Will the Fascinate becoming a Droid?

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate' started by danDroid, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Garemlin
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    I have always thought Droid Galaxy had a real cool ring to it.
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    It does but if it were Droid branded do you think it would come with Bing. I think the Droid branding is for the android phones they don't touch to much
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    This will not be a Droid. Don't know where people are getting this idea from.
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    i have no doubt that this will be a droid phone look at the limited push behind it. and with it releasing on every carrier its not exclusive.
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    doubt it will be branded a DROID, bc samsung wants to designate their own "galaxy s" line. it would be bad marketing to have it be a galaxy droid or whatever.
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    It's pretty easy to replace the default search engine and navigation on Windows Mobile with Google so I guess it won't be a pain in the ass to do it on this phone either . Probably the average user will use Bing and won't even bother to change it , but if you want to I don't think it's that hard , it's still a Google platform .
    Hope they'll change the name , they should have named it Droid Charming
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    I have been told that is will ot be branded a ' Droid ' due to being powerd by Bing...it has to be powerd by google to be considerd a 'Droid' don't ask me why cause I wasn't given any more explantion than that
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    It is not going to be using the droid name, and bing is very easy to remove on this device or at least set google as default . I have played with this phone and I like it over the x, and I think most people will agree once they see how big the x is and how bad the buttons are.
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    Well that's good that Bing is easy to remove. Now lets hope they don't change the bootloader. Easy root anyone?
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    The X does not feel too big for me at all and the physical buttons on the bottom are a welcome change. I think sales numbers will speak for themselves, so we will all see soon enough.
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    What is the release date of the DROID FANTABULOUS.
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    Ah, much better name! :icon_ banana:
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    The internationally version of the Galaxy S phone has been rooted long ago. They are virtually the same devices, so technically the Samsung Fascinate has been rooted already.
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    I know the European version has been rooted shoot the GSM us versions have been rooted. I'm just hopeing for a quick root for this. Can care less if it has the Droid branding. Vzw release it and please don't lock it down
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    The device will not be branded as a Droid. Remember not all Android phones get the Droid branding... LG Ally... and lets not forget that Verizon is getting the worst version of the Galaxy S only 2Gb internal storage where the others have 16Gb
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    2GB internal with a 16GB micro sd card installed with the ability to upgrade to a 32Gb.

    Key features and specifications:

    • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
    • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
    • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
    • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
    • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant display makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
    • Advanced touch screen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
    • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX support
    • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times and HD-like multimedia content
    • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
    • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
    • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
    • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback (720p) capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television
    • WiFi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
    • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, object push for vCard and vCalendar
    • Corporate Email – Supports Android Eclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
    • Music and video players and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
    • 2GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 16GB microSD™ included with handset
    Lifestyle features:

    • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator® and Mobile IM , City ID
    • Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages
      • Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and social networking services (SNS), including Facebook®
      • Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook® and displays a user’s contacts in four categories including Information, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites) and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)
    • Feeds & Updates – Displays feeds from multiple SNS sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter, which also allows users to update their status instantly
    • AllShare Application – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
    • Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedule
    • Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
    • Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)
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    Yes and the Vibrant comes with 16Gb internal and 2Gb Micro SD... Which is the better choice? 32GB + 16Gb = 48Gb versus the max 34Gb on the Facinate... look I wish this phone were the best, I'm a Verizon customer and its going to be the phone I get my wife but thats pathetic, I'll bet you they still charge $199 on contract and $499 off contract... if its cheaper then it wont be so bad but I'm not going to bet it on being any cheaper.
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    Yeah I would not want a android phone w/o google!! I almost forgot why I went with the X over this phone till I read through this post and remembered it is going to be powered by nasty Bing!!!
    Honestly it is a very nice looking phone, I saw it in the BB ad and was like oh that looks slick, BUT again if it is not google I dont want it! To bad though.... :(
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    Just so you know you can download the google search and google maps apps from the market. Plus you can root and remove the bing app if you hate it so much.. It is powered by google so...Yeah you were wrong.
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    Isn't all that V-Cast stuff additional charges? It was on my old phone and I hated it. Locked up junk that made it difficult to interact with the phone. VZ Navigator was additional cost also so why would I want that stuff???