Long story short. sadly my DROID 1 was stolen. as a replacement Asurion offered me an ERIS or a devour... as we all know both these phones don't hold up to what the DROID was.
With that said, after playing with the Fascinate and its clumsy UI i looked deeper and took a gamble that our community would make this phone.
The phone itself is fast, but there is SO much worthless crap running in this thing... if you take a look at the APK list compared to other Android devices the list feels 20 miles long.
*Need for speed?
*BING....... = worst part about this damn phone. ( i am rooted, of course. and i have *installed the google.apk thats out there for this phone.)
*Samsung DLNA.. to me is worthless. even though i own a samsung TV
*Android 2.1... honestly with any new phone 1ghz or higher 2.2 should be default.
the custom UI has its perks i like the colors.... but its to much iphone for me. which is funny cause its almost like samsung tried to copy the iphone with the square icons and design of the actual phone..
*sadly this phone reminds me of my voyager days.. when verizon took a great phone, loaded it with a bunch of advertisements and trials and complete useless trash that it almost makes the phone pointless.
I can only hope that the android community sees what i saw in this phone as potential to be great. I think if someone took 2.2 stock, added the vender support for the samsung i have no doubts this phone would dominate.
im almost tempted to pay the 35 dollar restocking fee and getting a DROID 2 or HTC Inc..
If you are considering this phone. please understand that unless we get good roms for this phone.. i would consider something that isnt full of Microsoft Bing, EA, Blackbuster, Vcast, Vnav, Vcrap!!
SAMSUNG and Verizon took a promising phone and let corporate greed money destroy it.