By Chuong Nguyen | April 3, 2011 8:58 PM
After having outed the Samsung Gem for Verizon Wireless in the U.S. early as “coming soon,” Best Buy Mobile is now retracting its listing, stating that it does not know when the mid-range Android smartphone may be hitting the carrier.
The retailer is now saying:
“On page 9 of the September Best Buy Mobile Buyer’s Guide we advertised the Samsung Gem (SKU 1200581) as Coming Soon. At this time there is no estimated launch date. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.”
Though the release date is now unknown, the listing did provide some important specs for the device. We now know, if the specs listed on the earlier advertisement is correct, that the device will have TouchWiz–Samsung’s proprietary UI, a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, and 16 GB of storage.