Samsung Stratosphere, Verizon’s first QWERTY LTE phone, coming October 13th

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Samsung Stratosphere, Verizon’s first QWERTY LTE phone, coming October 13th
Update: The Samsung Stratosphere, the first LTE-enabled Verizon phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, is finally official! After a couple of appearances here and there, the Samsung Stratosphere is finally ready to grace Verizon on October 13th.

The Stratosphere features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. It’s also powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Nothing that would necessarily scream high-end, but nor does the price, which stands at the rather affordable $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and on a 2-year agreement.

But of course the most important thing here is the killer combo of a five-row full QWERTY keyboard and 4G LTE service. Judging by the imges, the keys are decently spaced with the arrow keys and some other buttons greyed out to stand out. This would appeal to business professionals, Verizon says, but so will the 1.3-megpixel front-facing camera - a nice addition for video conferencing. Finally, the phone comes with enhanced business security features.

Hit the press release below for all the fine details around the launch of the Stratosphere.

source: Verizon Wireless



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