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AT&T Samsung Captivate PhoneWell, AT&T has taken the wraps off the new Samsung Captivate, a member of the Galaxy S smartphone.  It seems as though the AT&T is getting serious about the Android thingy as it collaborates with Samsung for the availability of the Samsung Captivate. The handset will be powered by the Android 2.1 platform.

The Samsung Captivate mobile phone is designed to give mobile consumers entertainment, quick messaging, and social networking experience all packed in one fascinating handset. The Samsung Captivate sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display and a 1 GHz Hummingbird application processor which is said to be three times faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.  The mobile phone’s also got a 5MP camera along with a 3.5mm audio jack. Onboard is a 16GB of memory which can be enhanced via memory card slot of up to 16GB.

Additional specs for the Samsung’s Captivate include an AT&T Navigator, MP3 player, 3D sound, Camcorder with autofocus which supports HD video recording of 720p video, Bluetooth 3.o, HSPA 7.2Mbps , and Wi-Fi 802/11 b/g/n for connectivity, and Tri-band 3G connectivity.

Features-wise, the Android phone boasts a 6-axis sensor combining the accelerometer and gyroscope. Its TouchWiz 3.0 UI is also supported with quite a bunch of touch screen gestures including – multi-touch pinch, vertical and horizontal swiping, and long tap and zoom for fun gaming experience along with Web-browsing and photo viewing.

There has been no further info about the Captivate’s release date as well as the price. But basing on “the coming months” statement, we’re looking forward to it to be available by this summer.

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