The highly anticipated Android-powered Samsung Fascinate, part of the Samsung Galaxy S series — will be launched next week on Wednesday, September 8. Rumor previously had it that Verizon Wireless would actually make the device available on Thursday, September 9. Either way, it seems that we will definitely see the Samsung Fascinate make its big debut next week for sure.
The Samsung Fascinate will also be available for pre-order at Best Buy starting from Aug. 29, the store announced Thursday.
Those who are members of the Best Buy Reward Zone, meanwhile, can reserve the new Verizon smartphone on Aug. 27. Pre-orders will be accepted at Best Buy stores and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores.
The Android-based phone includes a 4-inch, 854-by-480 Super AMOLED touchscreen. It will include a 1-GHz processor running the Android 2.1 operating system. The Fascinate’s software is a mix of Samsung, Google, and Verizon contributions. The home screen features Bing and Bing Maps, and the Fascinate will come with a Blockbuster app.