Verizon upgrade recommendations?


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So my line is due for upgrade on Verizon in December. Naturally, I'm starting to research these things now, because last time I grabbed an upgrade without doing any research I got stuck with my fracking Motorola Devour, my current smartphone. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great phone, but at the time if I had known the numerous problems it has, I would have grabbed the more expensive Droid.

Now I work at a Target Mobile, so I make sales and do activations all the time. But none of our currently available Verizon Androids feature a keyboard, and I've grown quite accustomed to having a sliding keyboard thanks to my Devour. It's also obvious that 4GLTE is the way things are moving on Verizon, so I want that too.

So, in short, does anyone know of any currently available smartphones that are:
1. Currently available or will be available on Verizon by December
2. Runs Android, preferably GingerBread (or better, whenever Android 4 gets released)
3. Has a keyboard to use in horizontal orientation (probably a slider)
4. Has 4GLTE

I've done searching and the only promising result I've come up with is the supposedly upcoming Samsung Stratosphere, which looks to be a lot like the Epic but on Verizon with 4G. Anybody know of anything else coming by December?


well, it's december. What's ya find?
I'm guessing the Samsung Strat is the one that has the sliding keyboard.

I'm still fairly happy with my Motorola Droid (original or 755), but it's misbehaving. Must have that 2 year thing happening inside.


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If you need a physical keyboard i would hold off for a month and get the Droid 4. It's essentially the same hardware specs of a RAZR but also has a keyboard.

Side Note: May be a little late on this one as i just notice the OP date is from September.