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Verizon's business play

The Samsung Stratosphere may be almost identical to the Samsung Epic 4G we saw for Sprint in 2010, but the design is new to Verizon: it's the first 4G LTE smartphone outfitted with a QWERTY keyboard.

Inside is software that Verizon and Samsung hope will hook business users, including Cisco VPN, on-device encryption, and support for Microsoft ActiveSync.

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Keyboard and screen

The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen is bright, brilliant, and sharp. Like other phones in the Galaxy S family, the Stratosphere is outfitted with this screen technology, and colors just pop. They keyboard buttons on the five-row QWERTY keyboard are raised and easy to press, though the keyboard width may feel too wide for smaller hands.

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Double the cameras

There's the 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel lens for front-facing photos.

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Side view

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread device costs $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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