We thought the Samsung Gem might be launched alongside the Samsung Fascinate – which just got a recent launch date of September 8th and 9th for online and in-store customers, respectively – but it looks like we’ve been bamboozled. We were led to believe we’d be seeing the phone fairly soon as it was listed in Best Buy’s buyer guide as “coming soon” for Verizon, but it looks like Best Buy’s posted a correction notice stating there really isn’t an estimated launch date. Oh well.
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