Samsung Fascinate is coming to Verizon some time in early September?

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Samsung Fascinate is coming to Verizon some time in early September?
After seeing Big Red dish up two exciting high-end Android smartphones this summer, both launching approximately one month apart, some believed it to cause the carrier to push back the launch of the Samsung Fascinate. Both AT&T and T-Mobile rolled out their versions right from the gate, with Sprint on the verge of releasing the Samsung Epic 4G, but Verizon has been tight lipped regarding the launch of their Samsung Galaxy S variant. According to some information gathered from a screen shot from one of Verizon's internal systems, it display the SCH-I500 and leads to the speculation that the handset will be making its appearance some time in early September. It appears as though Big Red is in the process of taking shipments of the handset into their distribution warehouses. Additionally, the time frame seems more fitting since the MTV Music Awards is officially being sponsored by the “Samsung Fascinate a Galaxy S phone” and “Verizon Wireless.” Of course, the big event is slated to occur on September 12th, so that would provide more credence to the rumors of a September launch. Being the last might have its drawbacks, especially when the Fascinate is following up after the mammoth packing Samsung Epic 4G.

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Samsung Fascinate is coming to Verizon some time in early September?

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8 Comments

1. scvzw2

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this!

3. Papa_Leo unregistered

The Samsung Fascinate will be available for pre-order at Best Buy starting Aug. 29. Those who are members of the Best Buy Reward Zone, meanwhile, can reserve the new Verizon smartphone on Aug. 27. Pre-orders will be accepted at Best Buy stores and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores. Pricing and launch date information have not yet been released. The Android-based phone includes a 4-inch, 854-by-480 Super AMOLED touchscreen. It will include a 1-GHz processor running the Android 2.1 operating system. The Fascinate's software is a mix of Samsung, Google, and Verizon contributions. The home screen features Bing and Bing Maps, and the Fascinate will come with a Blockbuster app.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Weird....it comes preloaded with BING??? I am sure most VERIZONers will switch to google....Blockbuster app is no biggie - it is all about what the phone can do and this phone can do mucho...

6. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Why? I want bing for my X. Bing is great, better than sh*t google. Also, see how they waited and spaced the phones out now we can't return moto cr*p phone for the samsung

8. Erebus unregistered

I'm thinking about selling my X on ebay and getting the Fascinate.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wish this had a keyboard like the epic

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Should be another awesome GALAXY S phone....let's hope the shortage plaguing most VERIZON smartphones does not infect this one, too....

7. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Don't think it will be a prob with inventory. Samsung has unfortunately left a bad taste in the mouth of a lot of VZW customers so most will be skeptical about the device. Glad to see that Verizon has more than one relevent phone that is high end. Take note At&t...this is how its done.

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