Samsung Fascinate CONFIRMED for September 9th release on Verizon

So the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate (I made it longer on purpose, I know that) is now confirmed for a release on the premier United States phone carrier, Verizon Wireless. For $199.99 on a 2-year agreement (and a prepaid version also available, much like the DROIDs), the Fascinate will hand you a 1GHzh Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED, Android2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0 interface, and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash; something both the Captivate (AT&T), and Vibrant (T-Mobile) are both missing.

And with that, Samsung will have completed its U.S invasion of Galaxy S phones. Now to get down to reviewing one, eh?

Source: PhoneDog

HTC dual-mode CDMA/GSM Android slider sported in Verizon colors at the FCC

What have we here? The new king of Droids, actually. This report is coming to you at 12:21 AM Eastern time, so bear with me here. Essentially what’s going on is that the Android slider that made an EVO 4G look small is back, this time being tested by the FCC. The possible specs of the HTC PD42100 (it hasn’t gotten a “proper” codename) are CDMA 2000 and GSM 850 plus Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n WiFi at 2.4GHz frequencies. And then a 1.2GHz processor or 4-inch display with removable battery. This thing is a monster, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

I mean, LaptopMemo, the site, the readers; my audience. Of course.

Source: FCC

Editor’s Column: Why I’m Going For An iPhone 4 Over Android. For Now.

Strangely, it has occurred to me that AT&T has approved a request of mine to be added to their network. In fact they told me, the 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger, that I was eligible for 2 lines, no deposit. This left me with two choices: an iPhone 4, or a Samsung Captivate. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve covered the Captivate plenty of times here on the site, and I find it to be a great Android phone, albeit the least interesting of the Galaxy S line, mainly being that side loading of non-Market apps is a simple act of being idiotic by AT&T.

And this left me feeling utterly torn. Dare I say it, but I have a very mushy and soft spot for Android. And yet this recent turn of events tells me I’m getting an iPhone 4.

But I do have one excuse to those that may feel betrayed by my decision. I’m a gadget blogger, and as one (although being incredibly young), it’s my job to know what I’m talking about. If you asked me what Angry Birds was 48 hours ago before the Android beta release, I’d say you’re talking about a male duck that’s quacking at something. So by buying an iPhone 4, I get to have the best of both worlds I guess. And anyways people, it’s just a phone.

Well not any phone, it’s an iPhone 4. What have I gone and said now? Darn it.

DROID 2 R2-D2 Dock Found, But It’s No X-Wing

Recently Verizon has had a puzzle game you can play. It requires vast knowledge of the Star Wars trilogy and some free time. Basically, if you’re the first person to find and figure out the puzzle, you get a R2-D2 special edition DROID 2. In the meantime, yesterday’s winner David H. found some press pics of the Droid 2’s R2-D2 dock, which doesn’t look like an X-Wing, has no missiles, cockpit, grappling hooks, etc. (you get the idea).

But it’s still awesome looking.

Source: Phandroid, Verizon

LaCie’s MosKeyto Is The Ultimate In USB Drives That Have Bad Puns

The new LaCie MosKeyto, your next USB drive? What does it do? Well, it’s no more than 20mm in length and 10 grams in weight,and extends only 6mm in your laptop; hence the “MosKeyto” naming. Huh, get it!?

In order to get one, just visit the source link. You’ll get set back about (wait for it) — $18 for the 4GB version (hey, not bad!). 8GB will cost you $28 and there’s a 16GB variant to come as well for obviously more. So now that you’ve learned all of this — buzz the heck off!

Lacie MosKeyto press images

Source: Lacie

Verizon Wireless Gets Funky By Going Prepaid With All New Androids

So Verizon Wireless has done something very interesting and very new (in their case). By offering a prepaid plan on all of their new smartphones, Droid Incredible, Droid 2, Droid 1, and Droid X included, customers will be flocking in on Spetember 28th when sales begin. An unlimited 3G data plan will run you at about $30, and a voice plan on top of that should probably end up at paying $60-70 a month for a brand new spanking smartphone, without a 2-year agreement.

And to honor this post, I will be striding into a Verizon store on the 28th to go ahead a buy myself a Droid X, Incredible, Droid 2, or just get all three.

Source: PRNewsWire, BGR