Back again after my thread from a couple days ago about possibly switching to the Fascinate. I picked up the Fascinate earlier since it was free at Best Buy. I'm weighing the pros and cons of each phone (Verizon is sending me a new X since the refurb I got was defective) and then in a week I'll be selling one and cancelling a line.
I have a few beginner questions about the Fascinate as I try to get acclimated to it. I realize a couple of these could be answered by a Google search, but I've been busy literally all day and am about to go to a movie with the girlfriend - so once I get back and she goes to sleep, I'd like to have a head start on getting this thing set up how I want it.
1 - How is the car mount for this thing? I LOVED the X's car mount, it was easy to pop the phone in, play music and go. With the placement of the charging port and headphone jack on this phone, I'm concerned that the car mount may actually take some effort to put the phone in.
2 - This goes with my first question: Is there a way to use the mic on the phone while headphones or an audio cable are connected? With my X, I could take calls over my speakers and still use the mic on the phone. With the Fasciante, I haven't tested this, but apparently when anything is plugged into the audio jack it shuts the mic on the phone off in favor of a mic on the headphones/cord. No one seems to have a fix for this, but on my Droid, Droid X, and even my old Dare, I was able to take calls using this method. I'll be very disappointed if I can't on the Fascinate, especially since I know it's not a limitation of the OS or anything.
3 - The music player is sleek, but is there a widget for it? I don't see one listed anywhere using LauncherPro Plus, and when I switched to TouchWiz home, I still didn't see one.
4 - Is there a one-click root method available yet? I want to root and make Google search my default when I press the search button, but I haven't had a change to see if one is available. I also lost the guide that showed how to link Google to the search button, so if anyone has a link I'd appreciate it.
5 - Do we have any idea when ROMs might start to be available? I really just want vanilla Froyo, or hell, standard Eclair 2.1 like what was on the Droid 1 prior to the 2.2 update. I'm so sick of bloatware and poor theming, though Samsung has done a couple things I like.