The Samsung DROID Charge is slated as the second smartphone ever to be running on Verizon's 4G LTE network, but up until now its release date has remained a mystery. Delays of its launch may have been caused by the LTE outage a few weeks ago, but even after the network came back on, there was no news on a firm date. But fortunately today it's just been confirmed by Verizon that the DROID charge will finally be launching tomorrow.
The DROID Charge sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display along with Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 interface layered over Google's Android 2.2 Froyo. Inside, you'll find a Qualcomm 1GHz single-core processor, 1.10GB onboard memory, and a microSD slot for expandable memory up to 32GB. It also features a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 8-megapixel back camera with LED flash and 720p recording.
Samsung's DROID Charge will cost you $299.99 with a new two-year contract from Verizon with data and talk monthly plans starting around $70 a month. To find out whether its worth the price, check out our Chris Burns' full review of the DROID Charge. And for a second opinion, check out our Vincent Nguyen's full review as well.
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 AMOLED™ 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 graphics processing.
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 Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
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. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.