We just posted a link to Amazon where the Samsung Captivate was on sale for a low $100 with two year contract. Well, we now have an even better deal for you – LetsTalk.com is now offering the Samsung Captivate for free with a two year contract, including free shipping.
This deal does require you to sign up for a new 2 year contract with a minimum $60 monthly service plan (900 minutes) plus a data plan, which starts at $15 per month. But if you were already planning on subscribing to a $60 monthly plan, this is a pretty sweet deal.
The Captivate was just released yesterday for $200 with a two year contract, so it’s interesting to see the phone’s price drop so quickly. A year ago, who would have thought that we’d be able to “buy” an Android smartphone with a 1GHz processor and 16GB of internal memory for free?
The Samsung Captivate, AT&T’s latest and greatest Android smartphone, launched quietly this weekend for $200 with a 2 year contract. But why not save yourself a C-Note and head over to Amazon, where the Captivate can be had for $99, with a service plan. Better yet, that price includes Amazon’s instant rebate, so there’s nothing to mail in, and no waiting for a check in the mail. Amazon will also waive the $36 activation fee for qualifying upgrades or new contracts.
Today is a big day for Android lovers on AT&T. The Samsung Captivate is now officially on sale through AT&T’s online store.
The device costs $200 with a two year contract, or $500 month to month. AT&T will also throw in free overnight shipping when you buy online, so if you order now you can get your Captivate early Monday.
This week will be a big week for Android phones. On July 15th, the highly anticipated Motorola Droid X will be released by Verizon. And just last week, we learned that AT&T will be making its own play on the Android front, with the July 18th release of the Samsung Captivate.
Both of these phones are quite impressive, and represent some of the leading designs on the Android market today. Here’s how they stack up:
|Motorola Droid X||Samsung Captivate|
|Screen:||4.3” TFT LCD 854 x 480||4” Super AMOLED 800 x 480|
|OS:||Android 2.1||Android 2.1|
|Processor:||1GHz TI OMAP 3630||1GHz Samsung “Hummingbird”|
|Internal Memory:||8GB (app storage)||16GB|
|Camera:||8MP||5MP (no flash)|
|WiFi:||802.11 b/g||802.11 b/g/n|
|Price:||$199.99 w/ rebate, 2yr||$199.99, 2yr|
As you can see, the specs on both of these phones are pretty impressive. We’re a bit disappointed with the lack of a flash on the Captivate, while the lack of Wireless-N on the Droid X is a downside.
We love the idea of 16GB of flash storage on the Captivate, while the 8GB of storage on the Droid X can only be used for apps.
It will also be great to see the Droid X’s 4.3” TFT LCD screen side by side with the Captivate’s 4” Super AMOLED display.
It appears that AT&T is jumping on the Android bandwagon after all. Today, the company announced the Samsung Captivate, an Android 2.1-powered smartphone that rocks an impressive 4 inch Super AMOLED display. Other specs include a 1GHz Cortex A8 Samsung application processor, 5MP camera, 16GB of onboard memory and support for up to 32GB of external memory.
The Samsung Captivate is based on Samsung’s Galaxy S design. In fact, AT&T describes the captivate as a “Galaxy S smartphone.”
It appears that Samsung plans to offer the Galaxy S platform worldwide, and will allow carriers to customize the look of the phone’s bezel as well as the placement of hard buttons. The core features of the device, including the 4” SAMOLED screen, 16GB of memory, 5MP camera, 1GHz processor and TouchWiz, appear to be standard features of the platform – at least so far.