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Verizon’s Samsung 4G LTE Device will be called the DROID CHARGE

Word leaked out of Costco this morning that Verizon’s Samsung 4G LTE device would be DROID-branded, but for some reason still contained the name “Stealth.”  We’ve been told for almost a month now that “Stealth” was just a codename, and with a second confirmation on the official name coming within the last hour or so, we are ready to roll with it.  The device at launch should be called the DROID CHARGE, unless of course something dramatically changes over the next few weeks.

We still aren’t exactly sure how we feel about Samsung joining the DROID family, but at least people can stop calling it the Stealth now.

Cheers Z!

  • Anonymous

    Nice post there. Raised a few things I hadn’t thought about before. Thx.

  • Anonymous

    a 4G smartphone must be a masterpiece….

    and samsung cellphone is wonderful

  • Truly excellent weblog I’ll definitely be returning to look at it each day later on

  • I dont know if I would trust the costco mobile people. I was talking to one a couple of weeks ago and he said none of their Moto Droid phones have motoblur, and that you have to sign up for it. When I asked him what does my D2 have on it thats different than the OGD, he said thats just a skin from Motorola. FAIL!

  • mojo jojo

    But the Droid thunder bolt is nothing but the evo, been there done that. Samsung does everything and more. Plus the scree is also “more gooder better” lol.

  • mojo jojo

    But the Droid thunder bolt is nothing but the evo, been there done that. Samsung does everything and more. Plus the scree is also “more gooder better” lol.

  • Im guessing it will get gingerbread when pigs fly outta my butt.

  • Anonymous

    Since it ships with 2.2, consider it upgraded already 😛

  • Mylockandroid

    hey, it’s not the nexus s, so i really don’t care about it. samsung cant be bothered to make another device that wouldn’t be ruined on the OS

  • Anonymous

    If it has an unlocked bootloader it deserves the Droid brand more than the Motorola phones.

    • nah not really.

      • Anonymous

        The original Motorola Droid was an awesome phone with an unlocked bootloader with complete freedom! Even HTC Droid Incredible has freedom.

        Every other Motorola Droid since the first has been locked down and in my opinion not deserving of the great name it got from the original. I got the D2 then the DX because of my excitement of my first Droid but have been let down.

        Since Moto is always going to be a locked down phone I think it’s time to pass the good name of Droid on to those that deserve it.

        Moto still makes a decent phone for those that are not interested in customizing their phones (which is most)

        And yes I know none of this has anything to do with a phones name. But I loved my original Droid for what I could do with it and have been disappointed ever since. My X is great phone for someone that only wants to make calls…. anyone want to buy a MINT 3 month old phone? 🙂

  • Rbess1965

    Was hoping to compare this unit with the other 4G’s coming out but for me the priority became the Unlimited data plan that will soon be ending. Problem is we don’t now exactly when. From what I’m seeing on the web and hearing from a semi reliable VZW rep, I believe that to be soon. Possibly by the end of this week. So I ordered a Thunderbolt to secure my unlimited 4G plan. I have 14 days to return it and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this Samsung will become available quickly, like within two weeks, so I can check it out. The Thunderbolt doesn’t have an HDMI port and the Samsung has that awsome screen that’s brighter and possibly more power efficient than the others. Never been a huge fan of Samsung RF sections but this unit looks pretty great to me. I would just like to have a hands on choice you know, but due to the timing of the plan changes, I might end up missing out on the Samsung. Guess that’s just the way it goes. The Thunderbolt will still be an awesome phone too. Just wasn’t willing to take a chance on loosing my unlimited data because I will be a heavy user. Good luck in your choices.

  • Samuraimke

    All I want to know is when the Bionic is coming out. Ive been holding out for that. Yes, Samsung can eat it. They have no business messing with our Family. HTC is ok, but now that Samsung wants to join the DROID brand, I think it only discredits the brand.

    • Yeah i agree. It’ll dis-fame the DROID name.

  • Samuraimke

    All I want to know is when the Bionic is coming out. Ive been holding out for that. Yes, Samsung can eat it. They have no business messing with our Family. HTC is ok, but now that Samsung wants to join the DROID brand, I think it only discredits the brand.

  • KO

    Meant to post this here, but did it on the wrong post

    I feel like this phone is getting the DROID brand to bolster sales, as it would likely under perform without it

    I have a feeling that the “DROID” brand is going to be taking a downturn this year. What I think they are going to end up doing is releasing most handsets without the branding, and only attaching it to a few select ones, which in reality have lesser specs then the competition, selling on the brand name alone. The good phones will sell themselves, and the ones that will need the help will get the DROID brand.

    Does anybody remember a few years back when Intel discontinued the Pentium line of chips, then started releasing new chips with lesser specs then their flagship models hoping to sell them on the branding. I see this as the likely future of the DROID brand as well.

  • worst name, i really hate the name “DROID”. stupid verizon cant just give there phones normal names.

  • Anonymous

    This seems like an oxymoron to me. The droid brand is gritty and mean. Touchwiz has…puzzle lock screens and toddler font. One of these things is not like the other…

  • Anonymous

    will it be stock? and how much on one year contract?

    • obviously not, as you can see in the picture.

      • Anonymous

        the sony playstation phone was supposed to use the sony interface but i read just now it will be stock android…. what we see there could be photoshop….

        • KO

          I remember reading or seeing somewhere that the whole “PS phone” came apart in development. they ended up with a piece of hardware that they still wanted to release, but not as what they were planning, so they pulled the name from the project

        • KO

          I remember reading or seeing somewhere that the whole “PS phone” came apart in development. they ended up with a piece of hardware that they still wanted to release, but not as what they were planning, so they pulled the name from the project

      • Anonymous

        the sony playstation phone was supposed to use the sony interface but i read just now it will be stock android…. what we see there could be photoshop….

  • FragDroidX

    I don’t feel that Samsung deserves to have a device with the Droid branding. Considering that the Thunderbolt was supposed to be Droid branded and was pulled at the last minute maybe they will pull it from Samsung as well. This could also be payback for having to put Bing on the Fascinate.

  • Anonymous

    The Droid Charge!!!!! Opps wheres my UPDATES!!! No one from Samsung ever get my Damn UPDATES!!!! UGGGH

  • Anonymous

    Well I’m sure it’ll be a fine device, but cross me off the list till the first big update rolls around in some kind of acceptable frame of time.

  • EC8CH

    Makes sense… it’s about as ugly as a Dodger CHARGEr.

    • Anonymous

      the Charger looks awesome, shut your whore mouth!

    • Anonymous

      Have you even seen the new Charger? I don’t even generally like Dodge products but that thing is sick for a sedan.

      • EC8CH

        yep, nice backside… but that’s about it

        • Ben

          Agreed!

          The rear of the car is awesome! The front side, well, nothing has really changed. And I never was fond of the front to begin with. I love the back though.

          • Anonymous

            The new challenger is pretty sweet as well.

  • Bs_thinker

    Samsung, for the unsuspecting.

  • Porschephile2k3

    I would’ve wanted the “Stealth” moniker, especially if the updates will be in stealth mode. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Samsung revolutionized the stealth update already…..they have been so under the radar that not even your phone can detect it

  • Never before have I seen this much hatred for a device before it even launches. Nice one, Samsung. This thing is going to fail almost as hard as the Kin phones.

  • Anonymous

    Glad they didn’t waste the badass name “stealth” on what is probably going to be a shit product. if this samsuck gets droid branding, then what’s wrong w/ thunderbolt and xoom?

  • A fitting ugly name for a phone that looks about as attractive as a bag of dog poo.

  • Rain_king46

    Is Charge the name or just what the battery indicator always suggests that you do? Samsung has some balls releasing new phones when they are not supporting the ones they already have in the market. Not for me thank you.

  • DROID franchise has jumped the shark. Can we all just call them androids now?

  • Anonymous

    almost as catchy as “Droid SCH-I520” . . .

    almost

  • Bradjwill

    As long as they treat this phone a heck of a lot better than they have with the fascinate. Completely tee’d off how this has been handled.

  • Jimmy

    And this will be the day that the “droid” name becomes a joke.

  • d-roids

    if samsung comes out and says we will update accordingly then ill definately considerate it even though the thing looks like blackberry storm. im pretty sure the update fiasco will affect very much the sale of this phone. other than that, what in the world were the designers thinking…………………

  • Yagermeister

    The surprise is probably the wireless charging the Droid Incredible 2 will have…

  • WOW…that name is just dumb…the CHARGE…..

  • Anonymous

    gross. Samsung phones are so plasticy and undesirable. The only thing good about this is that it serves to strengthen the Droid brand on verizon.

  • Anonymous

    who the f*ck cares on the name….geez…some people’s kids man.

    • Dytfy

      Just to let you know all product sale on name and advertisements

      • Exactly. Hence the new “if you don’t have an i*hone, you don’t have an i*phone” marketing campaign. I would expect something more intellectual from a guy proud enough to wear the same turtleneck 24/7

        • Dodgesityballer

          When i hurd that commercial “if you dont have an i*hone, you dont have an i*hone” it made me happen…………….to not have an i*phone lol.

  • Horrible name.

  • PMAgent2013

    Droid stealth sounded so much cooler.

  • Anonymous

    good battery life = its mine

  • wow thats sucha weak a** name dude.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Samsung Charge: DiSCharge

    In reality, it’ll be stealth. I bet I’ll never see one. 😛

  • Professional Squirrel Herder

    … because charging is what you’ll be needing to do at least twice a day …

    • I am willing to bet that it will be better than the HTC…..

      • Why would you think that? I’ll take HTC over Samsung any day.

        • Anonymous

          Because its already been tested and reported to have more gooder battery life then the tbolt.

          Panda wouldn’t lie.

          • Fresh

            … more gooder?!?!

            seriously…

          • bzx

            “…more gooder…”

            I like your word choice. The word “better” might have been what you were looking for? 😛 Anyway, I would have to agree that in terms of battery life, HTC is far behind when compared to Samsung or Motorola. At least, that would be the case when comparing my Droid Incredible and my Original Droid.

          • Dodgesityballer

            Yes but HTC is “far ahead” when it comes to receiving updates. Whoever gets this samsung phone i sure hope they’re prepared to run whatever it comes preloaded with.

          • ~H

            Not true…..the updates have to do with the company that rolls them out…not so much the phone!! My Motorola updated before the HTC

          • Anonymous

            I gave up being correct in communication. The point of communication is to be understood. If you understand what someone meant by “gooder” then you have succeeded in communicating.

    • Scotty89

      this is EXACTLY what i thought when I seen the name…..Charge. I like Droid Stealth better.

    • What are you a att troll. The HTC needs 2 charges per day, not Samsung.

  • Awe, they almost stayed with their Dodge theme, should have gone straight from the Stealth to the Charger.

    • Anonymous

      Ah, I didnt make the connection til you said it.

  • Are we out of names for phones? Are we really resorting to call it the “Charge?” I’m sure they could have thought of something better…

  • worst name ever

  • Bucho2k

    Hahahaha. These names are funny. Keep trying Samsung, and Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    Well, that settles it. I no longer care to own this….. I guess it’s charge wasn’t to shocking

  • Anonymous

    Well, that settles it. I no longer care to own this….. I guess it’s charge wasn’t to shocking

  • sorry but i dont like it. they should have stuck with stealth. it looks stealth. charge just sounds ridiculous

  • Mr. Joe

    Droid Stealth was so much more cooler. Droid Charge sounds awful.

    • Calculatorwatch

      Agreed. Perhaps they thought that giving it an actually cool name would be a bit misleading since it is a samsung device after all.

      • Anonymous

        Proud owner of the Thunderbolt here. But Thunderbolt is kind of a stupid name too.

        • Did you know that the HTC Thunderbolt doesn’t support NFL Mobile before you bought it.

          If you don’t care anything about Pro Football then you could care less.

    • Nosajamzok

      Who fu#$in cares about a name of a phone it’ll be fine

  • The other abba dalla

    i posted this before this went up …. sheesh no credit …. o,O

  • Kevoskee

    Samsung first mess up the nexus and now they mess up the appearence of the droid franchise. Thumbs down

  • napes22

    Considering thew weak battery life on all of these phones, they probably should have went with the “Droid Drain.”

  • Hopefully it will keep the charge with the LTE network lol

  • Hopefully it will keep the charge with the LTE network lol

  • Anonymous

    CHARGE!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      SPOOOON!!!!

  • Bwatson5391

    First?

    • fartbubbler

      not.

  • Anonymous

    Charge… I actually kind of like it. Going along with the naming style of the Thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    It better have a good battery after all that CHARGE

  • hmm..

  • )v(urphy

    Hopefully it can hold one…