Samsung Stratosphere II side-slider now available from Verizon
0. phoneArena 22 Nov 2012, 21:25 posted on
Samsung's LTE enabled side sliding QWERTY device is back, and once again it is hanging out at Verizon where it can be bought for $129.99 with a signed two-year contract; in an era of giant screens and monster specs, the Samsung Stratosphere II is designed for those who need a physical QWERTY...
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1. TheMan (Posts: 407; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
...or for free at Costco beginning next week through mid-December. Price before Thanksgiving was $49.99.
2. metalpoet (unregistered)
Oh yeah! my store had 15 of them and sold them all! only 3 hours after opening my store! haha!
3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1832; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I suppose I'm one of the minority in the world of mobile enthusiasts that still prefers a QWERTY smartphone; it's nice to see the Stratosphere II get spec bump like this, but I'd still like to see a QWERTY get the works equal to any flagship phone. I'd eagerly choose a QWERTY over any other phone if they didn't always come with caveats.
4. Stuntman (Posts: 733; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I'd be willing to take the tradeoff of a lower powered phone for a landscape slider keyboard. Unfortunately, they come few and far between. There were none available for me a few months ago when I was looking for a new phone. Had to settle for one with no keyboard. Took close to 4 months before I got used to it. Hopefully, the next time I need a new phone, these keyboard phones will still be around.
5. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I'm right with you. Even though the Samsung Intercept I had was horrible, I do miss the keyboard. I have a Galaxy Nexus now and I feel like I have to type slower on the touchscreen due to me making numerous mistakes whenever I type fast. Granted, there are some flagship like QWERTY smartphones, such as the DROID 4 and the Photon Q 4G LTE.