AT&T Announces Another Android Phone, Samsung Captivate

AT&T is at it again, this time, it’s the Samsung Captivate.  For those who believed that AT&T wasn’t going to be releasing a top-of-the-line Android phone so there wouldn’t be any competition with the iPhone 4, AT&T has announced the fourth of the five Android smartphones that it was going to be releasing by the end of the second quarter of this year.  For those who are counting, the first three are:  Motorola Backflip, Dell Aero, and the HTC Aria.

AT&T has announced the Samsung Captivate, a device very similar to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S for T-Mobile.  In fact, AT&T actually called it in their press release “a Galaxy S smartphone.”  It even has the same specs as the Galaxy S, including a 1GHz processor, and my favorite, a 4-inch, Super AMOLED screen.  This phone should be a tough competitor to the iPhone on AT&T.

One thing that will set this device different from other top Android devices like the Evo 4G and the Incredible is that Samsung is only using Google apps as opposed to developing their own for their devices like HTC’s Sense UI.  The interesting thing for this phone will be whether or not AT&T chooses to close this phone off as well, like the HTC Aria and the Motorola Backflip, or if they will leave it completely open-source.

Not much more is known about this device.  AT&T hasn’t announced yet when the Captivate will be released, or how much it’s going to cost.  It will be coming out sometime in the next couple months, but that’s all that is know.  As always, stay tuned to TekGoblin for updates.

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Eric Felder
I am a student at Purdue University, studying Computer and Information Technology. I became fascinated with Android and all that it has to offer with the release of Android 2.0, and have been researching it since. Follow me on Twitter!