Well guys, what we have here is Verizon’s first 4G LTE QWERTY Slider smartphone. This is the Samsung Stratosphere we first heard about at the beginning of August and the name being Stratosphere made us all think it would be something big, or tall, but I guess it will be fat and a slider instead. This is basically a Epic 4G turned Verizon with some 4G LTE radios inside.
We still don’t have much regarding details or full specs at the moment but we have seen the Stratosphere on a few leaked Verizon roadmaps in the past. Unless the internals were given a little boost to Galaxy S II type specs we can expect this to be a mid-range single-core processor device just like the original Epic 4G Slider.
While we continue to fish for details all signs are pointing to this being the first mid-range (and decently priced) 4G LTE device for Verizon. If we do see a Galaxy S level device rather than Galaxy S II hardware we should be seeing this hit the market with an aggressive $149 or maybe even $99 price tag. As soon as we find out more details we will update as I’m sure there are many users wanting 4G LTE but don’t need a top tier $299 phone.