After being delayed as a result of a nationwide LTE network outage in late April, Verizon has officially launched the long awaited Samsung Droid Charge Android smartphone as of this past Saturday for $299.99. The phone features a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, 8.0 megapixel main camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 1GHz Hummingbird processor and runs Android 2.2 Froyo, with Bluetooth and a microSD slot.
It can also share 3G/4G data access via Wi-Fi with up to 10 devices when using LTE service, and up to five devices when using EV-DO Rev. A via complimentary Mobile Hotspot access, which Verizon has extended from its initial May 15th expiration date another month to June 15th. In related news, Verizon has also started to roll out a post-launch update designed to restrict Samsung Media Hub access to 4G LTE and Wi-Fi access while locking out 3G EVDO access in the name of service quality and speed considerations.