The word stratosphere usually invokes thoughts about our planet’s upper atmosphere and outer space. Now Samsung and Verizon Wireless bring a new meaning to the term stratosphere with their latest smartphone device, the Samsung Stratosphere. This latest breed of smartphone makes the other smart phone devices seem outdated. Once you move up to the Samsung Stratosphere you won’t ever want to go back.
This model comes under the Samsung Galaxy S family and is the second device in this family to be a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) smartphone and to have an Android 2.3 Gingerbread system. This system will ensure updates from the Android wave plus easy accessibility to all Google services.
The Samsung Stratosphere has a four inch Super AMOLED screen that’s accompanied by a five row QWERTY keyboard making typing and maneuvering through this phone a piece of cake. Besides Microsoft Exchange Active Sync support, it is also B2B activated via Cisco making it more suitable for business and all you road warriors out there. But don’t let the business features stop you!
Instead of dual core, it still uses 1GHz single-core Humming Bird, but don’t let that throw you off. It has a download speed of 5Mbps – 12Mbps and upload speeds of 2Mbps to 5Mbps when you’re within a 4G Mobile coverage area. The Stratosphere has two cameras, the 5.0 Megapixel with LED flash at the back and the 1.3 Megapixel up front.
Of course the Samsung Stratosphere is WIFI capable and has some pretty cool security features. It’s one of the most complete packages we’ve seen and won’t leave you wanting for more. The phone has a market list price of $ 499.00 and should be available at the nearest Verizon Wireless outlet near you. You might also want to consider a super convenient online purchase through the Amazon Wireless store, the new Samsung Stratosphere is available for only $.01 (one penny) depending on the service type/plan you choose. Now that’s almost free!
Price: $0.01 (one penny depending on wireless service/plan)
Samsung announced to officially launch its new Samsung Corby II handset. The Samsung Corby II is the successor of Samsung’s original Corby handset but the new Corby II does not come with Android. The device looks like the Samsung Galaxy Mini and comes with various bright colors such as white, yellow, and black & pink. It has an improved Samsung’s TouchWiz UI user interface and Social Hub for easy access to instant messaging, emails and social networking.
The original Corby was introduced in 2009 but this new Samsung Corby II comes with some improvements. The device includes a larger 3.14-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display which supports resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The handset also has a 2 megapixel camera to capture pictures with autofocus and also supports for panoramic night view. The mobile phone integrates some basic features such as voice recorder and FM Radio.
The Samsung Corby II handset supports 16 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. The mobile device includes some exciting features such as Dolphin 2.0 browser, Exchange ActiveSync, mobile phone tracking and t9 QuickType input. The connectivity features of handset are USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and 3.5 mm headphone jack. It runs on a 1,000 mAh battery which provides talk time of up to 9.5 hours and standby time of up to 620 hours. The handset supports various file formats like MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+, WAV, WMA, MPEG-4 and HJ.264.
The Samsung Corby II handset will be available in Russia by the end of April to purchase at the price of 6,500 rubbles (approx $230). Later it will be available in China, India, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and various different countries. The weight and dimensions of Samsung Corby II are 102 grams and 109.9 x 60.6 x 11.7 mm respectively.
Samsung officially announced an addition to their Pixon line of cell phones by launching the worlds first 12 mega pixel phone named the Pixon 12. Not only is the 12 megal pixel camera feature of this phone exciting but also the 3.1 inch AMOLED touch screen which boats 1000:1 contrast ratio, 28 mm wide angle lens, Xenon powered LED flash and a very quick photo saving feature which doesn’t take more than 2 seconds of downtime before taking another shot.
This phone is really a great gadget for those people who love to click and store high resolution photos in their album. The camera of this phone can also record full motion video at 30fps. The recorded photos and video can be directly downloaded to social networking sites like orkut, facebook, my space etc. This device operates on HSPA, GPRS and EDGE technology and it includes features like Wifi, FM tuner, 150 MB of internal memory etc.
This phone is expected to hit the market place by the end of this June in Europe and elsewhere in the month of August.