Monopoly is Just a Game
When AT&T was able to obtain the exclusive rights to the iphone this breathed new life into a falling fast service provider. Unfortunately the superiority of the iPhone created a huge cap between it and the next phone. Even Blackberry who seemed to have a lock on the cell phone world fell to a far second. AT&T had only one big hitter in the line up and fortunately for them the iPhone has delivered.
No longer will AT&T keep all its hope in one phone now that they have signed the new rookie, the Samsung Captivate. This new additional gives the iPhone4 a reason to worry. The Captivate is the first Android phone to break the Apple monopoly at AT&T. In the cell phone world this is almost like Jackie Robinson pitching his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Is this really ground breaking or is this AT&T’s way of trying to counter the possibility that Apple is going to look somewhere else to make a mark?
The Captivate weighs in a light 4.5oz, shaving .3oz off the weight of the iPhone4. Samsung chose the Android 2.1 OS as it’s platform with the availability of the 2.2 update to come, 512 mb RAM, 16G internal memory,5 mp camera, video records in 720p, 4′ AMOLED screen.
Will this be phone to dethrone the iPhone? Could this be the Lou Garrett of phones that will remove the crown from the long time favorite the Apple iPhone? Apple’s idea of controlling the AT&T market is as real as Boardwalk and Park Place. Only time will tell if the Samsung Captivate will pass go or go straight to jail as these two phones go head to head.