No doubt about it - the two hot items at CTIA were the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S. Sporting a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, TouchWiz 3.0, Android 2.1, 16 GB of internal memory, and an incredibly thin display, the device is definitely drool-worthy. Despite our repeated begging, however, Samsung wouldn't tell us which carriers would be receiving the device.
Thanks to a bit of investigative work by the gang at MobileCrunch, the Samsung SGH-I987 has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG, and what do you know - it appears to be quite similar to the Galaxy S. Both offer similar features, with the major difference being the model numbers (the Galaxy S is the GT-I9000). MobileCrunch makes an important point - most (if not all) Samsung devices that begin with the "SCH" branding and end with a "7" (i.e. Propel Pro SGH-1627, Mythic SGH-a897, Propel SGH-A767, etc.) are destined to life on AT&T. What's more, the radio frequencies (GSM/EDGE 850/1900 MHz) line up perfectly with AT&T's standards (though 3G bands weren't disclosed in the filing, unfortunately). For those two reasons alone, I'd venture to guess that we'll see the SGH-I987 on the nation's second largest wireless carrier at some point.
AT&T committed to five Android devices by the end of the year, so the thought of an AT&T-branded Galaxy S makes perfect sense to me. What say you - does the thought of a Samsung Galaxy S on AT&T tickle your fancy (as long as they don't destroy it with AT&T bloatware)?