By Stephen Schenck | October 10, 2011 4:27 PM
A few weeks back, a mysterious Samsung QWERTY slider that we thought might arrive as one of the carrier variants of the Galaxy S II was finally identified as the Galaxy S Glide, and tipped for arrival in Canada. Samsung wouldn’t restrict the handset to a Canadian release, so where else might it show up, and how? A new rumor says the phone will be making its way to AT&T in the States, as the Captivate Glyde.
While the Captivate bit makes sense, being AT&T’s Galaxy S entry, it’s odd to see this appalling re-spelling of Glide return. After all, the original Samsung Glyde was a Verizon handset running BREW, and earned itself a bit of a bad reputation for touchscreen issues. Why would an AT&T device adopt such a name?
This new rumor doesn’t come with any specs to go along with the phone’s name, but last time around we heard that the Glide/Glyde would have a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, eight-megapixel main camera, and four-inch Super AMOLED screen. Supposedly, AT&T will be getting the smartphone sometime early-on next year.