Review: HTC Droid Incredible
Phone Scoop offers up a full review of the HTC Droid Incredible, Verizon Wireless' new flagship Android phone. This monster offers a 1GHz engine, an 8 megapixel camera and HTC's Sense UI. Dare we say it's better than the Droid?
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If you're looking for the best Android handset, the best touch handset, heck, the best smartphone, on Verizon's network, the HTC Droid Incredible is for you. With a 1GHz processor running things under the hood, a 3.7-inch display, and an 8 megapixel camera, you know that this is a high-end device. HTC has delivered one of its best Android devices yet, and the Droid Incredible will instantly make Motorola Droid owners feel envy that they've never felt before. HTC and Verizon, however, don't get it 100% perfect, and the Incredible is not without its flaws. Are they enough to make the Incredible merely marvelous?
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Netflix today released its streaming video app for select Android phones via the Android Market. The app is only available for a handful of phones that meet strict hardware requirements, including the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, EVO 4G, G2, and Samsung Nexus S.
HTC Promises Gingerbread for Incredible and Thunderbolt
HTC today announced via its Facebook page that it will be pushing out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to both the Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt in September. Both phones are sold by Verizon Wireless.
Droid 2 Global and Droid Incredible Now Receiving Gingerbread
Verizon Wireless today indicated that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now available to the Motorola Droid 2 Global and the HTC Droid Incredible. Details and instructions are available from Verizon's web site.
HTC Issuing Update to Fix Wi-Fi Security Bug
HTC is in the process of sending out software updates to some of its smartphones to address a security issue concerning the Wi-Fi radio. The problem revolves around applications with the "access_wifi_state" permission, and the ability to sniff out Wi-Fi passwords for networks to which the phone is connected.
HTC Confirms Android 4.0 Headed to 16 Smartphones
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.
Droid Incredible Signal Issue - Appears to be Software Prob
Palm Pre Plus
HTC Droid Incredible
...All sitting on the seat next to me as I drove 28 miles from one end of our county to the next. Palm Pre Plus rarely dropped below 4 bars, Moto Droid rarely below 3.
The Droid Incredible? Rarely went above 3.
But I noticed the same thing you did. The thing never lost a call.
I punched in the service codes on the Palm Pre Plus to take a gander at the RSSI value. (Received Signal Strength Indicator) I also dug down into the Android menus to look at how Incredible and Moto Droid were doing.
I just pre-ordered mine
The camera and your sample pics..
Has anyone else heard or seen other reviews on the camera quality??
Incredible vs. N82/N95 (Eric or Rich)
No VZ Navigator??
My local Verizon office manager had one up and running today. He showed me the Google Maps app, which can give directions but I wasn't impressed. I didn't see any way to look up anything such as restaurants, movie theaters, banks, etc.
I want this phone but I use Navigator a lot. Not sure what to do.
How long can it capture video?
i â™¥ android but...
Verizon's best phone until the holidays, but it's still an Evo mini
When compared to the Evo, it looks like the only things it lacks are HD video, HDMI out, and of course 4G + mobile hotspot capabilities, which still amounts to an amazing phone. The screen is smaller, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for some people.
For anyone who doesn't want to use Sprint or lacks proper coverage by them, this phone would easily get you through a two year contract and you'll be quite happy throughout the process. I sold a few preorders this morning the sec...
The Incredible truly is incredible, and had me seriously considering jumping to Verizon, but I've decided to stick with my original decision and jump to Sprint about a month after the Evo launches and making sur
Not HDMI, but still video out. the video quality could be chan...
Thank you for the review!
Incredible Handheld Multimedia Device?
So, you only tested it in great to good coverage areas?
That's kind of scary. I like my phones to hold calls in less than good coverage areas. Motorola seems to do the trick.
Motorola will most likely still have stronger coverage. that is their key selling po...