Verizon will begin selling the Samsung Stratosphere Galaxy 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) smartphone Oct. 13 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year data contract. The Stratosphere is Samsung’s first 4G LTE handset with a QWERTY keyboard. It’s a business-geared phone, including several enterprise security and management features including Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco VPN, Sybase Afaria mobile device management and encryption.
The Stratosphere also comes with modest 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, paired with a 1.3MP front camera to enable video chat.
The T-Mobile SpringBoard possesses a 7-inch HD multi-touch display. It also has a 1.2 GHz dual-core mobile processor, as well as a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and video recorder with 720p for HD video capture, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Blockbuster on Demand, Netflix and T-Mobile TV come preloaded.