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Rogers announces the Captivate as 'coming soon'; Flipout available now

Rogers has announced the you'll soon be able to get your mitts on the Samsung Captivate (see our hands on HERE), and if you're into tiny flippy things the Motorola Flipout is available for purchase now.  Rogers' RedBoard blog says that the Captivate will be available in the coming weeks (no specific date just yet) and they seem to be excited about having a top-of-the-line Android phone available north of the border.  So are we!

The Flipout, on the other hand, is available now from Rogers for $29.99 (CDN) on contract, or just $345.00 (CDN) if bought outright.  The Flipout is one of those oddballs that we would love to play with for a while -- the design could be the greatest thing since sliced bread, or a total wash.  We have to reserve judgment until we get to fondle one for a bit.  Anyone out there excited for either of these?  Holler out in the comments and in the forums! [Rogers via Twitter and RedBoard]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • I was speaking with retentions at Rogers yesterday and brought this phone up (Captivate), which he said will be out August 20.
  • My wife wants an Android phone but with the blackberry style keyboard. Maybe she will like this but then I would need to get it unlocked to work on Telus.
  • I wonder if this Captivate will prevent sideloads like the AT&T? HEY Phil: maybe Sideload Wonder can be modified to be a Side-Unload Wonder for crapware installed by Carriers, as well as Apps you know you will never use? (My mom on facebook? Not going to happen).