Review: HTC Droid Incredible
Due to the pervasiveness of the software phone button, getting to your phone calls is pretty easy. By default, it opens with the dial pad on the bottom half of the screen and your top favorites above it. You can choose to minimize the dialpad. If you do that, you'll see your full list of contacts, with your favorites pulled out at the top, then followed by the rest in alphabetical order.
The phone app automatically sorts through your contacts as you dial a number, so you can easily jump though a large contact database quickly. There is also a teensy button in the bottom right corner of the phone app that takes you to your most recent calls and groups. You can also get that info by pressing the menu button.
If you've synced the Incredible with a Facebook account, the device automatically adds not only your friends' Facebook profile pictures to their contact info, it also ports over any phone numbers stored in their Facebook profile. Very useful, especially for quick access to those old high school flames.
Each contact can hold what appears to be an unlimited amount of data. Have more than 10 phone numbers? No problem! Have 50 email addresses? No problem (though you probably have issues)! Contacts can also include notes, web sites, addresses and on and on and on. I like that Android adds your friends' Facebook status updates to their contact profile. This lets you see what your friends have been up to recently when they call or message you.
The synergy between the calling and contacts apps are very well done with Sense. I like what HTC has done to make them one tool, rather than separate functions.
Apr 15, 2010
Verizon Wireless today took the wraps off the long-rumored HTC Droid Incredible, the newest phone in the carrier's Android lineup. The Droid Incredible will be available online from April 19, and in stores from April 29.
Mar 14, 2012
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.
Feb 2, 2012
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.
Sep 7, 2011
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.
Aug 31, 2011
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.