It’s here, it’s finally here! The Samsung Stratosphere II has arrived! A few leaks have been dished out in the past few months, and Verizon has finally made the official announcement.
The Samsung Stratosphere will be a “mid-range” phone and consist of:
- 4 inch AMOLED Display
- QWERTY Sliding Keyboard
- Android 4.0
- LTE Ready
- NFC Ready
- 1.2GHz dual-core CPU
You can purchase this decent “mid-range” phone for $130 with a 2 year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.
Have any of you noticed how all the “mid-range” devices now carry the sliding keyboard? Could this mean that marketers believe that true Android “power users” have no preference for a “physical keyboard?”
Our friends at Engadget released the Official press release:
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II Coming Soon to Verizon Wireless
The Samsung Galaxyâ„¢ Stratosphere® II, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.0, aims to balance business and a rich multimedia experience.
The Stratosphere II offers a number of entertainment features. Users can rent or purchase movies from the Samsung Media Hubâ„¢ that they can watch right on the Stratosphere II’s 4-inch Super AMOLEDâ„¢ touchscreen display for high quality video entertainment. S-Beamâ„¢ uses NFC to easily share photos, and videos to other compatible devices.
On the business side, the smartphone is Global Ready with the ability to call and email from over 200 countries, has built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity when on the road and supports multi-vendor Mobile Device Management (MDM). With numerous security features like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and on-device AES 256-bit encryption, the Stratosphere II aims to protect personal and professional information.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores in the coming weeks for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
It’s not a bad device for mid-range users. The Samsung Stratosphere II is the original Stratosphere’s successor. This could essentially be a great Christmas gift for those lovely teenagers you have in the family who are itching for a new phone!