Verizon Announces The Samsung Fascinate

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 States1, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Fascinate(tm), a Galaxy S(tm) smartphone.

Powered by Android 2.1(tm), the Fascinate is equipped with support for Google Mobile Services, including, GmailTM, YouTube(tm), Android Market(tm) 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 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 Éclair 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

o Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google CalendarTM and social networking services (SNS), including Facebook®

o 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)