We’ve gotten ahold of some material regarding the mid-range, Android 2.1 Eclair-powered Samsung Gem, which we first discovered last month was headed to regional carrier Cellular South. Well now the 3.2-inch, WQVGA Gem also appears en route to yet another smaller provider, namely Alltel, according to the major retailer from which the above screenshot came. No price was given, but a release within the next week is likely.
Meanwhile, the long-rumored Verizon-bound Gem has appeared in what seem to be its premiere press shots, although the source of the images made it clear that this was not necessarily indicative of an impending launch (which may, in fact, never come). This model was first spotted in a Best Buy ad way back in early September 2010, only to have the big box retailer publicly retract its assertion that the Verizon Gem was “coming soon.” “At this time there is no estimated launch date,” read the posted notice.