Verizon Wireless has managed to grab the Samsung Galaxy S which has been renamed as the Fascinate with the phone being sold by the three other main networks in the US under three other different names.
In a bid perhaps to confuse customers even more, the Galaxy S has been rebadged as Epic 4G (ed : that's the Pro version), Captivate and Vibrant at Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile respectively. A fifth carrier, US Cellular, has chosen to stick with the original name for the launch.
The phone is currently on sale at Vodafone in the UK for free from £35 per month with 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB data allowance on a two year contract.
The phone comes with Android OS 2.1, a 5-megapixel camera that can record in HD as well, a virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, 802.11bgn Wi-Fi, 2GB internal memory expandable to 32GB and support for multiple file formats.
The rest of the configuration is not half as bad as well, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 processor that's strikingly similar to the Apple A4 that's inside the iPhone 4 and a host of "lifestyle" features like V CAST Music with Rhapsody; Samsung's Social Hub; AllShare Application; Daily Briefing; Write and Go; and Weather Clock.