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Verizon Wireless Launches New Droid, HTC Droid Incredible

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Apr 15, 2010, 11:38 AM   by Philip Berne
updated Apr 15, 2010, 11:46 AM

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. The new device will cost $300 with a contract, and a $100 mail-in rebate, which comes as a debit card, is available. Verizon also says that shortly after launch, the phone will get access to Skype and NFL Mobile, two services the carrier has been pushing recently. The phone features a 3.7-inch, WVGA touchscreen using OLED tech, as well as an 8 megapixel camera around back. The interface is Android 2.1 with HTC's newest Sense UI on top. Inside, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor drives the action.

source: Verizon Wireless


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Apr 15, 2010, 1:07 PM

No thanks Blackberry for the Win

These fashion statements are getting ridiculous! Who needs this kind of stupidity?

The blackberry unparalleled business tools for the win!
Where is blackberry? They are making the same crap they have been for the past couple years. No new cool phone, no new innovations or anything in the same range, power or capability of the iphone or droid. Sorry BB is getting old and as I can see they...
Real businesses need real web browsers.
It's a matter of preference I suppose. But everyone in my professional business world has already said bye bye to their Blackberries and has iPhones now. Me? I had a berry and I'll take my android over that any day... 🤣
RIM is taking steps to address criticisms of its smart phones, making plans for a new Web browser and acquiring a company that specializes in iPhone-like applications.... and RIM's overall subscriber base is at 41 million.
My 9700:

* Needs a touchscreen. Like the Epix, but usable.
* Needs a better camera.
* Needs Opera Mobile pre-installed.
* Needs to change the DAMN DOLLAR SIGN into a period.

* Should have come with a $200 gift certificate to colorwarepc.com
i am currently a BIS bb user and have been tempted to go to android. the big issue for me is android's apparent inability to sync MS Outlook calendar, contacts, and memos accurately like DM does. hopefully someday they will make an app for that. unti...
When they drop the bomb and show up the storm 3 that's as thin as the iphone with a slide out keyboard!

Apr 17, 2010, 1:08 PM

This isn't Incredible vs Evo, it's Incredible vs N1

There is no reason to get the Nexus One on Verizon now. Evo vs Incredible is a matter of screen / phone size preference and carrier coverage in your area. The more relevant issue to Verizon customers is why would they get an N1 over this?

On the Sprint side I've already talked to a customer who doesn't like how big the Evo is and they're not in 4G so that part doesn't affect them, so they're opting for N1 for Sprint. I'm sure if something like the Incredible was available for Sprint they'd go for that instead. Amazingly enough to us PS dwellers not everyone out there are spec junkies. Not like the Incredible is a slouch anyway. Probably the phone I'd snag if I was still with big red.
So explain how you talked to a sprint customer about how big the phone is, if it isn't even out. The RF engineers for sprint in charge of the EVO tech support in Oklahoma City don't even have them yet.

Apr 17, 2010, 5:15 PM

Do we really need to know that it comes as a debit card?

Not that it's assumed or anything, but I don't think it is really necessary in the summary.
huh..... its useful and pertinent information to the subject. I don't understand where you going with this?

Apr 18, 2010, 12:51 PM

HTC Desire > HTC Incredible

The HTC Desire will stomp all over the Incredible. Just like Verizon to release a phone with little testing. Don't get me wrong, it looks sweet from the outside. But wait for all the issues to come along with it. Now the best news I've heard all year is that the HTC Desire will be coming to U.S. Cellular from leaks I've seen online. PhoneArena rated it damn near perfect and said it's the most powerful Android device to date. At last a long deserving Android device on a superior network. Watch out Verizon.. It maybe David against Goliath.. But we all know how that turned out!
Um.....The HTC Desire and the Incredible are essentially the same phone.

Except the Incredible has an 8MP camera and the Desire had an AMOLED screen.
It's the Desire with different packaging but the same basic internals. and the desire is already out.

Apr 18, 2010, 12:11 PM

Tethering on Incredible????

I current have a Samsung Omnia that I can run a program WMWIFIRouter that allows me to use phone as a hot spot. I know this phone is way more advanced and desirable than the slow Windows Mobile phone I have, but that would be one feature I would miss. Are there any tethering hacks for the other android phones?
PDAnet. Its an app in the market.
DE 2 Philly

Apr 16, 2010, 9:45 AM

Not bad, Not the EVO however - EVO wins.

EVO has this over the Incredible...

Bigger Screen
1500mhz vs. 1300mhz battery
3G/4G WIFI hotspot for up to 8 devices
TWICE the amount of ROM memory
Front facing camera
720p HD video recording
HDMI output for TV

Im not saying the Incredible isnt a good phone.. but I'm def. getting the EVO which clearly is way ahead and like $40 cheaper a month w/ Sprint.
I am almost starting to enjoy the Android VS Android bashing...

We have to come up with a new label for you guys, lets see we have:

Apple Fanboys
Android Fanboys
Anti-Apple Trolls

But this is a whole new class of fanboy-ism.....
in milliamp hours (mah)
Well, it also depends on the network. Depending on where you live, work, or play, Sprint may or may not have a good coverage. Where I live, work, and play, Verizon network beats everyone else.
you do realize mhz is not a battery life rating right?
You're pointing out the biggest flaw with the EVO without knowing it. SPRINT. who the hell wants the sprint network?

Apr 15, 2010, 11:47 AM

wow expensive

and you only 100 dollar debit card why not take it off the top.
Totally agreed

The promo price is very expensive I think they need to offer lower price or discount the $100 of the mailing rebate.
When you order online its a instant rebate. Anything besides online has to go throught mail-in rebate.

But at this price, I'd wait for a price drop or until the EVO 4G and see if they lower it.

Anyways....I'll prolly switch to Sprint for the EV...
Debit cards/rebates have been discussed a lot on here. There are a certain percentage of the rebates that either never get sent in, get lost in the mail or are done incorrectly. If they took it off the top and wanted to get the same money for the phon...
if you are worried about your mail-in rebate, send it off as certified mail from the post office. you will get it back within 10 days.

as far as the price of the phone goes, it's an 8mp, 3G, 3.7 inch touch screen smartphone with a 1GHz processor. t...
199 is NOT a lot to pay for a smartphone like this.

and the 100 MiR is standard for smartphones. This will most likely be instant online like every other MiR

But seriously.... it's a 550+ phone, and you are complaining that you have to pay o...
buy from best buy they dont do mail in rebates and you dont have to go back into the store to have contacts transferred. they do it FREE

Apr 17, 2010, 2:10 PM

new life!!

im thinking most of you really need to get out a bit more!! 🤣
actually, most of us are at work.

Apr 17, 2010, 12:04 PM

comeon guys! we are almost at 200 comments!!!!

In honor of PhoneScoops anti-rumor policy...

What is your favorite Rumor of the year?

😉 😁 😉

Apr 17, 2010, 12:31 AM

Save $

Buy your phones from Best Buy, they dont do mail in rebates like the carrier stores do so you can keep your money and not get that lame gift card (rebate, if you ever get it) they are gonna do pre orders for them.

Apr 16, 2010, 9:04 AM

an ode to flame wars...

What I find funny is that I purchased my iPhone 3Gs the day it came out and I still love the thing. Most people (with a few acceptions) do the same exact thing. I know very few people who are unhappy with thier iPhones.

The reason I bring this up is because I know a LOT of people who are unhappy with thier Android devices. It seems like every single person who owns an Android is simply biding thier time till the new one comes out because they "love" Android but think they got ripped off with the one they got.

In fact, most of the people who hate Apple on this board and constantly extoll the awesomeness of Android hate thier current Android device!

Between force closing, power management, having to delete your text message threads...
::rolls eyes::
I own and love my Motorola Droid. It's the perfect phone for me. It's got a great camera, a fast and sharp looking web browser, great processsing speeds and just the right kind of apps that are beneficial and appealing to me. I've had other smartphone...
Dude it just comes with time, how long did it apple to record on there phones, still does not multi task and all apple has done is come out with new phones that all do the same ol crap. It no longer stands in its own platform for phones. Droid has the...
You somewhat had a valid point to make but you lost all credibility when you got here...

justfinethanku said:

I say all of that to say this:
Android sucks.

no really, Your faster processor is not going to solve your probl
I see no reason to change it.

Here's the key fact you missed:

This is a FORUM on a site about cellphones. meaning that the population here (or on any tech site) is nowhere near representative of the population as a whole.

MOST people are who...
Then people would want a new iphone every 4 months as well (at least on this board) as I said, a majority of people will have the device until they can upgrade.

Oh, and you're "most of the people who hate apple hate their current device" is false. ...
I think Blue may have gotten himself a new username! 😎
I came to Android (Moto Droid) from using a Nokia N95. My N95 would turn off and on completly out of no where, my Droid doesn't do that. I may not have as much experience as some others on here with Android, because I just got my Droid on 3/23, but so...
Joey Esquire

Apr 15, 2010, 5:11 PM

Why buy a toy like this

When you could just hold out maybe a couple more months for the real thing?
in which case, you are the one holding out for a toy
Because in a couple of months after "THE REAL THING" hits, another really real thing will be looming. Then what will you do?? 🤣
Daniel Dc5

Apr 16, 2010, 11:20 AM


I checked the resolution on my Droid vs. the HD2 for Tmobile and my droid has a better screen bye a nice margin. I wanted this phone but is Verizon coming out with something HD this year you think?

Apr 15, 2010, 12:48 PM

compared to the eris

what makes this htc any better?
It has a better screen, a way faster processor and im sure some other features that the eris does not have. The faster the phones get the better ANDROID is getting. I have a MOTO DROID now and I cant wait to get this phone.
1) Significantly faster processor

2) Because of the processor and other upgrades. This phone WILL play flash when it is released. Adobe said the Eris/Hero will not.

3)Twice the screen resolution of the Eris

4)out of the box 2.1 (though you ...
I have the Eris and I love the phone, but I'm still p-a-t-i-e-n-t-l-y waiting for the 2.1 upgrade that I'm starting to believe will never come... 😡

Apr 15, 2010, 4:57 PM

Email delay?

I currently have a BB, my first, and I use it mostly for emails. I have heard from my verizon friend that there is a 15 minute delay in receiving emails on HTC/androids. Can anyone confirm this? I can't have that big of a delay and that may be the deal breaker for me.
Actually... I think you can get it as soon as 5 mins.
the default delay is 15minutes.

You can set the Droid to look for new mail every 5 minutes if you wish, or push them all through gmail, in which case, the email is PUSHED to your phone practically instantly.
It depends. If you are using Gmail or an Exchange server then it will push immediately. Otherwise you have to set the phone to check at a certain interval.

Apr 15, 2010, 5:14 PM

Hey Phonescoop!

If this phone is officially announced, can you please make a specs page for it?
Why should they do that???? It has not been out for a month yet, gotta stick with tradition and be consistent!!
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