Verizon Samsung Droid Charge Delayed; LTE Outage the Reason?

April 30, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Motorola Xoom tablet getting delayed LTE capabilities on Verizon had been absolutely disappointing news. We have now stumbled upon yet another piece of disappointing info – and this time the device in question is the Samsung Droid Charge. We hear the Droid Charge will be delayed on Verizon, which means the already announced date of launch has gone for a toss.

This is of course too much of a disappointment for folks who were waiting to purchase the phone on the earlier scheduled launch date of April 28th. However, there are no official reasons cited for the delay. All we get to hear is the phrase ‘unexpected delays’. But it is widely rumored that the unexpected delay is nothing but the outage of the Verizon’s LTE network.

However, it is not yet sure if Verizon will soon come up with the phone as it is restoring the LTE network gradually. There are conflicting reports which say Verizon is still on with the launch and that they have just postponed it without giving a specific date for the new launch.

The 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display smartphone from Samsung is packed with an 8 megapixel rear cam and a 1.3 megapixel front cam. The 1GHz application processor and HTML 5 web browser would have enabled it to return exceptional performance on the LTE network, if it was not down.

However, when launched, it will cost a pretty $300 with a two-year contract and a talk plan starting from $40 per month and a data plan starting from $30 per month. Are you willing to wait?

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