Samsung Captivate a Galaxy S smartphone running Android
2.1-powered with a 4-inch display was announced by AT&T today that will be their first 1 GHz full-powered Android smarthphone.
The Samsung Captivate uses AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps
technology, which provides a considerable speed boost to the nation’s
fastest 3G network. The Samsung Captivate also features Samsung’s
Super AMOLED display screen technology, a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird
Application Processor and Samsung Social Hub, a feature that integrates
the user’s social networking services, messages, personal and business
email, calendars and contacts.
The Samsung Captivate is packed full of features that enhance users’ daily
life, including a 5.0-megapixel camera/ camcorder with auto-focus and HD
video recording (720p), MP3 player, 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
and expandable memory for photos, videos and music, up to 16 GB. This
combined with an on-board 16 GB of storage allows for up to 32 GB of
capacity for music and video. Other features include Wi-Fi (802.11
b/g/n), full HTML browser with tap & hold zoom), Bluetooth
3.0 technology. The Captivate also includes tri-band 3G connectivity
and quad-band GSM technology for international calling and data.
The Samsung Captivate is designed with a six-axis sensor
that combines the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to provide a
smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up
or down or panning the phone to the left or right. Advanced touchscreen
capabilities include multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical
and horizontal swiping.
The Samsung’s Social Hub, is built around Messaging and
Contacts, both of which initiate the sending and receiving of
information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network
updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal
calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are
displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. The
familiar text messaging experience is enhanced with group messaging and
“reply all” functionality for up to 10 contacts, a threaded
conversations format, a consolidated inbox, and enhanced multi-media
In addition, AT&T customers who choose Captivate can take
advantage of AT&T Address Book. A Web-based service, AT&T
Address Book syncs contacts to an online address book so customers can
access and manage their mobile contacts from their handset - or their
PC. Also available to users at no additional charge is access to
AT&T’s entire national Wi-Fi network — any Captivate with the Wi-Fi
turned on will automatically connect when in range.
virtual QWERTY keyboard uses Swype technology, which allows users to
input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger
motion across the screen keyboard.
Users will have future access to Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary
content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment. The Captivate
features Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device
connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology,
allowing users to send user-generated video content wirelessly to other
DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and laptops, allowing for a
rich, interactive entertainment experience.