The HTC Incredible is supposed to be the secret next super Android phone from Verizon. Secrets in the smartphone biz are hard to keep mainly because people take photos of the new smartphones then send them to reviewers and bloggers, who see their value and then post them on the Internet.
04/25/10: The rave reviews are in the Droid Incredible is incredible. The HTC Incredible was officially announced as the Droid Incredible and will sell for $199 on 4/29. The HTC
Incredible user manual waseaked, which showed specs. The HTC Incredible has appeared inthe
Cellebrite system and inferred about on the Verizon Twitter feed. There is also a screenshot of an order for over 150,000 HTC Incredible.
Recently, it has been suggested that the HTC
Incredible may be incredible and launch from Verizon
in the coming weeks.
Here are the specs we've been able to round up for your review:
The HTC Incredible has similar specs to the Nexus One with a slight size difference, except the HTC Incredible has an 8 megapixel camera (Nexus One has 5 MP.) The Nexus One has a trackball and the HTC Incredible has a trackpad. The Incredible has been seen to also come in bright red with a molded shaped back, while the Nexus One is silver Teflon color with a smooth back.
The HTC Incredible has 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM (320 free to the user)
memory, and 3.7? WVGA (800×480) AMOLED touchscreen both the same specs as the Nexus One.
The HTC Incredible will run Android 2.1 with HTC’s Sense UI
giving it voice to text filling of all text fields, turn-turn navigataion, sentient wallpaper, pinch-to-zoom with your fingers in the
browser, Gallery, and Google Maps as well as a new 3D photo gallery.
There is also the Google Maps update synchronized desktop
maps.google.com and memorized locations with a new night mode.
It will supposedly appear at the CTIA next week in Las Vegas, we’ll
be sure to look for it. The HTC Incredible is more powerful than the Droid by Motorola that will updated to Android
2.1 soon. The Nexus One received good reviews is now available for AT&T and will be available for Sprint. Voice transcriptions on the the Nexus One removes swear words. Web banner ads contend that the NexusOne wallpaper has sentience.
The HTC Incredible has a 1300mAH battery, FM Tuner (which Nexus does not) Wi-Fi and a
snappy 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, underclocked to 768Mhz to save battery
life. We also suspect that it will have GPS, an acclerometer, and Bluetooh.
All the information, we’ve found so far, lead us to believe that the HTC Incredible may be credible at Verizon,soon. Will the HTC Incredible be incredible? The definition of incredible is 1 : too extraordinary and improbable to be believed <making incredible claims> 2 : amazing; extraordinary. Because we don’t have confirmation from HTC or Verizon regarding the HTC Incredible, they will probably remain incredulous (unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true.)
Update CTIA Wireless 03/25/10: The Wireless-
E-Tech award winner in second place was the HTC HD2. We snooped around the HTC
booth looking for clues. An HTC rep
hinted that there will be more Android smartphones coming from HTC. Last year, when HTC showed
the HTC ToucPro2, they wouldn’t reveal the
carrier, it eventually came out from Sprint and Verizon. Remember,
Verizon does not let devices on its network unless it is fully tested,
therefore we suspect the HTC Incredible
will be a lot like the Nexus One and the HTC HD2, when
it comes out from Verizon. The HTC EVO and HD2 look like they share a lot of parts, which they
may share with HTC Incredible.