Verizon leaks aplenty: Samsung Stratosphere specs, Nexus Prime and others in CellebriteAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Buckle your seat belts, Verizon customers, because tonight we've got a smorgasbord of leaks to help you wrap up your weekend. First up, we've got a pair of Samsung Stratosphere leaks, including a document that's revealed that 4G LTE slider's full spec list. We've gotten a few of the Stratosphere's features here and there, but a new image leaked to the folks at Droid-Life shows that the handset will feature a 4-inch 800x480 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, 4GB microSD card preinstalled, 4GB built-in storage, 512MB RAM, and Android 2.3. The Stratosphere is also packing mobile hotspot support for up to eight devices on LTE (five on 3G). There's no mention of a price or launch date (we've heard October 6th) to be found, although the doc refers to the Stratosphere as a mid-range phone that should appeal to customers with its "affordable price."
Continuing with the Stratosphere goodness, another photo sent to Droid-Life has shown that accessories for the Samsung-made handset have begun infiltrating Verizon stores. Although this isn't confirmation of the Stratosphere's rumored October 6th release, it certainly does support the date.
Finally, it seems that a number of unannounced Android devices have popped up inside a Verizon Cellebrite system — used to transfer phone contacts, messages, etc. — model numbers and all. On the smartphone side of things, we've got the Nexus Prime (SCH-i515), DROID HD/RAZR (XT912), and HTC Vigor (PH98100). Moving on to tablets, a separate leak has shown that two Motorola slates have appeared in the Cellebrite, as well: the MZ609 Fleming, which may be the 8.2-inch XOOM 2 Media Edition, and the MZ617 Pasteur, which could well be the 10.1-inch XOOM 2.
So what do you think, Verizon folk? The Stratosphere is shaping up to be a nice addition to Big Red's 4G lineup, not only because of its "affordable price" but also because it'll be Verizon's first LTE-enabled smartphone with a physical keyboard. As for all the new Cellebrite additions, it's definitely kind of exciting to see the names pop up once again and be able to match up some codenames with model numbers. That said, it's worth mentioning that just because a device has popped up in the Cellebrite doesn't mean that a launch is right around the corner; we're likely to see the Stratosphere land before any of the other products contained in these leaks. Anyone out there thinking about picking up a Stratosphere when it does finally land on Verizon's shelves?