Verizon's first side sliding smartphone to offer 4G connectivity, the Samsung Stratosphere
, is seemingly closer to launch than thought. With the specs released and pictures of the device revealed, the only items left to find out about are the pricing of the unit and the exact launch date. With accessories for the phone now arriving at Verizon stores, we could see a launch as early as this coming week
Two accessories have been photographed for the Samsung Stratosphere. One is a desktop dock that turns the phone into a media player, speakerphone, alarm clock and charges up the handset right from the dock. The other accessory is a shell design combination holster/kickstand that lets you prop up your phone for an optimal viewing angle.
Verizon considers the Samsung Stratosphere to be a mid-range LTE phone
, which means that those of you on Verizon who want 4G speeds without paying an arm and a leg for an LTE enabled phone, might be on the verge of getting a golden opportunity to pick up a the speed you want at a price you don't mind paying.