Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II blasts off to Verizon

With its sliding keyboard and dual-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available soon to Verizon customers.

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II Verizon Wireless

Verizon announced today that it'll offer the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II, the sequel to the Samsung Stratosphere, in the "coming weeks."

The handset's equipped with 4G LTE data speeds, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch-screen display.

It also natively runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has NFC capabilities.

In addition, just like its predecessor, it has a five-row sliding QWERTY keyboard complete with numeric keys and four directional buttons.

Verizon will carry the device for $129.99 after users sign a carrier agreement and send in a $50 mail-in rebate.

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