Verizon Announces Name, Release Date and Price For Second 4G Phone: The Samsung Droid Charge

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 screen8 megapixel back camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera for higher quality video chatAndroid 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?

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Posted on April 21, 2011, in Cell Phones and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “and a 1 GHZ processor (so everything on your phone can keep with that fast 4G awesomeness)”

    That’s a very misleading assessment considering the fact that this processor technology was available in last-generation phones which operated on single-core, 1GHZ processors. The processor in this phone will not be able to fully utilize the speed available via 4G. There are far faster dual-core technologies available and the other networks (AT&T Atrix, for example) are releasing phones with this technology. Verizon is months behind the curve on this one, and continuing to release single-core, dated technology does not do its users justice. In order to properly compete and afford its customers MODERN and state-of-the-art technology, Verizon should be releasing dual core phones like its rivals, and news sites and blogs should stop being lemmings and touting this last-generation technology as somehow “awesome.” Until verizon releases dual-core 4G phones, a savvy user will not update their device or sign a contract.

    • Good point Paul.

      For most users though the 1 GHZ Hummingbird processor should be more than enough for tasks like texting, browsing, HD video watching multitasking and even gaming (just see our review of the Galaxy S 4G— the 1 GHZ processor was extremely fast). I do also agree that for the price Verizon’s charging for the Droid Charge (no pun intended 🙂 ) and the way they’re marketing it they should’ve really thrown in a dual core.

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