Samsung Fascinate Gingerbread Update Ready, Rolling Out Now?

Samsung Fascinate

Just a few short days after Samsung and Verizon managed to push the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to the Samsung Droid Charge, it would appear that another miracle is at hand as Verizon apparently has Android 2.3 primed and ready for the Samsung Fascinate, the carrier’s original Galaxy S device. It also appears that at […]

Samsung Fascinate Android 2.3 Roll Out Appears to Be Close

Samsung Fascinate

Just a week or so after the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint got its update to Gingerbread and a day after the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile got its upgrade comes word that the Android 2.3 update for Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate is close as well as Big Red has apparently started field testing the […]

Three Android Phones Available for Free Tomorrow at Best Buy

Nexus S

Best Buy has a one day sale planned for tomorrow, Wednesday August 16th and it will have three Android phones up for free, a list that includes AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G, the WiMax-enabled Sprint Nexus S 4G, and last year’s Verizon Galaxy S device, the Samsung Fascinate. Of course, free in the smartphone world usually […]

HTC ThunderBolt: Best Buy Matches Amazon Pricing for 4G LTE Android

Samsung Fascinate with Screen Problem

Only a week into my experiment of seeing if an avowed iPhone user can be satisfied with an Android phone, my Samsung Fascinate began to exhibit some pretty strange behavior. So I returned it thinking I would just replace it with the same model or get a nicer phone, since I’m enjoying using the Android […]

iPhone to Android Switch Part Two – Playing Media

Playing Media on an Android

When I bought an Android phone my first thought was how good it would be for playing music. I’ve been using iPods for years and my foray into iOS began with the iPod Touch the spring before the iPhone 3GS was released. I assumed that Android would not be as good as iOS for playing […]

iPhone to Android Part One – Making the Switch

Android v iPhone

Since Best Buy is offering a free Samsung Fascinate this week, I picked one up. It isn’t the latest & greatest Android smartphone, since it came out last fall. But it is a nice Android phone running Froyo thanks to the update a couple of weeks ago and who can beat free – at least […]

Samsung Captivate and Samsung Fascinate Available for Free at Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy, as expected, has announced that it is holding a free smartphone promotion that begins today and lasts through Saturday. Unfortunately though, the HTC Inspire 4G is not the phone that is available on AT&T as was anticipated. Best Buy’s promotion includes three phones from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. For AT&T it’s the Samsung […]

Best Buy Free Phone Friday Returning This Week?

HTC Inspire 4G

Droid Attic is reporting that Best Buy’s Free Phone Friday will make a triumphant return this week with AT&T’s HTC Inspire 4G, Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate and Sprint’s BlackBerry Curve going free at Best Buy Mobile through Saturday. The offer will require a new two-year contract and those who are eligible for an upgrade will apparently […]

Samsung Fascinate Froyo Update Officially Rolling Out April 21st

Froyo for Fascinate

Verizon has announced via Twitter that the Samsung Fascinate Froyo update will finally make its way to owners starting tomorrow, April 21st. The announcement has been a long time coming as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have updated their Galaxy S series devices to Froyo over the past couple of months leaving Fascinate owners wondering when […]

Again I Ask, Where Is The Samsung Fascinate Froyo Update?

Samsung Fascinate

I don’t own a Samsung Fascinate. I don’t own a Samsung Galaxy S device. I don’t even use an Android phone as my primary handset. Yet, for some reason, the fact that Verizon has yet to put out the Samsung Fascinate Froyo update continues to bother me. I get lots of emails from frustrated Fascinate […]

Review: Samsung Fascinate from Verizon


Verizon Wireless has another hot Android phone in thier lineup, it’s called the Samsung Fascinate. This one has been out a couple months now, but it’s still worth taking a look at. The Fascinate is part of Samsung’s new Galaxy S lineup of phones which offers the same core features as similar phones on the […]

Samsung Fascinate Video 1st Look


Today I got my hands on the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon. This phone has been out a while already, but I just got it, so I wanted to share my 1st look. The Samsung Fascinate is an Android device running 2.1 and has Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0. This is a very thin phone with a 4.0″ […]

HTC EVO named the hottest of the hotspot phones


You might be saying to yourselves, “well duh, the HTC EVO is the fastest smartphone with hotspot access: it’s on 4G”. True, but it wasn’t the only 4G phone tested by LAPTOP Magazine, nor is it dominating only on 4G. Also: it seems the newest DROIDs aren’t necessarily the fastest.

Verizon bets big at the CRAPPS table


Matt Miller caught my attention today with the headline “Have US wireless carriers gone mad? Samsung Fascinate crippled by Verizon“! He’s displeased with the mobile crapware or CRAPPS on this thing. Unfortunately, there’s likely more madness to follow.