AT&T's Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) launching on July 18th for $199

Remember the Captivate? It’s AT&T’s slightly modified version of Samsung’s Android-powered superphone, the Galaxy S. We already knew about the 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, the 1Ghz processor, and all the other specs. We even went hands on! What we didn’t have: a launch date or a price.

Well, now we do.

AT&T just sent over a carrier pigeon, with a single note attached to its foot. On this note, scribed in the finest gold: “SAMSUNG CAPTIVATE. July 18th. $199 on a 2-year contract (no rebate required)”. Any bets on whether or not AT&T’s going to unnecessarily lock this one down, like they seem to be doing with all? of their Android phones?