Verizon Samsung Stratosphere gets date and tantalising price

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If you don’t want the fastest, most amazing smartphone on the market you may sometimes think that U.S. carriers don’t always cater to your needs, however we now have all of the important details regarding Verizon’s Samsung Stratosphere release.

This QWERTY slider is headed to Verizon on October 13 for $149 (two-year deal required), it boasts LTE connectivity, which means it is one of the cheapest Verizon offerings to boast such super-fast connectivity, the rest of the specs aren’t too shabby either. Specification highlights include a 1GHz processor, 4GB of onboard memory, a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, a 4-inch display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Currently Verizon has five other smartphone on offer at this price point, all of which are regarded “old”, these are the 16GB iPhone 4, HTC Trophy, Droid Incredible 2, Casio G’zOne Commando and the Palm Pre 2.

It will be interesting to see sales figures for this smartphone now that the 8GB iPhone 4 has had its price slashed, obviously Apple’s 4th-generation iPhone doesn’t boast LTE connectivity or a QWERTY slider, so they can’t be compared side-by-side – but if your looking for a mid-end device both should be seriously considered.

You can head over to Droid-Life for full technical specifications, Verizon are pushing the fact that the Stratosphere is the network’s first-ever 4G LTE QWERTY slider and the fact that it boasts enhanced enterprise features.

We would love to hear your opinions on the Verizon Samsung Stratosphere, could it be Verizon’s answer to a business-centric, Android-based, business QWERTY-slider? We think it has all the attributes it needs.

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