Both running Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0 (Android 2.2 updates coming up) are proof why Samsung wants to own the Android marketplace so bad — they’ve created an entry-level handset, outside of the high-end galaxy S line called the Gem. The handset on the left is the Samsung Fascinate, aka Galaxy S for Verizon. It boasts the same specs as its rivals on AT&T and T-Mobile (Captivate and Vibrant, respectively).
With that out of the way, we can focus on the Gem’s release date a little bit more. It’s due in September, just like it’s cousin — the Fascinate. And if you’re asking why, please email Verizon’s marketing and project management teams and ask them if the Samsung line is more important to them — than the August 12th bound DROID 2.