Samsung Fascinate – Android phone for Verizon Wireless

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The Samsung Fascinate is a touchscreen smartphone available from Verizon Wireless. The phone supports CDMA 800/1900 2G and CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO 3G networks. Its dimensions are 125 X 64 X 10.5 mm and its weight is only 116 grams.

Samsung Fascinate has a 4-inch SUPER AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that supports a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels and 16 million colors. It features Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface and has an accelerometer and proximity sensor for auto-rotate and auto-off. Other features include a multi-touch input method, touch-sensitive controls, and scrolling text input.

The phone runs on the Android operating system and has a powerful 1GHZ ARM Cortex A8 processor. It has an internal memory of 2GB which can be expanded up to 32GB using an external microSD card. Users can store almost unlimited entries in the phone book and call logs. The Samsung Fascinate has a high-resolution 5-megapixel camera that takes photos up to 2592 x 1944 pixels and records video at 30 frames per second. A secondary VGA camera is also provided for video conferencing. Other camera features include autofocus, LED flash, geotagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, etc.

Entertainment features include a music player that supports MP3 / WAV / eAAC + / AC3 ​​/ FLAC file formats, a video player that supports MP4 / DivX / WMV / H.264 / H.263 formats and an FM radio with RDS. Other applications include VZ Navigator, HTML Browser, PUSH Mail, IM, RSS Reader, Google Maps, Digital Compass, Google Search, Gmail, etc. Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. are also integrated.

Data transfer functions include 3G Rev. A with speeds up to 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0. The phone has a standard 1500 mAh Li-Po battery that offers excellent standby and talk time.

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