Review: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless
With respect to music, the Incredible offers a pretty wide range of options. Amazon MP3, Slacker, Google Play Music, and the bare-bones music app are all pre-installed. These apps each have their pros and cons. Amazon and Google Play can be used for purchasing music, as well as streaming purchased tracks to the Incredible. Slacker offers free and for-pay streaming services. Bummer that there's no FM radio.
On the video front, the Incredible includes the stock YouTube app, HTC Watch, a simple video player, Google Play Movies, and Verizon Video. HTC Watch is HTC's movie rental store. You can also download (purchase or rent) video content (TV shows and movies) from the Google Play Movies store. The selection between HTC Watch and Google Play is about the same, as are the prices.
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Oh, and SlingBox is also pre-installed if you're into streaming the content from your home cable box to your smartphone. This requires separate hardware and monthly fees, though, making the app's presence more of an ad than a useful function for most people.
Thanks to the Beats Audio integration, music and video sound great through the Incredible. I used several different sets of earbuds/headphones and was impressed with the quality. What I really like is that the Beats software has been integrated deeper into the OS, so it works with all media apps on the device.
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May 7, 2012
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.
Jun 9, 2016
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
Motorola's flagship smartphones for 2016 are the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless. These Android smartphone are unique thanks to their slim, metal designs and swappable modular back panels.
Motorola's new Droids take a modular approach that, at first glance, is compelling. Motorola hopes people will buy into the idea of enhancing their Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force with hot-swappable modules that add speakers, power, and more to the phones.