Review: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless
The stock Android 4.0 browser is decent. As far as rendering web pages goes over Verizon's network, it does just fine. I was really quite impressed with how the browser operates and how good web sites look on the display. Do yourself a favor, though, and download the new 1.0 version of Chrome for Android. It is a fantastic browser that's available to Android 4.0 devices, and it's worth skipping the stock browser for. It's faster, cleaner, and more intuitive to use and has much better controls for managing open tabs. Don't ask, just do it.
HTC's Sense 4.0 lets you fine-tune nearly every facet of the Incredible's behavior and appearance. In fact, it probably offers too many options; it has a bit of a learning curve.
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The modifications that matter most to most people, such as scenes, skins, wallpapers, and ringtones, are a web of interlaced and related settings that take some time to learn to use properly. The most useful tool of the entire UI is that which lets you customize the lock screen shortcuts.
Hands-On: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
Verizon's new pride-and-glory smartphone was on display at a private event hosted by Big Red in New Orleans. Here are Phone Scoop's initial thoughts in the phone.
Verizon Scores the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a new Android 4.0 smartphone that boasts a 4-inch super LCD qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, back-side illumination, and an f/2.2 and 28mm lens. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE also features a user-facing camera for video chats, mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices, and support for 32GB microSD cards.
Verizon's First Isis Handsets Are HTC and Motorola Droids
Verizon Wireless today announced that its first Isis-compatible handset is the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. Owners of that device can activate Isis on their handset starting today by visiting a Verizon Wireless retail store in the Austin and Salt Lake City trial markets.
HTC Incredible 4G LTE Goes On Sale July 5
Verizon Wireless today announced that the HTC Incredible 4G LTE goes on sale starting July 5 for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a new contract. The Incredible 4G LTE runs Android 4.0 and HTC's Sense 4.0 user interface, and features a 4-inch super LCD qHD display; 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens; front-facing camera for video chatting, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor; and support for mobile hotspot.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.