Verizon's Droid Charge to support up to 10 devices with its mobile hotspot
Carrying a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800, and a newer generation 1GHz Hummingbird processor under the hood, the Samsung Droid Charge will be launched with Android 2.2 running the show. The device has 512B of RAM and ROM on board and offers an 8MP camera on back and a front-facing 1.3MP shooter. Unfortunately, the carrier is still waiting for its first dual-core handset.
One interesting feature of the Samsung Droid Charge, which was revealed in a leaked internal document comparing a number of Verizon's smartphone offerings, is that the mobile hotspot on the device will allow as many as 10 devices to connect to the carrier's network. That means no matter where you go, you will have 10 new friends following you around.
The mobile hotspot on the Samsung Droid Charge will connect up to 10 phones to Verizon's LTE network
1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Just one way for Samsung to keep ahead of the competition.
2. goodlucksamsung (unregistered)
good luck in this endeavor. I hope everyone realizes the cost associated with having 10 connected devices on a 4G network. Do you realize how fast you will surpass the 2G allowance for $20.00 and then charged based on usage over 2Gb. I'm lucky enough to have one connected laptop via my TBolt because 4G is very, very spotty down here in Miami unless you are directly standing near a tower. I can't imagine all of those connected devices. The system is not there yet.... believe me.
3. jenniferrivers (unregistered)
Dam I really want this phone soo bad. But I don't think it has gsm capabalities for use overseas. Why can't verizon make an Lte phone with gsm capabilities? Like the bb storm 2? If they were able to do it with the bb storm why can't they do it with an Lte phone? It would be nice to be able to use a verizon 4g phone here in the states and also be able to use it on europe. The reason I'm asking its cuz right now I have an att atrix 4g and I admit at&t service is not the greatest here but my phone works fine in london and spain I know cuz I just came back and I didn't have a problem roaming using my atrix everything worked fine in the uk I was roaming under o2 uk and when I got to spain my phone said vodafone españa In The screen. And calling and txting and internet all worked fine just like if i was here in the states.While my husband
on the other hand had "no service " on his verizon thunderbolt the whole week we were In europe his phone became useless everytime he wanted to make a call he had to borrow my phone I kinda felt bad for him. And since I wanna dump att cuz service is not so good here in los angeles I wanted to get verizon and get a 4g phone but I guess not, not until they make one that works in europe so for now I guess ill stay with my crappy atrix with the crippled upload speed and crappy motoblur which I hate .. :(
12. queen (unregistered)
LTE = 4G
LTE is the future for both the US and overseas. Creating a GSM/LTE enabled phone would be stupid considering that other countries will be adopting LTE as their network of choice in the coming years. GSM is old technology.
4. goodlucksamsung (unregistered)
look at the 568 ram, with all of this horsepower, not 768 or more, 2gb internal storage, not 8, single core, not dual core. and you want $299.00. this is a Fascinate with 2.2 and that's it. It's a Fascinate because of the upgrade to 2.2. Not noting 4G LTE because it's not everywhere yet. So the majority of the buyers will only see 3G. So, say you buy this phone in Butte, Montana where 3G is available until 2013, the only thing different is 2.2 Android vice 2.1 running on the Fascinate for the last 9 months now with no future updates planned
7. roldefol (Posts: 3182; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
People living in areas where there is no 4G yet shouldn't buy 4G devices, period.
That said, the Fascinate Froyo debacle should give pause to anyone buying this phone on a 2 year plan.
9. abit (unregistered)
If 4G is going to be available in your area within the 2 years of a new contract, then one should buy a 4G phone. Especially if you want to lock yourself into unlimited data.
10. roldefol (Posts: 3182; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I dunno, if I were living somewhere that isn't getting 4G until mid-2012 I doubt I'd spring the extra $100 for one. But you're right, the uncertainty regarding how long they'll keep the unlimited 4G data plan is a factor. If I were Verizon, I'd keep it as long as possible as a key selling point. At least until widespread LTE use starts jamming the network.
11. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I disagree. 4G devices may suck battery up pretty fast, and might be a little clunky, but it's still worth it. Because according to Verizon, they'll have their current 3G network covered with LTE by the end of 2013. So it depends, I guess. But I'd want one just so I can experience the ultra fast speeds when I visit a city with 4G.
5. goodlucksamsung (unregistered)
compare for yourselves the phone on the display above. The Droid Charge is a Fascinate. Only difference is 2.2 Android. The Samsung Fascinate has been running on 2.1 since birth with no announcement of any official updates
6. goodlucksamsung (unregistered)
the Fascinate does not have Adode Flash Support as depicted above in the chart. Flash only runs on devices with 2.2 and above. The Fascinate is left behind with 2.1 Android
8. Monica Cerna Rodriguez (unregistered)
Hmmm... That's interesting. Where did you first hear about this? Do you have other blog posts I can take a look at?Monica Cerna RodriguezMK Partners IncSalesforce Consulting Experts
15. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Rather have the Thunderbolt:
HTC is better at updates than Samsung.
HTC phone has more onboard memory.
HTC phone has more RAM...no listing for ROM.
HTC phone has dual LED-flash
Droid charge connects 10 - Thunder does 8
Like anyone will connect 10, let alone 8 devices - a few might.
Lack of SWYPE can be rectified with a download, and I do not use SWYPE.
Why would I buy a DROID CHARGE, again?
And, could you all report the idiot spammer, lol?
16. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
hey verizon, here is an idea, offer a data package for using the hot spot that offers more than 2GB of data, especially if you can run up to 10 devices off it at one time. makes no sense to only offer a 2GB plan for $20 a month when i can get wifi at home for $30 a month.