Leaked ad shows Verizon bound Samsung Galaxy Stellar for $99.99 with Starter mode and Amazon apps

Leaked ad shows Verizon bound Samsung Galaxy Stellar for $99.99 with Starter mode and Amazon apps
Back in July, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar was listed on a rebate form. In the time since the device was first brought to our attention, nothing new about the model has been discovered. That is, until Friday when a leaked ad revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be offered by Verizon for $99.99 with a signed two-year contract. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the device to pass along but there are some interesting questions.

The ad mentions an "Easy-to-use Starter mode" whatever that might be. We guess that since it's easy-to-use, well, we can't be terribly worried about it. The ad also mentions how users of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar can stay entertained with "Amazon Apps". Why not mention the Google Play Store? Is this a paid promotional message from Amazon, or is the Google Play Store blocked on the phone?

With the appearance of the leaked ad, we probably won't have terribly long to find out the answers to our questions. The good news is that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar has gone from a name on a rebate form to something a little more tangible.

source: DroidLife



1. jesusLTEchrist

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2010

Old person phone.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's going to be the Samsung Galaxy Fire!

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not sure what to make of that kind of advertising... Starter mode? Fitting in the hand? Amazon Apps?! Is this going to be a Verizon Jitterbug-type phone, or a new cheap 7" tablet or even phablet (Ugh, I can't believe I just type 'phablet'... twice now!)? Note II? Galaxy Player???

4. Nico85

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Agreed. It sounds like it wants to compete directly with the LG Lucid as a 1st time smartphone

5. akhi216

Posts: 61; Member since: May 01, 2011

This article raises the concern of whether the phone has Google and Amazon apps or if it strictly has Amazon apps.

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Amazons Appstore sucks in comparison to Google Play! They better include Google Play....

7. J-LoTheGreat

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Actually the starter mode is also on the Pantech Marauder. While it is not a Galaxy S3 or other top-model. It does give people the simplicity of basic! It is not an "old person" phone, it is a simplistic mode to help people become comfortable with the OS first.

8. jesusLTEchrist

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2010

Yeah hasty generalization calling it an old person but you got the point. Its all about getting new demographics into smartphones. There isn't much room to increase market share for smartphones v basic phones(which increases arpu/brand loyalty both long term and short term) without targeting younger and younger kids with smartphones or targeting older/less techy people that have avoided getting smartphones. New data plans = lowering entry point for teens who's parents already have a smartphone Phone with starter mode and amazon apps = lowering entry point for people who tried a blackberry once got confused and avoided technology since then.

9. J-LoTheGreat

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Absolutely! I can agree with you 100%. It is a whole new world out there. I remember when Companies had 4-5 Smartphones and 2 dozen Basics. Seems now that the tables have completely done a 180. There are only about 5-6 decent basic phones and 2 dozen smartphones. Finally they have realized that they don't need to sacrifice quality to get a smartphone into someone's hand. i.e. Motorola Citrus.

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