While the Samsung Fascinate might have a cheaper (but lighter) feeling chassis than the Droid alternatives, definitely don’t write this slim Samsung phone off as a non-starter. If you’re considering a top-end Android phone from Verizon, the Fascinate definitely be included in the running. It could benefit from a little Android 2.2 love to add flash and push the performance bar up a bit. We found some annoyances in the software, but overall if felt better (and snappier) than Motorola’s software on the Droid 2 and Droid X. If I was recommending one of Verizon’s phone’s to a friend, I’d definitely make sure that they give the Fascinate a thorough look-over.