would have known about the epic before I bought the EVO. if there was a rumored release or annything prior to june 4th I missed it. I only remember hearing about a possible "moment 2" going through the FCC...

now Ill be stuck buying the epic off contract since I already used my upgrade for the evo.

jebabcock says:

in all fairness.. I think the lack of android is a samsung thing in this case. The video for all 4 major us carriers is practically identical except for swapping out the phone form and inserting unique feature info into small parts of the video for one or two of them. I think samsung wants you to see Galaxy S as the differentiator and not android. To me personally, I think its not going to hurt, it might end up being a trojan horse in pushing more people toward android.

jebabcock says:

a funny side note... If you do a site search for android on at&t's website it gives you a list of phones related to the text.

The phones it lists:
HTC Tilt2,
Motorola Backflip,
HTC Pure,
Samsung Impression

being as only 1 of those i suppose is an android phone and somehow the aria doesn't even make the list... I think they must have a pretty lousy search algorithm or its a dirty trick... I wonder how many people have searched for android on the site and unknowning purchased one of the other phones by mistake.... don't you love conspiracy theories? =)

GQ50 says:

I'm stuck on AT&T for another year blah, blah...I didn't like the look of the Captivate but if this thing runs smooth and gets Froyo with the potential for Gingrbrd, I might hold off on the Aria. I'm just not sure abt Samsung phones duribility over time..anyone have Samsung cell experience. I guess I'll wait until Phil has his hands on one with a full review??? Hopefully Phil?? :-)

ObsidianGT says:

I used a Samsung i760, a WinMo phone for about a year. It had excellent build quality all around, and performed well as both a PDA and a phone. My one complaint was that it used a proprietary port for data and charging, when most were using mini usb at the time. I don't think Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy S phones.

GQ50 says:

I'm stuck on AT&T for another year blah, blah...I didn't like the look of the Captivate but if this thing runs smooth and gets Froyo with the potential for Gingrbrd, I might hold off on the Aria. I'm just not sure abt Samsung phones duribility over time..anyone have Samsung cell experience. I guess I'll wait until Phil has his hands on one with a full review??? Hopefully Phil?? :-)