We've grown accustomed to delays in release dates for new Verizon cell phones this spring, and the Droid Charge from Samsung is no exception. But there's now an official announcement from Verizon: Samsung's new 4G LTE phone is charging ahead, hitting the shelves on May 14th, with online ordering starting tonight at midnight.
To refresh your memory about the Charge, to which we've already given a detailed review, here are some of the key features:
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus display
8 megapixel rear-facing camera
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
4G - runs on Verizon's LTE network
Hopefully, Verizon has resolved whatever issues with its LTE network have caused the delays up until now, and the Charge will perform as promised. If you pick one up, let us know how it flies.You can pick one up at our Android phone Store for a special low price, cheaper then in-store, click here.
Verizon wireless UNLEASHes DROID CHARGE BY SAMSUNG
DROID Charge Joins Verizon Wireless' Android Family
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon
Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the DROID Charge by Samsung will be available for
purchase in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
The DROID Charge is designed with Samsung's 4.3-inch Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus display, setting a new touchscreen 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 1 GHz application processor and HTML 5 Web browser
maximizes high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads and
- 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 - Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmailâ„¢, YouTubeâ„¢, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Marketâ„¢
- Adobe® Flash® Player compatible
- Mobile Hotspot capability - Share 4G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-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.
For more information about the DROID Charge by Samsung, visit www.droiddoes.com/charge.