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Open ‘dem wallets; Droid Charge to Cost half XOOM Price on Contract ($299)

April 25, 2011 - Written By Anthony Gordano

ZAP! Samsung DROID Charge Will Cost You $299: On Contract!

While the Samsung Droid Charge has been pretty well known for a while now, we all secretly hoped that the leaked price was the part of the leak that wasn’t true. Starting April 28th you can pick up Verizon’s first DROID-branded LTE phone, the Samsung DROID Charge for $299 on two-year contract (not that they have any other contracts anymore).  While that amount is much higher than we’ve grown accustomed to, the specs actually help justify the cost. Check out some of these specs.

Samsung DROID Charge Specs

  • 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • 5-10 device hotspot capabilities
  • 1 GHz processor

So it is one beast of a phone. Keep in mind the HTC Thunderbolt debuted at $249, so these prices could become the norm with their new network. With the amount of phones coming out this year, it will probably NEVER feel like the right time to upgrade, but if you decide to go with the CHARGE, you’ll be getting a pretty impressive piece of tech. Check out the official press release below. Is this the phone for you? let us know in the comments.

 

DROID CHARGE Joins Verizon Wireless’ DROID family As Samsung’s First 4G LTE Smartphone

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. –Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Droid Charge by Samsung will be available April 28 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com.
The Droid Charge is designed with Samsung’s 4.3-inch Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus display, setting a new touch screen standard for brightness, clarity and outdoor visibility. The Droid Charge is equipped with both a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for both stills and video chatting. The smartphone’s 1GHz application processor and HTML 5 Web browser maximizes high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads and graphics processing.
Additional Features:
– 4G LTE- customers can expect download speeds of  5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area
– Android 2.2 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTubeâ„¢, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 150,000 apps available to download from Android Marketâ„¢
– Adobe® Flash® Player compatible
– Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices
– Samsung Media Hub – Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase
– Virtual QWERTY Keyboard featuring Swype Technology
Pricing and data plans:
– The Droid Charge by Samsung will be available for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
– Droid Charge customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Unlimited 4G LTE data packages start at $29.99 monthly access. Mobile hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.
Find the DROID Charge
Beginning April 21, anyone over the age of 18 can participate in an exclusive Droid Charge Scavenger Hunt.   Follow the online clues to find hidden locations in 16 different cities to win a Droid Charge by Samsung.  For additional information about the DROID Charge scavenger hunt, visit: http://twitter.com/droidlanding.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.