Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S) comes to Verizon

Verizon didn’t want to be left out of the Galaxy S party, so the Samsung Fascinate will be hitting Big Red soon.

The Fascinate will have Android 2.1 with some minor user interface flourishes from Samsung. Hopefully, these won’t be too intrusive and let’s hope we get Froyo sooner, rather than later.

Samsung’s custom software will also include its Social Hub, which is aimed at integrating your calendar, messaging and social networking information into a simple interface. There will also be an AllShare app that enables DLNA devices to share content over the air.

Verizon will also be throwing some software on the Fascinate, as the handset will come preloaded with the various V Cast services and Bing will also be on there.

The Fascinate will rock Samsung’s 1 GHz Hummingbird processor. This thing is suppose to kick all sorts of behind – independent testing shows that it can pump out three times the raw horsepower of the iPhone 3GS.

The star of the show will be that 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. We saw it at CTIA and this thing is absolutely drool-worthy. The colors are incredibly sharp and vibrant. You may have problems in direct sunlight but it’s a small price to pay, I say.

This has all the features you’d expect from a high-end handset, including WiFi (802.11n!), Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and a microSD slot. It will come with 2 GB of internal memory and Verizon will be nice enough to throw a 16 GB microSD card in there.

The Fascinate will also rock a six-axis sensor, which could lead to a new type of mobile gaming experience. Until the majority of Android handsets have this though, I wouldn’t expect too many developers to utilize this.

No official word on pricing or availability but I’d be shocked if it didn’t come out by August for about $200 on a new contract.

  • bstr

    is this photo of the actual Verizon CDMA phone? Wondering about front facing camera. Looks like there is one here, but maybe this is a stock photo of euro version.

  • Emmitt Artuso

    Great info, I’m a guy from Detroit that is about to get his first real plunge into the Google android, foreseeing it is finest obtained through getting the Samsung Fascinate. It’s been a long wait, including ordering a HTC Desire and cancelling that due to receiving information about this particular mobile phone, and in my personal small pursuit for details to pass the time I finally found this wonderful site.

  • Android obsessed

    This phone is absolutely amazing!!
    It really makes the Moto Droid X look like cheap trash !!

    • mady

      if u have galexy s ………./ then tell me about ur experiance with ths mob……………../ i mean to say tell me about mob experiance………………../and etc…………bcz i would to buy ths mob……….bt m little confused in <blackberry / i-phone / galexy s>………………………./

  • ex iam me if u have galexy s………………………………/ i would knw about exeperiance to u with ths mob…………../

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