Samsung's Galaxy S is heading to the United States, but to a few different providers with some new names. The Samsung Fascinate is headed to Verizon Wireless soon, while the Samsung Vibrant will debut with T-Mobile USA in July.
The Galaxy S was released in Asian markets earlier this month. As previously rumored, a version of the hyped Samsung smartphone will be released with T-Mobile next month. The Fascinate and Vibrant, both announced today, follow hot on the heels of the Captivate, another Galaxy S smartphone headed to AT&T.
The Android 2.1-powered Vibrant has some hefty features, including a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel AF camera/camcorder with LED flash, and a microSD card slot.
T-Mobile is even throwing in Avatar pre-loaded on the 2GB of storage space. Available on July 21, expect to pay $199.99 with a two-year contract. Eager beavers can pre-order this one starting on July 1 with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Interesting.
Expect the same features on Verizon's Fascinate. However, there's no release date nor price plan attached to this one yet. The launch might be farther off, but the cost surely can't. Not sure if you'll be able to visit Pandora with this version either. But like with most Verizon handhelds, subscribers with this provider will get access to the typical V Cast suite.
UPDATE: U.S. Cellular will also be offering the Galaxy S, although there doesn't appear to be a special new name with this carrier. Mum's the word on pricing and availability with this provider as well.
[Note: The image above is the generic version of the Samsung Galaxy S.]
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