We found some new information on the Samsung Gem and Fascinate phones from Verizon. We opened up the September issue of the Best Buy mobile buyer’s guide and found a nice little side by side of these two new phones. In this issue both are shown with the label of “Coming Soon.”
We already have a confirmed date in September for the launch of the Samsung Fascinate which is the last Galaxy S model to be released in the U.S. by a major carrier. T-Mobile started things off with the Vibrant followed by the Captivate from AT&T (1 million sold between these two to date), the Epic 4G launched last week and now the Fascinate graces us with its presence. We heard some rumors that the Gem might be a September release also and if we take the hints form this buyers guide, that just might be true!
We learned a little more about the Gem. It will come out with Android 2.1 and boasts TouchWhiz 3.0 and Swype. The phone is available in black and also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi and 16 GB of storage. THe Fascinate is available for pre-order at Best Buy right now and I would look for the Gem a little later on this month. Exciting times for Android fans! Especially if you are in need of a phone!