Will the Fascinate becoming a Droid?

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    Will Verizon end up changing the name of the Samsung Fascinate to become the Droid Fascinate? I'm not sure about this one, I have my doubts..
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    With the investment VZW has made advertising the "Droid" product line, I don't see any reason why this will not be another "Droid" branded device. So I am going to have to vote "Yes" - I have a feeling that ALL high-end Android devices on VZW will share the Droid branding.

    On a related note, I personally feel that VZW comes up with the STUPIDEST names for its devices. Droid Incredible..... Droid/Samsung Fascinate..... STUPID....

    I like the Galaxy name for the Samsung device ALOT more, Fascinate sounds borderline dumb.
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    I agree with Dave.....With all that cash into advertising they would be crazy not too.....
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    The Fascinate will not be under the Droid Branding... Droid Branding is reserved for "with google" devices. The Fascinate is "with Bing"
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    they'll hold out until the release of the droid wonderful
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    The Reviews of the Galaxy S have the Google branding on the back. Is Fascinate a different phone?
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    I don't see it having the Droid name..
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    not a different phone, but there will be Bing Maps and Bing Search pre-installed, unlike its Galaxy S brothers on TMobile, ATT, and Sprint.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-fascinate-will-include-bing-maps-search.html
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    That is freaking sad....Android = Google. Yet MS crap is getting put on there...YUK!!
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    Bing sucks!
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    QFT. WHY on earth does Samsung feel the need to put MS crap on Android? Leave the freakin' Bing for Windows Phone 7.
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    Although most of us on this forum would prefer having Google as the default search provider and maps, I doubt the every day person buying a smartphone really cares. Still seems blasphemous though!
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    The Fascinate while nice is not going to win over many customers on Verizon simply because of the Droid X. When compared to the Droid X it is not nearly as feature complete and it is also lacking something. A confirmed update to Froyo in August. If Samsung follows through with their updates like they did with the Moment I don't see Froyo on this until at least years end if not later.
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    The only real Droids are made by Motorola. All others are brother Android phones that Verizon IMHO has mistakenly allowed the title "Droid" to be added.
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    $$$$ - Microsoft still has some big pockets.


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    What features does the X have over the Fascinate? From what I've seen, the Fascinate has more built in apps, faster GPU, arguably better screen, and is lighter, thinner, smaller and smoother than the X. Looks like a DInc killer to me. Would it be hard to replace Bing with Google? Thanks.
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    Real shame, if it was pure stock, I'd be all over this bad boy.
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    I'm a PC, love my Windows, but please keep the MS off my mobile platform :)

    I'd have bought a Windows phone if I wanted that crap :)
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    I would think we still can download google maps from market. What do you think? :)
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    Don't blame Samsung for Bing blame vzw they have the agreement with Microsoft. And I don't see this being a Droid phone with how much fluff vzw put in this