Verizon delays Samsung Droid Charge launch

Verizon delays the release of the Samsung Droid Charge but doesn't say why or when it will be available.

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Verizon customers looking to pick up a Samsung Droid Charge today will be disappointed to hear that carrier has delayed the launch of its newest 4G smartphone.

CNET has confirmed with Verizon that the Droid Charge will not be available today as previously announced, and, unfortunately, the carrier did not have any more information on when it would go on sale.

No reason for the delay was given, though some suspect that it may have to do with yesterday's LTE outage. More details are expected soon, however, and company spokeswoman Brenda Raney said that customers have the option of providing store representatives with their contact information to be notified when the smartphone becomes available.

The Samsung Droid Charge is Verizon's second 4G smartphone (following the HTC ThunderBolt) and features Android 2.2, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. The Droid Charge will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract when it does go on sale.