Samsung Fascinate Announced, Viewed as Competitor to iPhone 4

By PRESS RELEASE — June 28, 2010

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 smartphone.

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 experience.

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 HL 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 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 Calendar 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)

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