Apparently the FCC had the audacity to not suspend its regular device testing and approval process on the account of the Mobile World Congress taking place as you read this in Barcelona, Spain.
So a new upcoming smartphone was spotted doing its thing over at that particular agency. It’s the Samsung SCH-I425, codenamed Godiva. This may or may not end up being sold as the Stratosphere III, but it’s definitely headed to Verizon.
Of course, we’ve known that ever since January when the Godiva first leaked after getting itself benchmarked. After that, we’ve even seen it in some leaked photos, which derailed the ‘Stratosphere III’ theory just a little bit. That’s because the Godiva doesn’t seem to come with a physical QWERTY keyboard, and so far that’s been a staple of the Stratosphere series.
On the other hand, the original Stratosphere was the SCH-I405 and the Stratosphere II was the SCH-I415, so from a model number perspective that theory still makes a lot of sense.
We’d stop speculating if Verizon would just end our suffering and officially announce this thing already. Let’s hope that will be soon. We’ll keep you posted.
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