Purchase Your Fascinate Online Tomorrow!

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  1. DougDroid

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    Or in stores on September 9th! The entire Galaxy S lineup of phones is almost complete as Verizon's newest addition becomes available this week. The 1Ghz, Android 2.1-powered Samsung Fascinate will cost $200 on-contract after the dreaded $100 mail-in rebate.

    But don't just take my word for it, checkout the official press release below:

    SAMSUNG FASCINATE™, A GALAXY S™ SMARTPHONE, AVAILABLE TOMORROW ON THE VERIZON WIRELESS NETWORK

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Fascinate™, a Galaxy S™ smartphone exclusively from Verizon, will be available online on Sept. 8 and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Sept. 9 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
    Powered by Android 2.1™, the Fascinate refines customers' social networking experiences with its Super AMOLED™ Screen Technology, advanced touch screen capabilities, Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, and virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology. Additionally, the Fascinate comes pre-loaded with Amazon's Kindle for Android app, and it boasts an array of accessories, including:

    · Charging Cradle – Doubles as a phone charger and includes a micro USB wall adapter so customers can view movies, display digital photos, and listen to music. It can also be used as a desktop speakerphone to make hands-free calls, and it comes preloaded with the Samsung "Desk Home" application, which allows customers to switch brightness levels from day to night and provides one-touch access to Samsung Widgets and Bing Voice Search. The charging cradle is available for $29.99.

    · Car Dock – Attachable to the windshield or dashboard, the car dock displays turn-by-turn GPS navigation instructions, rotates freely between landscape and portrait modes, and features a preloaded Samsung "Car Home" application, giving customers access to everything the "Desk Home" app can do while on the go. The car dock is available for $39.99.

    · Backup Battery Charging System – Includes a 1500 mAH battery, battery charger and Y-cable for charging a phone and spare battery simultaneously. It is available for $39.99.

    Pricing and Plan Information

    Verizon Wireless customers who purchase the Samsung Fascinate will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Samsung Fascinate customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access). For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.

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    must...wait...for...LTE....cant...spend...money...again.......

    gorgeous phone, trying to resist
     
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    That screen!:)
     
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    Im already hooked on it and ill be getting it in 2 days =]
     
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    Although it looks like a great device I'm forcing myself not to buy anything that doesn't at least have 2.2 on it.
     
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    It does look great, any one seen reviews on it? How well does it perform?
     
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    Why does it not come with android 2.2 instead of 2.1, also wonder if they will include avatar like t-mobile did but probably not. My coworker got one and the video quality is nice.
     
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    I just received my Droid X, & as I was @ my local Verizon store ordering my replacement Droid X, due to the fact the 1 they sent me randomly rebooting itself really got tiring after just 3 days of un boxing it. Well they had the Fascinate in stock & got to play with 1! This phone looks & feels bad ass! Its very quick & the screen is bad ass! I didn't even noticed a difference in the cameras, although I did notice the video recording is better on the fascinate! The only thing that worries me is how is Samsung, going to be with the updates? An the phone itself only has 2gb on board memory!
     
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    Why the problem with only 2GB on board memory? Its only used for apps and what not and there are so few that are large in file size. Plus with 2.2 allowing apps to be put on SD cards, that is practically not a problem anymore.

    Did you return your DroidX for the fascinate? I love my DX. I'm going to start doing some comparisons with my wife's iPhone 3GS and my DX's pictures. I have a feeling the DX does much better pictures outdoors in bright light but the iPhone 3GS does better indoor/low light pictures. It bugs me only because the camera helped sell me on the DX. My wife is having a baby next month and I hate having to run and grab the camera when I have my phone on me all the time.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts.

    No sense in buying a device that's already behind....
     
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    From the above link to the engadget review:
    "The phone does not use Google as its default search. And it doesn't utilize Yahoo! either. No, the Fascinate search engine defaults to Bing. Bing is used for the homescreen widget. It is defaulted to in the browser. It is present across the device... and there's no way to choose a different search engine. Like, you know -- Google. When we pressed Verizon reps about this, they let us know in no uncertain terms that the stock engine is Bing without a second choice."

    Let me see if I have this right. This phone is running a Google OS and it forces me to use Bing as my search engine. :icon_eek: