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Samsung Stratosphere Available Today from Verizon for $149

It may not be the Galaxy SII, but if you love Samsung, slideout keyboards, low prices, and 4G LTE, the Stratosphere is your only option for the time being. We all know that a set of powerhouse devices is on the way including the HTC Rezound, DROID RAZR, and Galaxy Nexus, but there are a handful of people out there that can’t live without a physical keyboard. None of those devices has one. For $149 on 2-year contract, this little guy and its 1GHz single-core processor can be yours.


  • BigRed4X15

    My wife’s epic is a decent phone, it’s not the powerhouse of a dual core, but it does work. But h8rs are going to h8 I guess.

  • Let’s see: last year’s technology?  Yep.

    Touchwiz?  Yep.

    I’mma file this one under “don’t care, moving along…”

  • Anonymous

    Not half bad, had some hands on time today, but obv not the galaxy nexus

  • Anonymous

    sprint released this phone last year

  • why not just buy the d3…….so you dont get 4g, big deal!

  • Bear0013

    seems like all crickets around here today lol…..cricket cricket

  • Anonymous

    This will not be a good phone even for the average consumer. I guarantee it will have the same bugs all the GS1 phones had, plus little to no updates, and trouble locking gps.

    • Trusttheman85

      the gps locking kills me…. my sprint LG optimus S (my 1st taste of android) worked better a year ago then my “Droid Peice” (what i call the droid charge otb)

      • Anonymous

        Yea I have had a d1, fascinate and HTC incredible 2. I almost dropped Android all together after owning the Fascinate. Samsung devices are no good IMO. My Inc2 and Droid 1 were awesome. 

  • yawn, crap, yawn

  • Lgreg64

    the price is right. there may be hope the razr and g-nex will go for 200-250.

    • Anonymous

      nope they both will be $299

  • Anonymous

    They are actually trying to go after the enterprise market with certain security features…it won’t work but they can try

  • Ravnos CC

    Pentile layout 🙁

  • gregba

    touchwiz 4.0?

    • Anonymous

      No I believe that is the old touchwiz on there. It doesn’t even look like its running Ginger Bread, although I thought it was suppose to have it.

  • Anonymous

    It looks promising for the regular customers.

    • EC8CH

      regular customers don’t read DL… we’re all irregular.

      • KRSwon

        Eat more fiber.

    • DroidDude

      When was the HTC Vigor renamed the Rezound???  Also, when will it be released, the posts on this device have stopped…

  • This is not the droid I’m looking for…

  • Lenny

    it is free on wirefly

  • GotSka81

    I know that this is very similar fascinate, but with 4g and a keyboard…is the performance going to be any better because of differences with hardware or is this device going to be outdated VERY soon?  I ask for all the people out there who may not need a game-changer type phone but also don’t want something that’s outdated out of the box.

    • Anonymous

      Regular users just want to use their devices to make calls and read emails.

      • GotSka81

        Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.  My mother has an LG Ally and is sick of how slow and crappy it is (you know a phone sucks when my mother can’t stand using it).  This seems like a logical move for her, because she NEEDS a keyboard.

        • Anonymous

          Be careful though. Check the GPS. Sometimes the GPS’s don’t work correctly or lock on GS1 style Samsung phones. I use to have a fascinate, my friend has the captivate. GPS didn’t work on either.

        • Anonymous

          Yea, if you think about 1mgz for a device is good enough if the person is not a heavy user. On the other hand we want the best devices 🙂 which one are you getting?