OK, so it’s really not that much of a surprize at this point, but confirmation is nice and Samsung has officially announced the availability date of September 9th for their Galaxy S Verizon device, Fascinate. The phone will be up for order online tomorrow (Wednesday) and will turn up in stores the following day. Samsung sent out press notifications this morning, and the press release is embedded below.
How do you all feel about the Fascinate at this point? Sure, the Galaxy S is the hot Android ticket at the moment, and I’m sure that more than a few of you have been waiting for it to hit Big Red, but there are some monstrous phones on the horizon. Are you anxious to grab one? Are you holding out for something else? Speak up in the comments!
SAMSUNG FASCINATE™, A GALAXY S™ SMARTPHONE, AVAILABLE TOMORROW ON THE VERIZON WIRELESS NETWORK
September 7, 2010
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Fascinate™, a Galaxy S™ smartphone exclusively at Verizon Wireless, will be available online on Sept. 8 and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Sept. 9 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Powered by Android 2.1™, the Fascinate refines customers’ social networking experiences with its Super AMOLED™ Screen Technology, advanced touch screen capabilities, Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, and virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology. Additionally, the Fascinate boasts an array of accessories, including:
– 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 for $29.99.
– 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, targeted towards vehicle operation such as contacts, maps and navigation..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