Verizon Wireless Introduces Samsung Fascinate Smartphone Powered by Android 2.1

Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G
network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number 1
mobile phone provider in the United States,
today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy S

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, and an
integrated entertainment, multimedia, messaging and social networking

Color: Mirror Black with chrome details

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
  • 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 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 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
  • Feeds & Updates – Displays feeds from multiple SNS sites such as
    Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, which also allows users to update their status
  • 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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