Samsung Galaxy Stellar with 4G LTE is announced, yours for free on contract
posted by Nick T. / Sep 04, 2012, 9:29 AM
Verizon announced today one of the latest additions to its Android lineup – the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, which is a rather simple handset made for first-time smartphone users. What makes it suitable for the purpose you ask? Well, it is the pre-configured dual interface option: in "Starter Mode", users are presented with a clean, uncluttered home screen hosting widgets for their favorite apps, contacts, and frequently used settings. If the user wants to, they can easily switch back to Standard Mode and get the traditional Android interface with all the flexibility and advanced features that it offers.
When it comes to hardware, it is worth noting the the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is a 4G LTE device, meaning that it should be able to reach some pretty decent data transfer rates. The processor inside it is a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1.2GHz, and its 4-inch display has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. On its back is positioned a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera, while a 1.3MP cam for video chats is positioned above its screen. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is installed out of the box. Oh, and before we forget, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar is a SAFE-approved device, with support for advanced encryption methods, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and robust VPN networking, which makes the smartphone secure enough for enterprise use.
Verizon will make the Samsung Galaxy Stellar available on its online store and in retail outlets starting September 6. Getting one will cost you nothing after a $50 mail-in rebate, as long as you don't mind signing a 2-year contract.
Features 4G LTE Connectivity, Dual-Interface Options and B2B Enterprise Solutions
BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that they will offer the exclusive Samsung Galaxy Stellar™ starting Sept. 6 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
The easy-to-use 4G LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Stellar is designed to be compact so it fits easily in a customer’s hand and makes the first-time smartphone experience simple. The Stellar features a dual interface option so customers can choose between Starter Mode or Standard Mode. Starter Mode features a simplified home screen display with preset widgets such as Favorite Apps, Favorite Contacts and Favorite Settings for quick and easy access to frequently used apps and settings. Starter Mode also features a quick dialer icon that allows customers to make phone calls directly from the home screen. Standard Mode provides customers with a more conventional layout and gives customers the traditional Android™ experience. The Stellar also includes a Help app that features guided tours and tips for changing settings and more, so customers can master their devices.
Samsung Galaxy Stellar customers can take advantage of blazingly fast 4G LTE connectivity to access an array of convenient and multimedia rich apps. A suite of Amazon apps is included that offers customers easy ways to discover content such as watching movie trailers on the IMDB app, downloading audio books with the Audible app, and one-click ordering with the Amazon shopping app. The Stellar also offers a variety of premium TV and film content for rent or purchase through the Samsung Media Hub.
The Galaxy Stellar is a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) approved device featuring on-device AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to make working on the go secure.
4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas
4-inch WVGA display (800 x 480)
Suite of Amazon apps includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos, IMDB and Audible
Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich – support for Google Mobile™ Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Maps™ and access to more than 600,000 apps available to download from Google Play
Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat and 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus
Backup Assistant Plus – media management and online storage service designed to help customers store and access media content such as music, videos, pictures, documents and contacts.
Samsung's SAFE enterprise mobility solutions provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently while on–the-move.
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) – communicate directly with your Microsoft Exchange Server enabling push email, calendar and contacts
Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Support from Industry-Leading Solutions Providers – supports industry-standard VPN protocols to help users efficiently tap into VPN networks and MDM capabilities that allow IT departments to effectively safeguard employees’ mobile devices and corporate data.
On Device Encryption –SAFE helps prevent unauthorized access to mobile data by leveraging the AES 256-bit encryption standard, encrypting all data, including app-specific internal data and internal/external memory.
Pricing and availability:
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 for free after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
Customers purchasing the Galaxy Stellar will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan. Share Everything Plans allow customers to add the Stellar to their account for $40 monthly access. For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
this is why 1 of every 4 android devices is a Samsung they are flooding the market with multiple crapware devices at multiple price points for different carriers. you have the S3 an awesome high end, the S2 a solid hiher end mid level device and hell if they market the OG Epic ( sprints variant of the Galaxy s) right it would be a good solid entry level... aarg.
this is actually good for verizon wireless.. I teach the workshops for android and iphone.. and normally when recommending a starter ( dummy proof ) phone I normally suggest the lg lucid or iphone for begginers.. and this phone will make life so much easier for those people 40+ ( age wise) who want to get into the smartphone era.
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