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Droid Incredible by HTC Made Official by Verizon Wireless

Posted on April 15th, by Evan Selleck in archive. 3 comments

Feels like you’ve been waiting forever, doesn’t it? Ever since those first images leaked of the Verizon-bound handset, you’ve been wanting more. And then, sure enough, Verizon let slip that splash page, telling the world that April 29th was a day to look forward to. And let’s not forget that official specifications sheet, right? But all that waiting is finally paying off, because Verizon Wireless has come forward and made everything all comfortable for you. Meaning, it’s official, folks, and there’s even a release date and pricing!

Despite the fact you’ve already seen the specifications for the Droid Incredible a few times now, we’re going to run through them one more time. We have to make sure you know what you’re getting when you go stand in that line at the end of the month, after all. When you open up the box, you’ll be greeted with a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. As soon as you turn it on, you’ll be greeted with Android 2.1 running the latest version of HTC’s beautiful skin, Sense UI. As you play around, you’ll find that you’re able to move from screen to screen, pop in and out of application after application with speed and grace, as the 1GHz Snapdragon processor chugs along. And, if you were to find your way into the settings, you’d see that there’s 8GB of on board storage for your media consumption delights. Oh, and don’t forget to turn your new toy around, because there’s an 8MP camera there, which we’re sure you’ll want to take full advantage of.

Now, let’s get to the really important part, shall we? How much is it going to cost, and when are you going to be able to get your mitts on it. You’ll be able to preorder the Droid Incredible by HTC starting April 19th. It will cost you $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. And, finally, you’ll be able to take it home on April 29th. Anyone out there planning on preordering? If you’re interested, the full press release is below.


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.com beginning 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.

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of DROID Incredible by HTC in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/plumbersreading Carroll B. Merriman

    Websites RSS feed doesn’t work in my browser (google chrome) how can I mend it?

  • http://www.wirelessground.com/ Sean

    I really want one of these phones, but verizon is not in my deck of cards

  • http://www.iphones4everyone.com Cami Chagollan

    I am in a bit of pickle, I’ve had my Apple iPhone 3G for the past couple of years and it’s been fine. It is my understanding that Apple has a new update due out called OS 4 and it’s supposed to be adding some new bells & whistles to the iPhone 3G. I actually just bought Verizon’s new HTC Incredible the HTC Incredible and it is an awesome phone, way better than the Apple 3G, BUT I’m hearing that Apple is going to be coming out with a completely redesigned new iphone altogether, and it’s supposed to be really nice but no one has any ideas as to when and Apple isn’t saying a thing. Should I keep my HTC Incredible, that I have a month to test and send it back if I don’t want to keep it, or should I return it, keep my current iPhone 3G and wait for the release of the new iPhone- tough to make up my mind.