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Samsung Galaxy S Lands In The US Under FOUR Different Names

Verizon Wireless has managed to grab the Samsung Galaxy S (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.