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Fascinate

Verizon's Samsung Fascinate fitted with Froyo

April 20th, 2011

Fascinate owners, the day hath finally cometh. Verizon Wireless has announced that its iteration of Samsung’s original Galaxy S handset, known as the Fascinate, will be updated to Froyo (Android 2.2). Documentation indicates that the code bump — labeled i500.ED01 — will bring support for Flash 10.1, improve JavaScript performance, and pack a handful of …

Supersized smartphone popularity surges in 2010, NPD Group claims

March 21st, 2011

Market research firm The NPD Group on Monday published the latest data surrounding sales of supersized smartphones in the U.S. Using its “Mobile Phone Track,” which tracks smartphone sales in the U.S., NPD has determined that smartphones with screens sized 4 inches and above became tremendously popular in 2010. Devices like Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G …

Verizon Wireless updates V CAST music service for Android

February 22nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced a revamped version of its V CAST Music app for Android smartphones. The carrier’s new V CAST Music app combines all of its music-related VCAST services, allowing users to purchase full tracks, ringtones and ringback tones from a single application. Song downloads range in price from $0.69 to $1.29 per …

Verizon Wireless drops pricing on Samsung Fascinate, Motorola DROID R2-D2, more

January 31st, 2011

In confirming over the weekend that Verizon Wireless would be doing away with mail-in rebates on smartphones priced at $150 and higher, we also mentioned that price drops were expected to take effect today on several devices. Sure enough, several smartphones saw price reductions this morning as Verizon Wireless’ new policy slid into place. Among …

Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate getting update; still not Android 2.2

January 11th, 2011

If you’re a Samsung Fascinate owner, this is, in all likelihood, not the handset update you’ve been waiting for. Verizon Wireless will begin pushing out an over-the-air update — i500.DL09 — to its iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S over the next few days. The lone “enhancement“ detailed in the update change log is: “Updated …

AT&T is the worst carrier in the U.S. according to Consumer Reports

December 6th, 2010

Among the top carriers in the U.S., AT&T is the worst by a healthy margin. The news comes from this year’s Consumer Reports reader survey, which ranks Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile along with some regional carriers. Verizon Wireless was ranked as the nation’s top major carrier, though its score of 74 positions it …

Best Buy getting white Samsung Fascinate, Sony Ericsson X10

October 13th, 2010

Engadget has just published information on the availability of several handsets coming to Best Buy. First, for those of you that enjoy pale phones: the Samsung Fascinate, for Verizon Wireless, and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, for AT&T, will both be available — in white — on October 24th. Also seen in the above image …

Happy Fascinate Day to you… and a friend

September 8th, 2010

If you’ve been patiently waiting to get yourself a Samsung Fascinate from Verizon Wireless, the day hath cometh. Oh, and it might be a good idea to bring a friend with you. Verizon has their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S on a “buy one get one free” promotion on its inauguration day; the deal will allow …

Samsung Fascinate launching on Verizon September 9

September 7th, 2010

Well, it isn’t like we didn’t know this was coming. Putting the cart before the horse, Verizon Wireless has begun running Samsung Fascinate commercials with the tagline, “available Sept. 9 at Verizon.” The advert-delivered news comes before an official press release. The device will retail for $199 and will be available in two short days. We should see …