The Android-based smartphones sold across the aisle from the iPhone 4 on AT&T and on T-Mobile, the nation's smallest major carrier.
Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone is a blockbuster globally and recent numbers show it is poised for similar success in the US. The high end smartphone boasts a super-thin form factor with 4-inch Super-AMOLED display and a speedy 1GHz Hummingbird processor.
The knock on Android so far has been that its success rests on the fact that it is sold on Verizon, the nation's biggest and some say best mobile network. 'If the iPhone was sold on Verizon, no one would be buying Android' goes the argument.
Samsung says they've sold 1 million T-Mobile Vibrants and AT&T Captivates in less than a month and a half in the US. That emphatically proves that Android's success doesn't rely on AT&T's iPhone exclusivity.
The svelte Samsung's Galaxy S platform comes to U.S. shores with an amazing 4-inch Super AMOLED display.
Seeing Samsung's new Galaxy S hardware on a web site just doesn't do it justice. You have to pick one up to just feel how light they are and how beautiful the four-inch display looks almost better than reality. I've been using both the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate for the past week and have to MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 18, 2010 1:56 PM ET
AT&T announces the Samsung Galaxy Captivate.
Until this week, AT&T's Android effort seemed a little, shall we say, paltry? They offered one poorly-rated Android 1.5 device called the Backflip. It seemed like they were the 'iPhone network'.
This week, things are starting to change.
On Monday, they launched the "pocket-rocket" Aria and today, they have themselves a full-on, hardcore Android device, the Samsung Galaxy Captivate.
Samsung, being the manufacturer of iPhone and iPad A4 MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 17, 2010 11:59 AM ET
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