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Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II coming soon to Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II, sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4G LTE and Android 4.0, will be available from Verizon Wireless “sometime in the coming weeks.”

The carrier says the Stratosphere II “aims to balance business and a rich multimedia experience.”

It’ll run you $129 with a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service conteact.

  From a Verizon Wireless press release:

The Stratosphere II offers a number of entertainment features. Users can rent or purchase movies from the Samsung Media Hub that they then can watch right on the Stratosphere II’s 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display for high quality video entertainment. S Beam uses near-field communications (NFC) to easily share photos and videos with other compatible devices.

On the business side, the smartphone is Global Ready with the ability to call and email from over 200 countries, has built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity when on the road, and supports multi-vendor Mobile Device Management (MDM). With numerous security features like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and on-device AES 256-bit encryption, the Stratosphere II aims to protect personal and professional information.