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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Isn't that pretty standard? The Aria's cover is part of the antenna too. I figured that was now the norm.

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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #52 (permalink)
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i think mobile tech review has their review up now.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #53 (permalink)
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If I get a car mount for this phone, I'm planning on it being positioned sideways (landscape) for better navigation. Isn't that the default/typical orientation for "car dock" mode anyway? If so, the cabling would come out the side and not the top. Still not sure it's the best place to put the port, but not the end of the world for me.
Well, when I "navigate" I turn the phone sideways in whatever mount I have but the 98% of the rest of the time when I am playing music or just waiting for a call or playing a podcast it sits upright/portrait.

If all you plan on using the phone for is navi that's fine, but most folks aren't using a GPS all that much except as a toy when it's new. That wears off real fast. Plus I do know how to get around my area where I spend 99.9% of my day.

It also is a much smaller footprint when portrait. Obviously that's how most people use most any phone most of the time if it is in a holder. A charger connection on the top is really dumb.

What difference would it have made if they put it on the bottom? Is there one negative to that? The phone could still sit in a dock in landscape just the working end would be on the other side.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #54 (permalink)
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TV-out Function Demonstrated:

YouTube - AT&T Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) TV out demonstration
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Old July 15th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #55 (permalink)
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That's actually pretty impressive!
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infoSync World Review plus video:

http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/cell-phones/samsung-captivate/11126.html
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infoSync World Review plus video:

Samsung Captivate Review
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Dammit! I was almost entirely sold on keeping my Aria and trying to be a responsible adult until I watched some of these reviews.
If you wanted to be a responsible adult, you shouldn't have bought a kid size phone...


(just kidding aria owners dont lynch me!!!)
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re: tv out

As for the tv out that is nice, but remember you are getting rca out so its not HD its regular tv quality. And if you turn on the TV out setting for the triple 3.5 adapter you most likely will need to turn that off so you can use headset w/mic. so remember that.

I am more interested to see the quality of DLNA out, that could perhaps be 720p which would be very impressive.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Didn't see this review mentioned (sorry if I missed it):

Samsung Captivate review - Know Your Cell

Here's a "first-look" review:

http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=16787
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http://www.thestreet.com/video/10808002/atts-captivate-with-amazing-screen-battery-life.html#115492119001
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Cool Graphics demonstration of the Captivate vs Droid X, EVO, N1. Captivate FTW!

I wish someone would put it up against the Iphone4 too. (Asphalt 5 game)

YouTube - Samsung Captivate benchmarks and graphics test
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If you wanted to be a responsible adult, you shouldn't have bought a kid size phone...


(just kidding aria owners dont lynch me!!!)
I got a laugh out of this at lunch heh. Thanks =P
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Cool Graphics demonstration of the Captivate vs Droid X, EVO, N1. Captivate FTW!

I wish someone would put it up against the Iphone4 too. (Asphalt 5 game)

YouTube - Samsung Captivate benchmarks and graphics test
I think THAT RIGHT THERE just sold me. Until watching that video I considered the Captivate to be still a "settle on" phone compared to the bigger named ones out there. This video blew me away.

To be honest it was all about the camera for me. I was hoping I'd pay another $105 bucks (70 for the upgrade from Aria, 35 for the restock) and save myself from buying a really nice dedicated to compliment my travels. But you can't argue with performance like that. This phone apparently is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Makes it even stranger how they are going about not advertising or even talking about it cept on their facebook page!
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Confirmed! TheStreet video just confirmed it, no rebate! I'm sold!
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Thanks Jack, that post was republished, so I'm linking to the original.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I thought I saw in some of these reviews that were going through TouchWiz 3.0 that there was an RSS Widget. I'll be damned if I can find one. Or maybe I'm just missing it?
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Anyone that saw reviews claiming that the dock icons cannot be changed, and were disappointed, can breath a sigh of relief. Apparently, those other reviewers just didn't know how to change it.

proof and how-to at 1:21
YouTube - Browser Speed Test! Captivate, iPhone 4, Nexus One

Very glad to see this =)
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PC Mag:

Samsung Captivate (AT&T) - At A Glance - Reviews by PC Magazine

Short Walter S. Mossberg:

http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100721/galaxy-phones-from-samsung-are-worthy-iphone-rivals/
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