Verizon Samsung Fascinate - What you need to know!

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  1. danDroid

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    It's been raining.. actually pouring Samsung Fascinate news this week and we got everything you need to know right here, right now in one simple post.

    • Samsung Fascinate micro site goes live on SamsungMobileUSA.com - Droidforums.net
    • Fascinate expected to launch online September 8th and in stores September 9th.- DroidForums
    • Samsung Fascinate begins rolling into Verizon retail stores September 2nd. - Phandroid
    • Training starts for Verizon employees in preparation for the launch next week.- Engadget
    • Samsung Fascinate Wallpapers, Ringtones and more extracted just for you! - Android Central
    • Samsung unveils the Fascinate TV Commercial... "Ever wonder what it would be like to have cinema quality entertainment in the palm of your hand? Introducing the Verizon Fascinate a Samsung Galaxy S phone!" - DroidForums
    • Phandroid leaks the complete Samsung Fascinate Users Guide: Phandroid

    Kellex from Droid-Life was one of the first to get their hands on the Fascinate and does a great unboxing video and quick overview. Check out the video above showing the retail packaging, black box, all the goodies inside, and a demo of Samsung's touchWiz user interface on that amazing super amoled screen. - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog


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    AndroidCentral.com reports the Verizon Fascinate will launch for $199 on contract. $199 seems to be the going price for a high end phone like this, however we were hit by surprise that Verizon might offer a buy one get one free deal as well. Break that down and $99 for this device is a steal. - Android Central

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    AndroidCentral.com reports Samsung Fascinate accessories are now live in the Verizon system. Here's a sneak peek at some of the add-ons we might expect to see on release day. - Android Central
    • Battery - Extended Length 2200MAH
    • Battery - Slim 1500 MAH
    • Cigarette lighter Adapter
    • Holster/Shell Combo w/Belt Clip
    • Leather Pouch
    • Screen Protector
    • Silcone Cover - High Gloss Black / Red / Black
    • Snap on Hard Cover (Black w/ Kick Stand, Body Glove Rubber w/Belt Clip, Clear)
    • Travel Charger
    Last but not least, don't forget to check out the Fascinate section on Droidforums.net here: Samsung Fascinate Discussions - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum for all the latest chat or our dedicated sister site at Samsung Fascinate Forum!
     
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    OMg makes me want to trade in my Droid X for that one.. the screen looks amazing
     
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    Well there is nothing like a good unboxing to wake up to on a Saturday morning, Thanks Kellex and danDroid, my first impressions are, what a perfect screen size, unfortunately I don't see myself jumping ship from Moto anytime soon, and I hope with 2.2 they will update that ugly boot anime, and why would it ship with 2.1 anyways...wait for a new device and then wait for sufficient software to run it, doesn't make sense to me
     
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    Nice.
    I like the LWP, too.
    Thas pretty neat.
     
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    thing that sucks about this phone.. is Google Maps with navigation and Google search will not be availble for download in the android market
     
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    Where did you hear this at? I thought Google Maps and Search work on every Android OS? Also, if what you say is true, it will be rooted soon enough so it won't even matter.

    I think this phone looks like the best phone ever to come to Verizon. The flush front-end of the phone is amazing. Also, no one can disagree that the Super-AMOLED screen will put my 4.3" LCD on my Droid X to shame.

    The "only" reasons I will not be purchasing this phone are:
    1. I want to see what the HTC phone looks like which is supposedly coming to Verizon soon --> the 4.3" phone
    2. It comes with 2.1
    3. I have to have my phones rooted. Who knows how long it will take to do so.
    4. I just can't fathom that going from a 2.2 rooted Droid X with 928 theme on it to this phone is feasible at this point in time until issues 1-3 are addressed.
    :icon_ banana:
     
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    Not a matter of hear say... they had it in the training we had to take ;)
     
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    I love that LWP -- where can we get that (other than from buying the phone)?
     
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    ^I was under the impression that all galaxy phones were rooted now. maybe not the fascinate yet, although i bet the process will be the same.
    -I have used the galaxy S theme on many roms and love it. you just have to get the phone in your hands and see what u think. i really like the added widgets too.
    -I believe samsung already said it will get 2.2. hopefully not too long from now.
    -BUT, i am with you on #1-that HTC phone is pure sex.
     
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    so galaxy LWP's are a little choppy on the droid. they were also on the nexus in the video. the galaxy is just optimized for these i guess. they are definately cool though.
    Does anyone know if this phone will have the video/hdmi? out on the 3.5 headphone jack like the european version?
     
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    The live wallpapers work fine on the DX. Not tempted by the Fascinate at all.
     
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    Total android been question here. I downloaded the lwp zip to my sd card on my droid 2. Do I need to be rooted to install these? If I long press, it asks me where to extract the 3 folders to. Where should I put them?

    Thanks.
     
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    Wow. There's no edit button on my post, lol, so sorry for the double post, but "been" above was supposed to be "newb." (The autocorrect bit me)
     
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    it is an update.zip file that you flash in recovery. you "should" be able to do this if you're rooted.
     
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