The Verizon Fascinate was the last Samsung Galaxy S variant to hit the U.S. market and so far the carrier is doing its best to keep the phone up to date with software updates, even though some of them introduced problems for some users. Apparently, as of this week, Verizon is listing the phone with a “retired” label.
Looking at the screen capture above you’ll see the red watermark embedded all over the device page. It says the phone is retired and thus it has already been removed from the carrier’s online store. Given the popularity of the Galaxy S and its variants, it’s just normal that Verizon would replace the retired Fascinate with something else. Logic would imply that the phone replacing the Fascinate would be the Galaxy S II variant for Verizon (regardless if it will be called Samsung Galaxy S II, Function, Fascinate II or Stratosphere) but there’s still no official wording on that. Fingers crossed the Fascinate will receive its Gingerbread update though.