Samsung has announced their new 4G LTE smartphone, Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon Wireless. This phone is the first Verizon 4G LTE phone with five-row QWERTY keyboard. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and it is powered by 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor.
It has 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash (720p HD playback and 480p DVD-quality recording) and an 1.3MP front video calling camera. The connectivity features include 4G LTE that would offer 5 to 12 Mbps download speed and 2 to 5 Mbps upload speed, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and GPS. It comes with multiple video format support including DivX and XviD.
The Business features include, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), Support for Cisco AnyConnect 2.1 SSL VPN, Sybase Afaria Mobile device management (MDM) capabilities and Encryption Services.
The Samsung Stratosphere will be available on October 13 from Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new 2 year customer agreement.