Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Samsung Fascinate, Loaded with Android 2.1
For those waiting for a Samsung Galaxy S phone to arrive on Verizon Wireless, your wait is finally coming to an end tomorrow. Verizon Wireless has officially announced that the Samsung Fascinate which is actually a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S Android phone series will be exclusively available for Verizon customers starting September 8. To be available for $199.99 after the usual $100 mail-in rebate, the Samsung Fascinate can be ordered online tomorrow while on the following day, Verizon Wireless Communication brick-and-mortar stores will start selling the said Android phone.
In case you’ve missed the news headlines lately, the Samsung Fascinate runs Android 2.1 and features a Super AMOLED screen, advanced touch screen capabilities, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Applicaiton Processor and virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology thrown in. The Samsung Fascinate will also be pre-loaded with Amazon’s Kindle for Android app as well as some nice accessories such as – a car dock, charging cradle and back-up charging battery system.
Other key features of the Samsung Fascinate include:
- Advanced touch screen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
- Multiple file formats supported, including DivX support
- Six-axis motion sensing using an accelerometer and geo-magnetic sensors to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
- 5. .0-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback (720p) capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television
- WiFi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
- 2GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 16GB microSD™ included with handset
via PR Newswire