Samsung Fascinate Launch Sept 9th

Looking for yet more evidence of that Verizon's Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Fascinate, will launch on September 9th before you head off and pre-order from Best Buy? Look no further than the image at right sent in from an anonymous tipster. 

It's a list of the prepaid Smartphone devices for Verizon and there's the Fascinate listed for 9/9/2010. 

As we saw in our Hands-On with the Samsung Fascinate, it's looking to be a fairly straight-forward Galaxy S class phone with conservative styling and, thankfully, a flash to back up the 5-megapixel camera. You can get a pretty good idea of what you'll be looking at by checking out our Samsung Captivate Review or our Samsung Vibrant Review.

In any case, Sept 9th looks solid, which means we can start waiting for an Android 2.2 update and wondering whether it will have fully operational GPS. Given Verizon's history on the latter, our fingers are crossed to tightly we're might have blisters.

Update: Thanks to another unnamed tipster, we have even more reason to believe the September 9 date.  After the break check out another image from Verizon systems saying the Fascinate will be available on the Internet on September 8, followed by an "all channel launch" on September 9.  Get ready!

Fascinate Sep 9 launch
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Samsung Fascinate Launch on Sept 9th looks likely [update]


I doubt the'll do that until LTE and LTE Phones Rolls out the end of the year. Especially so they can implement their bandwidth restrictions

Thing is I don't think I want LTE because that's when they are coming out with new data tiers. I like my unlimited data... I think I'm going to keep my Incredible for the time being. :-)

The EVO+Nexus One offspring phone for verizon will have a front facing camera. Look for the release of that before thanksgiving

At this point... I honestly could really care less about the Facinate... I actually saw it as "Coming Soon" when I went to BB yesterday in that random mobile catalog.

How different could it really be from the VIbrant or the Captivate....

It's supposed to be the same as the Vibrant and Captivate, except this is the version for Verizon's network. Vibrant is T-Mobile only and Captivate is AT&T only.

How different can it be? Well for starters it will have the updated firmware that fixes the GPS and the LAG. Samsung has already said these fixes will come in the firmware release this September.

Benchmarks prove this phone to be more powerful than the Droids in the GPU department so if your a gamer, this is your phone.

So other than having a Verizon logo on it, what more are you expecting exactly? Unless you are OK with less coverage and more expensive data (if you are a hardcore data user)...