Review: HTC Droid Incredible
According to Google, the Android Market now has more than 38,000 apps. That's plenty to choose from. The Android Market on the Incredible has a special storefront for Verizon-branded/sanctioned apps. These include Visual Voicemail, My Verizon, V CAST Media Manager, NFL Mobile and some other third-party apps such as Kayak, Geodelic, and a doodling program.
Mono headsets and stereo headsets are about all the Incredible supports. Sound quality through both is fine. I had no trouble pairing with devices, and music streamed to a stereo Bluetooth speaker actually sounded pretty decent.
If you know anything about HTC devices, you know that HTC is serious about the clock. It's there, it's huge, and it is mated to HTC's animated weather application. Even when you wake the phone from sleep, the time is easy to find and read. There are also a host of different digital and analog clock faces from which users can pick. The HTC Deck Clock app is off the hook. Basically, every clock-related function you can think of is packed in, such as stopwatch, countdown timer alarms, world clocks, etc. The weather is thrown in for good measure. It looks classy and is a breeze to use.
Believe it or not, Verizon Navigation is not on the Incredible. Only Google Maps is pre-loaded. Google Maps, of course, works just fine. The Incredible has the newer version of Google Maps, which offers turn-by-turn navigation. It works well enough, and is free.
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.