Alltel Wireless and Samsung announced the Samsung Gem (model SCH-i100) smartphone. In addition to all the features you look for on an Android device and the large LCD touch display that brings it all to life, the Samsung Gem also offers new features and additional applications designed to give Alltel customers a premium Android experience.
The Samsung Gem comes equipped with Android 2.1 and provides built-in Google mobile services including Google Search and Google Maps with turn-by-turn GPS navigation. The Google user interface applications also allow customers to integrate their Outlook, Facebook and Gmail contacts, putting everything right where they need it on the large touch screen.
For people who like to keep in touch with their friends, the Samsung Gem also features one-touch direct-to-social site photo posting, allowing users to conveniently post photos, messages or e-mails to their favorite social network sites with a simple touch. The 3.2 megapixel camera gives customers the ability to catch every moment through phone or video.
In addition to the advanced touchscreen display, Samsung Gem users will text, picture and video message with the Swype virtual keyboard, an innovative system that allows you to simply slide your finger from key to key, only raising it in between words. Consumers will also be able to drag and drop various widgets and icons to personalize their own unique screen.
Additional Samsung Gem key features include:
- The smartphone is also Wi-Fi enabled, giving customers two ways to connect to the Internet — through Alltel's fast 3G wireless network or through any available Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Bluetooth wireless technology for a hands-free experience or to easily transfer data to a computer.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Gem is available at Alltel Wireless for free after a $50 mail in rebate and a two year service agreement. Check deals.