Radio Shack leak reveals launch dates for HTC Vigor and Samsung Stratosphere9
The HTC Vigor is the most anticipated of the four, said to be the "World's First HD Smartphone" by virtue of the 720p resolution on the 4.3 inch display. Additionally, it will benefit from the partnership between HTC and Beats by Dre as a special set of earphones made by the latter, is expected to come with the device. Besides shipping with Android 2.3.4, the phone is expected to offer the latest version of HTC's UI, Sense 3.5. The Samsung Stratosphere is set to replace the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon's line up and will support Verizon's LTE network. Like the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint's roster, which it is being compared to, the Stratosphere offers a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard .
Just yesterday, we told you how Samsung accidentally leaked information about the Samsung Illusion through Flickr, confirming its SCH-I110 model number and the fact that it will be a "green" smartphone with eco-centric features. The last of the four, the BlackBerry Curve 9370, is a 'World Phone" version of Sprint's BlackBerry Curve 9350. As a result, it will have both a CDMA and GSM radio on board and will run the new BlackBerry 7 OS.
While all four smartphones are expected to launch next month, no pricing information has been leaked for any of them. As we get closer to October, we should not only be able to get some word on price.