Samsung Mobile US announced via Twitter yesterday that the Samsung Captivate will launch with AT&T on Sunday, July 18th for $199 with a new 2-year contract. AT&T will be the second carrier to launch a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S, after T-Mobile launches the Samsung Vibrant on July 15th.
AndroidGuys mentions that buyers don't have to "worry about mail-in rebates or gift cards as that's the price you'll pay up front!" In addition to the $199 cost for the phone, AndroidCentral writes that "you'll need a minimum $15 data plan, which should just about cover everybody, right?"
The $199 price point for the AT&T and T-Mobile is the same, but as AndroidandMe notes, "we have yet to learn the launch dates for Sprint’s Epic 4G and the Verizon Fascinate." If I was a betting man though, I would say that $199 will an across-the-board price for each carrier.
Check out AndroidCentral's hands-on with the device here to learn more.
Engadget adds that the fact that the big four US carriers should each be launching an individual variant in the very near future "is an extremely impressive Android coup for the boys and girls over at Sammy."
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