Samsung Stratosphere Soars Onto Verizon's LTE Network For $149
As for the OS? It's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), pushed by a Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. Those are joined by a 1.3MP video chat cam up front, a 5MP rear cam, Mobile Hotspot capability, DLNA sharing, Bluetooth 3.0, DivX / XviD support and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The Samsung Stratosphere will be available on Oct. 13 in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online, with a $149.99 price tag that applies after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers that purchase a Samsung Stratosphere smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.