Samsung Captivate

Last updated: Nov 16th, 2010.

 The Samsung Captivate is AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S, marking Samsung's first strong push into high-end Android territory. The manufacturer simultaneously launched the Galaxy S on every major American carrier, each retaining their own branded-name and with subtle design and spec differences.

The Captivate has an incredibly bright 4-inch Super AmoLED screen, 5MP camera (no flash), has 16GB of onboard memory, and is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. Swype comes pre-installed on the Captivate, and if you're not familiar with Swype you should give it a try, it's an innovative keyboard that provides a fun alternative when typing on your touchscreen.

Of course the Captivate comes with smartphone essentials such as Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

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Remove All Traces of AT&T from the Samsung Captivate

Love your Samsung Captivate but does all of the AT&T bloatware and disabled sideloading got you feeling a bit disenfranchised? If you don’t mind thumbing your nose at the man while take a few constructive liberties with the software of your device, BriefMobile has a complete guide to removing all traces of AT&T from your …

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New Gingerbread Leak for the Samsung Captivate Based on Android 2.3.5

A new Gingerbread build has leaked for the Samsung Captivate, this time based around Android 2.3.5. Going under build number UCKJ1, the new software looks to freshen up the AT&T device in light of the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II , its successor. If you are stuck in a contract and can’t look …

Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Leaked For The Samsung Captivate

Back in June we saw Android 2.3.3 leak for the Samsung Captivate and the leaks just keep on coming. This time we have an official leaked build of Android 2.3.4 for the Cappy courtesy of Przekret over on XDA. I’m not going to tell you how to flash this (Odin) or even recommend that you …

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Leaks for the Samsung Captivate

Though no official word has gone out on the status of the Gingerbread update for the US lineup of Galaxy S phones, a leak of not one, but two builds of the Android 2.3.3 firmware for the Samsung Captivate suggests it might not be far off. Build number UCKE3 and UCKF1 are dated May 26th …

CyanogenMod 7 comes to a handful of new Samsung devices

The CyanogenMod family of devices is continuing to grow, with this week seeing official support of its first Samsung device, AT&T’s Captivate. But that wasn’t the only Sammy phone to gain the privilege. Also added to the ranks were the Samsung Galaxy S, Vibrant, and Nexus S 4G. ROMs for these phones haven’t reached official …

AT&T Issuing Updates to Select Android Phones to Enable Sideloading

It’s time. Time for AT&T to give you a bit more freedom over your Android smartphone, that is. It’s been leaked that they’ll begin issuing updates to select Android handsets – including the HTC Aria and Inspire 4G and the Samsung Captivate – that’ll allow users to sideload applications. (IE, install applications from sources outside …

Radio Shack Offering Some Decent Discounts on AT&T Devices May 1st

If you’re looking to pick up the HTC EVO 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G, or the Motorola ATRIX 4G soon, consider what Radio Shack has to offer. The EVO 4G can be had for $200 but only after trading in your own device for a guaranteed $50 store credit. Two high-end Androids from AT&T are …

Samsung Captivate Gets Direct AT&T Billing For Media Hub Purchases

Part of the reason making mobile purchases from your phone haven’t quite taken of yet is because, well… it’s a pain. You’ve got to fill in your credit card information, add this information, verify your e-mail address and whatever else. The promise of NFC is encouraging but its real-world integrations are currently limited. Samsung Captivate …

Samsung Captivate Froyo Upgrade Should Now Be Available

The Epic 4G got its Froyo upgrade starting Monday (though it’s since been pulled), and now Samsung and AT&T are rolling the upgrade to Android 2.2 out for their Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Captivate. You’ll need Mini Kies to grab it – no OTA here – but Samsung has posted rather clear instructions to …