Samsung Fascinate to arrive online on September 8 via Verizon Wireless
What makes the Samsung Galaxy S so special? Well, it comes in many variants to different carriers in the US, and the latest carrier to receive their Galaxy S would be Verizon Wireless with the Samsung Fascinate. It is touted to arrive via online order on September 8th, with brick and mortar stores delivering the phone to users’ hands a day later. As with many other high end smartphones these days, Verizon Wireless has settled for a $199.99 price point – this also after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Those who have an agreement which is about to expire as well as others who want to pick up a new handset might just want to check out the Fascinate considering it is more than a decent smartphone to get you started.
Unfortunately, it will not come with Android 2.2 Froyo right out of the box, but at least we have the guarantee that Verizon Wireless will be rolling out the Android 2.2 update in due time, so you will have to make do with Android 2.1 for the moment. Thanks to its Super AMOLED Screen Technology, your eyes will definitely be blown away – not to mention benefitting from advanced touch screen capabilities for added ease of use. Other hardware specifications include Samsung’s 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor running proceedings from within, a virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology for faster typing, a pre-loaded version of Amazon’s Kindle for Android app, as well as a range of accessories that we will look at in the paragraph below.
The Charging Cradle will work as a phone charger, where it will feature a micro USB wall adapter that lets you view movies, display digital photos, and listen to music. Heck, it also doubles up as a desktop speakerphone to let you continue with your conversation while keeping both hands free to handle other stuff. The charging cradle will set you back by $29.99. As for the Car Dock, this can be attached to the windshield or dashboard, where the car dock displays turn-by-turn GPS navigation instructions, can rotate freely between landscape and portrait modes, and comes with a preloaded Samsung “Car Home” application, all going for $39.99. Last but not least is the Backup Battery Charging System that comprises of a 1500 mAH battery, battery charger and Y-cable that will juice up your handset and spare battery simultaneously, retailing for $39.99.