Android's on a roll, and with the holiday season coming up, OEMs are trying their best to get a multitude of options out there to satisfy every budget. Now, Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Stratosphere II will be arriving on Verizon Wireless. It's one of the few mid-range Android
phones coming out these days with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Those have all but died in a world saturated by on-screen virtual keyboards, but for those who prefer the physical keys, at least you've got a new option. Internally, this phone sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There's also a 4" Super AMOLED touch panel, built-in NFC, built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity when on the road, and supports multi-vendor Mobile Device Management (MDM). It's also a global phone, so it'll roam on over 200 carriers around the world.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores in the coming weeks for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.