Yes it appears to be official, the new Galaxy S from Samsung called the Fascinate will be available online tomorrow and in stores on the 9th. Read the press releases and in a little bit I’ll have my review for you of it!

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy S smartphone exclusively from Verizon, 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.

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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 comes pre-loaded with Amazon’s Kindle for Android app, and it 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, giving customers access to everything the
      "Desk Home" app can do while on the go.  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.


  Pricing and Plan Information

Verizon Wireless customers who purchase the Samsung Fascinate will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Samsung Fascinate customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access). For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/

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