January 2011: An unnamed, high-spec’d Samsung Android phone with Verizon branding shows up at CES.

March 2011: Our own Jon Rettinger catches a glimpse, lays a hand upon, and takes a picture of the same device in the wilds of … the wild. Our tipster refers to the phone as the Samsung SCH-i510 “Stealth” and talks its compatibility with Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

April 2011: Now known as Droid Charge, the phone shows up in Verizon promotional materials, resting comfortably in a “Multimedia Desktop Dock.” Still no launch or ship dates, but we do know that the dock will include an integrated battery charger and come with a spare battery. Whenever it ships. If it ships.

Just so you stay excited, this is what we talk about when we talk about Droid Charge:

  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen (480 x 800)
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
  • Android 2.2 Froyo, upgradeable
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot up to 8 devices
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, LED flash, auto-focus
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 828 MBs internal storage
  • microSD memory card slot expandable up to 32GBs
  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HDMI out, 720p HD
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • 1500 mAh   LiIon battery

[Via: Engadget]