Verizon has announced a new smartphone that is a first for the carrier. The new smartphone is called the Stratosphere and it has some very cool features. One of the biggest features is that the smartphone has 4G LTE service inside. The smartphone is aimed at the business user that sends lots of texts and emails. Its other big feature is a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

The phone will hit Verizon stores on October 13. It packs in a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and has special B2B connectivity services from Cisco. The smartphone will also support business communications like VPN, encryption, and mobile device management. The OS on the smartphone is Android 2.3. It has 4G hotspot capability as well.
Other features include a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 hummingbird processor. The front camera is a 1.3MP unit with the rear having 5MP and video recording capability. The device supports DLNA for sending content to other devices and has Bluetooth 3.0. It supports lots of video file formats and has 802.11 b/g/n. The phone will cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new contract.
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