There are seems to be quite of few known issues (about 3 pages long article) with Fascinate. Read it before deciding to buy this phone.
For the entire laundry list of open issues with the Fascinate, hit the jump! Let’s see how many of these are fixed with the first maintenance software release.
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Thank you.I was thinking of getting this phone but now there is no way until this is all fixed. Hopefully if Samsung actually cares about its product and customers they will fix this in a software update..As usually Verizon has a habit of changing the specs on phones to call them their own.Verizon told samsung what to put in this phone. As usual verizon should just leave the phones alone and maybe they will have happier customers
I went to Costco today and asked long known VZW Kiosk rep re what phone would he recommend...DX, DI or Fascinate.
Not to my surprise, I was told that DX is the best of those three. Given the fact that all three is the same price $199, it indicates that is has nothing to do with price.
When I acquired him about how Fascinate sales going, rep told me that since that phone went for sale this Thursday, local Costco only sold 10 Fascinate but that not all...7 of them were returned back to Costco by Saturday. That is a 70% return rate which seems to be way too high for the high level smartphone.
At the same time, local Costo VZW kiosk can't keep up with demand of the DX, they are being sold out as soon as they are getting them. I am not advertising for DX here as I am myself briefly owned DX as soon as it was released and its problem with reboot forced me to return it as I didn't want to deal with replacement as I had bad experience in the past two years with VZW replacing my phones every two to three month with replacement phone being worse then the one that is being replaced.
There is no such a thing as a perfect smartphone (sorry to all iPhone fans) but VZW should take a special "achievement" award for screwing up such a wonderful phone as Galaxy S.
I can only hope that either DX with 2.2 will be better than the one with 2.1 or I will wait for what is coming up with HTC in November.