In the incredible quest for figuring out Verizon news releases, the spies are churning emails, leaked ads and other morsels suggesting a release date for the super Android HTC Incredible on either April 25 or April 29. We don't know how it happened but a very legitimate user manual has surfaced for the HTC Incredible.
We scanned most of the entire 206 page Verizon manual for the HTC Incredible. The HTC Incredible does look like the photos we've seen with a sculpted back. The HTC Incredible has an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture. There is an entire page on Tethering, which means you can use the HTC Incredible as modem (HTC Sync must be installed.)
Instead of being called a trackpad the optical sensor which is not a trackball is called an optical joystick. The previous specs we mentioned in articles are about the same. The HTC Incredible has Bluetooth, GPS, a digital compass, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm audio jack and 1 Ghz processor. The screen is same size as the Nexus One 3.7 inches AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
The screen unlock function has an added security feature, we did not notice on the Google Nexus One, you can make up a screen unlock pattern. There is also a special feature called "Friend Stream."
The HTC Incredible comes loaded with HTC Sense bringing all contacts and social networkihng toghether. There's a People screen that gives access to all contacts on your phone, including Google contacts,Exchange ActiveSync contacts, Phone contacts, and Facebook contacts. There's a pre-loaded Twitter widget.
Our favorite warning in the HTC Incredible manual is the Data plan warning, "If you're on a standard data plan, the costs could really add up. Switching to a flat-rate plan could be a lot cheaper."
HTC Sync looks like it is very handy, when selected, the phone automatically uses HTC Sync when connected to your computer and lets you synchronize Outlook and Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), contacts and calendar events between your computer and your HTC Incredible. It will also use MS Active Sync.The HTC Incredible comes with Verizon Backup Assistant, which automatically backs contacts to an online server.
The Photos app allows you to view photos and watch videos that you've taken with your phone's camera, downloaded, or copied onto your storage card. You can also take a look at your photos and your friends' photos that are on your social networks (Facebook and Flickr only). You can view YouTube and PDF files.
The HTC Incredible has Google Navigator with turn-by-turn directions and all the all the recent updates.
HTC Incredible Specifications: (Specs)
CPU speed 1 GHz
PlatformAndroid 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
Memory ROM: 512 MBRAM: 576 MB
Dimensions (LxWxT) 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches (117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm)
Weight 4.6 ounces (130 grams) with battery
Display 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
NetworkDual-band (800 and 1900 MHz)
CDMA2000 1xRTT/1xEVDO/1xEVDO rev. A and IS-95A/B voice or data with up to 1.8 Mbps uplink and 3.1 Mbps downlink speeds
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
GPS- Internal GPS antenna
Sensors- G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0)
8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
Audio supported formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
Video supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, Recording: .3gp
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity: 1300 mAh, Talk time: Up to 313 minutes
Standby time: Up to 146 hours,
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
Special features: Friend Stream
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.