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Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores

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Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores
We recieved the three images below from a Verizon store that shows they now have a dummy unit of the Samsung Gem SCH-i100. Though a release date and pricing isn't set yet, US Cellular has it for $29.99 and Alltel sells it for free (after rebate) with a 2-year contract.

The Samsung Gem runs on Android 2.1 Eclair and features an 800MHz processor, 3.2" 240x400 resolution touchscreen display with anti-scratch and anti-smudge protective layer, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,  EVDO Rev A, and a 3.2MP autofocus camera. We're not sure why the Gem was delayed, as it was shown in a Best Buy ad for Verizon last September, but I guess later is better than nothing.

Thanks to a friend for the pictures and info!

Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores
Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores
Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores



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posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:08

1. me (unregistered)


I find it weird that the verizon units are on 2.1 and running touchwiz interface but the Gem on USCC is vanilla android and is running 2.2 not sure about alltels version

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:17 1

2. theGodfather (unregistered)


Gems are 2.2 build on VZW and we have been selling these for months through indirect. phonearena is always reallylost when it comes to the news.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 16:50

3. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Godfather,
Then pls tell us what is up with the HTC Merge?

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 10:50 1

6. shottagoogles (unregistered)


DUDEEE !!! we've been selling the gem since the last week of march and had the dummies since first week of march where hell yall been ??

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 13:44

7. Raptorjesus (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Just to let you know the Gem is free at USC (after rebate) also. You guys really need to re-verify you're info.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 15:54

8. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)


The Gem's been on sale for quite some time. Available through indirect only though so unless Phone Arena is reporting that the news is that the direct stores are going to get them soon...this is old news.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 20:24

9. DroidX pRo (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Aug 2010)


I've seen it at the Walmart in Yankton, SD. It's a pretty neat phone!

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