HTC Droid Incredible review and hands-on videos


Here’s an HTC Droid Incredible review round-upand videos for the Week-end. The handset is officialy shipping next week on Verizon (April 29th)
First we are gong to start with PhoneArena‘s two part video review:

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HTC Droid Incredible up for pre-order now


Eager to get your hands on the latest and greatest Android handset? If you don’t mind switching to Verizon or if you currently are part of the big red family you should be delighted to know that the HTC Droid Incredible is now up for pre-order on the company’s online store. Shipping date is still April 29th and the phone will cost you $199 with a 24months contract. Head over here to pre-order it.

Source: Verizon

HTC Droid Incredible Reviews

The two first HTC Incredible reviews have been posted a few hours ago and it looks like HTC has once again released a pretty good product. There is obviously nothing really new or impressive on the Droid Incredible given that it is basically a Nexus one with 8Gb of internal memory and a 8Mpix camera. The devices biggest selling point is obviously the fact that it’s on Verizon and also the only SnpDragon powered phone with HTC’s Sense UI in the US. Here’s Engadget‘s conclusion:

Let’s just put this out there: the Droid Incredibleis the best Android device that you can purchase in America right now. It’s better than the Droid, better than the Nexus One, and certainly beats the pants off of any previous generation handsets like the Eris, myTouch, or Cliq. It’s not just a very, very good Android phone (though it is); it’s also an excellent smartphone no matter how you cut it. If you’re on Verizon right now, you’re finally getting really great options for phones, but the Incredible is currently sitting at the top of that heap with a good bit of distance to the next in line. Sure, there are still issues like a lack of quality titles in the Android Market, and if a hardware keyboard is a must, this won’t do the job for you. Also, while Sense is truly great on this phone, there may be users who prefer a more streamlined, stripped down experience. Still, if you’re looking for an ultra-fast, extremely capable smartphone that has the guts and gleam to go the distance, the Incredible just might be the Droid you’re looking for. Yes, we made that joke.

And here’s Gizmodo‘s:

The calculus is relatively simple: If you’re on Verizon and want a smartphone (and aren’t stuck with BlackBerrys), the Incredible is pretty much the one you should buy. With Palm’s future unclear, and its app ecosystem shaky, it’s hard to recommend the Pre, even though its software is generally more usable than Android. And the Droid’s single redeeming feature over this, a physical keyboard, is actually less usable than the custom keyboard HTC’s put on the Incredible. The Nexus One for Verizon looms, but the only reasons it could be considered superior—it feels better built and more expensive, and the promise of timely updates from Google—are mitigated by the fact the Incredible is here now, and HTC’s Sense does glossy up some of Android’s rough spots.

and here’s BGR:

This is always the hardest section to write because everyone has different taste, and everyone usually has their own reason for wanting a new phone. Maybe you dropped it in your toilet, maybe you want to smash your BlackBerry 9530 with a sledgehammer, maybe your boss can’t stop making fun of your Palm Centro — we’re not sure. What we do know is that HTC has come up with another incredible device, pushing the boundaries of Android in practically every direction we can think of. There is awesome corporate integration, tons of social networking elements built right in, a really friendly UI with fun and engaging widgets and animations, and a great web browser. If you are not a bare bones type of person and have no need for a physical keyboard (seriously, get over it already), we could not recommend a better phone on Verizon Wireless at this point in time.

Droid Incredible by HTC officially announced, available on Verizon April 29th


This was expected I guess..Today HTC is officially announcing the Droid Incredible (also known as the HTC Incredible) smartphone launching on April 29th on Verizon:

It’s a Droid, It’s Incredible, It’s on the Nation’s LARGEST And Most Reliable 3G Network
 
DROID Incredible™ by HTC Combines Power of Android™, Usability of HTC Sense™, Exclusively from Verizon Wireless
 
        BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK Verizon Wireless today announced DROID Incredible by HTC, the newest Android device on the nation’s most reliable wireless 3G network, will be available beginning April 29.       
        Featuring a “topographic” design that demonstrates the powerful engineering just beneath the surface, DROID Incredible by HTC is designed with craftsmanship and precision while making it easier than ever to stay connected.
        DROID Incredible by HTC features the newest version of the HTC Sense experience, a seven-panel home screen with a wide selection of interactive widgets so the most important content is immediately available at a touch.  Customers will enjoy seamless integration with Exchange ActiveSync®, quick and easy access to Flickr for sharing and viewing pictures, video, and Android Market with more than 30,000 Google applications.  DROID Incredible by HTC is the first Verizon Wireless phone that takes advantage of Qualcomm’s 1GHz superfast Snapdragon processor, and it’s the first available phone from Verizon Wireless to include an          8 megapixel camera. 
        Shortly after the phone becomes available, customers will be able to enjoy two of the latest exclusive apps from Verizon Wireless – NFL Mobile and Skype mobile™.
Additional Key features:       
  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor for maximum responsiveness
  • Friend Stream for unified Flickr, Facebook and Twitter updates
  • “Leap” view for quick access to all seven home screen panels
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash for crisp, detailed images
  • Razor-sharp 3.7 inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED capacitive touch display
  • Optical joystick for smooth navigation
  • Dedicated, touch-sensitive Home, Menu, Back and Search keys
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass
  • Integrated GPS
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
 
Price and availability:
  • DROID Incredible will be available for pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.combeginning on April 19 and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on April 29.  Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • DROID Incredible customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access.  Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

HTC Droid Incredible Specifications confirmed

There’s nothing much to say here given that I’ve posted the HTC Droid Incredible specs nealy one week ago when the handset’s manual leaked. But just incase you doubted the authenticity Verizon just posted exactly the same thing on the Droid Incredible product page here. This Incredible looks like it features the exact same 8Mpix camera and Chipset as the HTC EVO 4G but it looks like HTC is crippling the device by not enabeling 720P video encoding again…btw where’s the promised Divx/720P update for the HTC Desire ?

Source: Verizon via Engadget

Verizon officially unveils the HTC Droid Incredible, launching April 29th


It’s not a full blown announcement (maybe be later today or tomorrow?) but the HTC Incredible or Droid Incredible as it is now called is now showing up on a special dedicated page over at Verizon‘s website with the official launch date set to April 29th. Don’t forget to check out the full manual and specifications here.

Source: Verizon via Phandroid

HTC Incredible accessories info and pricing


Here’s another HTC accessories post fro the night, this time about Verizon‘s upcoming HTC Incredible:

- HTC Incredible Battery Cover – $14.99
- HTC Incredible Extended Battery (Red – 2150 mAh) – $59.99
- HTC Incredible Rubber Case – $29.99
- HTC Incredible Display Protectors (3-pack – $12.99)

Now the only thing missing is the handset’s release date and pricing…

Via: Phandroid

HTC Incredible Manual & specifications leaked


THe HTC Incredible manual has just leaked and includes a nice surprise…The SnapDragon chipset is clocked at 1GHz not 768Mhz like it was rumored and what looks like the same 8Mpix camera found on the HTC EVO 4G. Here’s the full specifications:

CPU speed

1 GHz

Platform

Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™

Memory

ROM: 512 MB

RAM: 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

Network

Dual-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.)

Onscreen navigation

Optical joystick

GPS

Internal GPS antenna

Sensors

G-Sensor

Digital compass

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

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)

Camera

8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash

Audio supported formats

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma

Recording: .amr

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

 

You can grab the whole thing here

HTC Incredible launching April 29 on Verizon

April 29th is the date according to internal Verizon/Best Buy documents posted by AndroidandMe. We have seen lots of hints pointing at an April launch suggesting that Verizon is on the verge of officially announcing the HTC Incrediblein the coming days. Now how is this going to compare to to the HTC EVO 4G? Well, we already know that the Incredible will be lowered speced (SnapDragon @768Mhz, smaller screen, no HDMI out, lower camera etc..), hopefully it won’t be priced to high..

Source: AndroidandMe

Verizon confirms the HTC Incredible

It is definitely looking like the HTC Incredible is about to launch soon. Following our latest piece of news about the rumored stock  present in Verizon’s warehouse, the company has sort-of officially confirmed the existence of the product on Twitter:

“@studentbuddha It’s a Friday Brandon, don’t be angry :-) As for the HTC Incredible & other new phones…good things come to those who wait!”

“@shawnaisaacs Hi Shawn, Yes the HTC Incredible does seem to be in demand! What do you think of #Droid, by the way?”

There’s isn’t much to say here given that the 2 tweets have since been deleted by Verizon.

Source: Gearlog

Verizon’s HTC Incredible ready to ship?

According to the picture above Verizon has already quite a few HTC Incredible handsets in stock ready to ship. Many expected Verizon to announce the HTC Incredible during CTIA alongside Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G announcement but that didn’t happen (understandable given that everybody would have compared the 2 devices, no really good PR for Verizon since the Incredible is lowest spec-ed of the two).Now let’s wait to see if this turns out to be true and hope that Verizon schedules a launch event this month.

Source: AndroidForums via Engadget

HTC Incredible out in the wild. Features an underclocked SnapDragon CPU


More info and pictures of the HTC Incredible have popped-up today. According to some poster at the Androidforums, the Android 2.1 device packs a SnapDragon chipset under-clocked at 768Mhz (like the Acer Liquid), 512MB of Ram (+ a 8Gb micro-SD?), 8Mpx camera with WVGA video capture and It measures 117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9mm. It should be head to Verizon in Q2 2010.

source: Androidforums via Engadget

New HTC Incredible live pictures

A couple of HTC Incredible pictures have surfaced on Twitter. You can see the device compared to the original HTC G1. THe device is still expected to be launched on Verizon in the first half of this year.

Via: AndroidCentral

First HTC Incredible live pictures and video


The boys at Pocketnow just got some exclusive tip on the upcoming Verizon HTC Incredible Android handset today. According to the tipster the device is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon Chipset has only (?) 256Mb of Ram and probably a 3.5″/3.7″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. As you can see from the pictures the Incredible seems to be running Android 2.1 withe HTC’s Sense UI.

Source: Pocketnow