Samsung Captivate Available for Just $50 to New AT&T Subscribers

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The Samsung Captivate is AT&T’s first high-end Android OS smartphone. It normally sells for $200 but new AT&T subscribers can get it for much less.

Samsung Captivate from AT&TWireless carriers regularly offer special deals to new customers, hoping that discounts on phones will lure in additional subscribers. But carriers almost never advertise these deals on their own websites. Instead, these special sales are handled by other retailers.

That’s why both Amazon.com and Wirefly are listing the Samsung Captivate at $100 to new AT&T subscribers. This carrier’s current customers, even ones that qualify for a subsidy, have to pay $200.

Overview of the Samsung Captivate
This smartphone has a tablet shape with a 4-inch, WVGA (800 x 480), Super AMOLED display.

It runs Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, and is bundled with an array of software for web browsing, messaging, and entertainment.

The Captivate is able to access AT&T’s 7.2 Mbps 3G network, and it also sports Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.

Samsung Captivate ReviewIt has a 5 megapixel camera with support for recording 720p HD video as well as still images. This model also includes 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, and a GPS receiver.

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