The phone formerly known as the “Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone” has settled on the much more memorable moniker of the Droid Charge and according to the image above which was uncovered by PocketNow it will be sporting a shiny new stylized eye as further evidence of its Droid lineage. Why Verizon deigned to grant it the coveted Droid status, while leaving the Thunderbolt out in the cold is anyone’s guess, but it does perhaps explain the delay in committing to its name.
For those that don’t remember this phone; the Droid Charge impressed us at CES with its solid build, stunningly beautiful 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen and of course the blazing fast Verizon 4G. The two knocks against it were the now less than screaming fast Hummingbird processor and the fact that it will launch with Android 2.2.
With those caveats in mind, if you aren’t particularly sold on the need for the dual-core power of the Droid Bionic I would advise at least taking one of these for a spin at your local Verizon retailer (whenever they get around to launching it) as the screen is gorgeous and it also offers a very distinct feel from the rest of the early 2011 lineup on Big Red.
Any screen enthusiasts looking forward to the Droid Charge or is the slightly outmoded processor and less than stellar OS upgrade record for Samsung enough to keep your wallet holstered?