Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II now available for purchase on Verizon's websiteAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Looks like Verizon is giving its QWERTY-loving customers a nice Thanksgiving Day surprise. After officially introducing us to the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II earlier this month and promising a launch "in the coming weeks," Verizon is now offering the landscape slider on its website. Pricing for the Galaxy Stratosphere II is set at $129.99 with a two-year contract, while the commitment-averse among us can expect to pony up $449.99 to avoid signing up for a two-year agreement.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II sports a five-row physical QWERTY keyboard, making it the newest Android handset with a hardware 'board that we've seen on Verizon in some time. Also included on the Stratosphere II is a 4-inch 800x480 Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 8GB storage (with a microSD slot to add more) and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Like pretty much every other recent Verizon smartphone, the Stratosphere II also packs 4G LTE connectivity.
There's no official word from Verizon on when the Stratosphere II will be available to pick up in its stores, but now that it's listed on the big red carrier's website, brick and mortar fans likely don't have long to wait. Any of you QWERTY addicts out there thinking about picking up a Stratosphere II and introducing your thumbs to its keyboard?