Comment to Win: Samsung Stratosphere [CONTEST]

Comment to Win: Samsung Stratosphere [CONTEST]


How would you like to win yourself a brand new Samsung Stratosphere from Verizon? Thanks to the generous folks at RadioShack, we’ve got one that we’re dying to give away.  Starting today, November 22nd, and running through November 27th (11:59PM PST), we’ll be offering up a ridiculously easy way to walk away with the 4G handset.

As a reminder, the Samsung Stratosphere runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4.0-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera, front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE connectivity.

Don’t forget that RadioShack is also offering more than two dozen smartphones up for free this week.  All you have to do is sign a new two-year service agreement with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint!

How do I enter?

Simple. Leave a comment below with a genuine email address.  We’ll be contacting the winner via the provided email address so make sure you check it often.  What does the comment have to say?  It’s up to you, but perhaps something nice about Samsung, Verizon, RadioShack, or AndroidGuys!

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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  1. Counsel Dew
    November 22, 14:04 Reply

    I’m switching to V from AT&T.. keyboard and android? Cookie goodness!

  2. Sean Prunka
    November 22, 14:05 Reply

    Radio Shack sure is promoting a heck of a lot of giveaways on all the major Android sites. I’m in for a chance at one of them!

  3. zealotonastick
    November 22, 14:06 Reply

    I’d love an awesome QWERTY-slider Android phone.  My Incredible is nice, but sometimes I miss the keyboard of my old LG enV2.

  4. Rakesh Narang
    November 22, 14:06 Reply

    When you have to buy a phone with contract, you feel helpless..! I hope this sort of stuff never happens in India.

  5. Anonymous
    November 22, 14:06 Reply

    I don’t see anything wrong with a free phone, you guys are the best!

  6. George Herea
    November 22, 14:08 Reply

    Samsung makes the most beautiful phones in the world.

  7. bdavis
    November 22, 14:08 Reply

    4G QWERTY? Can you go wrong? Maybe.. But hopefully not..

  8. Anthony Hopf
    November 22, 14:10 Reply

    Maybe my thumbs will work with this kb… I ended up only using the soft kb on the OG after the first 6 months.

  9. John
    November 22, 14:10 Reply

    Verizon, Radio Shack and Android Guys rocking it like a BEAST!!

  10. Brian Conner
    November 22, 14:12 Reply

    VZW has the best 4G LTE network in the world!!! Happy Turkey week 😉

    send the win to:  [email protected]

  11. Nisarg
    November 22, 14:12 Reply

    Simply.. Smart and Latest Look with major features including Current Android OS

  12. Joechisenall
    November 22, 14:13 Reply

    This is why I love radio shack, they always feed my gadget obsession!

  13. Jake Siemer
    November 22, 14:16 Reply

    You’re dying to give away, I’m dying to win. That’s a win-win situation.

  14. Ryan Marx
    November 22, 14:16 Reply

    Any phone with a current iteration of Android is superior!

  15. Mickey Argo
    November 22, 14:18 Reply

    Well, if I was going to get one with a physical keyboard….

  16. Adam
    November 22, 14:25 Reply

    I’m subscribed to the AndroidGuys news feed and read your articles on a daily basis. I’m rocking an OG Droid right now running a GB Rom. Samsung has always made some good quality products.. I’m sure the stratosphere is no different. Congrats to whoever wins!

  17. Michael English
    November 22, 14:29 Reply

    Would love to win this phone for my friend! He currently has a droid eris that people can’t hear him on half the time and can’t afford an upgrade! Would like to help him have a happy holiday with Samsung, Radio Shack, Verizon & Android Guys!

  18. Jimweda
    November 22, 14:31 Reply

    Fantastic! I win this and I am leaving Sprint for their lack of good customer support since I’ve had my Epic 4G. They have gone downhill every year since the days of Nextel. And yes, they will eventually cap and charge the smartphone data plan. This is the one thing they’ve had over everyone else, unlimited data. The took away the unlimited hotspot and there is no reason to think they will not do the same to our smartphone data plan. They lost so much money on Wimax they are cutting corners on things that make the customer suffer. With all their 4G phones it seems useless since most cannot access 4G and those who can say its buggy. Its a shame because I have been a long time Nextel/Sprint customer.

  19. Jmusselwhite79
    November 22, 14:36 Reply

    Would really like to win this and give my trusty OG Droid the retirement that it deserves. 4G!!!!!

  20. sog805
    November 22, 14:45 Reply

    Would make a great phone for the wifey who is still using an old moto droid!  Love all of Samsung phones…I currently have the Charge and its the best phone I’ve ever owned.  Thanks Android Guys!

  21. Andy Raynor
    November 22, 14:46 Reply

    This would be an awesome Christmas surprise.  I could gift my DX to my nephew to replace his, I’m not kidding, *Kin*.

  22. Peter Adversion
    November 22, 14:53 Reply

    My wife has been telling me how much she needs a phone with a keyboard

  23. Keith
    November 22, 14:55 Reply

    To be honest this will be for me, my original droid is dying and I don’t really want to spend the cash on a new phone right now.  This would awesome timing for me.

  24. lordhong
    November 22, 14:57 Reply

    Seriously need this 5-row keyboard beast to replace my Moto Droid.
    Missing 5-row keyboard from my G1.

  25. Algee615
    November 22, 15:01 Reply

    The android guys are the best, for sure!

  26. Kevin
    November 22, 15:05 Reply

    Looks like a good phone

  27. Anonymous
    November 22, 15:08 Reply

    My next phone is definitely going to be a Samsung and I wouldn’t mind upgrading my wife’s Droid Incredible with a new Samsung Stratosphere!

  28. robby
    November 22, 15:08 Reply

    Hooray for maybe winning a phone. Merry Thanksgiving everyone!

  29. Matthew Christy
    November 22, 15:11 Reply

    My GF loves her Samsung intercept but I bet she would really love this under the x-mass tree!

  30. Bryan York
    November 22, 15:18 Reply

    Love the keyboard and unlocked bootloader Samsung! Would love to help the ROM community with this phone! Oh, and Android Guys rules! 😀

  31. Mao
    November 22, 15:22 Reply

    The best querty phone!

  32. Bill
    November 22, 15:24 Reply

    Good to see a real keyboard on a good phone

  33. Ownedbydroid
    November 22, 15:27 Reply

    Seems like a good way to go, physical keyboard. Aslong as my thumb can reach the middle of the keyboard

  34. vu
    November 22, 15:28 Reply

    Please send it to me. I have always wamted an android device .

  35. Anonymous
    November 22, 15:29 Reply

    Samsung and Android = Peanut Butter and Jelly.

  36. Gwgarrett77
    November 22, 15:44 Reply

    Nice to see physical keyboards on Verizon outside of the droid line!

  37. Gmadez
    November 22, 15:47 Reply

    Samsung is one of the best android manufacturers of today, Verizon’s network is years ahead of any competitor, Radioshack always provides what I need for my mobile devices and Androidguys.. .. simply the best android blog there is.. thank you guys!

  38. Anonymous
    November 22, 15:49 Reply

    The Stratosphere is my perfect phone — I’d love to win one!

  39. Anonymous
    November 22, 15:58 Reply

    Always wanted to try an Android with a physical keyboard.
    Thank you AndroidGuys for such an opportunity!

  40. Jhawkjrod
    November 22, 16:14 Reply

    I’m totally ready for a new Android phone. Thanks Samsung, Verizon, RadioShack, and AndroidGuys!

  41. Anonymous
    November 22, 16:17 Reply

    you guys rock!! great contest! Hope I win

  42. Brian Walls
    November 22, 16:28 Reply

    Been a radioshack fan since I was a kid. Back when we actually had a radioshack that serviced a heavy duty amount of radio enthusiast products and parts. 

  43. Douglas Lewis
    November 22, 16:28 Reply

    haven’t used a physical keyboard in years, curious if they have improved any.

  44. Randal
    November 22, 16:37 Reply

    I’d love to see this replace my G1 (yes, still…) As I need a keyboard and samsungs AMOLED displays seen to be gorgeous :)

  45. Tjbombr3r
    November 22, 16:46 Reply

    SSSSSSSSamsung! YEAAAAAAAH! ;D gets me all tingly inside. Lol

  46. Anonymous
    November 22, 17:02 Reply

    I want to win this for my mother-in-law.  Her eyes need a bigger screen and her fingers need a keyboard.  Please pick me! It would be such a good present. Could you please clarify if you can get our email address from our DISQUS account or do we have to actually post our email address in the comment section for everyone to see?

  47. Shahzaib
    November 22, 17:04 Reply

    i guess i would have to super luck to win that awesome phone

  48. Mo2go
    November 22, 17:21 Reply

    Samsung, who else can make perfection. We have TVs, laptops

    and now I’m on my second mobile, superb. Was that good enough! Seriously all true.

  49. benmarvin
    November 22, 17:50 Reply

    I remember when Radio Shack used to sell resistors, capacitors and IC chips. Those were the good old days.

  50. Dsymonds
    November 22, 18:28 Reply

    Wow this looks awesome! Way to go Verizon & Android Guys – so nice of radioshack to offer this.

  51. feisty.tots
    November 22, 18:43 Reply

    Samsung is without a doubt my favorite tech brand.

  52. A Jithendra
    November 22, 19:09 Reply

    Samsung Looks Like the Future Electronic Gadget Innovator ……… Keep going

  53. Joshuapm1111
    November 22, 19:35 Reply

    I I just got an HTC inspire 4g at radio shack a couple of days ago. They were really awesome. So glad I stopped in to browse.

  54. B J Books
    November 22, 20:10 Reply

    would love to own this phone.  thanks for the opportunity of taking it home.  Happy turkey day everybody.

  55. DVD to MKV Converter
    November 22, 20:17 Reply

    How about me? I just have an old cell phone, I hope I can get this amazing cell phone, thanks in advance.

  56. bsu
    November 22, 20:23 Reply

    Alright, let me leave this comment: when making a giveaway/contest/competition, do not forget and leave your international readers out in the cold.


  57. Andy1962
    November 22, 20:25 Reply

    The Stratosphere is very cool. It works great too! I want it.

  58. Nursedina
    November 22, 21:26 Reply

    Just got a Samssung Galaxy 7.0 plus and this would pair so beautifully! I’m slowly making the switch from Mac OS to Android. Love this phone! Pick me! Pick me!

  59. chris m.
    November 22, 22:01 Reply

    That is one heck of a phone you got there! But you don’t need it anymore, so why don’t be a good sumaritan and give it to me. Much obliged!

  60. Yogesh Nitrudkar
    November 22, 23:05 Reply

    just like android guys coz gives genuine spec , its view abt handsets.

    like samsung qwerty phone too much. has samsung galaxy pro . very nice from samsung.

  61. Julsve
    November 22, 23:46 Reply

    I’ve been comparing Android phones for two days for my jump on the Black Friday sale. I love the Stratosphere and the HTC wildfire. Hum I think this phone is the my and only I really hope I win!

  62. Chronolulu
    November 23, 01:00 Reply

    Super amoled?
    Physical keyboard?
    Android guys?
    Check to all 4!
    Hook it up. Almost as cool as my old G1 😉

  63. Andre Brock
    November 23, 01:31 Reply

    I’d love to meet this stratosphere… Perhaps you can arrange a tete-a-tete?

  64. Sleepyheadedmom
    November 23, 02:19 Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My current phone is a Samsung and I think it’s the only phone I’ve ever had that didn’t have a bunch of problems.

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

  65. irock916
    November 23, 03:16 Reply

    Samsung, Verizon, RadioShack, and AndroidGuys are AWESOME , the will be AWESOM’ER if they pick me for the winner ! 😀

  66. domichal
    November 23, 05:43 Reply

    is this contest worldwide or just for US citizens? I bet it’s the second option, but by the chance it’s worldwide, as a Samsung and AndroidGuys lover I’d like to get this phone :)

  67. webpromo
    November 23, 06:09 Reply

    Very good post! need to say you did a great job and i really appreciate it!

  68. Anonymous
    November 23, 06:50 Reply

    Pick me pick me pick me.. oh that is not me asking the awesome
    AndroidGuys to make me the winner; but it is the awesome phone from
    Samsung asking me to pick it up.. :-)

  69. smwinn7
    November 23, 07:46 Reply

    Physical keyboard and lte nice

  70. elite.
    November 23, 07:59 Reply

    Would love this phone!!!  thanks

  71. ordog botond
    November 23, 11:02 Reply

    stratosphere rocks

  72. Iliyan
    November 23, 11:20 Reply

    Ah, I see navigation buttons! Like!

  73. Gadgetskopf
    November 23, 11:59 Reply

    Well, since the Droid4 is going to have to non removable battery, this is the only Verizon option at the moment…sigh…

  74. Daniel McCormick
    November 23, 13:20 Reply

    Thanks for this great contest opportunity, guys. forever! :)

  75. Ricardo_C
    November 23, 13:27 Reply

    Would be nice to go back to keyboard I remember how much great my old G1 keyboard was.  Thanks Radio Shack, Samsung, and AndroidGuys.  Verizon not so much because they keep trying to nickel and dime me.

  76. Degenerategamer
    November 23, 14:15 Reply

    Ready to upgrade from old school Razor to This Stratosphere! Happy Turkey Day!!

  77. William
    November 23, 14:38 Reply

    My wife prefers a keyboard, and she can use a new phone. This phone, coupled with Verizon 4g (which is in our neighborhood!) would make a nice gift for her.

  78. Anonymous
    November 23, 15:28 Reply

    I think Samsung and Verizon should run against Obama and Biden.  How could they be worse?

  79. Icebear5188
    November 23, 23:30 Reply

    i LOVED my epic 4g when i had it on sprint it was my fav phone, really hoping to get a stratosphere im really tired of my broken xperia play that drops signal ALL the time i mean i cant even get on the internet with out it droping so fast and i cant send it in to sony because i need a phone to use for work

  80. Jaysteezy74
    November 24, 03:32 Reply

    Androidguys are the shiznit…..i have you set as my Pulse widget. My go to for all android news! Radio Shack i will see you late tomorrow night, i love my gadgets. Verizon you are expensive as hell, but for a reason….never had better service- wireless and customer. I need this phone for my girlfriend…she wants it bad…and i want her upgrade for my néw Samsung Galaxy Nexus….You guys are doing it big! Hows that for a comment? [email protected].

  81. Aprilyn
    November 24, 07:38 Reply

    Wow. Thank you guys for this contest! I would love to win that phone! :3  I want to win! 😀

  82. ShayZenn
    November 24, 11:51 Reply

    My mom really needs a new phone. She’s had a flip phone, T9Word and fading battery life, for three years. She really wants to upgrade and have a smartphone so she and I can keep in touch more easily while I’m away at college. This contest would help us so much!

  83. Hensen Lizar
    November 24, 16:42 Reply

    this is great
    I hope I win itthanks to AndroidGuys and RadioShack for giving me a chance to win it

  84. Sam
    November 25, 00:16 Reply

    I love this phone. It’s perfect for my fat fingers since it has an actual keyboard. Thanks for the blessing.

  85. Tommy Shorez
    November 25, 01:53 Reply

    My sister killed my  HTC, I could really use a new phone.

  86. DavidO
    November 25, 02:03 Reply

    I’d love to win a Stratosphere

  87. Moruz
    November 25, 08:06 Reply

    with galaxy s2 Samsung got my attention and my money. keep it this way samsung

  88. nwf
    November 25, 08:33 Reply

    You guys are awesome to give away a free phone!  Love your website.

  89. tlau
    November 25, 14:04 Reply

    Love the website AndroidGuys! 😀

  90. David
    November 25, 14:06 Reply

    Awsome phone, Samsung are the best, love the galaxy ace

  91. messybun
    November 25, 14:08 Reply

    I’m a diehard Samsung fan, and I love Verizon, Radioshack and AndroidGuys ROCK! I could really use this phone!

  92. Christian Buchanan
    November 25, 14:08 Reply

    AndroidGuys are so rad to give away a phone! Like, seriously, how generous. Mad props.

  93. Eric G
    November 25, 14:12 Reply

    I would love to win this for my wife…..she would go crazy

  94. Tyler Mandry
    November 25, 14:18 Reply

    Looks like a solid phone, I’d love to have it. tmandry at gmail

  95. K_m_o_2002
    November 25, 14:43 Reply

    looks fantastic and im andriods number 1 fan, my phone just broke so this would be fantastic

  96. Keith Wright
    November 25, 15:17 Reply

     With a nice keyboard, front and rear cameras, 4″ of Super AMOLED display, and 4G LTE, this looks like an extremely functional phone.

  97. Pattie Cakes
    November 25, 15:20 Reply

    I love this phone, it lQQks great!!  Yay, pick me, pick me!!! :)

  98. Don Gemus
    November 25, 15:44 Reply

    Thanks for tweeting this! Very nice of all of you!

  99. Ehab
    November 25, 18:12 Reply

    WOW! Really, I always get most of news about android from this site but it is pleasure to get an android phone too.

  100. Antoine
    November 26, 02:29 Reply

    Could u send me that in France?

  101. Shashank
    November 26, 05:13 Reply

    Samsung have become the Game Changers for the “Smart Technology on the Move” market! Good Going Guys :)

  102. Socalnathan
    November 26, 10:29 Reply

    Would love to win this phone . I try for all the contest and still haven’t won one yet. But this site is so cool and Android is so awesome I have to keep trying. Plus this would finally get me to make the switch to Verizon I have been thinking about. Good luck everyone

  103. Sampere15
    November 26, 12:19 Reply

    AndroidGuys is so cool and people like me love samsung and we think is better than apple. But…im unlucky and haven’t android’s phone and that is perfect!

  104. Jpcmoney
    November 26, 13:21 Reply



  105. Tninja3000
    November 26, 13:24 Reply

    This would a great gift for my cousin. Cool phone, best network and a great deal. Thanks Radio Shack. Go android guys!!

  106. Vineeth Pillai
    November 26, 13:37 Reply

    Great! A wonderful samsung phone from one of the top providers verizon given out by nice radioshack and cool android guys! :-) Too good to have as a gift :-)

  107. Bernard Smith
    November 26, 14:19 Reply

    My favorite website, AndroidGuys, u guts keeps us updated on all the hottest Android headsets that’s out today. I would love to win this headset. My fingers are cross.

  108. Ronnie
    November 26, 15:15 Reply

    I would love to win this phone! Thank you AndroidGuys and RadioShack…

  109. Daniel Alfonso
    November 26, 19:19 Reply

    Every Samsung phone I have ever owned has always been great quality. I would love to win this phone!

  110. Benjielucia
    November 26, 19:31 Reply

    I would love to win this for daughter. She would really love this phone!

  111. Eric R
    November 26, 20:20 Reply

    Shoot, saying nice things about that line-up is easy!  The hat’s off to AndroidGuys is obvious, but insofar as Verizon and Samsung…being able to roll BACK to a Verizon keyboard phone would be AWESOME, and Samsung rocks!! I just gave up my early upgrade to my wife, and she got a Stratosphere…would LOVE to move into one myself!

  112. Mark G.
    November 26, 20:24 Reply

    Nice site. Radio Shack is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  113. Randal
    November 27, 12:09 Reply

    I would love this phone to replace my G1 since I have not found a replacement yet.
    5row keyboard, amoled and 4g. It would be perfect !

  114. Beejay686
    November 27, 12:20 Reply

    Hey Android Guys, you do a great job at providing all us android junkies with great info on all the upcoming gadgets from the Android world. Love following you on Twitter. Radio Shack. I’ve been going to you guys since I was a kid for all electronic needs, thanks. And as for Verizon, I’ve been with you guys forever, thanks for being the nations #1 carrier and providing us with top notch phones like this Samsung Stratosphere.

  115. Dikpil
    November 27, 12:24 Reply

    its mine…its.. mine… i definitely love the keyboard…

  116. Ch Techguy
    November 27, 13:02 Reply

    Love Androidguys coverage. I subscribe to your twitter and RSS feeds, and tell everyone I know to do the same. Just how much butt kissing (however truthful) is a new phone worth? Guess we’ll find out.

  117. Wickidgrrl
    November 27, 13:07 Reply

    Thanks for keeping me posted with trending techy news, Androidguys!

  118. Tim
    November 27, 14:16 Reply

    Looks like another sweet phone from Samsung!

  119. lordhong
    November 27, 14:50 Reply

    I need an awesome 5-row keyboard phone to replace my stupid moto droid!

  120. Neo760
    November 27, 20:23 Reply

    Another great Samsung phone. Thanks for the opportunity AndroidGuys.

  121. bighulk
    November 27, 20:56 Reply

    this phone is like my samsung rouge on steroids i would love to have it. i ve been with verizon since it was cellular one and radioshack is one of my favorite stores. i just stumbled on this website but it seems very informative. dudes yall are giving away a free phone thats insane, thats a great handup from yall.

  122. Yvonneelizabeth
    November 28, 06:01 Reply

    Winning this phone would make my life easier since in kenya not so many of us get the opportunity to own such kind of phones

  123. Ruben
    November 28, 21:03 Reply

    i am gonna give to my mom so she can finally be up to date! :)

  124. Jasonrmoye
    November 28, 21:13 Reply

    My wife needs to make the move from crackberry to android. Please pretty please.

  125. John
    November 28, 21:33 Reply

    This would be my first win from AndroidGuys! Actually, this would be my first win of anything Android related. 

  126. Anonymous
    November 28, 22:32 Reply

    I like free stuff! vap1d [at] yahoo -dot- com

  127. Newcomb2
    November 28, 23:52 Reply

    This is a nice phone from Samsung!!!

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