"Android Beast"5.0 starson by skshrews
Pros: Light, fast, Android, Android apps
CAN sideload apps with application from Android Central.
Recognized as mass storage device, easy sync with Google
GPS services are great and show what is possible with location services.
Cons: Multitasking can slow phone and drain battery. Works like a small computer and therefore has some of the same issues-occasionally have had to restart when the phone seemed to have "locked-up".
Summary: Bought the Samsung Captivate on Amazon.com for $89 with a new 2 year contract.
Screen is beautiful, USB plug at top (where it belongs!), ridiculously light, great reception and call quality.
In my experience, GPS is slower to lock onto a signal than my dedicated GPS unit but otherwise GPS works well.
Haven't had a problem getting the Captivate linked to my PC. You do need to open a notification screen to get your PC to recognize the phone. As of this date, you can download Samsung Kies desktop software and drivers from Samsung's European sight. Froyo apparently is on its way.
Battery life about 12-16 hours with heavy use- if you manage WiFi, Bluetooth, and turn screen off when not in use. GPS will drain battery faster than other apps.
ATT prevents "sideloading" of apps but Android Central has a desktop application that allows sideloading (I used it for MerckMedicus).
Google voice recognition works well and you can dictate text messages (at least short ones). Google Maps is the best GPS service available and always getting better. Google Voice allows you to send text messages without a text messaging plan from ATT. Multiple keyboard applications including Swype, which works amazingly well.
The Captivate is a great Android experience.