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Samsung Droid Charge hits Verizon on April 28

Verizon Wireless announces the upcoming availability of its second LTE smartphone, the Samsung Droid Charge.

Remember the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone that was announced at CES 2011 for Verizon Wireless? Well, it's finally got a new name (thank goodness) and a release date and pricing.

Verizon Wireless revealed today that the Samsung Droid Charge will be available on April 28 for--brace yourselves--$299.99 with a two-year contract. The 4G-capable Droid Charge will ship running Android 2.2 and features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, mobile hot-spot capabilities, and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen, which has 50 percent more subpixels than the original Super AMOLED touch screens (read: improved outdoor visibility and more clarity).

In addition, the smartphone has an HTML5 Web browser, an 8-megapixel camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Hopefully, we'll also see better battery life on the Droid Charge than on the HTC ThunderBolt. I don't know about you, but the eye-popping price sure does make me pause. What do you guys think?