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Samsung DROID CHARGE Red Eye Revealed

When we first reported the name DROID CHARGE, to the world, we were still waiting on one more thing to fully solidify this Samsung 4G LTE device as one of our new family members – it’s DROID red eye.  And now we have it thanks to the crew at PocketNow.  It’s looking a little shinier and a lot more detailed than those of some of the devices from the past which shouldn’t be that surprising especially after seeing the crazy boot animation on the Thunderbolt.  From this picture (assuming it’s the real deal), we’re also seeing that the shiny silver edge of the device might now be a charcoal or dark metal to better represent the brand.  A big “Thank you!” to whoever made that decision.

What do you guys think?

Via:  PocketNow

  • Anonymous

    If you are thinking about upgrading or switching to Verizon, here is an excellent chart to help you decide. It covers the iPhone 4, BB Curve, HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Bionic and LG Revolution. http://exm.nr/f3zR08

  • Junbug

    to hell with samsung!!!!!! they love to lie!!!!!!!!! They dont support their products! Will never buy another samsung phone. Buy Motorola or HTC they will keep the people happy.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, a Droid phone with locked bootloader? Oh gee, where do I sign up?

      No thanks. My Droid 1 is the last dime Motorola is getting from me.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to not get updates.

  • Mr.Joe

    What a beautiful phone. But a freaky weird eye.

  • Anonymous

    And suddenly the Droid name means nothing any longer. A good campaign derailed by a phone not worthy of the name.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit, I love the way this phone looks. if only it had the a better quality casing and wasn’t most likely to fail at updates.

    • Anonymous

      Oh and a dual core

      • Anonymous

        and 1 Gb of dual memory

        • Anonymous

          and no Touch Wiz

          • Anonymous

            nevermind, f@$% this phone

  • Tat3rt0T

    That’s the new animation. The phone feels kinda cheap tho with its plastic back. They also removed Skype with this latest s/w update.

  • Who the hell came up with the name? Srsly the droid charge?

  • LinuxLover

    No updates…NO DEAL!

  • Msjr7468

    My mind may change on this vs the TBolt or even the Bionic for that matter once Google comes out with an OS that utilizes Multi-Core phones….even then I’m off contract don’t plan on upgrading probably till 2012 anyways when LTE is more wide spread & efficient. Plus lets just be honest FRAGMENTATION is an issue to me….phones still running 2.1 or 2.2 is ridiculous when 2.3 has been out since Dec & 2.4 is being talked about along with Ice Cream & Jelly Bean this year. Plus lets not throw in the fact that Google hasn’t deterred an any way from changing an every 6mo release Sched. So this phone maybe ugly but isn’t too bad considering whats out & LTE on top of that. Thats just my few cents

    • I don’t think people understand this but moto is utilizing them second core in 2.2 they already stated that they tweakwd it so both cores would be utilized, people please use common sense along with your intelligence thanks

  • The Other Abba Dalla

    VZW employees have seen the phone and its farely impressive. It is very light weight, fast, and responsive; I know everyone has there objections since its a samsung phone, but its a nice phone. If you think i am lying look at the comments when kellex stated he wouldnt release the Samsung DROID Stealth name, i commented it and it magically appeared. So i am just saying i think the phone will impress people more than you think.

  • k$

    this is a sexy ass phone

  • d-roids

    ok that small design change actually did make it look alot more sleek. now the question remains, will samsung screw us on updates if we decide to purchase this phone?

    • Might not being a droid branded phone

  • I love it

  • Anonymous

    ….and it will come preinstalled with Doughnut. Planning to upgrade to Eclair sometime in the next millennium…

  • Stephen D

    That actually looks really nice, the eye and the phone.

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Aren’t there 2 more versions of Android left for this year?

    2.2 is like the 1.6 of phones in the next few months

  • Calumnium

    i still think it’s a shame that samsung is making a droid. in my opinion… pure heresy.

  • Hot… absolutely Hot.

  • Juan_ortega92

    anyone keep forgetting that its made by samsung lol i keep thinking it made by motorola when i hear the name droid charge

  • Juan_ortega92

    that dark blue is moto color ever since the d2,and gingerbread the for dx and d2 come with that dark blue scheme,so i really like that dark blue lining for the droid charge! anyone planning on getting it ? im holding off for samsung 10.1 tablet

  • Vanilla Ice

    True! The more i see this phone, the better it looks! Seems to be a better phone than the Thunderbolt btw.

    • Pretty much any phone is better than the thunderbolt..its a pos

  • Anonymous

    this phone is SSOOOOOOO UGLY

  • Jawshua

    I think you should post an apk file for it’s live wallpaper with that eye. Man we used to get new live wallpapers non stop on here, show your loyal readers some love and start posting those again. We miss all the cool freebies that this site used to offer. Now it’s just like watching your favorite tv show with 5 minutes of the show and 25 minutes of commercials.

  • Anonymous

    Hardware buttons? ick.

    Does it at least have a Super AMOLED screen? The Galaxy S was worthy of the Droid name. Certainly more so than other Droid phones I have seen.

  • Samsung makes great hardware, The ROM comunnity follows all the droid phones pretty close and its got a sweet new eye. I think its still silver edged though.

  • FragDroidX

    Samsung is not worthy of Droid branding.

    • You keep thinking that…

      • I know what world is that guy in

    • Anonymous

      Why not? The Galaxy S was way better than other Droid phones that have carried the name.

      • Equinoxtwilight

        Sure it was. If you ignore the faulty stock firmware and pretend that updates for your firmware don’t exist. 🙂

      • Downwithsamsung

        yes it was but atleast the other phones gave you 2.2 as promised, whats samsungs reason?

      • Anonymous

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…sorry couldn’t resist

      • Anonymous

        Hey, if anyone wants to trade me their galaxy S for my Droid 1, I will be *very* happy to take them up on the offer.

    • Downwithsamsung

      amen to that one!

    • Downwithsamsung

      amen to that one!

  • Dang it! Just found out that this thing has a single-core processor…bleh.

  • Davidkpoe

    I was at the VZW store today and they had a Droid ad with a D2 or DX (can’t remember) that was citcled by dodecagons like that eye.

  • tbone

    Ugh. Looks like a Blackberry.

  • Looks Like One Badass Boot Animation.

    Edit: Don’t Care For Phone, Just Want That .Zip

  • Msjr7468

    So who cares if it’s Single core…..Android OS’s have yet to have programing in their language to fully use dual core or heck even quad core when it comes this year.

  • Msjr7468

    So who cares if it’s Single core…..Android OS’s have yet to have programing in their language to fully use dual core or heck even quad core when it comes this year.

    • Then when an Android OS update comes along fully utilizing both cores, how will you feel then?

      • Anonymous

        Like he got F’d in the A

    • Moto. Tweaked android 2.2 to be compatible with dual’cores just so everyone knows

      • Moto also added magic sauce to make single threaded apps use dual cores just so everyone knows. Oh wait, no they didn’t.

  • Msjr7468

    Ok…..I’m not a fan of the way this Phone looks or Samsung’s horrible U.S. update history but I’m sure this is a better phone then the TBolt in many other ways….Batt Life, Cameras, Speed, Screen, a true unlocked Bootloader, Etc Etc. They aren’t the best with updates or form factor as well as Touch Wiz but I’m more inclinded to buy this than a TBolt. I’m for sure not going to get a BIONIC with locked bootloader & an old OS that still won’t utilize it’s dual cores. Guess I’m coastin’ or crusin’ on my OG Droid till 2012!

    • I’m in the same boat; stuck on a two year contract still.

      • Jawshua

        Yeah same here, I can’t upgrade until March 2012. But if the game I’m working on with my friend does well, maybe sooner :). Damn long contracts and way too many new phones!

        • Anonymous

          Always go with the one year 🙂

      • Jawshua

        Yeah same here, I can’t upgrade until March 2012. But if the game I’m working on with my friend does well, maybe sooner :). Damn long contracts and way too many new phones!

    • Once again moto. Already stated they tweakwe 2.2 to utilize both cores man are people this dumb for real or do people actually tuink they put dual core ina phone and then not use it holy god

      • It doesn’t matter what they’ve said. Apps need to come out that support multithreaded apps. Moto can’t magically make apps take advantage of the cores. How long do you think it’ll take for multithreaded apps to come out? 6+ months easily.

        So, while you wait for your Bionic to come out, then wait for multithreaded apps to come out, saner individuals will get a TBolt on 1 year contract and get the second gen dual cores right in time for multithreaded apps to come out 🙂

    • Cmorty72

      Been sporting my OGD since it first came on the scene… and I have yet to see worthy replacement.
      The Charge is o.k., but I’m really waiting for something along the lines of the Targa (that is if it does exist).

  • Anonymous

    can someone port this eye to a tb I would love that as my background

  • WindedBison

    Look at the smart bench scores for the tegra 2 devices and then tell me that you really want to get a new single core phone

  • Why does everyone think it’s ugly?

  • i’m lovin’ it!
    I think I am willing to give Samsung a second chance only if that phone has dual-core processors (or is it a dual-core processor?); That for me is an absolute deal-breaker along with a battery with a high mAh.

    • WindedBison

      It’s a single core proc

    • BigT

      Its a dual core processor. A core is a component of a processor.

      • Thank you, good sir.

      • WindedBison

        Umm where did you see that?

        • Anonymous

          he is talking about the term, not the phone…

    • BigT

      Its a dual core processor. A core is a component of a processor.

  • Anonymous

    If you look closely, you can almost see it starting to cry. “Why me? Why did “eye” get chosen for this ugly phone?”

  • iron man?

  • Why buttons? WHY!!!!!

    • I mean the four at the bottom. I hate those functions as buttons. My OG droid spoiled me.

      • Gotta agree with you on that! My Droid by Motorola is still chugging along (maybe even faster LOL)

      • Anonymous

        Because you don’t accidentally touch those and have the phone think you meant it. You have to depress those, not just touch them.

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • Will admit, I absolutely HATED the softkeys when I first got my OG. I could barely pound out a text without bringing up the menu or going to my homescreen. But, my oversized thumbs have adjusted nicely

      • I went from OG Droid to Droid X and I greatly prefer the touch sensitive buttons on the OG Droid. I find myself trying to do things too fast on the X and not pressing buttons, only having to re-press them.

        But when it really comes down to it, this will not sway my phone decision in any way. Its a small, cosmetic preference.

  • Brutalsnowman

    Not a fan of the shape of the phone… but that Eye is Bad A

  • Anonymous

    such a nice eye for such an ugly phone…….

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, I think the black edge was a big improvement. Kind of looks good now. Besides, people were bitching before about all phones looking the same. Now that someone makes a phone a little less square people freak out.

      • I played with this phone @ ces and to me this phone is gorgeous in person. pictures don’t do it justice. It will be very difficult to buy any other phone without the the super amoled + display screen.

        • thatsINCREDIBLE

          does it have an actual qwerty board?

          • Anonymous

            Sir are you joke?

          • Anonymous

            Yes, you just pry the screen off first then you will find it underneath…

      • RedValley

        Amen to that my friend.

      • Anonymous

        This would be my type of phone if:

        A.) It’s unlocked
        B.) Had soft keys
        C.) Wasn’t a Samsung

    • ???
      Looks great to me!

      • Anonymous

        Agreed…. I think it’s pretty sexy!

  • Really cool looking eye for sure.

  • Mike

    I think my favorite Droid eye is still the Droid 2.

  • tbaybe

    purdy…