Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S is made to Fascinate; U.S. Cellular is also named

Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S is made to Fascinate; U.S. Cellular is also named
We now have confirmation from three carriers that they will be launching a version of the Samsung Galaxy S. Verizon's Fascinate now joins the T-Mobile Vibrant and the AT&T Captivate. Sprint is expected to announce that a variant of the Galaxy S Pro will be its second 4G enabled device. Verizon's Fascinate will be powered by Android 2.1 and will feature a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and should be zippy with its 1GHz Hummingbird processor. Swype will come as a pre-loaded typing option and the handset will be capable of hosting 5 compatible Wi-Fi powered devices as a mobile Hot Spot.  Verizon's Fascinate will also come preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps. The carrier will load the phone with some VCAST and Verizon branded features like Video on Demand, Song ID, Visual VoiceMail, VCAST Tones and VZ Navigator. 2GB of  internal memory can be expanded to as much as 32GB and a 16GB microSD card will be installed right out of the box. The Samsung Fascinate will be equipped with a 5MP camera with AF, LED flash and HD video capture capabilities. In other words, this is another high-end Android model that will grace Big Red's lineup. Available in mirror black with chrome, no date was set for launch and no price was mentioned.

And while it is Sprint's turn to join the other top U.S. carriers with a Galaxy S variant of its own, it was a regional carrier that threw its hat into the Galaxy S ring today. U.S. Cellular will also be adding the super spec'd phone to its offerings of other Android models including the HTC Desire. Ed Perez, VP of  marketing and sales for the carrier said, "We are excited about the release of this Android powered smartphone. The Galaxy S delivers on our customers' need to have popular applications at their fingertips while keeping them in touch with those that matter the most." No name has been given to the model and the launch will take place some time this fall at an undisclosed price.

Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Review (EU)

source: Samsung (Verizon), Samsung (U.S. Cellular)

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24 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Verizon will have this phone, droid x, and droid 2? Verizon is on a roll.

4. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

This is a complete 360 from the verizon I knew back in the day...I have owned samsung products and for whatever reason I would still stick with the droid X, I just don't like samsung phones...I own the iphone 4 but I rather get the droid X this phone.

6. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

I agree. It's about time Verizon got some good phones. The best network should have the best phones, PERIOD!

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

id generally agree with you, but since this is launching on just about every carrier, samsung would be a fool not to give it full support on upgrades. and hell, even if they dont, this phone will sell so many for the same reasons, that the mod community will make damn sure this phone has every option out there. lets just hope samsung didnt try to make it hard to root!

17. killtomorrow515

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

A complete 360 would put you back in the same spot.

18. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Hahah, thank you for that. I thought the same thing when I read that post...

2. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

So it's called the Fascinate? Hmm... Not a fan of the name.

5. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

why is that?

7. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...why? there's been much "lamer" or less phone-like names in the past.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's better than "iphone"

11. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

LMAO @ vzw fanman, you HAD to go there didn't you?

20. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

It just doesn't sound cool like DROID or X or Incredible or Omnia. Plus for some reason i imagine a gay guy sayin it with a lisp. "fasssscinate."

21. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...phew, thank GOD I don't sound like THAT. LOL

3. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Cool Verizon is on a roll rigth now :D. Will this phone just be called the Fascinate or DROiD Fascinate? DROiD Fascinate sounds a bit more cachey lol. Dam it witch one to get? Droid X, Droid2 or this one? help! ahah

8. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

It'd be interesting to see if VZW allows the Fascinate to become part of the "Droid" line or if it will be a stand-alone VZW Android offering.

10. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I hope verizon starts marketing android phones individually. So many phones; they should be given there own personality. VZW is deffinitly good at marketining the android platform. Lets go ahead and start markeing the phones with android as the added benefit. Google should really be selling the android platform. Dell doesn't sell microsoft windows it sells computers in its commercials.

13. wreh3

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

what ever happen to the argument or comments of why verizon stores were closing earlier on Sunday 06/27/10; what was the reason(s) for that analysts?

14. wreh3

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

Did anyone get an acutal accurate reason(s) for that? besides the speculations?

15. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Samsung is introducing this phone to all 4 major networks and even minor network.... are they really that bloodthirsty or greedy? hahah

16. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

The only problem is........it's still a Samsung! Their touch Screen phones tend to SUCK! Two words for you - Samsung Glyde! Why is it that theycan make a Touch screen that works SO well in the Incredible, but their own lineup blows chunks!?

19. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Is it just me or am i the only one not impressed with Galaxy S (Fascinate)? Nice specs but not really a fan of Samsung smartphones. Most of them always have that cheap/chinsy look to them. From the Omnia to the Instinct (which is not a smartphone i understand but still) to the Omnia 2 now this one...idk. Not impressed at all. I'll stick with the X. @phoneguru173 - even tho I share your hatred for most Samsung phones i gotta disagree with your claim about their touchscreens. Yes, the Glyde sucked...but Samsung did correct that issue with the Samsung Rogue and also the Samsung Reality. Gotta atleast give em that.

22. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

OH US CELLULAR is getting good phones, they have the best service and customer support IMO. ITS THE BEST!!!

23. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

why dont you go to a verizon store, it was for a remodel and instead of verizon wireless for ad's, it will be just verizon. also instead of saying "its the network" it is now "rule the air" which in other words, instead of putting the spot light on verizon it is putting the spotlight on the customers, saying here we are still the best but do what you will with your device on our network.

24. cmd967 unregistered

Ok... I've read all your post. Now I would like to know which is the better phone?

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