Verizon Samsung Gem Spotted Again

Remember the Samsung Gem? We first found a photo of it along with some specs back in August, and then it popped up again in a leaked Verizon roadmap. Well, it’s reared it’s head again via an announcement from Sammy, and it’s not going to impress a lot of people. The Gem will feature:

  • Android 2.1 (what a surprise) with TouchWiz 3.0
  • a small-ish 3.2-inch WVGA display, presumably Super AMOLED, that apparently has scratch/smudge protection.
  • a 3.2MP camera
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A MicroSD card slot
  • GPS
  • 800MHz processor
  • Swype and Samsung’s Social Hub preinstalled

No word on an official release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you posted. Keep in mind that the Samsung announcement doesn’t name a carrier, but we’re assuming it’s Verizon due to the leaked roadmap from August. More on this as it develops. Anyone else not impressed with this device?

Source PhoneScoop

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5 Comments

  1. alan wilensky
    January 22, 14:44 Reply

    Boycott Samsung until they bring updates to the Galaxy and Captivate series.

  2. Kanaga Deepan N
    January 22, 14:53 Reply

    I dont like this handset… It is not only the low specs, but the shape of D-PAD and ring around Camera, which reminds innerwear…

  3. Marc
    January 22, 15:30 Reply

    Boycott verizon for holding us up on froyo cuz there lazy to pay for samsungs fee.. I WANT FROYO FOR MY SAMSUNG FASCINATE TO GET RID OF “BING” & HAVE GOOGLE SEARCH.. I’m switching to T-Mobile or Sprint FUCK VERIZON!!!!

  4. Ratnok
    January 23, 15:03 Reply

    Verizon isn’t the issue with Froyo, (see Droid series) the issue is Samsung. They’ve been doing this crap dinner the Behold 2. Samsung is holding the same planned obsolescence strategy they’ve always used to get people to buy new devices they’ve always used. They won’t change their behaviour until people stop buying their stuff. Period.

  5. Robert
    January 23, 18:13 Reply

    Looks like this would make a good replacement for the Sprint Moment…..

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