Samsung Stratosphere Boasts LTE with QWERTY Keyboard
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the Stratosphere, a new Android-based smartphone that adds for the first time a physical QWERTY keyboard to Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G lineup. The Stratosphere is a sideways slider with a five-row QWERTY, 4-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Other features include a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus, flash, and 480p video capture; a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera for video chats; GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. The Stratosphere also offers the Samsung Media Hub software with DLNA support, mobile hotspot, and support for enterprise software such as Sybase Afaria, and Cisco AnyConnect. The Stratosphere goes on sale October 13 for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a new agreement.
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TCL Reveals the BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
Verizon Running Promo for Half Off Pixel 2 or Galaxy S9
Verizon Wireless today announced a promotion that can score customers half off a new smartphone. Starting April 5, people who trade in their phone can get up to 50% off a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, two free months of YouTube TV, a free Google Home Mini, and a free Google Chromecast.
Samsung Reveals the Galaxy E5 for Tracfone
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