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Samsung Gem Review [a Unique Android Indeed]

There's a soft spot in my heart for all of the odd iterations of devices running Android, especially when they provide essentially the same software as their brothers and sisters. What this phone represents is a bridge for scaredy cats to get into smartphones - people who've been using cellphones for a few years, but aren't quite ready to experience the top Android phones and appreciate them for what they are. Instead, this phone has all the buttons it needs - physical buttons, mind you, to present itself as an easy to use phone that also has smartphone features and functionality - and it's cute!

Samsung Gem on U.S. Cellular Hands-On and Unboxing

We've been talking about this phone for months and months and yes, months, I kid you not. The Samsung Gem has news spanning back to August 4, 2010 and it's got regular updates all the way up to the present where it's available on U.S. Cellular for basically free ($29.99 after $80 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract.) At one point we saw it on Bluegrass, another time we had it coming out with Verizon, once it even cost $200! Crazy time! Now we've got it in our hands and it is truly, yes truly, a little gem.

Samsung Gem Officially Announced on U.S. Cellular

Today we've been sent some exciting news for those of you who love diamond shapes as home keys - that's right! It's the Samsung Gem, announced by Samsung Mobile and U.S. Cellular today, set to be released in stores and online starting on April 1st. This phone will feature a 3.2-inch touchscreen with "advanced anti-scratch, anti-smudge and anti-reflective protective glass." Sounds fancy! Samsung Gem carries Android 2.2 Froyo out of the gate, with no word on updates to Gingerbread.

US Cellular offers buy one get five deal on Android

U.S. Cellular has announced a family sized buy one, get up to five free, deal on Android handsets and messaging phones. Customers who sign up for a two year US Cellular agreement and purchase a Samsung Mesermize (aka Galaxy S) for $99.99 can get up to five LG Optimus U smartphones free or one Samsung Messager Touch for $29.99 and get up to five Samsung Profiles for free. To sweeten the deal (as if it wasn't sweet enough), US Cellular is also offering a $100 Smartphone activation credit for every new line. There's even more benefit if customers add either their Primary Plus Plan or Belief Plan which offers phone upgrades after 18 months.
“These amazing deals are great for customers who want devices to fit their family’s wide variety of needs and lifestyles,” said Alan D. Ferber, executive vice president of operations for U.S. Cellular. “Busy parents will love how the cutting-edge Android-powered smartphones help them stay productive, and kids can stay entertained and connected with friends on the go. Many of our customers prefer texting over talking, so we also wanted to delight them with great deals on our messaging phones.”

Canada Doesn’t Care About the New Galaxy Tab

Really. They don't even care at all. Why else would they only offer up a $100 discount to their Bell Samsung Galaxy Tab when the fabulous businesses like US Cellular who is doing a Valentine's Day 2 for 1 deal, or Sprint who slashed their Tab down to a mere nubbin - $300! Clearly Canada plans on taking some of my stash of old Tabs that I requested upon the announcement of the new Tabs at Mobile World Congress.

$199.99 Galaxy Tab as US Cellular boosts discount

US Cellular has further discounted its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, pushing the 7-inch Android slate down to $199.99 after various rebates (and assuming the usual 2-year agreement). That makes it the cheapest way to get your hands on the Froyo tablet in the US, though it does require a $100 mail-in rebate be processed. However, the $200 deal is not available with US Cellular's cheaper data plans (if you want to pay just $14.99 for 200MB of data a month, you're still looking at $399.99 for the Tab itself), with packages starting from $54.99 per month for 5GB.

LG Optimus U Hands-On and Unboxing

Take a peek with me and us at this lovely little "starter" phone for those wishing to dive into Android for a cheap enough price that it wouldn't be the biggest loss if they didn't enjoy it. But they will enjoy it. Oh yes they will. Everyone loves a bite of Android, right? This little lady is running Android 2.2 and it's quick as a bunny as far as I can see so far, so I'm thinking yaaa. Take a look at the unboxing and hands-on with this device in the video and gallery below.

LG Optimus U headed to US Cellular

The LG Optimus is one of the best "starter" Android phones we have seen, shipping with the previously current Android 2.2 it offers up a great user experience to new users, or users who do not need a super powerful smartphone. Now, the device will be coming to US Cellular.

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Five Carriers, Three Cases – Which Feels Best?

As you may already well know, ALL major mobile carriers have have a Samsung Galaxy Tab for you to choose from already. Each of the following: Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, have their own UNIQUE Tab for you to choose from. You'd expect their prices to be comparable, certainly the data plans and internet delivery to vary a bit, but how about the actual cases? If you've gotten your hands on more than one of these tablets at different carriers, you know that you're in for a very different experience with each one. Two black, one white. Two flat, one textured. Choose your destiny!
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