Verizon Samsung Fascinate known issues document leaks

Verizon’s version of the almighty Samsung Galaxy S, the Fascinate, has only been available in stores for one day and online for two. Yet some bad news for Fascinate owners (or prospective buyers) has already surfaced, in the form of an internal Verizon document that lists all the current known issues. Bugs, for you and me.

And it’s one lengthy list. Now sure, since we haven’t seen any such leak regarding other smartphones, there’s nothing to compare it to. So perhaps all newly-launched devices have similar issues and a similar number of issues one day or two after they hit the streets.

Or maybe the Fascinate has had quite the buggy firmware shipped. Which would be strange, since you’d think that part of the reason that this was the last of the Galaxy S versions to launch on the Big Four American carriers would be so it could get the most stable software.

Anyway, the most important of the bugs are:

  • Alert Notifications: There is no option to change the Calendar alert notification. Short term work around: There is no short term work around for this issue.
  • Blank Screen: If you are on a call and a second call comes in, you get the correct Caller ID information. If you answer the second call, the caller ID screen goes blank and does not show any caller information. Short term work around: There is no short term work around for this issue
  • Email Sync: In some cases exchange e-mail and yahoo mail can stop syncing. Short term work around: The user can manually sync. Planned Resolution: A fix for this issue will be included in the MR 1 release for this device.
  • Exchange ActiveSync Security Lock: The EAS security lock may be invoked earlier then the timer is set for.
  • Google and Bing Maps Latency: It has been reported that it takes longer then other devices to get GPS location information when using Google and Bing maps. Short term work around: There is no short term work around for this issue
  • Call Disconnect: If you are on a call or in the process of receiving an incoming call and you press the search button the call may be disconnected.

The full list is available over at Boy Genius Report, if you’d like to check if that strange behavior you’ve seen from your Fascinate is something Verizon is already aware of.

Naturally, we hope that all of these issues will be fixed in an upcoming maintenance software update. Or with that Froyo update that Fascinate owners or future buyers are surely impatient about.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Nikes110

    This looks like an awesome phone, definitely going to battle the incredible thats been backed up for months, thank god they made another phone with a good processor. And most of the issues do not affect most people’s phone usage, and are all planned to be fixed, so why worry? all new phones have test runs and problems, same as the side effects on medicines, it could happen, but most likely it will not.

  • Nikes110

    This looks like an awesome phone, definitely going to battle the incredible thats been backed up for months, thank god they made another phone with a good processor. And most of the issues do not affect most people’s phone usage, and are all planned to be fixed, so why worry? all new phones have test runs and problems, same as the side effects on medicines, it could happen, but most likely it will not.