Samsung Captivate - SGH-i897, Latest Phones News

This is another latest phone arrival from Samsung. Just by having a glance at it you can feel that it's an iPhone "type" device. The Captivate (SGH-i897) is powered by Android 2.1 version + 16 Million colors. The resolution is not as high as the iPhone but its 4 inch with 480x800 pixels powered by AMOLED technology is looking gorgeous.

The Captivate weights around 4.5 ounces (+ battery). In dimensions, 4.18 (L), 2.5 (W) and almost .4 inches in depth (0.39). As said earlier the screen resolution is really high and the 4" touch space should be more than enough to web browsing (I mean especially facebook), Typing etc.

The camera is a 5 Megapixels unit. The digital zoom is set at 4x, auto-focus and include many more shot-modes (smile detection, action shot, cartoon, etc...). The video files supported are include MPEG4, AAC/C+, H.263 and H.264. AAC/MIDI/MP3,WMA and XMF are the supported audio formats. There are 40 polyphonic ring-tones comes loaded by default.

Mobile TV - This seems te be getting more and more into new phones (especially with Samsung phones). Bluetooth, USB interface, WiFi, A-GPS (a handset based GPS system) and also a TV-out.

There is also a 16GB of a ROM and 512MB RAM. The microSD slot supports up to 32 Gigabytes of maximum memory upgrade. The Samsung Captivate SGH-i897s'battery is capable of 5 hours and 50 mins (according to Samsung) and 300 hours of stand-by time duration.

One thing about the key-pad,

The technology is called Swype, the QWERTY keyboard with this technology make typing easier. It actually a touching techniques and if you followed the link there are few video tips for beginners. But remember as for now only Swype certified devices (or business partners to be accurate) are bundled with the utility (yep it's a software). Because of this reason in the future it should be available to download for any smart and touch sensitive screen. According to the inventor after some practice users can achieve up to 40 WPM ! (yes that's right) on their phone.

Anyway I hope this information was helpful to you and I will shortly create a post about the Swype technology. Thank you.

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