Verizon to launch Samsung Droid Charge April 28th for $299.99; 16 units to be given away

Verizon to launch Samsung Droid Charge April 28th for $299.99; 16 units to be given away
As expected, Verizon has stamped "Official" on the speculation that the next LTE handset would be launched next week. The Samsung Droid Charge will be released on April 28th and as we earlier reported, will be priced at $299.99 with a 2-year contract. Verizon customers might be shocked at the price, considering that the phone has a 1GHz single-core processor under the hood. But the rest of the specs are certainly high-end including the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the 8MP camera in the back that captures video at 1080p, the front-facing 1.3MP camera and the 1600mAh battery. One other minor disappointment is that Android 2.2 is on board rather than Gingerbread.

The other day we told you that the Droid Landing site was being reactivated for a new Droid device and sure enough, it turns out that it is for the Droid Charge. Online clues will be available to help you find locations in 16 different cities that will help you to win a free Droid Charge. Each of the 16 cities will have one winner. If you are 18 or older, you can participate in this "scavenger hunt". For more information, simply click on this link.

source: Samsung



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Droid Charge
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 3, RAM
  • Storage 2GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3

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41 Comments

40. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Why get a phone with single core processor when dual cores are already out and will be more readily available later this year? I mean phones with dual-core, dual memory, and dual channel are coming out shortly, why waste your money on this POS? Also, Samsung takes way too long for OS updates. The 2.2 update just came out a couple days ago for my fascinate when it was supposed to be out last fall. I don't think i'll be going with Sammy again! Better HTC, LG, or Moto.

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NO THANKS WILL NOT BE SPENDING 300$ ON A 4g PHONE THAT'S TOO MUCH MONEY right their Tmobile and AT&T phones are only 199$ i could care less bout AT&T 4G network as long I have my Atrix I'm happy.

35. BadAssAbe

Posts: 509; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Iphone Sucks, this Charge sucks, 4G OverRated Just like the Verizon Network, Ill wait for the Samsung GSII, may not look pretty but im just gonna put a cover on it like every other phone i owned.

36. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

GS2 is overrated as well...so you should add that to your ridiculous list of unimpressive phones.

33. Mjolnir unregistered

34gb of memory, price matched for 32gb iphone. stfu about price

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Kinda sucks Verizon still charge 299$ for their 4G phones.

32. theo14461 unregistered

Yeah, They charge what they want, because people will always come to buy.

29. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Ok so $300 retail right, how much on contract? Lol

26. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Someone brought up a valid point that the iP4 has been $299 for awhile now so why is a $299 price tag on a Samsung stinking up the place? Only Apple has the right to charge these prices apparently. 8MP cam, LTE connectivity, 4" screen. If Apple can do it with last year's features why can't Samsung take the same route. It's not like we are talking about an Atrix here (sorry couldn't resist).

31. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Because fanboys would pay 600 dollars for their precious iphones like they did at the very begining. The rest of us want a fair deal because we are smart buyers, not brainwashed sheep. lol jk Everyone needs to just chillax about the price tag. I am sure amazonwireless and other retailers will sell this phone 100+ dollars cheaper anyway. I mean the Motorola Atrix is 200 dollars and amazon had a special for it for only 50 bucks and now it's still at a low 99 dollars.

24. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If this was Verizon's version of the Galaxy S 2, then yes I would buy it. But it's pretty much old gen with new gen price tags. I'm not saying it's a bad phone and I'm not saying it doesn't have decent specs. But comparing it to the Galaxy S 2, it's nothing. Sure it has the Super AMOLED PLUS screen but without the dual core processor it's not worth 300 dollars. Also it is running 2.2 and from what we all know about Samsung and updates, I am really nervous about buying an already outdated phone through them again. No my money is on the Bionic or Targa, whatever it's called.

41. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I agree. I love the super amoled on my fascinate, but the OS outweighs display in my book, and with samsung lagging in that department, im pretty sure i will not be going with them again.

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

$300 for a damn Samsung?!! Who does Samsung think they are?

27. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

They think they're Apple, look at the UI, oh wait they just got sued, Sammy would kill to be Apple, seriously, and yeah I'm an Android fan.

19. Allday28

Posts: 350; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

so is the same exact processor as the galaxy phones? or is it a next gen??

18. licking it unregistered

well just wait two months, this phone will be half that price at best buy mobile or wirefly. I always wonder why these fools pay for the full price the first month or so. What is one or two months to save half price? or better yet, at 6 months, with bugs worked out, updated os. and you get the phone sometimes for free? now that is what it is really worth.

21. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Because we as consumers are programmed to have the latest and greatest product out on the market. Whether it be Shoes, clothing, cars, electronics or even cell phones. I admit I used to be that guy. But then I woke up. I don't buy anything at just came out except for music CD's and maybe a movie. I give everything 3-6months.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because more than likely in two months the unlimited 4G data will be a thing of the past, and you'll be paying $25 for 2GB, with $10 more for each GB you consume.

16. jrcoakley

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

My problem with all of these latest and greatest phones is that the phone manufacturers are throwing all of these amazing pieces of hardware into the phones like dual-core, surround sound speakers, etc and we get 1300mAh battery for the phone. Hard to enjoy the 4G speeds with such a small battery. Then on top of that, the phone carriers takes away unlimited data. You won't be able to use the phone like you want to. What's the purpose of these 4g phones if you would need to get on WiFi or adjust many settings to control your data. Just doesn't make sense to me.

17. jrcoakley

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

At some point, all phone carriers will eliminate the unlimited data plan so that was what I was mentioning above when I say 'takes away unlimited data'.

13. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

It has the correct name because you will definately have to Charge it to buy it.

20. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Haha! Ain't that the truth! Only way I am getting this phone if I am one of the lucky ones who got it for free

23. derp unregistered

this thing will need to be on the charger 24/7.

12. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab cost $599 when released 6 months ago. Now it's $199.00. The Charge is not worth it at all, especially with the spotty 4G coverage on Verizon. This phone is no different than the Fascinate. Adding 4G (if you have it in your city) and costing $200 more than the Fascinate. http://network4g.verizonwireless.com/#/coveragehttp://www.vzbuzz.com/2011/04/droid-charge-spec-comparison/ Only 512 ROM..., same as Fascinate. Bigger Screen. .3'', added 4G, (if you have it in your city). What is warranting $200 more in cost over the Fascinate.

37. anony unregistered

The fascinate only has 385 MB of ram not 512....fyi

39. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

actually Droidx0430 is right....the fascinate has 512MB RAM.

6. jrcoakley

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Before we all argue about the $299 price tag, remember the iPhone4 32 GB phone is $299 with no 4G radio, less specs. I am not a fan boy or anything like that but just stating the obvious.

7. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

But that's the iPhone. LOL jk!

9. jrcoakley

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Exactly LOL.

10. Monique27 unregistered

yeah, I get what you're saying but the droid charge specs are pretty similar to the iPhone's....same 1ghz processor and the screen on the iPhone is on par or probably a little better than the super amoled plus)...also battery life is probably better on the iPhone as well....the only thing this phone has over the iPhone is the 4G radio and 8 megapixel camera (however the 5 megapixel camera on the iPhone 4 has matched up quite nicely with other 8 meg. cams that are currently available)....so, yes $299 is still too much unless it comes with 32gb of internal storage or has an apple logo on it LOL

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