Verizon officially announced that their Galaxy S Phone, the Samsung Fasciante will be available online on tomorrow and in stores on Wednesday.
The Samsung Galaxy S phones including the Samsung Fascinate have a 4 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. The AMOLED makes for brilliant colors and the super makes it so that it can be seen in super lighted areas such as direct sunlight.
The news release claims, powered by Android 2.1, the Fascinate refines customers' social
networking experiences with its Super AMOLED Screen Technology,
advanced touchscreen capabilities, Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird
Application Processor, and virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE
The Samsung Fasciante will come with 2 GB of internal storage,a 16 GB microSD memory card
that can be replaced with a 32 GB microSD card. The 5.0-megapixel camera
with auto-focus and an LED
flash will support HD (720p) video recording and playback. Other features include GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
The Samsung Fascinate has Amazon's
Kindle for Android app pre-loaded. Samsung has added some social, media
and feed features including Social Hub, Integrated Calendar, Integrated
Contacts, News Feeds, AllShare DLNA, note-taking and Weather.
The Samsung Fascinate is priced at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk
plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for
Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access).
Because of the display shortage, we have no way of knowing if the Samsung Fascinate will
be another sell-out like the other the Verizon Android smartphones were
earlier this year. When a phone is very popular, your best bet is to
pre-order online at the Verizon website in the wee hours of the morning, before the frenzy starts. Be sure to refresh your browser, if you have checked it previously.
with free shipping, Verizon provides an added bonus for ordering online with the Wireless and Mobile News coupon-link you get Instant Phone Rebate Only Available with Online Purchases.
Other Specs and Features of the Samsung Fascinate (SCH-I500)
- Backup Assistant.
- BlockBuster Mobile App.
- Onboard Memory - 512 MB Flash/384MB RAM with 2GB of Internal Memory.
- Speaker phone.
- Speech to text feature.
- ThinkFree Office.
V CAST Media Manager with desktop client capable.
- Usage Time is up to 420 minutes.
Weight 4.16 oz.
- 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),
- 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.)
Accessories Available from Verizon
- Charging Cradle - Doubles as a phone charger and
includes a micro USB wall adapter so customers can view movies, display
digital photos, and listen to music. It can also be used as a desktop
speakerphone to make hands-free calls, and it comes preloaded with the
Samsung "Desk Home" application, which allows customers to switch
brightness levels from day to night and provides one-touch access to
Samsung Widgets and Bing Voice Search. The charging cradle is available
- Car Dock - Attachable to the windshield or
dashboard, the car dock displays turn-by-turn GPS navigation
instructions, rotates freely between landscape and portrait modes, and
features a preloaded Samsung "Car Home" application, giving customers
access to everything the "Desk Home" app can do while on the go. The car
dock is available for $39.99.
- Backup Battery Charging System - Includes a 1500
mAH battery, battery charger and Y-cable for charging a phone and spare
battery simultaneously. It is available for $39.99.