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Verizon’s Samsung 4G LTE Device Makes Appearance, Receives MAP Designation

The Samsung 4G LTE device that we got our hands on at CES made a major appearance in Verizon’s Info Center just a few minutes ago and is apparently still nameless with only a model number of SCH-i510.  It received its “MAP designation” which stands for Minimum Advertised Price and is usually a good sign that the device launch isn’t all that far off.  We aren’t sure exactly what that price will be, but if it follows the Thunderbolt model at all, we should expect it somewhere around the $249 mark on a 2-year contract and hopefully no where near that $749 number.  

And if this device is somewhat of a mystery to you, then you may want to check out this comparison chart we did for all of Verizon’s 4G LTE devices.  The device is rockin’ a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, HDMI-out and 1GHz single-core processor.  During CES, it was our least favorite of the four, but now that we’re revisiting the pictures of it, we’re starting to fall a little in love.  That screen is absolutely gorgeous.

After this Thunderbolt fiasco, anyone willing to wait a couple of extra weeks for this phone?  There is news that will likely come out in the next couple of weeks that may have you seriously considering it.  Wish I could say more…

Cheers ____!

  • Anonymous

    Physical keys? Yuck.

  • Anonymous
  • fascinate hater

    Don’t buy Samsung products still no Froyo on the fascinate samsung sucks they don’t care about their updates just initial sales

  • J Dub

    Seeing as how my renewal period is in December this year and how fast phones are evolving I will probably be waiting on the quad core jobs from Nvidia. Large screen, hard keyboard, quad core, vanilla android, unlocked bootloader. Will there be such a device.

  • Anonymous

    Ya not to sure about this one.. I mean pretty much all the phones coming out are going to have something more than the 1ghz single core especially if they are of the 4g variety. Unless they have figure out a way to improve the performance of it I don’t sea how the phone will be able to kept up with the 4g speeds it is taking in. Not to mention single core processors are so last year.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t tell, do the hard function buttons light up on the bottom? Might make it difficult to see in the dark.

  • mr.joe

    Based on the ending there…it seems like you’re holding something back.

  • Anonymous

    kinda reminds me of the front end of one of grant morrisons batmobiles.

  • Anonymous

    I might actually pick this over the TB after the fiasco it has been. I’m pretty much convinced whatever 4G phone I buy, I will only have for 6-8 months anyway and view it as a stepping stone. If that superamoled + screen is really nice and the software works well, I don’t mind it not being updated for the short time I’ll own it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    $0.52 says the Samsung device comes out before the Thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t do it, you’ll become one of the many samsung owners posting their regret.

    • Blah

      Many people complain about the lack of what amounts to be an incremental update. Its on the horizon for all of the Galaxy s devices and Samsung has publically admitted their ignorance, promising to step up the updates. Give it up. The horse is dead. Quit beating it already.

  • Anonymous

    You have got to be kidding me! What are you talking about “Thunderbolt fiasco” are you retarted? THERE HAS BEEN NO ADVERTISED LAUNCH DATE so take your own self perceived launch dates and your smug attitude and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine.

    If you guys took the light of day to make a blog post worth reading instead of using fabricated information to piss of the masses and let yourself fall victim to the idiocracies of the internet and be upset about something some guy somewhere on the internet said, than you should probably quit this tech game while you’re ahead.

    • Anonymous

      If you’re so disgusted with Droid Life, why the F do you keep reading? Your accusation of retardation appears to be a projection of your own “dementia.” If you can’t see the Thunderbolt failure to launch as a fiasco, I doubt you’d realize that you’d been struck by lightning. VZW could have solved the entire fiasco by simply announcing a release date. However, since they’ve got their nose shoved up Steve Jobs’ a$$, Android has become a step-child. As a result, we’re forced to rely on rumors and speculation to find news about VZ Android devices. Droid Life is the best “water cooler” around for people who want to hear that. I, for one, want to hear it. You, on the other hand, should go away.

      • SprottheDestroyer

        Agreed

      • SprottheDestroyer

        Agreed

      • Anonymous

        I guess official Best Buy documents showing delay after delay aren’t enough for some people.

        • Anonymous

          Wow so Droid-Life doesn’t actually support freedom of speech? Pathetic.

          Also might I remind people that leaked documents are just that leaked documents, which of course are subject to change at any time. They are not official documents with definite anything. Not to mention if I was HTC I would continue to push the launch back with the outrageous amount of news regarding every single last post Droid-Life decides to do every time some one produces a shit covered bit of information that amounts to absolutely that SHIT.

          • Anonymous

            We love frolicking ponies and spritzer water infused with raspberries!

          • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

            kellex, I think you can rest assured that DigitalDementia makes the strongest case for a “hypebeast” I’ve seen. :)

          • Anonymous

            These conversations are just getting so old. It’s depressing.

          • 2ceedz

            Yeah, why all the haters?!? It sucks the TB’s not out, but you just give us the info, we do with it what we want. I love this site, and anyone hating should just be ignored. With that being said, Kellex, it seems you have gotten away from rooting news, etc. Yes, we all want the new devices, and the info about them (that is why we are here), but lately there has been some nice work on Gingerbread Roms, and only 2 of them I think) got “air-time” here – BB and Liberty.

            I know Droid news is lacking ATM, and the TB madness is soo much fun, but would you go back to also reporting things that make us love our Droids? (Roms, etc.)

            I mean, I have a DROID Eris running a stable GB for over a week and of course THE Droid running it since Pete’s GPA10 (He is now on GPA11).

            Love the site, Keep it up, and I know you have to support it somehow, but PLEASE report a little bit more on the rooting scene (at least until the Bionic fiasco starts – LoL)

          • 2Ceedz

            Sorry I didnt mean BB as gingerbread rom but GPA10.

          • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

            On a better note, Wirefly has posted their unboxing video of the Xoom.

          • Anonymous

            There’s more drama in here then a episode of Flava of Love. LOL

          • Anonymous

            These conversations are just getting so old. It’s depressing.

        • Anonymous

          Wow so Droid-Life doesn’t actually support freedom of speech? Pathetic.

          Also might I remind people that leaked documents are just that leaked documents, which of course are subject to change at any time. They are not official documents with definite anything. Not to mention if I was HTC I would continue to push the launch back with the outrageous amount of news regarding every single last post Droid-Life decides to do every time some one produces a shit covered bit of information that amounts to absolutely that SHIT.

      • Bullet Tooth Tony

        Fiasco or not, I’ll still pick one up. But I do agree otherwise… despite Verizon themselves not having announced it’s release date, it’s very apparent to anyone that gets a Best Buy ad that the ball has been dropped.

    • Perfectstorn

      Look out genius! Best Buy was told by Verizon to take Pre-Order for the TB so don’t be retarded

  • Anonymous

    A guy at bestbuy told me it is launching February 14th, I mean March 14th. This is confirmed because he told me so.

    • Marty

      Best Buy don’t know

      • Anonymous

        Yes, my post was filled with sarcasm over the alleged info BB is providing on the TB release.

        • Mike

          Yeah but I did find it funny that the person helping me checked her system and it said the 24th. I know that means very little, but I have mine preordered and will try it out when it comes it.

          The delays are pushing it closer to me considering another device.

  • Kdkinc

    What I like best about SAMSUCK is NEVER having to wait for those nasty updates again.

    • http://twitter.com/JerrryLange Jerry lange

      yeah, cuz you NEVER get them in the first place! hahhahahhaha

    • http://twitter.com/JerrryLange Jerry lange

      yeah, cuz you NEVER get them in the first place! hahhahahhaha

  • Stephen D

    Before I commit to another Samsung phone, I am waiting for this and the Galaxy S2 to be out for awhile. Samsung recently said that the US Galaxy S updates have been a disaster, and swore that the GS2 would be updated better. And if they can pull it off, I will probably go with Samsung again. The OLED screen is just too damn gorgeous to ditch for an LCD.

    • Anonymous

      you stole my picture

      • Stephen D

        No, you and kevoskee stole mine. I’ve been here longer than the two of you.

    • Anonymous

      you stole my picture

  • Anonymous

    “…if it follows the Thunderbolt model at all” It’s already “one-upped” the Thunderbolt: It doesn’t even have a freakin’ name yet.

    Dear VZW,

    Fire you PR department. Fire your VCast department. Lower your prices. Don’t go to CES next year if you don’t plan to follow up your announcements with some useful information.

    • Pooch

      Dear Michael_NM,
      Do your research, VZW has never given the Thunderbolt a release date. They said it would be released Q1 of 2011, which is the end of March. Best Buy and the internet speculation has been the culprit of the failed launch of the phone. VZW hasn’t told us yet, when they are launching it.

  • Kevoskee

    Holding that phone is like having alien sex. Looks like it could of been made by alienware looks cool

  • ogdroid34

    least fav also. I would rather wait for the Bonic

  • Muddy B00ts

    Is is just me, or is that phone really ugly? I usually kinda like sammy devices, but that one is an eyesore.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking the final build will be a little more polished…hoping anyway.

      • Octotron

        Same…

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    If :
    – I can root this and
    – It doesn’t cost $40,000 and
    – They commit to a launch date that actually is met…

    I may be looking at my new phone.

    Heck, it’s possible this will come out before the Thunderbolt at this point. And I betcha it’ll support MicroSD cards and Flash. I’d ask for Vanilla Android / Google Experience, but I don’t want to get too greedy.

  • Rain_king46

    Considering the lack of support that Samsung has given the Galaxy S phones, I hope that consumers respond by ignoring Samsungs new Android offerings until they step it up.

    • 123

      Ah good. Should be out by the time the Thunderbolt it out. Never.