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Your Curse

Sep 27, 2010, 10:54 AM
can someone tell me the difference between the samsung captivate and samsung i9000?

Sep 29, 2010, 9:17 AM
phonescoop didn't have a i9000 out yet, it has fcc approval though. You should probably post this on a samsung forum, perhaps the company. Unless I'm mistaken the (i) usually is for windows phones and the captivate is android.
Your Curse

Sep 29, 2010, 11:56 AM
i9000 is android.. well im tryin to get that phone but i want to know the specs and user ratings too anyway thanks!!! Very Happy
Rich Brome

Oct 13, 2010, 3:48 PM
Almost none. The i9000 is better known as the Galaxy S for the "rest of world" (not the US.) Here in the US, there is a unique Galaxy S for each carrier, each with a name. The Captivate is AT&T's Galaxy S.

The T-Mobile Vibrant is the US model that looks most like the Euro Galaxy S (the i9000.) However that's just looks.

In terms of specs and features, the Captivate, Vibrant, and Galaxy S (i9000) are identical. Each simply supports the appropriate 3G bands for that network.

Oct 13, 2010, 6:15 PM
check it out on Wikipedia. it looks like we (in the US) got gipped. Ive read that it boast a front facing camera, 2 processors (the standard 1ghz, plus another one just to run the display) and the Brazilian released one has a digital tv tuner too!! I believe there were other additional features i dont remember. Mad
Rich Brome

Oct 13, 2010, 6:47 PM
US GSM/WCDMA networks have never supported 3G video calling. Europe deployed 3G first - a long time ago - and video calling along with it. It was a flop. So the US networks have never supported it. Therefore all US versions of WCDMA phones omit the front-facing camera, because you can't do anything with it. There's nothing special about the Galaxy S not having a front camera in its US version. It's about the 150th example of that happening.

Only extremely recently - since Apple debuted FaceTime - has there been any interest in that feature in the US.

But anyway, you can't blame Samsung - or really the US carriers - for leaving out the front-facing camera. Data from Europe showed people almost never used that feature when they had it.

Oct 16, 2010, 10:00 AM
also added to the moble tv note a lot of time depending on what internatinal place your in a lot ofhe tv signals for the phones are still in analog while all tv and phones in the us are in digital

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