Exclusive: Verizon stores are beginning to receive the Samsung Fascinate

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Exclusive: Verizon stores are beginning to receive the Samsung Fascinate
The time is nearing as certain Verizon Wireless stores nationwide have begun to receive shipments of their next high-end Android device – the Samsung Fascinate. Sure it's the last of the major carriers to launch a variant of the almighty Samsung Galaxy S, but nonetheless will supplement Big Red's vast Android smartphone lineup.

One of our tipsters managed to snap images of the device in question, however, it seems as though they're unable to activate them until this upcoming Thursday,  when it is expected to go live. Looking pretty much faithful to the original's design, you can easily notice on the rear that its camera is packing along a much needed LED flash unlike the Samsung Captivate and Vibrant. Now that it's starting to infiltrate stores, customers who've been extremely patient in holding off their next handset purchase can look to September 9th as being the day.

Samsung Fascinate Specifications | Hands-on

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1. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

I got to play with this device for a few days and I have to admit that I am extremely jealous. I have the Droid 1, Droid 2, Incredible and the Droid x and each one has its strong points but this device takes the cake. It is beautifully designed in every way and is so buttery smooth I almost crapped my pants. The GPU in the device is so much better than even the X's its not even funny. Its as if they put a high end Nvidia processor in it and injected 20 cc's of Steroids just because they can. With the Droid X having a 4.3" screen and the Incredible having a 3.7" this device is right in the middle at 4". Most people say that the X is just too big for some and the Incredible is a little too small of a touch screen. Well here you go people! The most perfect phone to hit the market ever! Now I cant wait for its daddy (Galaxy Tab) to hit the stores later this year for a perfect Duo!

8. Am0795 unregistered

Lolz, can i have your life/money. lolz. how do u have everyone of them. Jez im lucky i sold my incred with aweful battery for an awesome x.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yep, the GALAXY S phones are awesome - download DVDs to your phone - they look fanstastic and with 5.1 dolby sound....

2. Steve9987 unregistered

That's weird, because Android Central had one that was activated, with benchmark tests and everything.

3. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I kid you not, a friend of mine got a chance to show me the phone....and lo and behold, the form factor. Wow. It's gorgeous. But something looks awfully familiar. Hmmm, what is it? I turned it on, and the Super AMOLED screen is mesmorizing. But I still noticed something familiar. I couldn't put a finger on it. Then, I went into the apps menu .... and there it hit me!!! This looks EXACTLY .... and I truly mean ... EXACTLY .... like the iPhone. The apps even scroll side to side (not up and down like other VZW Android phones ) like the iPhone. Samsung? You wanna tell us something we don't know? For the record, I am not touting the iPhone, but the similarities are amazing. But don't take MY word for it. When it's released (or if you can get a hold of one earlier than that), check it out for yourself. Of course, the Fascinate is lot more functional, so I'm speaking strictly about "cosmetics" here.

4. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

no kidding right. I told myself if you cover up the bottom touch sensor keys, where the iphones push button is and showed it to some people like that, they would think it was the iphone. lol

5. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

That's not really a bad thing. Bright, colorful, and happy always attract people. So this phone has the awesome power and customization of an android, attracting the phone wiz's out there, but it also has the nice style and brightness to it that will attract the other people just looking for a cool smart phone.

6. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you can always turn Samsungs Touchwiz off if you dont like it ;-)

10. anjahl unregistered

too bad you cant turn the touchwiz off with out rooting and flashing a custom rom

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, well, well, yet another phone that I'm going to have to make room for on my shelf. I guess I'll have to take the EnV Touch down (Why the hell do I have to keep that phone up, huh? At that price you can get a much more reliable smartphone![right now my store is pricing the EnV Touch and original Droid exactly the same- buck fifty after rebate.]) and throw this bad boy up. Hell, screw that, I'll throw my DEVOUR dummy over with the other low end smartphones and throw the Fascinate where it belongs-closest display to the door, right in the middle of the sales floor. I still love Motorola, and no way am I giving up my X now, but dayum. This looks like a great smartphone. My only thing that I'm hoping for: will Verizon FINALLY start putting out some new feature/multimedia phones now? It'd be nice to have some more variety for the older/simpler customers who barely ever even hop on a computer, let alone use their phone for anything other than a phone. At last count the total amount of smartphones Verizon is offering is over twenty, while there's about ten feature and ten multimedia phones to choose from. *sigh* Oh well, I don't make any profit off the feature phones anyway.

9. Big Hock unregistered


12. cp hall unregistered

wierd indeed? the body is iphone'ish but from the other galaxy phones i saw in bestbuy it seems to be a very sturdy built phone with a good weight to it. now i dunno the camera isnt a big deal with me but can anyone offer a reason to get this over the droidx? so far they seem to have pretty identical stats other than screen size? and im upgrading from an envy3 so im not greedy and if this phone has a distinct advantage please do tell before i make a 200 dollar blunder?

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