Verizon Announces Name, Release Date and Price For Second 4G Phone: The Samsung Droid Charge
Remember the Samsung Android 4G LTE Phone Verizon and Samsung announced back in January when Verizon announced their upcoming group of 4 new 4G LTE phones? Well, today it’s finally gotten a real name, release date and price: the Samsung Droid Charge coming to a Verizon store near you on April 28th (a week from today) for $299.99 with a new 2 year contract a $29.99 unlimited data plan.
So what will that $299.99 get you? A pretty powerful 4G phone with specs like: an awesome 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 8 megapixel back camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera for higher quality video chat, Android 2.2 with Swype keyboard and Mobile Hotspot (so you can share your 4G with up to 10 devices. And Verizon is offering this free for a “limited time”), and a 1 GHZ processor (so everything on your phone can keep with that fast 4G awesomeness). No word on the battery life here (Verizon’s first 4G phone– the HTC ThunderBolt– has been said to have pretty bad battery life when on 4G, like only lasting a couple of hours and not even getting close to a full day bad), but I guess we’ll find that out soon enough.
So Verizon users– are you gonna go with this first 4G Droid as your next phone or are you gonna save the $100 and go with something like a ThunderBolt from Amazon (which offers it for a much more affordable $200 with contract) or 3G-only iPhone 4 instead?