Verizon Announces Samsung Fascinate/ a Galaxy S Android Phone

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy S smartphone.

We also learned a variance of this smartphone also comes to Sprint as Samsung Epic 4G with addition of WiMax 4G, Samsung Captivate for AT&T and the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile

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Powered by Android 2.1, the Fascinate is equipped with support for Google Mobile Services, including, Gmail, YouTube, Android Market and more.  Additionally, the Fascinate boasts a brilliant four-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display, Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, Gyroscope and an integrated entertainment, multimedia, messaging and social networking experience. 

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Key features and specifications:

    –  Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services
      including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  –  Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  –  Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  –  3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their
      phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled
      devices
  –  Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant display makes watching
      movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never
      before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  –  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
  –  Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces
      amazing graphics, faster upload and download times and HD-like
      multimedia content
  –  Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer 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
  –  Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster
      and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across
      the screen keyboard
  –  Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice
      messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  –  5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – 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)
  –  Stereo Bluetooth®  Technology – Support for headset, hands-free,
      stereo, phonebook access, object push for vCard and vCalendar
  –  Corporate Email – Supports Android Eclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail
      to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office
      e-mail accounts
  –  Music and video players and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  –  2GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 16GB microSD(TM) included with
      handset
 

Lifestyle features:

  –  V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID,
Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator® and Mobile IM , City ID
  –  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(TM) and social networking services
          (SNS), including Facebook®
      –  Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and
          Facebook® and displays a user’s contacts in four categories
          including Information, History (previous calls and messages),
          Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking
          sites) and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)
  –  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)

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