Feel like shopping for a new Android smartphone today? Verizon Wireless' eagerly anticipated Droid Incredible by HTC has finally gone on sale, but if you weren't quick then you may have missed the first batch. According to Verizon's site, "due to high demand" new orders for the Incredible will only ship by May 4th. However, there should also be retail stock in stores, so it may be worth calling your local Verizon retailer.
Back in our Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC review last week, we pondered about who would pick up a Verizon Nexus One when the arguably superior Incredible was available. It's looking like Google themselves might be wondering the same thing; their Nexus One page has been updated, with the previous "coming soon to Verizon" message replaced by a link to the Droid Incredible preorder site and the suggestion that the new handset is the "similarly feature-packed cousin of the Nexus One."
At the beginning of the year, Google called a group of reporters and analysts to Google HQ to announce a new phone, the Nexus One. A joint effort of HTC and Google, the N1 was a slim device, running a speedy Snapdragon processor and an AMOLED display. Running the latest version of Android, 2.1, it was state of the art, at least for January.
So you've read our Droid Incredible by HTC review, you've checked out the dedicated coverage on our sister-site Android Community, and now you want to pick up the Android smartphone yourself. Verizon have kicked off preorders for the Incredible, with the smartphone priced at $199.99 after an online discount.
Incredible, they call it, and for once the marketing hyperbole may be right. The Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC takes a somewhat familiar spec sheet and squeezes out something different enough to stand out from the crowd. For our full review of the Droid Incredible, check out our dedicated Android Community coverage; if you're more interested in how this shiny new smartphone fits into the current Android line-up - and, more importantly, whether you should choose it or a rival device - then read on.
It's been a long time coming, with all sorts of leaks, documents, and blurry cam images to make any Android fanatic out there ache in the knees to get some kind of official announcement by Verizon Wireless about the existence of the handset. Well, for all of you out there who were waiting to see what all the fuss was about, here you are. The Droid Incredible by HTC has gone on the record as being the latest member of the Droid army for the nation's largest wireless carrier. And it's as every bit as good as we had heard rumored.
Yesterday it was official confirmation that the phone was coming - at least in the shape of a preorder phase - on April 29th; today Verizon Wireless have given us the official spec sheet for the Droid Incredible by HTC (aka the HTC Incredible). To be fair, it's nothing we haven't seen before in previous leaks, but it's always nice to have confirmation of things like HTC Sense, that 8-megapixel camera and 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.
We won't lie; the HTC Incredible is one of the devices we're particularly looking forward to this quarter. Packing similar specs to the Google Nexus One, only with a higher resolution, 8-megapixel camera and HTC's Sense UI, Verizon have just confirmed that the Android smartphone go up for preorder on April 29th as the Droid Incredible by HTC.
Verizon's HTC Incredible looks set to cast even the carrier's imminent Google Nexus One into the shade, and going by this leaked spec sheet that found its way into the BGR's hands, we're wondering who exactly would pick the Nexus. The Incredible has a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset with 8GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera and EVDO Rev.A. There's also a 3.7-inch WVGA OLED capacitive touchscreen and WiFi b/g/n.
How many of you are still reeling from that Apple keynote this morning? We understand where you're coming from. Those features are a long time coming, but it looks to us that Apple has indeed made it worth the wait. Then again, you might have a different opinion altogether. Thank goodness we have the Daily Slash to distract us from all that Apple news, right? Right. And sure enough, we're going to make sure that we skimp the Cupertino-based news in tonight's edition. First up, with the Best of R3, we've got a seemingly confirmed release date for a pretty incredible device. And then we've got a giveaway to announce on EI. And finally, a little leak for the right moment. And finally, in the dredge net, we've pulled up a cordless light that activates based on movement. We've also got a pretty awesome invention that'll help you if you're lost in the woods. And finally, we get some more confirmation about two new devices from RIM and LG.
The leaked Verizon teaser may have people wondering what six imminent devices the carrier may have up their sleeve, but one of BGR's sources reckons they know the truth. According to them, the line-up includes the HTC Incredible, LG VS750, the Microsoft "Pure" and "Turtle" Project Pink devices and the Samsung U820 Reality. As for the sixth device, that's unclear, but both the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the Google Nexus One are possibilities.