Verizon gets a Gem of a phone from Samsung?

Verizon gets a Gem of a phone from Samsung?
Hey, did you hear about the Android flavored handset expected to be launched by Verizon next month? No, it's not the Fascinate. It's a Gem. No, it's still not the Fascinate-although Big Red's Galaxy S variant is probably a gem of a phone. No, what we are talking about here is the Samsung Gem, a mid-range Android handset that will launch in September with Android 2.1 and the TouchWiz 3.0 UI. The screen appears to be 3.2 inches and will probably be an AMOLED display, just above the diamond shaped optical trackpad. With the Samsung Fascinate expected to bring its high end specs to the carrier a little after the Gem is released, we might see some rather run of the mill specs on the latter device. In other words, we wouldn't be surprised to see something less than a 1GHz chip under the hood. Pricing is also unknown for now, but if you assume that the Fascinate will go for the carrier's $199.99 price for top of the line devices, the Gem could launch $50-$70 lower.

Samsung Fascinate Preliminary Specifications | Hands-on

source: IntoMobile

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