Rogers and Samsung Mob!le debut the Highly Anticipated Galaxy S Captivate
Features include four inch Super AMOLED screen, 5.0 megapixel HD camera
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TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications Inc. and Samsung Mobile today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate™ smartphone is available to Canadians exclusively through Rogers. Designed to enhance the customers’ visual experience, the Android 2.1 powered device brings mobile communication to the next level with its stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5.0 megapixel camera with HD video recording, sleek design and super fast 1GHz processor.
“Our customers are excited for the next generation of products that keep them connected and enable a variety of new and high quality entertainment and communications experiences wherever they are,” says Raj Doshi, Vice President, Mobile Product Management, Rogers Communications Inc. “The high definition quality of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate screen makes it a great choice for customers looking for a visual experience whether it’s viewing pictures of friends, watching videos on YouTube or gaming. Rogers is proud to be a leader in bringing customers more of the exclusive Android devices they want on Canada’s reliable network and we’re excited to offer the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate to our customers.”
The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate features one of the best high definition screens on a smartphone in North America. Serving as the nerve centre of the device, the Super AMOLED screen offers unprecedented picture quality even in the harshest lighting conditions, perfect for viewing your favourite TV shows and videos anytime, anywhere.
The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is packed full of features that enhance users’ daily life including 16GB internal memory and expandable memory by 32GB microSDcard, a 5.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and HD video recording, MP3 player, 3.5 millimetre headphone jack and expandable memory for photos, videos and music up to 32GB. Plus the Captivate features Swype technology which makes emailing, texting and tweeting faster, easier and more intuitive.
“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, we are taking the multimedia aspects of smartphone technology to an entirely new level and reinforcing to consumers why we’ve been the market leader for so long,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile Canada.
The social media and multimedia features are accompanied by Google’s Android 2.1 platform that offers users Google Mobile Services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and the Android Market™ with more than 80,000 applications.
Perfect for gamers, the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate features a six-axis sensor that combines the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate smartphone’s user interface also supports a series of advanced touchscreen gesture capabilities including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate includes Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), allowing users to send video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and computers, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.
Pricing and Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is available starting today exclusively through Rogers retailers and www.rogers.com for $179.99 with new activation on select 3-year term voice and data plans.
About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products.
SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung’s consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.
Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008. Also through Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.
For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.