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Samsung Captivate Glide Unboxing & Hands-On

by Jon Rettinger | December 24, 2011December 24, 2011 2:16 pm PST

To answer your question: Yes, companies do still make QWERTY devices, and the Samsung Captivate Glide is the newest keyboard-toting member in the increasingly disappearing market. While most of the phones we saw in 2011 came sans keyboard, there are still those who long for the physical press of a button in addition to a beautiful touchscreen. In an increasingly touch-centric world, there may still be room yet for QWERTY devices.

Equipped with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, the Captivate Glide runs on AT&T‘s 21MBps HSPA+ network. In addition, the device packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0, 8 megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording and a 1.3 front-facing shooter. But at $150 with two-year contract on AT&T, is the Glide captivating enough to garner a purchase over plain old touchscreen devices?

Check out our unboxing and hands-on, and stay tuned for further Captivate Glide coverage.

Samsung Captivate Glide Specs

  • OS: Android 3.2
  • Network: AT&T 4G HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2
  • Display: 4.0″ Super AMOLED (480×800)
  • Cameras: 8 megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording; 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB of internal (microSD expandable)

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Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...