Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II now available at Verizon, sliding QWERTY keyboard in tow

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is now available for purchase from Verizon Wireless. This device comes with a full physical side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, and, as its name implies, is the successor to the original Stratosphere from yesteryear. The Stratosphere II was officially announced a couple of weeks ago, and today it’s gone on sale without another mention by Big Red.

If you’re interested in picking one up, this is where you need to go. The price being asked for this smartphone is $129.99 with a new two-year contract.

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II comes with a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage space, microSD expansion support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Naturally though, the QWERTY keyboard will be this phone’s main selling point. There are very few Android smartphones that come with physical keyboards in this day and age, and even fewer that sport at least a couple of decent specs. So if your carrier of choice is Verizon, and you need one of these actual keyboards to type on, yet want a smartphone too – this is it.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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