Samsung Fascinate Pre-orders Now Open

Best Buy has announced that the pre-orders for Samsung Fascinate are now open. A caveat here though – the offer is presently available only to the members of Reward Zone. Pre-orders for the general public will be made available starting August 29. The retailer has made no note of either the launch date nor the pricing.

But expect them to be competitive with Samsung Captivate and Vibrant. After all, these devices are all siblings with similar features and specs. Much like the rest of the Galaxy S ilk, the Samsung Fascinate too will feature a 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a 5-megapixel camera and will run on Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI. But the Fascinate will flash a metallic body unlike the standard dark frames that have come to characterize Galaxy S.

In all likelihood, the Samsung Fascinate should launch within the first half of September since the device was originally pushed from an August launch to September only to accomodate the launch of Droid 2.