Alltel Samsung Gem runs Android 2.1, is free on contract
Alltel has announced the Samsung Gem today. This is a midrange smartphone running Android 2.1, and was first seen all the way back in August of last year alongside the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon. Since then, it’s appeared in a Best Buy guide, also with Verizon branding. And it’s been officially unveiled by Samsung in January, but without an agreement with a carrier, strangely.
Well now this phone is finally going to be pushed by a carrier – Alltel, that is. The Samsung Gem can be yours for free (after a $50 mail-in rebate) if you choose to sign a new two-year service agreement. It’s available right now in Alltel retail outlets.
The Samsung Gem has an 800 MHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi (with hotspot capability), Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD card slot, and 124 MB of internal memory.