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Samsung DROID Charge launches tomorrow at Verizon

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Samsung DROID Charge launches tomorrow at Verizon
While Friday the 13th is considered to be an unlucky day for the superstitious, Saturday the 14th looks to be a great day for Verizon customers. Verizon has officially announced that it's second 4G enabled device will be launched tomorrow after a brief delay of about a week and a half.

To refresh your memory, the Samsung DROID Charge offers a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with resolution of 480 X 800 pixels. Under the hood is a 1GHz single-core Hummingbird processor powering the device, which will be loaded with Android 2.2. The camera on back is 8MP with a 1.3MP front facing camera. The model is priced at $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract.

Verizon customers finally have another 4G enabled handset to go along with the HTC ThunderBolt. Just remember though, ig you are looking for some dual-core processing action, you will still have to wait until May 26th when Big Red releases the Motorola DROID X2, as we reported earlier.

source: Verizon

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posted on 13 May 2011, 13:23 2

3. John1234 (unregistered)


You can also pick you up at your local Target

posted on 13 May 2011, 13:56 4

4. urdaddi (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)


Just not interested at the price they are foolishly wanting.

posted on 14 May 2011, 00:34 1

28. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


what happend to golden 199?

posted on 15 May 2011, 00:10

45. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


its now platinum LMAO

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:13 1

5. KickRocks (Posts: 168; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


300 bucks, I don't think so. Even if I had Verizon I wouldn't pay 300 bucks for a phone.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:12

12. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


Verizon may have excellent service, such as reception and decent prices. But they are overcharging for almost all of their phones. I don't know how T-Mobile can do it. Cheap plans and very low prices on phones with equal capabilities than these Verizon phones. Probably why they are being bought out, but who knows. I'd surely sell anything I own...even my girlfriend and parents for 39 Billion

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:09 1

25. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I wouldn't tell it to anybody...

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:16 1

6. bossmt_2 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


It's crazy that it's so much more than the Thunderbolt, I don't think it has a selling point for the added 50 bucks unless you really want Bluetooth 3.0

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:21

7. May (unregistered)


FINALLYYYY!

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:22

8. indirect vzw (unregistered)


some indirect stores have them today with the go-ahead to sell if a customer comes in asking specifically for it.

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:44

10. stm3nac3 (unregistered)


uhmmm ive been waitin for a new phonee since this december.but i didnt just wanted a normal phone.i waited for a really one of the best phones of 2011..should i keep waitin or u think droid charge will b one of the best phones in 2011?..im lookin for a fast smart phone, that have 8 mp,and HDMI..i dont kno if i have to care if its not a 4g since idk if ill b able to get that signal from where i live (chicago,ill)

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:11

29. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Chicago is a 4G area...one of the major few in the Midwest. If you want great screen clarity go for the Samsung. That's what made me jump ship from Motorola...but if you want a more powerful phone & generally first in line for new software updates wait for the Bionic.

posted on 14 May 2011, 22:05

41. bio (unregistered)


uhmm but how long do i have to wait for the bionic..i wud wait a rlly long time but if i have the date officially told or atleast really close

posted on 15 May 2011, 00:11

46. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


late summer is the estimated time for the targa which is the most likely candidate for the Bionic name.

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:48 2

11. stm3nac3 (unregistered)


or should i wait for the Droid Bionic?...if its coming out

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:15 1

13. JuliaZ (unregistered)


$300 bucks. No way, this phone or any phone is just not worth that on contract. Verizon is getting way to greedy. Motorola...no way. Touchwhiz...no way. Phone too big...no way. Verizon bloatware....way too much...no way. Verizon's had it day in the sun with the TB and failed this year. No Iphone fan at all, but hey at least the damn thing works without worrying every few minutes if you will lose your wifi connection or some missent txt message, or some screen flaw, or some screwball battery issue, or anything else that might crop up. For me it's going to be a Nexus S or and Iphone coming up. That's it!

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:15

30. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


no iPhone fan at all but u are waiting for the next iPhone? iPhone 5 is not going to be much diff. than the iPhone 4 at all so you'll be waiting another year for an upgraded one

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:16 2

14. bossmt_2 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Droid Bionic will come out probably during the summer. Revolution, Thunderbolt, and Charge are all around the same, play with each see what UI you like the most. I'd rather wait for the Bionic if I was you. I am.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:42

15. stm3nac3 (unregistered)


uhmmm right..uhmm then i guess ima keep waitin for the bionic..i thought the bionic was cancelled but now i kno..hey what about the galaxy s2? it looks cool.is it coming out soon or not coming for verizon..do u have a messanger??so i wont have to wait for an answer??..is cause idk anythin bout phones lol i just love em..if so mines victor15sanchez@yahoo.com

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:44

16. intheknow (unregistered)


I don't see the point in waiting for a dual core phone like the Droid X2 because dual core is USELESS: no speed & batery benefits untill Android Ice Cream Sandwich is available. The Droid X2 is launching with Froyo....2 software revs away. It'll take forever. Plus it's a 3G device....why buy old technology?

The screen on the Charge is what has my attention plus the 32 GB micro SD card is worth 80-100 bucks alone.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:55

17. stm3nac3 (unregistered)


uhmm i rlly love the phoness but i dont kno shit bout em..all tht dual core n software got me all crazyy confusedd..can someone explain?
SOMEONE KNOS WHENS THE RELEASE DATE FOR THE GALAXY S2??

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:50 1

18. b (unregistered)


i dont get it, you'll pay 300 for iphone 32gb but not for charge?
seems like your getting more for the charge. better screen and the lte plus hdmi out.
waiting for the bionic, u might wait till the first of the year.

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:57

19. stm3nac3 (unregistered)


what about the galaxy s2???????????????

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:31

33. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I'm waiting on the HTC Destination. First quad core phone with a hi res screen and a 12MP rear/8MP front facing cam. It's supposed to be pretty slim too. Not Android based tho...it's supposed to be Windows Phone 7 with the usual features HDMI-out etc.

posted on 14 May 2011, 22:13

42. bio (unregistered)


oh wow really?????damn havent heard of that oneeeeee 12 MP? AND 8MP front facing camm!! u rlly know whats up ;) thats what i want dudeee and with HDMI!! woww i just hope the display looks nicee....u shud inform me more when u kno man!! to my email..victor15sanchez@yahoo.com

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:06

20. b (unregistered)


until that comes to verizon, i think the charge is the way to go. i want to lock in to my unlimited before they tier the data plans. this seems to have the better battery then the tb. ill pay the extra money for the 4g, super am + screen and 32gb card.

posted on 13 May 2011, 18:20

21. DroidChargeOwner (unregistered)


I just bought a droid charge from target....this phone is awesome.

posted on 13 May 2011, 18:31

22. Koolaid (unregistered)


at target you can get it for 299.99 but if you use their trade in program you can get up to 200 dollars on an old cell phone. plus they have the red card discount which saves 5% off the top anyways. so it would be like 301 after taxes.

posted on 13 May 2011, 19:34

23. atl456 (unregistered)


droid bionic summertime..FTW..dualcore

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:52

26. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)


screw the Charge......nice screen but the guts are already outdated

my "enhanced" OGD with Gingerbread gets better Quadrant scores than this thing

look at all the reviews on the web....they all talk about how the Charge lagged right out of the box

dont waste your money.......it isnt worth 150 let alone 300

its like buying a single core computer just because the LCD screen is pretty

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