As with any smartphone purchase, there's reason to hesitate here. For one thing, the default search engine on every Fascinate is locked to Bing. This won't be an issue to some of you, but you MUST note that you can not change this. There's also some muttering that the Market's Google Search widget is blocked.
This Bing-dedication also goes for Google Maps, which have been replaced to Bing Maps. The latter has no multitouch or Latitude options. In addition to the Bing lock-in, you'll find your Fascinate loaded down with a plethora of unwanted apps, many of which will prompt you for money immediately upon loading.
Beware. The Fascinate is a Galaxy S on Verizon's wonderful voice and data network. But this is a deal with some teeth, and far from the utter lock it would have been if Big Red had just left well enough alone.
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