And now we know why. Rogers today published an explanation of the delays surrounding the Captivate, and it looks like things are, yet again, related to AMOLED shortages. The full text of what Paul Brannen, VP of Samsung Electronics Canada, had to say about this issue is:
“Due to a worldwide shortage in Super AMOLED technology screens, we regret that Samsung was unable to deliver the Galaxy S Captivate to Rogers in time for the scheduled launch. The continued shortage has resulted in repeated delays. We know this is a widely anticipated device and apologize to Rogers customers. We’re pleased to say that we have begun shipping the device to Rogers, though shipments will be limited over the next few weeks. Samsung is committed to supporting Rogers with further notices, on the Rogers blog RedBoard and via Samsung Mobile Facebook and Twitter pages.”
The good news is that the Captivate will finally become available from Rogers next Monday, on October 25. Until then, you can pre-order the device here, and you’ll even get a better price if you choose to do so – $149.99 with a new 3-year contract.
If you don’t pre-order, the device will set you back $179.99, also with a new 3-year contract. If you’re already a Rogers customer and want to upgrade to a Captivate, you’ll have to head towards a Rogers store and have $149.99 on hand. The special price for upgrades is only valid until November 2.
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