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Old March 23rd, 2011, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how much longer will you keep your Fascinate?

I see mine lasting another 2 years. though i really dont know why i would even upgrade then. the fascinates size seems right to me: not to small and not to big. for games i play PC so thats not a factor.

all in all i think the Fascinate is a pretty good piece of hardware.

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"How much longer will you keep your Fascinate?"

That's a good question. I wonder how many Fascinate users jumped to the Thunderbolt, for example. It's there at a great price.

Being honest, thinking out loud here : a monkey wrench was thrown into my whole thought processes regarding my next phone: I got a Galaxy Tab. That thing has taken over all of my non-computer web browsing, as well as game playing. It's all about screen size and OS speed. It's amazing.

So, my thoughts on another phone are muddled now, and have nothing to do with wanting a larger screen and faster OS because the Galaxy Tab satisfies those two things. Now it's almost as if a dumb phone would do, as long as it texts nicely (which the Tab does very well, too), emails nicely and has a keyboard I can use nicely.

Droid Pro? Heck, I don't know. I guess the Fascinate is fine for now for a phone. I keep thinking about a Blackberry Bold. Again, I just don't know right now.
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Until I renew my contract. I have a tablet now, which serves well as my non-computer device. And, the Fascinate has a big enough screen to serve well for the off-the-cuff internet needs/media player (While commuting)/data modem.

So, since I already have a bigger screen, and fast device (Like Frisco), I'm happy with my Fascinate until my contract is due. Then, maybe I'll do the "wait and see" until a phone comes out I fall in love with, or wait until the Fascinate is dead.
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Until I renew my contract. I have a tablet now, which serves well as my non-computer device. And, the Fascinate has a big enough screen to serve well for the off-the-cuff internet needs/media player (While commuting)/data modem.

So, since I already have a bigger screen, and fast device (Like Frisco), I'm happy with my Fascinate until my contract is due. Then, maybe I'll do the "wait and see" until a phone comes out I fall in love with, or wait until the Fascinate is dead.
Yeah.. that's pretty much what's going on with me, too. The only difference is that I do contemplate getting my Fascinate to somebody who might need it more than I do now, as I now only use it for calls and most texting and emailing.

The Galaxy Tab is a perfect size for a tab (as opposed to the iPads and many others), so it gets whipped out off and on all day at times I would have reached for my Fascinate for non-phone activities.
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It's tough to picture with the intro of all the new tablets, i plan on getting the tab 8.9 or whatever it's called when it comes out, i would have to wait til i get that before i can even determine what i would want in a next phone.
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Probably this summer will be a switch......I phone 5? Or dual core?
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I'm keeping mine until it gets the Froyo OTA
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Probably this summer will be a switch......I phone 5? Or dual core?
There will be at least 2 more iphone releases before this summer.
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Until Verizon gets the SGS2
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I have an old Blackberry Tour is perfect condition, I'd considered going back to that a few times.. honestly. I enjoy my Fascinate, but I don't think it's the perfect phone. I'll probably toggle back and forth with my blackberry and the fascinate until I can upgrade to the iphone.. but that won't be until next year lol.
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until either a) convince the wife to switch to sprint for the evo 3d or b) sgs 2 launches on vzw this summer (hopefully a)
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I miss my flip phone and with all the tablets coming out I might go back to a dumb phone and keep a tablet with me.
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As soon as I can trade for a TB or I might go all cash and get a Iphone 5 but I don't plan on keeping it a whole year.
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Lets see...according to Verizon, I'm able to upgrade my Fascinate on 10/1/2012. So, by my calculations (factoring air speed velocity, whether swallows are laden or unladen, etc...), I will be switching...in 18 months.
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+2, the SGS 2 is going to be amazing, i can't wait, i am gonna get that, and the tab 8.9, dang i am excited.
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I found these recent media coverage on SGS2 forum here. Looks pretty nice even with new TouchWiz UI still under development. Very smooth and fluid looking. SAMOLED+ screen quality is looking nice too. I think you better wait at least until this comes to U.S.

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We won't be getting the SGS2 becasue an LTE antenna won't fit. We may be getting a simmilar, but larger phone. It won't be out for a while as Samsung hasn't even released the single core Stealth yet.
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I'm also skeptical that LTE will fit in slim body of SGS2. That's probably why they are making a bit bulkier Stealth (Droid Charge) for VZW.

I still like it even without LTE and will get it if it comes to VZW. Otherwise, I might switch to AT&T-mobile to get HSPA+ version of it which is surely coming for them.
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Honestly the Fascinate is everything I've needed in a phone... and not an iPhone.
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I've moved onto the TB....battery suxxx, even though some are saying they're seeing great battery life, I just have to doubt a lot of them...a lot of new comers, and alot of peole rolling on 3G because 4G is not up in they're area, and think that they'll both work the same as far as battery life...just a lot of fibing goin on...everyone I know has terrible batt life with this phone, but Jonathan in North Dakota is getting 20 hrs with non stop use...lol! Anyway I just had to vent because I miss my Fascinates battery life. However, I have got to say the TB is deff bad ass, with the giant Super LCD screen, and just insanely crazy 4G speeds...I have to say its a trade off. So yes I have moved on, but I still miss my Fascinate.
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I've moved onto the TB....battery suxxx, even though some are saying they're seeing great battery life, I just have to doubt a lot of them...a lot of new comers, and alot of peole rolling on 3G because 4G is not up in they're area, and think that they'll both work the same as far as battery life...just a lot of fibing goin on...everyone I know has terrible batt life with this phone, but Jonathan in North Dakota is getting 20 hrs with non stop use...lol! Anyway I just had to vent because I miss my Fascinates battery life. However, I have got to say the TB is deff bad ass, with the giant Super LCD screen, and just insanely crazy 4G speeds...I have to say its a trade off. So yes I have moved on, but I still miss my Fascinate.
I don't like Tbolt either mainly due to poor battery. Maybe that guy in North Dakota is in 3G only area. Lack of HDMI is another shortcoming for me.
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I'm also skeptical that LTE will fit in slim body of SGS2.
People used to think the world was flat.
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+2, the SGS 2 is going to be amazing, i can't wait, i am gonna get that, and the tab 8.9, dang i am excited.
Really? More Samsung after the debacle they have created with the all of Galaxy S phones? No more Sammy for me that's for sure.
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The "debacle" was froyo, and Samsung's history with software updates was well known going in. Still the best hardware. I loved this phone even on Eclair. SGS2 FTW!
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Really? More Samsung after the debacle they have created with the all of Galaxy S phones? No more Sammy for me that's for sure.
it's mainly about the HW for me, SW can always be changed/updated, or whatever, Froyo, heh, i am not very hot and bothered about that. You have to understand.

1. they aren't a SW company.
2. Verizon probably has some pretty ridiculous requirements that samsung has to adhere to when making the Froyo update for our phone.
3. I don't think the hold up is Samsung, i mean if it were just putting Froyo on our phone Samsung wouldn't have to do anything, they would just send froyo to Verizon, hell, i could send it to them if it were just that.
4. the fact of the matter is, verizon has good testing standards it seems, yet pretty tough and time consuming requirements that it wants in place for this SW on the fascinate. The problem is probably more with Verizon's requirements than it is with testing or the SW or anything along those lines.
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Really? More Samsung after the debacle they have created with the all of Galaxy S phones? No more Sammy for me that's for sure.
It is Verizon NOT Samsung.

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Yeah could be, but Verizon is still one of the fastest at updating. And even going by this it just makes Samsung look worse. The Droid X is about a month away from Gingerbread, probably will beat Samsung to 2.2 on Verizon.
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Yeah could be, but Verizon is still one of the fastest at updating. And even going by this it just makes Samsung look worse. The Droid X is about a month away from Gingerbread, probably will beat Samsung to 2.2 on Verizon.
I don't even think that's a question anymore. The DX will definitely get their update first...they have "Droid" in their name.
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I don't even think that's a question anymore. The DX will definitely get their update first...they have "Droid" in their name.
I dont even think it is that, they just don't have Samsung in their name, lol. I mean does the Captivate even have 2.2 yet? I know Sprint started rolling it out but there were problems so they stopped.
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Well I will keep mine long enough for my son to do an AOL and then its on to Thunderbolt...I think
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At least untill my contract is up some time in 2012. then probably the I phone
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I have an upgrade coming up in the next few weeks. Although I've only had the Fascinate for two months or so...I don't think I'll use my upgrade, unless something amazing comes out. IDK what else I need from a cell phone. Front facing camera? Wouldn't mind it, but don't need it. Faster processor? Yes would be nice, but will just eat battery. Thinner/slimmer, lighter? Yeah...that'd be nice, but not necessary. So basically I am saying the Fascinate is perfect for me, currently. We will see in the next few months what Verizon brings to the table. Already eying the Bionic.
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I am scheduled for an upgrade in October but just got an Email saying I'm eligible for an early upgrade to any phone but they are pushing the iPhone on me in the Email.
I'll keep my Fascinate until the next OLED screened phone comes out that isn't a Samsung.
I will never buy anything Samsung makes ever again if I can help it.
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It's a good piece of hardware, but there's no reason to continue to use a device for which there will be no future firmware updates, particularly when that firmware is still being rapidly developed on other platforms.

I'll be ditching the Fascinate at the very earliest possible moment, and going forward, I won't be purchasing any new Samsung products.
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My contracts are up shortly. The Fascinate is going up on Craigslist and my family plus business accounts will be moving to Sprint.

We are done with Verizon and Samsung.
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I'll upgrade when there is a phone out tempting enough to upgrade to. TBolt offers me little temptation. Im not going to a bigger screen size without an increased screen res as well. I want at least as good battery life as I get now with UV kernels and the SF. I just dont see myself moving to another mere single core cpu as well. SGS2 apparently is coming to VZW in May/June [believe it when I see it]. But given the Samsung software update travesty we saw with this phone I just dont know. This is good enough for me quite frankly and I might even wait till the fall. 4.3" screen seems to be right but it must be with at least that qHD res. Dual core for sure. 1Gb of ram will seem to be the direction things are heading. Battery will be key as well. Gotta me more than what I got now, sorry Tbolt.
Besides without any 4G coverage within 150 miles of where I live 4G phones are even less tempting still. By the time I get 4G coverage in 2012 here we'll have quad core cpus with Hitachi's 1280x720 screens. Now that is an upgrade for sure.

Bottom Line, I see myself in the SF for the months ahead
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I'm not scheduled for an upgrade until Mayish 2012, so I'm more or less stuck. If I get an email saying they can upgrade me sooner, I'm dropping this like a live grenade. As grateful as I am to the devs, I will never own another Samsung again. I shouldn't have to rely on hacking my phone to make it run software that has been readily available for months for other phones.
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I jumped of the Fascinate wagon when the Thunderbolt was released... The lack of a properly working GPS, and no Froyo in sight just pushed me over. Do I miss my Fascinate? That's a good question, I'd have to say at this point no, last week was a BIG Yes! However, I did an exchange this morning for a new TB because I had some issues with my first, and I have to say I'm pretty happy at the moment. The phones a Fast pace blazing beast, nothing I've ever used has come close to the speed I'm getting. 3 things I miss from the Fascinate would be how thin the device felt, even with a case, the Beautiful Super Amoled screen, and of course the battery life. But Samsung and VZW really dropped the ball, I doubt I'll be giving Samsung another shot anytime soon.
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This thread is surprisingly quite about this news while other threads like Bionic, Charge, Revolution, SGS2 are all over this. Not that I believe it 100% though. Would VZW really put out this many high end phones in such short period of time?

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This thread is surprisingly quite about this news while other threads like Bionic, Charge, Revolution, SGS2 are all over this. Not that I believe it 100% though. Would VZW really put out this many high end phones in such short period of time?

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I'm not a fan of that many phones coming out right after another in such a short period of time.
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What's most surprising to me in this piece of news is that SGS2 will come that early to VZW and also with 4G in that slim body. Someone on SGS2 claims that he actually saw a proto-type in VZW store with Samsung rep. I suspected late Summer ~ September or maybe it won't even come to VZW due to difficulty of fitting LTE into such a slim body. But if this comes true, this will be huge hit even more than original galaxy S.
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How much longer am I keeping it? The minute my upgrade is ready (They said june/july back in january) Im dropping this thing like its carrying the plague. Im sick of my device working about 1/4 of what it could be. Normally I would be using this phone constantly, but right now it just sits in my pocket and I answer it when it rings, I respond when I get a text and I OCCASIONALLY go on the internet. If I try anything else, I go through a head ach getting it to work, even the simple stuff like listening to music. No more Samsung for me after this. They can take thier crappy phone, and thier crappy service and suck it. I vote with my wallet and thats why I will go HTC or Motorola for my next phone. Even if its an older model than the Fascinate.
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i really dont have any issues some of you are having. my music works perfect, no dropped calls, can surf the internet till the battery dies, all in all
i think its a great phone. i am running stock froyo and honest to god i dont have a single honest complaint about it. i just dont understand why some people are ready to chunk theirs in a lake. i dont work for verizon nor samsung, i am p.o. 'd about the froyo udate fiasco but since froyo has been in the boards for a while that isnt an issue anymore. i just find it strange that some people have disastrous experiences while others are totally pleased.
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Until VZ gets the trophy or if that takes too long I may go to ATnT for the Focus or HD7S soon. VZ and samsung left a bad taste in my mouth for Android. Besides I have been using Android since the original Droid so i would like a change for a bit.

I might go atnt and get a WP7 and an atrix and just switch sim cards back and forth when i get bored of using one.
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If Verizon and Samsung get their act together and start giving us good STABLE and TIMELY updates for the dev's to play with? who knows, until the next amazingly over the top phone comes out and the bugs are worked out of it.
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Now Sammy put up site on SGS2 officially. I think pictures are global version. Each U.S carrier will most likely get some variation of the external design.

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Probably until this summer when Iphone 5 comes.
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