Samsung Stratosphere listed on Verizon's new rebate form

Samsung Stratosphere listed on Verizon's new rebate form
One of our loyal readers, who also is a Verizon employee, sent us a picture of the carrier's latest rebate form to show us that the Samsung Stratosphere is now listed on it. Of course, that doesn't guarantee that a launch is imminent, but it is another step on the road that leads to your pocket for Verizon's first LTE enabled side sliding phone. Obviously, we are still awaiting a launch date from the mobile operator.

The Samsung Stratosphere could launch on October 20th, based on a leaked document from Radio Shack, as we reported. Some Verizon documents were recently discovered which compare the device to Verizon's other LTE phones and some of its other sliders. Amongst its LTE brothers, the Stratosphere is considered a mid-tier phone with specs that don't come close to Verizon's last high-tier LTE launch, the Motorola DROID BIONIC. On the other hand, where the latter tips the price scales at $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract, the Samsung Stratosphere could come in at a more affordable $149.99 after a rebate (after all, the phone is now listed on Verizon's rebate sheet) and a signed two-year contract.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.00h talk time)



1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

this would easily come second to the Bionic as an LTE offering to me.

2. bob unregistered

this phone would be the perfect gift for the holidays if it wasn't a mid range.... falls between droid 3 and this..... droid has better specs, but this has lte, though that hasn't been deployed in my area yet

3. abit unregistered

I'm guess no information on what SoC the Stratosphere is running, right? I wonder if Samsung is using it's own Hummingbird or a single-core Snapdragon?

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's probably a Hummingbird.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My understanding is that the Stratosphere really is an LTE Epic with a slightly redesigned keyboard. Not that there's anything wrong with that; the Epic's still a great phone! It's between this and the Vigor for me, and I suspect the Vigor will be priced nearly twice as high. Hmm...the convenience of a keyboard, or the screen, power and memory of the Vigor... hmm....

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I just noticed the continuum is on that list. That phone has been around a long time now.

5. rathdrum77

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

So? What's your point with that observation?

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