Droid Life's internal Verizon leaks, the phone is currently headed for a December 22nd release, just two days from now. Considering the amount of PR and other information that's already leaked, this certainly seems plausible.
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HTC Merge from early this year, when it was announced in February and briefly stopped by the FCC with Verizon bands. While a few regional carriers picked up the QWERTY phone, its debut on Big Red has been long delayed -until now. The folks at AllTechEverything spotted the phone at the bottom of a Verizon Christmas tree in a recent ad, alongside the Samsung DROID CHARGE and the LG Revolution.
embarrassing hiccup in its nationwide 3G and 4G LTE service, with no prospective time for repair. Well, reports are coming in that service has been restored around the country, including the Midwest, where the outage was particularly severe. But there may have been at least one casualty: the Motorola DROID 4, which was set to release today in various internal documents.
Samsung Stratosphere wasn't your cup of tea, there's good news: internal leaks show that the DROID 4 may be coming soon. The guys over at Droid-Life have got their hands on some new spy shots that show the DROID 4 is already being tested internally.
Samsung Stratosphere, all of them are slate-style phones. If you want a keyboard with your LTE, then this is it. The QWERTY slider is very, very similar to the Samsung Epic 4G, with the distinction that it comes on Verizon and features Gingerbread. So, how does it stack up against other 4G phones and QWERTY slider from Verizon? Let's find out.
has been rooted by some industrious modders. While the root method isn't the easiest in the world, but it should be easy enough for most advanced Android users. For the record, the Stratosphere was only on the market for a little under two weeks before a root method was discovered. The Stratosphere is essentially the same hardware as the Samsung Epic 4G, with a little elbow grease to move it over to Verizon's LTE network and update the software to sweet, sweet Gingerbread. As far as hardware goes it's strictly middle of the road, but for the moment it's the first and only QWERTY slider phone to take advantage of Verizon's LTE network. Interestingly, it seems to be the first Verizon LTE phone to use a Mini-SIM card, saving some small but valuable space in the phone's interior. The phone is basically on-par with the original Galaxy S, plus some extra bulk to accommodate a full keyboard. Android Community got some hands-on time with the phone last week, and a review is coming shortly. Would-be modders should know that Samsung releases the source code for its kernels on a regular basis, so now that root has been achieved, full-fledged custom ROMs won't be far behind. [device id=1936]
previously reserved for Boost but set for release soon on the parent network. No price is available, but given the low specifications it should be less than $100 on-contract, possibly even free.
Samsung Stratosphere is the latest 4G phone from Verizon, and to the delight of certain parts of the Android world, it's also a full QWERTY slider. The mid-range device is based on the last generation of Galaxy S phone, and as far as feel and dimensions go, it's got a lot in common with its cousin the Epic 4G. It's launching at a relatively cheap $149.99 - a song for an true LTE slider phone. Our initial impressions follow.