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Images of the HTC Mecha (Droid Incredible HD) have leaked. The new Android phone will be carried by Verizon and will support 4G (LTE) traffic.  (Source: Android Central)
New phone is very similar to the HTC EVO on Sprint's network

Android's strong advantage over rivals Apple and RIM is arguably ubiquity -- there's a deluge of models to choose from.

Newly leaked images indicate the next addition to Verizon's Android stable is going to be the HTC Mecha, also known as the HTC Incredible HD.  The new smartphone will become Verizon's second 4.3-inch Android smartphone, joining Motorola's Droid X.

Hardware-wise the phone is reportedly very similar to the HTC EVO 4G, which is on Sprint's network.  It is also the direct successor to Verizon's Droid Incredible by HTC.  The phone looks to be perhaps Verizon's first 4G-enabled Android smartphone.  Leaked shots of the phone show its GUI displaying a "4G" indicator, likely indicating traffic on Verizon's LTE network.

Verizon is trying to keep up with Sprint, rapidly rolling out LTE to a number of cities.  Currently the network is exclusively used by Verizon's broadband air card customers, with no 4G phones yet available.

The network recently announced plans to cover 30 "NFL cities" by the end of this year.  Last month Verizon's President and COO Lowell McAdam announced at CTIA 2010 in San Francisco that Verizon would cover 
38 cities by June 2011.

The company also promises "half a dozen" smartphones by next June -- one of which is likely the HTC Mecha.

Based on the leaked shots, the Mecha will run Android 2.2 "Froyo" and the HTC's latest version of its Sense UI.  Expect sweet data speeds of 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up speeds with 30-150ms latency when the 4G link is working -- those are Verizon's publicized targets for LTE.

Earlier this month images of an LG Verizon LTE phone leaked.

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There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By contractcooker on 11/12/2010 10:24:46 AM , Rating: 2
Because there are two markets that have more than one team.

RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By gamerk2 on 11/12/2010 10:28:43 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah; how did Jersey end up with two teams again? :D

RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By Connoisseur on 11/12/2010 10:32:55 AM , Rating: 3
Because Jersey is just THAT awesome.

RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By contractcooker on 11/12/2010 10:37:40 AM , Rating: 3
oh god, what have I started lol.

By Anoxanmore on 11/12/2010 10:56:33 AM , Rating: 2
It is too bad we can't hire Godzilla to stomp Jeresy. ;)


RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By Chaser on 11/12/2010 11:13:01 AM , Rating: 4
I'll say this. Your Governer is a breath of fresh air that I wish was in many other states. He's a stright shooter thats willing to do his job first without concern about trying to please everyone to pad his re-election.

RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By FITCamaro on 11/12/2010 11:56:06 AM , Rating: 2

By Lord 666 on 11/12/2010 12:53:10 PM , Rating: 1
BS - Living in NJ, have an inside perspective. In theory, I do agree with some of the stuff he has done. But the fat slime ball smells of corruption.

Google Michael J. Ritacco, he was the superintendent and rising super star of education in southern NJ. Turns out he was skimming money on insurance. FBI kicked in his doors and he later surrendered.

What does this have to do about Chris Christie? There are several other schools implicated in the insurance skimming. Chris Christie also advanced Ritacco's career by appointing him on his transition team and assigning a completely different school district to be under his direction. Very odd and inside moves.

Chris Christie is playing games with NJ mass transit by suddently cancelling a large 9 billion dollar project that was partially funded by ARRA and NY at the 11th hour. The project itself was well funded, he was just playing BS politics and the timing of the elections.

By room200 on 11/12/2010 3:25:48 PM , Rating: 2
Straight shooter? he's a shill for big business, a former corporate lobbyist, and one of the reasons politics is as messed up with money as it stands right now. This breath of "fresh" air could really use a Tic-Tac.

RE: There are 32 teams but only 30 markets
By rdawise on 11/12/2010 8:04:38 PM , Rating: 2
Straight shooter? The guy flip flopped on global warming. First claiming that former governor Corzine wasn't doing enough to be green, then once elected he's "skeptical of man made global warming". Is that straight shooting?

The guys gave "monitor" jobs to his rich friends in deferred prosecution cases. This jobs paid millions. @Fit, shouldn't you be outraged by this wasteful spending? Is that straight?

This guy is nothing but a politician. The hypocrites are abound....

By peter7921 on 11/13/2010 12:42:59 AM , Rating: 2
How is that a bad thing.

Sounds to me he knows how to get elected.
Who can blame a guy for giving his friends some easy cash?

Wouldn't you do the same thing?

Any good politician knows, that the best way to get elected is to say what the voter wants to hear. Oh and kiss babies!

By JasonMick on 11/12/2010 11:30:30 AM , Rating: 2
By FITCamaro on 11/12/2010 11:54:53 AM , Rating: 2
At being a giant sh*t stain on the country.

By noxipoo on 11/12/2010 10:57:15 AM , Rating: 3
one for each armpit.

By theArchMichael on 11/12/2010 11:10:07 AM , Rating: 2
Because that's where New York dumps their trash...

lol jk jk. I kid, I kid :-)

Hardware is better than EVO I'm pretty sure
By VashHT on 11/12/2010 11:53:15 AM , Rating: 2
I'm pretty sure this thing's hardware is only similar to the EVO in terms of the screen size/form factor. The SoC however is probably a newer one like the G2 or mytouch 4g, so it will probably perform much better than the EVO did.

RE: Hardware is better than EVO I'm pretty sure
By theapparition on 11/12/2010 2:24:03 PM , Rating: 1
Hope it's battery life is better than the horrid life on the EVO. Even with extended battery, just not acceptable.

And hopefully performance increases as well, rather than the strait Snapdragon. G2 and mytouch got underclocked upgraded SoC's if my memory serves me, so hopefully this will be fully clocked and have better battery life, but I'm sure that's not going to happen.

I'd really like to like the EVO, but the Droid X just does everything (hardware wise) a little bit better. I like HTC phones, but Motorola does have better builds. They're like tanks. Only thing much better on the EVO is HTC Sense, which is just much nicer compared to Blur.

By VashHT on 11/15/2010 3:37:15 PM , Rating: 2
Actually the MT4G isn't underclocked like the G2, it's stock 1GHz. I ended up with the MT4G after trying a lot of high end android phones (galaxy S, droid X, EVO, G2), and it is the smoothest all around I've used besides the G2 which is pretty much on par with the MT4G. The battery life is much better than my EVO was too, so I think this new phone is going to be really nice.

data speeds
By bjacobson on 11/12/2010 10:15:37 AM , Rating: 4
Holy sweet data speeds, Batman!

who cares
By undummy on 11/12/2010 2:50:50 PM , Rating: 2
Called Verizon 411, got a rude operator from the Philippines.
Called Verizon tech support, got a rude person from India.
Called Verizon customer service and waited on hold all day.
Called Verizon for billing issue and no one there can add or subtract numbers.
Called Verizon for wrongful charges and they have the balls to state that billing wouldn't charge for something you didn't use.

Sorry, but this won't sway my decision to keep Verizon Telecom, Verizon Fios, or Verizon Wireless. 30days to go and contracts are up. Buh bye!

Going back to cable TV or satellite. And cutting my cord/dependence on cell service.

Hello MetroPCS and VirginMobile!!!

Hello living life again! Never going to spend all day rotting on hold with Verizon.

RE: who cares
By peter7921 on 11/13/2010 12:55:28 AM , Rating: 2
<Indian Accent> Hello how may I help you with you Virgin Mobile phone? </Indian Accent>

Next phone
By Treknologist on 11/12/2010 10:25:13 AM , Rating: 2
I believe I'm looking at my next phone on the Verizon network. :)

By Tunnah on 11/14/2010 12:40:25 AM , Rating: 1
couldn't give a toss about dataspeeds etc. i just want a phone that has a completely smooth GUI

i'm holding out for a dual core model but as current phones barely go a day without a recharge i dread to think how long they will last

ah good ol' sony ericsson k850i..charge it every 4 days or so, and thats without it bitching at me

even though i don't see the point in web phones i'm gonna motherflipping love having 1 i'm completely happy with

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