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Verizon announced Samsung Droid Charge, supports 4G LTE

April 22, 2011
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus

22 April 2011 Verizon today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Droid Charge on April 28. The Droid Charge is Samsung's first LTE phone, capable of running on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Samsung's smartphone follows the HTC Thunderbolt, as the second LTE phone on Verizon's network.  

The Droid Charge will be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processer. It comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a 1.3-megapxiel front-facing camera for photos and video chatting. 

As for Verizon's LTE network, users can expect download speeds of 5-12Mbps and upload speeds of 2-5Mbps. Additional connectivity options, include a mobile hotspot mode that allows up to 10 WiFi enabled devices to leech on the 4G speeds, or up to 5 devices when on 3G.  

Other features include the web browser's ability to support Adobe Flash and HTML 5. Movie junkies should appreciate the Samsung media Hub, which features movies and televisions shows to rent or buy. The onboard virtual keyboard comes with Swype for predictive texting.  

The Droid Charge will be available in Verizon stores and online for $299.99 with a new two-year contract. Verizon is also throwing in a $25 credit to the Samsung Media Hub for those who purchase the phone. 

Verizon had earlier reported that it had sold 260,000 Thunderbolts and another 250,000 4G LTE Internet devices.  

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