Samsung Gem dummies show up at Verizon stores

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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  • Display 3.2" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.124 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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7 Comments

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

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.

3. cthunder

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

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

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 ??

7. Raptorjesus

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

8. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

9. DroidX pRo

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 12, 2010

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

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