Verizon’s first 4G LTE smartphone that came with a physical QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Stratosphere, launched back in October. So far Big Red has been selling it for $149.99 with a new two-year contract, with the exception of five days during the holiday shopping season when the price was dropped and the phone was available on a Buy One, Get One free (BOGO) offer as well.
And today that is back. Alongside the price reduction. Though this time it’s unclear how long the offer will last. So if you’d like an affordable Android smartphone with 4G LTE support as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard, you should probably act fast.
Verizon now sells the Stratosphere for $99.99. The same new two-year contract needs to be signed, of course, but you can get two devices for that price thanks to the BOGO deal. So $50 for a 4G LTE smartphone? That sounds pretty cool to us.
The Samsung Stratosphere has a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 480p video recording, a secondary 1.3 MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage and a 4 GB microSD card preinstalled, and GPS. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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