Best Buy announces Samsung Fascinate preorders

Rumored for a September 9 launch, the Samsung Fascinate is Verizon Wireless's version of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S.

Samsung Fascinate Verizon

Best Buy announced Friday morning that the Samsung Fascinate will be available for preorder starting Sunday, August 29. Verizon Wireless' version of the Galaxy S smartphone features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and runs the Android 2.1 operating system. As an added incentive, Reward Zone members can reserve the Fascinate today at a nearby Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile location.

There's no word as to what the actual release date is for the phone, but everywhere I turn, the speculation is it will launch on September 9. As far as price goes, I'd expect this to arrive with the all-too-common $200, possibly after rebate. I would look for Verizon to issue a news release in the coming days to alert its subscribers and potential customers.

Once released, the Fascinate will join three other Samsung Galaxy S phones here in the United States. Each major carrier offers their own branded experience with the T-Mobile Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G, and AT&T Captivate. Samsung has big plans for this flagship phone as it releases it to more than 100 carriers around the world.

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