4G network outage prompts Verizon to delay Droid Charge launch

The carrier opted to delay the launch of the Droid Charge, its next hot 4G phone, indefinitely. Verizon’s LTE has since recovered from the incident, but the lapse in connectivity was obviously enough to pull the plug on today’s planned device launch.

The Droid Charge will round out Verizon’s 4G smartphone lineup, offering a stunningly bright 4.3″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.2, and of course, the ability to cruise at high speeds on LTE. The device sports a somewhat distinctive tapered shape, and it certainly isn’t for the small of hand.


Verizon’s choice to postpone the Charge’s debut was a decidedly conservative launch day decision, since the carrier is likely antsy to get the Charge out to the 4G-hungry masses. Last year Sprint launched the HTC Evo 4G — the “first 4G phone” — before most U.S. cities even had access to Sprint’s 4G WiMax network.


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