Verizon Retiring The Samsung Fascinate?

Posted in Verizon by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

The Verizon Fascinate was the last Samsung Galaxy S variant to hit the U.S. and the carrier is doing its best to keep the phone up to date with software updates, even though some of them caused problems for users. Interestingly, Verizon is now listing the phone with a “retired” label.

You can see the red watermark embedded all over the device page. It says the phone is retired and so has already been removed from the carrier’s online store. So what would they replace it with? Probably the Galaxy S II variant for Verizon (whether it will be called Samsung Galaxy S II, Function, Fascinate II or Stratosphere).

Verizon has an Android sale

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2011

This is what we call a pre-iPhone 4 blow out bonanza friends. Come one, come all and get some awesome deals on Android phones from Verizon right now. Everything must go as we prepare for the almighty Jesus of phones, the iPhone 4. We got your Samsung Fascinate and Continuum, the HTC Droid Incredible and yes, even the Motorola Droid R2-D2.

All available now for just $100 on the usual two-year contract. The sale doesn’t include the Droid X, Droid Pro or Droid 2 Global, but Verizon says they will have some additional one-day only sales during its “ten days of sweet deals” from now until February 10th.

Google Search coming to the Samsung Fascinate with Android 2.2 update

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on September 12th, 2010

If you purchased the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, then surely you have noticed that the phone comes standard with Bing instead of Google, and getting the Google Search application installed is a pain. This is because Verizon and Microsoft have entered a multi-device deal to promote Bing.

This might not be a deal breaker to most, but to some of us it’s pretty annoying. To anyone who prefers Google’s search engine to Bing, it is annoying. At least we have some good news. According to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, when the Fascinate is updated to Android 2.2, users will be able to download the Google Search application to get easy access to Google’s search, but the downside is that users will still be unable to change the default search setting from Bing to Google.