Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Stratosphere, T-Mobile Springboard Debut at CTIA
Verizon will begin selling the Samsung Stratosphere Galaxy 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) smartphone Oct. 13 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year data contract. The Stratosphere is Samsung's first 4G LTE handset with a QWERTY keyboard. It's a business-geared phone, including several enterprise security and management features including Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco VPN, Sybase Afaria mobile device management and encryption.
The CTIA Enterprise and Applications show is considered a smaller offspring of the International CTIA Wireless tradeshow, which convenes every year in Las Vegas. However somebody apparently forgot to tell this little CTIA Jr. that. This year's show, which commenced Oct. 10 in San Diego, provided no shortage of big mobile smartphone and tablet launches. They just happened to be based Google's Android open source operating system. The Verizon Samsung Stratosphere, Cricket Wireless' Samsung Transfix, T-Mobile's Springboard and Galaxy Tab 10.1 all loom large. However, AT&T gets the gadget prize, launching 5 Android handsets: the Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Slider, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and AT&T's own Avail. For the many people who couldn't make it to CTIA, check out these new handsets and tablets in this eWEEK slide show.