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Jul 15, 2010, 7:57 AM

CNET Review is up

4 out of 5 stars

The good: The Samsung Captivate features a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz processor, and 16GB of onboard memory plus an expansion slot. The Android 2.1 device also offers great call quality, full wireless options, and a HD video capture.

The bad: AT&T won't let you sideload apps. Camera lacks flash.

The bottom line: The Samsung Captivate is easily AT&T's best Android offering to date, delivering great performance, tons of features, and an easy-to-use interface. ... »
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Jul 12, 2010, 7:22 PM

Very much looking forward to this phone!!!

I am super excited to finally being able to jump onto a full powered Android phone. I 'upgraded' to the BackFlip a few months ago but returned it a few weeks later. Back then I didn't really know much about the Android OS, my upgrade was pretty spontaneous, but I somehow knew there was something missing about the OS. It just didnt feel 'right'.

But I have been looking forward to this phone for about 2 months now.

Here's my question:

Anyone see any obvious limitations or negative features about this phone???

Personally I wish it had the keyboard like the Sprint version and I wish is had a damn flash for the camera. Seems pretty easy to have this basic feature on a phone.
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Aug 10, 2010, 6:24 PM

Very difficult question about the phone and android.

My 3gs is currently not working and while I wait for a new screen and flex cables to fix it, I am going to upgrade to this phone, IF it works as I think. I have heard the bloatware is awful and plentyful. I am planning on rooting this phone, Once I do that can this run clean android, not At&t's android plus extras? thanks again.
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Aug 10, 2010, 5:00 PM

Flash player?

I currently have an HTC Aria, and am able to play a majority of flash content on websites. Anyone know if the Captivate also has flash capabilities with 2.1 or will flash be an update when 2.2 is released on this phone. Been looking everywhere for an answer but all that I come up with is that it has an android "webkit" browser.

Thanks in advance.

Jul 22, 2010, 8:35 AM

Trouble with Yahoo mail

For some reason I can not get my yahoo e-mail to work with the e-mail app on the captivate. I was wondering if anybody knows how to make this work. I know there is an yahoo mail app but I would just like to use the one on the phone.

The problem that I am having is that it keeps saying that user name and or password is inncorrect but it's really not. Just wondering if anybody else was having this problem.
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Jul 12, 2010, 1:00 PM

When will the samsung epic 4g be released?

Since the Samsung Vibrant and Captivate will be released all within a week from now? When will Sprint release the Samsung Epic 4g? I would like to know the full specs so I could have something comparable to the HTC Evo.
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Jul 12, 2010, 12:56 PM

Camera Question

No flash, so does anyone know how it performs taking night pictures? I seen in the specs that it has ISO control, which I know helps out with lighting conditions. Any info would be appreciated.
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Jul 21, 2010, 11:25 AM

Sync with outlook

Currently have Iphone 3GS and am thinking of getting an android phone. What is the best way / software to sync with outlook contacts and calander. Both free and pay. Thanks Dan
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Jul 23, 2010, 1:47 AM

Website error?

I'm not sure if there is an issue with the premier web sight or what, but I was just able to buy a captivate with NO COMMITMENT at $200. I thought it was an error, so I checked the price for my one line that is eligible for an upgrade and it had the Captivate for $199.99. Not sure why it was so cheap, but I just ordered one, anybody interested in the Captivate might want to check that out. I'm also interested to see if anybody else gets the same price at no commitment.
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Jul 28, 2010, 10:14 AM

Sync With Laptop

Hey people,

I am having an issue when I go to hook up my phone via the USB cable it came with to my laptop. I am running windows 7 and when it tries to install the driver or hardware needed on my laptop it says that it has fail.. I have tried this about five times now with the same result in the end. I would like to be able to sync them up and use my internal phone memory as well.. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
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Jul 26, 2010, 7:47 PM


I am with ATT, I am thinking about getting this phone. One of the main things is that I need a phone to help me set up reminders on a calendar that will alert me when coming up, etc... People tell me blackberry is very good for this, what do you think?
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Jul 27, 2010, 7:04 AM


Do I have to download it? Or do I need to update software to get it? I played with swype in the store, but when I got my phone home it was not on the phone.

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Jul 20, 2010, 10:16 AM


Newbie to Android...
Anyone know if it's possible/easy to sync music with iTunes? MP3 format
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toaster oven

Jul 21, 2010, 12:38 AM


I went into the at&t store today to get my hands on this phone. I was really surprised how big it was. It really seems to me that apple has hit a sweet spot with the size of the iphone. I know there are people out there that want to carry around a 42in plasma in their pocket to make calls with, but I'm still baffled by the size of these new phones. I know it's not as large as an HD2, Droid x or an Evo, but this is still a large phone. That being said, the touchscreen seemed very accurate and responsive and looked great.

Jul 19, 2010, 7:23 PM

Will it ever ship with Android 2.2?

I'm just wondering if the Captivate will ship with Android 2.2 after it comes out. Or will it always have be an update by the buyer? This will help me to decide on whether to wait for the release of 2.2 or not. Thanks.

Jul 18, 2010, 12:32 PM

850/900/1900/2100 MHz UMTS

The Captivate specs on the AT&T website state that it is a world phone with 4 UMTS bands.

The review indicates that the Captivate doesn't have the 900 MHz band required outside of North America.

Which is correct? I'd hate to buy one and not have it work when I need it.

Is there an international version with all 4 bands?

If the phone is rooted, can the 900 MHz band be activated?

Jul 16, 2010, 6:49 AM

Is Bluetooth Crippled on this Phone? Any other Crippling?

Historically at&t has not crippled Bluetooth on their phones (besides the iPhone), specifically the ability to transfer files on/off the phone. But given their other imposed limitations, I wouldn't be surprised if they did. Can anyone confirm if the Bluetooth is crippled?

In general, are there any other limitations at&t has imposed (beyond no 3rd party apps)?

I really want this phone, but I'm so used to unlocked/unbranded phones and I'd like to know what's crippled relative to an unlocked version.

Thanks in advance.
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Jul 12, 2010, 12:20 PM

No sideloading = no buy!

If I am stuck with marketplace apps, I'll just stick with iPhone.
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Jul 16, 2010, 4:02 PM

Recieved the Demo today!

sweet feel to the phone. Not as large as I expected. The icons look goofy but thats just something to get used to. The Galaxy S symbol on the back is raised and rigid. Annoying to touch. Feels good in the pocket. that's all for now. and phone scoops dimmensions are correct

Jul 15, 2010, 8:15 AM

Size Dimensions are wrong

Phonescoop says the size dimensions are: 4.83" x 2.52" x 0.41"

I have no idea where they pulled those numbers from.

These size dimensions are totally wrong. The retail box reads: ... »

4.18L X 2.5W X .39D inches
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