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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JahFtb, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. JahFtb

    JahFtb Newbie
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    Printed the $99 upgrade page from Wal-Mart and took it to Best Buy they price matched no questions besides that they also waived the activation fee and took $6 off a pack on invis-shields walked out the door paying $122.

    Now this is my first smartphone I downloaded ADW launcher but now Swype isn't a keyboard option?

    Also how do I add more spots to the dock at the bottom of the screen?So far I'm loving this phone just trying to get things figured out with Android, any tips or tricks are greatly appreciated!

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  2. evodon84

    evodon84 Newbie

    What's this $99 upgrade you speak of. I paid twice that last night.
  3. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    When your in a text message or a place where text can be entered, hold down the text area, and select input method, then Swype. You can configure it in Settings > Locale and Text > *You'll see options here*

    And with ADW.Launcher at the bottom, you only get the two spots for icons...

    (Having landscape on the homescreen is awesome! :D)
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  4. JahFtb

    JahFtb Newbie
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    I just went to walmart wireless and selected my area and the captivate and the price for an upgrade was $99.99 they price matched without even looking it up on the computer :D
  5. JahFtb

    JahFtb Newbie
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    Are there any other launchers? Has it been proven that LauncherPro drains the battery more then the others?
  6. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Those are the two primary launchers that everyone uses (ADW and LauncherPro). I once heard of another one, but I don't remember its name. And I haven't heard anything about LauncherPro being more battery-draining than other launchers...
  7. evodon84

    evodon84 Newbie

    Thanks, I wonder if ATT will give me a retroactive discount. If not I'm returning mine and getting it from Best Buy or Wal Mart.
  8. JahFtb

    JahFtb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The Wal-mart deal is online and it's through Lets Talk and it is supposed to be only for primary lines upgrading so gotta hope someone at Best Buy just doesn't pay too much attention like I got!
  9. JahFtb

    JahFtb Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Also I'm using LauncherPro how do I set it so that when I have a new text it has a red bubble on the dock?
  10. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Android Enthusiast

    I just ordered mine from WireFly.com today. They had it on sale for $49.99 and FREE activation and FREE shipping, however I upgraded the shipping to 2 business day. I was on the fence as to which droid I wanted, with this one near the top of my list, but when the price dropped to $49.99, how could I refuse!

    I know anxiously await the delivery. Wirefly.com had my order completed in 2 hours. The clock started when I started filling out the order to the time I received a tracking # for FedEx. 2 Hours, I would say that is pretty dam fast! I read a lot of negative reviews, but they were A+++ in my case!

    Now I just am reading all I can about the Captivate so when it gets here I will at least have some knowledge of what to do..

  11. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    from main screen. go to "menu" -> "preferences" -> "dock settings" . then select "unread sms count".
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  12. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    With ADW you get up to 10 spots for icons on the dock. Here is how to do it:

    Turn off screen dots, this opens up the leftmost and rightmost locations for more icons, making a total of 4 customizables (the middle one is reserved for the app drawer).

    Flick the dock away, and you will get an empty area, onto which you can drop up to six more icons. That makes for a total of 10.
  13. nb_mitch

    nb_mitch Android Enthusiast

    Now that is a sweet deal, good until midnight Weds. (Today). I have been waiting and waiting for the Dell Streak, but I might just have to jump ship.

    Wirefly Captivate $49
  14. Djidea

    Djidea Member

    DO IT! I DID. LOL That is a smokin deal. I paid $199 Last Friday. I love my Cappy.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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