By now we all know that Verizon Wireless skipped over the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II is expected to be the breakthrough hit of the fall here in the United States. When it was first reported that Verizon Wireless was skipping over the Galaxy S II their official spokesperson, Brenda Raney, touted the existing Verizon Wireless devices. Other sites started reporting that another, similar device would launch with out the fanfare of the Samsung Galaxy S II with comparable features. Many believe this device to be the upcoming Droid Prime, which is supposed to be the first device with the newest version of Android, dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Now it’s looking like it may be the Samsung Stratosphere.
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The Samsung Stratosphere, first rumored in the early summer, was thought to be the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a qwerty keyboard. We were pretty confident we were also getting a slate touch-screen in the Samsung Function. Well now we know both rumors suggesting a Galaxy S II have been proven false, however Pocketnow has gotten ahold of press photos of the Samsung Stratosphere. So while it’s not a Galaxy S II device it’s a very real device.
This should be the first Verizon qwerty slider on their 4G/LTE network. There isn’t much information available about the specs of the Stratosphere however pocketnow points us over to Android Central for the possible specs here.
It’s also being reported that we could see this device as early as Thursday of this week and that it will run Android 2.3.4 we’re not going to hold our breath on that release date though.