Verizon has begun training it’s employees on Samsung’s Droid Charge, it’s latest Android LTE Smartphone, and the first non-Motorola device to feature the Droid “red eye”. The Droid Charge support for up to 10 simultaneously connected devices on it’s Wi-Fi hotspot, which is two devices more than the runner up, HTC’s Thunderbolt. Support for all 10 devices will only be available while connected to 4G, when connected to 3G support is limited to five devices.
While this extensive hotspot support won’t appeal to the majority of users, there are certainly a select few who will jump at the ability to tether 10 devices simultaneously, taking advantage of Verizon’s high-speed LTE network. The Droid Charge is paired with a 1GHz CPU and 512MB RAM, giving it plenty of horsepower to maximize speed while tethering. One thing to take into consideration is that Verizon limits mobile hotspot usage to 5GB of traffic, averaging out to 500MB per device with 10 devices connected, giving the potential to exceed your allowance very quickly.
While we haven’t yet heard an official launch date announcement from Verizon, we’ve recently seen the Droid Charge posted on walmart’s online storefront, and Samsung has already published it’s source code. The latest rumors point to a release date of April 28, about two weeks from now.