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Say Hello to AT&T's Samsung Captivate Glide: Full Keyboard, Tegra Power

Those looking for a 4G smartphone with a slide-out keyboard on AT&T will soon be able to pick up the Captivate Glide. It sports a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. An included 8GB internal microSD is expandable to up to 32GB. Other features included in the Android 2.3-powered Captivate Glide are an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-MP front-facing camera for video chat.

Business users will like the enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for e-mail, calendar, and task synchronization, as well as mobile device management support. You'll know your information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption. 

But the most interesting part of the Captivate Glide is the slide-out keyboard, a feature that's been severely lacking in the smartphone arena (with the exception of the recently announced Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon). Stay tuned for full pricing and a review, but for now chew on the specs below.

Samsung Captivate Glide Specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
  • Dual camera - 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.