Sydney gives an initial review with the Samsung Stratosphere from Verizon Wireless. The Stratosphere is a Galaxy S device and features the same beautiful 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 1 GHz Hummingbird processor that we've seen on previous Galaxy S devices. Two advantages the Stratosphere has is 1) it ships with Android 2.3, Gingerbread and 2) it ships with a newer version of TouchWiz than what's found on other Galaxy S devices.
The Stratosphere is much like the original Epic on Sprint (a Galaxy S device) in that it has a physical keyboard. Just like the Epic's keyboard, the Stratosphere's keyboard is spacious and very well designed. Is this the device you should go for? Watch the unboxing for first impressions and come back when Sydney posts her full review.