No surprises here, folks. Though, it is a bit strange to see that the Captivate and Vibrant are the options being sent up to the Great North, and not the international version of the Galaxy S. It must have something to do with the 3G bands, and how they don’t have to work too hard to make them work on the Northern wireless carriers. In any event, both the Vibrant and Captivate are making their way up to Canada — this month.
The Samsung Captivate, which we’ve seen on AT&T’s network here locally for a little while now, is all set to launch on Rogers here soon. The wireless carrier says that it will have more details about its launch in the coming weeks, which suggests it will launch some time this month. It could get pushed back to September, but considering all that has to happen is rebrand the device and not install AT&T bloatware, it probably won’t take Samsung long to get enough units up there.
As for the Vibrant, that’s going to Bell Mobility. Unlike Rogers’ Galaxy S variant, the Vibrant is set to launch on August 6th. Yes, that’s tomorrow. So, if you’re in the market for a new device and you’ve been waiting one that could easily run for King of the Hill, tomorrow’s your day. It’s not even that badly priced, at $149.99 on a new, three-year contract (that’s just how they roll up there in Canada). Or, you could just drop $499 to get it without a contract. Your call. So, Canadians — Bell with their Vibrant, or Rogers with their Captivate? Which will it be?[via Unwired View]