Digging up Verizon’s Samsung Gem

After announcing the LG Ally, Droid Incredible, and Droid X over the span of three months, Verizon’s Android lineup keeps getting stronger.  Aside from the Droid 2, which still needs a formal unveiling, the nation’s largest wireless provider has their Samsung Galaxy S series Fascinate on deck as well.  Well, let’s add another one to the list, shall we?

You’re looking at what’s being called the Samsung Gem, a 2.1 device with the TouchWiz 3.0 UI on top.  Looking at the picture, we can assume an AMOLED display with a screen size of around 3.2-inches.  You can see the traditional four button layout across the bottom with what looks like an optical trackpad in the shape of a diamond (gem).  According to IntoMobile, this phone will arrive early next month with the Facinate following at the end of September.

Dropping two Samsung phones with a similar interface doesn’t make a ton of sense, but who are we to judge?  Obviously, the carrier knows what they are doing.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.