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A leaked manual confirms that these HTC Incredible spy shots are likely the real deal, or close to the real thing.  (Source: Android Central)

A page from the leaked manual is seen here. The phone, on the verge of launching, will bring the best hardware currently on the market, easily surpassing the iPhone in form factor, processing power, camera, and more.  (Source: Android Forums)

The Incredible is now reportedly in Verizon Wireless's number transfering machines, ready to begin processing the scores of buyers that await.  (Source: Android Forums)
The HTC Incredible looks to take on the iPhones and Blackberries in the battle for smart phone dominance

DailyTech previously reported that Verizon stores should soon be getting shipments of HTC's latest and greatest Android smartphone, the Incredible.  Now more leaks reinforce the tip we got from Verizon techs.  AndroidForums has posted a leaked manual and the forum also has a post showing the HTC Incredible in Verizon's CellBrite machine, which transfers phone numbers between handsets.

The HTC Incredible brings some powerful hardware to America's largest network, Verizon, and should help Android continue its campaign of rampant growth.

The phone, according to the manual and multiple sources, packs a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and is powered by Google's multi-touch and multitasking capable Android 2.1 OS.  The phone will have an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash.  It offers 8 GB of internal memory, but one-ups the iPhone by offering up to 32 GB of swappable microSD storage.

There's support for push email via Gmail and Microsoft Exchange, support for Flash Lite 4.0 (with Flash 10.1 support coming soon), and access to the Android Marketplace's 42,000+ apps.

The phone reportedly measures 117.5 mm (4.63 in) 
(h) x 58.5 mm (2.30 in) (w) x 11.9 mm (0.47 in) (d), and weighs 130 g (4.59 oz).  To put that in perspective, the iPhone is slightly thicker and heavier, coming in at 115.5 mm (4.55 in) (h) x 62.1 mm (2.44 in) (w) x 12.3 mm (0.48 in) (d), and 135 g (4.8 oz).

Despite its sleek footprint, it still manages to pack an ample 480 × 800 pixel, 3.7-in. WVGA AMOLED display.

For now the HTC Incredible may enjoy a short run as the top handset in the market in terms of hardware.  The fourth generation iPhone, coming this summer (likely on June 22) is expected to fall close to the Incredible in terms of hardware.  Its rumored to pack a higher resolution screen, a faster processor and more.  Ultimately, the phones will likely be pretty evenly matched, with each having some minor advantages.  However, HTC's Incredible will likely have one major advantage over the iPhone 4 -- it will be released two months earlier.

Apple is obviously pretty nervous about the HTC's Android army -- the Nexus One, Hero, and Incredible.  It has filed a lawsuit claiming HTC ripped off over 20 of its iPhone patents.  It is trying to block all imports and sales of HTC Android handsets in the U.S., an ambitious, but unlikely legal goal.

 



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The Incredible will be Incredible
By Abrahmm on 4/13/2010 12:11:24 PM , Rating: 5
I think the name pretty much speaks for itself. Awesome hardware, the best mobile OS, on the best network in the US. Can't get much better than that. The key to it's success will be if Verizon pushes a big ad campaign like it did for the Droid, and probably depends on if Verizon feels the Droid still has enough momentum to keep pushing or not.

Even if the new iPhone's hardware is close to or slightly better than this, another, better Android phone will be out shortly after(EVO 4G anyone?). Apple cannot keep up with all of these different companies pushing Android phones out, and the Android OS already stomps all over the iPhone OS.

Welcome to the Android future!




RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By aegisofrime on 4/13/2010 12:28:11 PM , Rating: 1
The Samsung Galaxy S is a very worthy competitor though.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-311...

It also packs a 1Ghz CPU, apparently the same one as that used in the iPad. So the GPU on that is better. The Galaxy S also has a Super AMOLED screen, and I owned a phone like that before (Samsung Omnia II). An AMOLED screen has no competition, so it's a bit strange that the Incredible lacks an AMOLED screen while the Nexus One does. One problem I can see with the Samsung is that Samsung's software support has always been rather week.

Another competitor is HTC's own version of the Nexus one, the HTC Desire: http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire-3077.php


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By daveinternets on 4/13/2010 12:44:01 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Despite its sleek footprint, it still manages to pack an ample 480 × 800 pixel, 3.7-in. WVGA AMOLED display.


quote:
An AMOLED screen has no competition, so it's a bit strange that the Incredible lacks an AMOLED screen


Ummm... am I missing something, or are you?

Can anyone provide a link that shows what type of screen the Incredible has?


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By aegisofrime on 4/13/2010 12:46:25 PM , Rating: 2
My bad, my information is probably old. I got them from this source:

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_incredible-3230.php


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By daveinternets on 4/13/2010 12:49:43 PM , Rating: 1
Hey no worries, was just wondering. The AMOLED screens are amazing and I would be surprised if HTC overlooked this as a feature on something they are calling 'Incredible'. :)


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By aegisofrime on 4/13/2010 12:57:22 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry if I had caused any confusion. Anyway I did a quick Google search for "HTC Incredible AMOLED" and it's more likely than not that it will have an AMOLED screen. :)

Even if it does not have that, I think the Google Nexus One is pretty close in specs. :p


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By omnicronx on 4/13/2010 2:33:01 PM , Rating: 2
Actually according to the leaked user manual (which was leaked a few days ago), it will have an 3.7 inch AMOLED screen.

Really I don't care if its AMOLED or not, if its only a 16bit display like the Nexus One, its a big fail in my books. Furthermore anyone who thinks the Nexus One has even close to good color reproduction must be in a trance because of the bleeding colors, and ultra high brightness=P. Only reason I have not bought one already, was going to until I compared the screen to my Palm Pre which has a very nice 24bit LCD display with very good colors and not intense brightness ala N1..

In other words, it won't be incredible at all, if it sports the same screen as the N1.. Its just no acceptable for a high end device like the N1 (or this) to have a 16bit display.. which are easily beat out by their 24bit LCD counterparts in terms of color reproduction.


By MikeMurphy on 4/14/2010 4:02:57 PM , Rating: 3
If you're looking for professional color reproduction I suggest you buy a good laptop instead of a phone...

The 16bit aspect of the N1 AMOLED display isn't the problem, its the technical challenges inherent in the AMOLED technology which are compensated by over-saturated reds and blues. They of course do not "bleed" as you suggest. I own a Nexus One and think its benefits greatly outweigh its deficits.

Oh, and I'm not running Photoshop on it because that would be ridiculous.


By DanNeely on 4/13/2010 2:02:45 PM , Rating: 2
If they did go with a normal LCD; availability would be the most likely reason. A few months ago when an amoled iPad screen rumor appeared someone found production rate/availability data for amoled screens. At the time couldn't keep up with the total demand for the few phones using them at the time; and total production was well short of what would have been needed for a mass market device like the ipad, or even just the iphone. I'm curious if production has ramped enough since for the new iPhone to use one or if the screen will remain an advantage for lower volume high end Android phones.


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By T2k on 4/13/2010 3:58:16 PM , Rating: 3
AMOLED is actually much worse in sunshine than similar, regular LCD counterparts ie the lisghtly better 4" 854x480 LCD in Sony's X10 phone: http://www.cells4u.com/Sony-Ericsson-XPERIA-X10-Lu...


By ImSpartacus on 4/14/2010 7:54:49 AM , Rating: 2
Yup that's the big caveat of AMOLED panels in cell phones.

Regardless, many high end smartphones will probably begin moving to the technology.


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By Aloonatic on 4/14/2010 10:24:32 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, my HTC Desire struggles in sunshine even here in the UK, but it's not that bad really, compared to other phones I have used, they all seem to struggle to some extent.

Such a shame about the X10, a missed opportunity. I used to love SE's work, now they always seem to be scrabbling to catch up and never quite making it.


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By T2k on 4/14/2010 12:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
Why is it missed? They will update it to 2.1 but other than geeks it really does not matter and their custom UI looks amazing (Timescape, Mediascape) especially when a comprehensive media manager is sorely missing on Android.


By Aloonatic on 4/14/2010 4:16:30 PM , Rating: 2
Choosing a capacitive touch-screen that doesn't support multi-touch was a bit of an oversight.

Sure, it will upgrade to 2.1, eventually, but when? Who knows? The thing is there are lots of other phones out there with 2.1 already. When they do update who's to say what else will be out there by then, and they'll still be playing catchup.

I'm not saying that it's a bad phone, but why have they not given it a multi-touch screen and why the delay in 2.1? They are lagging behind. Time-scape is fine, but really it's just papering over the cracks left by the poor hardware choices made by Sony, and they charge you extra for it too.


RE: The Incredible will be Incredible
By fic2 on 4/13/2010 3:45:58 PM , Rating: 2
Have to agree about Samsung's software. I have a Samsung phone with several obvious bugs which have never/will never be fixed. Probably won't buy another one.

Most annoying bugs:
1. if I call someone, get their voicemail and they call me while I am leaving a message I can't pick up their call or hang up on the vm - phone basically locks up.
2. if someone (A) texts me and I don't reply to that text when I try to send a new text to someone else (B) it sends it to the original (A)
3. if I am writing a text message and someone texts me my message is dumped

There are several others that should have never got past QA, but those are the most annoying.


By Patrick Canney on 4/13/2010 3:38:22 PM , Rating: 2
Props to HTC. They have made some fantastic hardware, came from almost no where and are wiping the competitions face in the dirt with their Android phones, combo'd with their own intuitive interface.

However, as a Desire owner, they need to work on the battery and I hope they sort it out in the Incredible.
You can get a good charge out of it, but it can diminish very quickly depending on how you use it. And that's the only downer.


By DeepBlue1975 on 4/13/2010 7:48:41 PM , Rating: 1
My only gripe with android phones is that they still don't support a proper voice dialing for bluetooth enabled car kits.

There's an application over there, but you need to run it manually so you would have to take one of your hands off the wheel to find the phone, and then look at the screen to launch the application, and that completely defies the purpose of in car bluetooth voice dialing.

I wish they solved this soon, as I'd like to change my almost 3 year old Nokia N95 for a Nexus one or something in the likes.

The Samsung Galaxy S Pro looks great on paper. But if it doesn't support this feature, it's a deal breaker for me.

As for the iPhone... The 3gs version is way better than the first one... But you still can't change the battery yourself (that means: no battery pack for heavy users) and you can't use microSD and you have to use the dreadful iTunes application and... I have to admit it, iHate apple :D Would buy an iPhone if I thought it was the best thing out there, but at least for me... It isn't.


By FingerMeElmo on 4/14/2010 3:52:07 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe you should check your facts before you open your mouth chief

Smartphone Comparison Chart
http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=189592&page=1&zoomI...

Laptop Comparison
http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=189592&page=1&zoomI...

Actual artical
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189592/atandt_roars...

With that being said, i dont think you can claim Verizon having the best network. far from it actually.


And still no keyboard.
By Motoman on 4/13/2010 12:41:42 PM , Rating: 1
...can we please get past the Douglas Adams-esque fascination with onscreen keyboards, and start including *actual* keyboards on such phones?

Yeah, I know...Droid. The problem is that it's keyboard is the worst physical keyboard I've ever seen.

Real keyboard on this, with an adequate design (look at LG phones for the past 5 or 6 years), and I'll buy one.

No real keyboard - no sale. Ever.




RE: And still no keyboard.
By Spuke on 4/13/2010 12:57:20 PM , Rating: 3
I don't want a physical keyboard on my phone and am glad the Incredible doesn't have one.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By immortalsly on 4/13/2010 1:13:04 PM , Rating: 3
Actually, I'm the exact opposite. I really don't use the keyboard enough to justify having a phone with a physical keyboard. I curse Sprint everyday for carrying the TP2 and not the Diamond2. I'll take a slim, lightweight phone without the added bulk of a keyboard. Who wants to lug around a big heavy phone. Besides, I think onscreen keyboards work well enough if you're not pecking out text or messages all day long.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By HighWing on 4/13/2010 2:35:46 PM , Rating: 2
I'll gladly take the extra millimeters in size for a physical keyboard since it means I never have an onscreen keyboard blocking my view of what I'm typing into.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By Motoman on 4/13/2010 3:41:31 PM , Rating: 2
My primary use of a smartphone is texting and email. An onscreen keyboard doesn't cut it. Not only does it use up screen space so you can't really view what you're typing about, but there's no way to have physically seperated, raised buttons (and certainly no location bumps, like on the F and J keys on your keyboard).

And spare me the "added bulk of a keyboard." Take a look at the WADS of smartphones with proper keyboards on the market and in 10 seconds you'll realize that there is effectively no difference in form factor or weight when including a real keyboard. Cut the crap about a millimeter here or there, and an extra .2 ounces of weight - it's irrelevant information. The fact of the matter is that to any human being, there is no size or weight penalty to having a real keyboard.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By mikeyD95125 on 4/13/2010 8:14:58 PM , Rating: 2
I actually like the Droids keyboard. I had a original EnV before and all I had to do was get used to where the A key was. I don't mind that there really isn't space between the keys, as they are raised enough to feel between them. What did you not like about it?


RE: And still no keyboard.
By Motoman on 4/13/2010 9:42:10 PM , Rating: 1
I loved my original EnV. That keyboard was great. The problem with the Droid keyboard is that the keys are perfectly square, butted right up against each other with no space in-between, and flat all the way across with nothing raised up at all - it's the physical keyboard version of what an onscreen keyboard feels like.

I simply can't type on it. Well, i can type on it better than on any onscreen keyboard...but compared to every other physical keyboard on any other phone, the Droid's keyboard is extremely hard to use - it completely killed the sale for me. I was *this* close to just ordering one online when I decided to swing by a Verizon store to actually check it out first. So glad I did - I'd have flushed it down the toilet.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By FITCamaro on 4/13/2010 10:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
I do agree with you. Had an EnV and loved the keyboard. The Droids keyboard isn't as good. I know why they did it they way they did. But it doesn't help. I didn't think I'd be using the touch screen keyboard. But I find myself using it a lot more than the actual keyboard.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By Bateluer on 4/14/2010 9:18:22 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed, I need a real keyboard. If I was just making phone calls, it wouldn't be a big deal, but then, I wouldn't have purchased a smart phone either. The whole point of smart phones is their email, browsing, an other capabilities, all of which are greatly enhanced with a real keyboard.

Still, the Incredible does look like an awesome phone. Heh, I wonder if Verizon will license some Pixar Incredible stuff to market it?


By Performance Fanboi on 4/13/2010 10:09:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Who wants to lug around a big heavy phone.

Overstate much?

An extra 1 ounce or so of weight from a hardware keyboard equates to "lugging around a big heavy phone"? Maybe if you're an astronaut.


RE: And still no keyboard.
By Johnmcl7 on 4/14/2010 2:49:12 PM , Rating: 2
I don't understand why HTC keep punting out so many similar devices and all without keyboards - I can understand not everyone wanting a keyboard on their phone but there must be enough demand for at least one decent keyboard model. It's particularly annoying as HTC have produced some of the best hardware mobile phone keyboards in the past.

John


8MP Camera
By Adonlude on 4/13/2010 12:15:47 PM , Rating: 2
There must be some sort of diminishing return on the number of megapixels crammeding into such a tiny CCD behind such a tiny piece of glass. At what point with these cell phone cameras are you simply creating larger image files with no increase in image quality?




RE: 8MP Camera
By HotFoot on 4/13/2010 1:14:59 PM , Rating: 3
From what I've seen, probably 1 MP. Friends/family send me rather large images of extremely poor quality. MP is being used as a sales gimmick.


RE: 8MP Camera
By HighWing on 4/13/2010 2:38:29 PM , Rating: 1
Not to doubt what you are saying, but I've noticed that while a phone might have an X mp camera, the default from the factory is not always set to Xmp. And we all know the avg user probably won't notice or change it themselves.


RE: 8MP Camera
By Mojo the Monkey on 4/13/2010 8:28:28 PM , Rating: 2
You're missing the point. In fact, his gripe about the large file size actually implies that the default is the super high max megapixel. You really never need more than 2 on a phone camera. Once you get mid-size optics (compact shooters) then you really dont get much out of them past 4 or 5. 5+ should be left for SLR (and some sub-SLR) cameras with real lenses.

Ask any real photog - its all about the glass [lens].


RE: 8MP Camera
By Chudilo on 4/14/2010 12:27:06 PM , Rating: 2
The sensor matters as well. However it's not so much about the resolution as it is about how sensitive it is to different wavelengths of light and contrast ratios and color reproduction. Once you get past about 3-4 MegaPixels the sensor resolution is no longer the primary concern. I'd much rather have a larger sensor with larger sensors (which would hopefully result in better indoor pictures) as there would be more light hitting each element.


RE: 8MP Camera
By icanhascpu on 4/17/2010 5:14:52 PM , Rating: 2
For now this is basically true. These things do not need and do not really get any advantage from 3+ MP let alone 8. And it can even be seen as a disadvantage because its going to take up so much more space and just be a bit more unwieldy to handle. The S:N ratio is low to begin with, but trying to cram so many pixels into photosites that are sooo tiny is just a huge mess. The glass is an issue too, but not nearly as much as the former.

This should be improved later on as the digital photography technologies grow. I recently read something about new CCD/CMOS tech that will improve the quality of shots from tiny chips huge amounts. I cannot find the article though.


RE: 8MP Camera
By NullSubroutine on 4/13/2010 1:17:10 PM , Rating: 2
I have a regular 8.2MP camera and to be honest at full resolution it looks bad. Simple solution is to scale the image resolution down and it looks very good.


RE: 8MP Camera
By Aloonatic on 4/13/2010 2:42:42 PM , Rating: 2
I must admit, I don't really know a lot about cameras, CCDs, lenses and sizes etc.

However, I think that whatever the pixel density of the sensor, when you view it at 100%, the image tends to look a bit rubbish.

Anyway, the main point I wanted to make was that the duel LED flash on the Incredible will probably be better than nothing, or what you find on most phones. I have a HTC desire and the single LED flash on that is pretty good compared to to some, so the duel LED flash should do a fairly reasonable job. As good as it gets now it seems anyway.

The best camera phone I've had was a SE K800m which was only 3.2MP but it had a xenon flash that actually made it useful when you want a camera phone, i.e., when you are out and about at night with friends and it's dark. Then in the light, it produced pretty good pictures, but then SE camera phones seem to do a better job all round when it comes to natural colouring and such but I guess that's a software thing.


Actually this is not true...
By TheRequiem on 4/13/2010 12:37:07 PM , Rating: 2
The HTC EVO 4G is the most advanced phone and that's coming "soon" too in June, only a month and a half away...




RE: Actually this is not true...
By Gio6518 on 4/13/2010 1:07:59 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The HTC EVO 4G is the most advanced phone and that's coming "soon" too in June, only a month and a half away...


im with you EVO it the most advanced phone too bad they didnt release earlier though, to me the new iphone is more like coping the EVO....either way the EVO WILL be my next phone


RE: Actually this is not true...
By Spuke on 4/13/2010 1:41:18 PM , Rating: 2
Too bad Sprint sucks in my area.


RE: Actually this is not true...
By T2k on 4/13/2010 7:36:43 PM , Rating: 2
Most advanced phone, my ass.
It's a decent high-end phone but too bad WiMax is completely DoA and other than this dead WiMax the HTC EVO 4G is just ANOTHER Nexus One, running on a rather slow EVDO network, sorry.


RE: Actually this is not true...
By bigboxes on 4/14/2010 1:45:20 AM , Rating: 2
Take off the blinders fanboi. Most of us don't care that you love one carrier over another. Stop watching commercials and actually use the phone/network.


RE: Actually this is not true...
By T2k on 4/14/2010 12:24:06 PM , Rating: 1
I *DO* use it hence my comment about shitty-slow-outdated EVDO versus fast HSPA networks.

To paraphrase you: stop posting stupid comments and start using the networks.


RE: Actually this is not true...
By TheRequiem on 4/15/2010 11:16:33 AM , Rating: 2
Is this guy serious? WiMAX dead on arrival? Last time I checked it's the only 4G network that actually HAS arrived, so that right there shows how far out of the loop you are... Also, The HTC EVO is by far the most tech advanced phone there is, quit denying that fact as it's pretty much undeniable just by looking at the specs. Also, please quit bashing technology when you don't understand the premise. The EVO and Nexus One are completely different phones, that also, shows how far out of the loop you are.

I hate to break it to you buddy, but there will be lines of thousands of people outside Spritn stores antionwide when the EVO 4G launches, a lot of those people will be coming from Verizon and AT&T. I know that because I'll be one of them, my contract with AT&T is up in June and I'm making the switch.

And while true, HSPA networks are faster then EVDO, currently, they are honestly rare. If you look at Sprint's and Verizon's CDMA networks with EVDO, they blanket most of the country. HSPA is lucky to be in a few cities at best...


RE: Actually this is not true...
By T2k on 4/15/2010 1:26:34 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Is this guy serious?


Much more than you and your funny childish hype below, apparently...

quote:

WiMAX dead on arrival? Last time I checked it's the only 4G network that actually HAS arrived, so that right there shows how far out of the loop you are...


Arrived where? Used by who?
So far it's available in the ghettos of Baltimore two smaller places, that's it, period.

Ahh and in some Russian territories, sorry.

Ahh did I mention it's WAY SLOWER than TMO's *current* 3.5G (HSPA+) speeds?

quote:

Also, The HTC EVO is by far the most tech advanced phone there is, quit denying that fact as it's pretty much undeniable just by looking at the specs.


Making up silly bombastic claims by invoking facts that shows the contrary really makes you look stupid, y'know...

...it's just another run-of-the-mill Snapdragon-based HTC phone, this time for the slow EVDO networks without anything extra sans the dead-on-arrival WiMax support.

If you have no clue about the facts, stop citing them - you will feel really stupid now when you check Desire's, X10's, Nexus ONe's specs and see all are the SAME or better than this Evo.

quote:

Also, please quit bashing technology when you don't understand the premise. The EVO and Nexus One are completely different phones, that also, shows how far out of the loop you are.


ROFL, you're a funny guy with balls, I give you that. I *know* both technologies very well, apparently far more than you will ever do - in fact I highly doubt you ever been close to any integrated systems at all...

You obviously have no clue about the entire topic (system design, Snapdragon platform etc) whatsoever so how about reading up a bit before you think others are "far out of the loop"? :D

quote:

I hate to break it to you buddy, but there will be lines of thousands of people outside Spritn stores antionwide when the EVO 4G launches, a lot of those people will be coming from Verizon and AT&T. I know that because I'll be one of them, my contract with AT&T is up in June and I'm making the switch. And while true, HSPA networks are faster then EVDO, currently, they are honestly rare. If you look at Sprint's and Verizon's CDMA networks with EVDO, they blanket most of the country. HSPA is lucky to be in a few cities at best...


Gosh, you're fuckin clueless... both AT&T and TMO runs HSPA *EVERYWHERE* already, capable for 7.2Mb and TMO is already busy upgrading to HSPA+, about 30-40% already done (running above 10Mb where it's done.)

Of course you had no clue about it, just like you don't know that it's a software upgrade in most places, with reusable hardware etc etc... I quit here, no time to argue with nobody on the other end, sorry.

WiMax is DEAD, mark my words - whatever mincy little footprint they have it's already slower than HSPA+ and more expensive and has no vendor support so and no... no need to go on.
Since all big carriers already announced they will switch to LTE eventually WiMax's last best chance is to become a temp fix if there's a bump on the road to LTE upgrades but even then until LTE arrives (not before 2012-2013, at least realistically) HSPA+ and TMO will have the upper hand in data network speeds for sure.


By T2k on 4/13/2010 4:17:30 PM , Rating: 2
...nothing else except it's damned by the slow EVDO network with a theoretical 3Mb/s down/1.8Mb/s up versus TMO has HSPA+ up running in many cities already, giving Nexus One 8-12MB/s already (~50Mb/s down, 22MB/s up theoretical limits.)

Add it VZW's abusing TOS and ridiculous pricing and it's a complete no-go for new customers.




By Motoman on 4/13/2010 5:40:01 PM , Rating: 2
Uhhh...apparently you missed all the recent customer satisfaction studies showing Verizon at the top of everything, and AT&T at the bottom?


By T2k on 4/13/2010 7:43:03 PM , Rating: 1
And TMO was the #1 in Customer Service and now offers far the fastest data network...

...your point was...?


By Bateluer on 4/15/2010 10:32:12 AM , Rating: 2
There are trade offs with every carrier. Verizon may not be as fast as AT&T or TMo, but I can get 3G signal nearly everywhere. AT&T and TMo cannot say the same. The speed of your network means nothing if you cannot get decent signal.


Tsk Tsk Tsk
By elmikethemike on 4/14/2010 8:31:48 PM , Rating: 2
Ya gotta love it. People are SO utterly blinded by system specs when it comes to purchasing cell phones today. You can pack the most up-to-date, cutting edge, state of the art hardware into a sleek phone but if the software and more importantly - user interface - don't measure up, all you're left with is yet another afterthought cell phone, ie, iPhone Killer, made by HTC.

The bottom line is this: Hardware is completely irrelevant. It's the user interface and after market support that matters most. There's nothing comparable to Apple and the iPhone. No flavor of Android measures up.




RE: Tsk Tsk Tsk
By mm2587 on 4/14/2010 10:12:09 PM , Rating: 2
I wholeheartedly disagree. having used both a droid and an iphone I will take android any day over iphoneOS. I really just can stand it. The only thing I miss on the droid is pinch zoom, which is annoying especially since Europe got that feature on the millstone.


Is this a late April fools joke?
By atlmann10 on 4/14/2010 2:31:26 PM , Rating: 2
How can it have the best hardware on the market upon release when the EVO from the same manufacturer is a 3G/4G phone with pretty much (minus the screen) having the same hardware. The screen on the EVO is either LCD or LED from what I understand, but 24 bit (touch screen)rather than 16 bit as the display on the Incredible is.

So I for one would say this phone is an auto fail really!




HTC
By eirruby on 4/17/2010 2:55:10 PM , Rating: 2
HTC can compete just for a short month once the new iPhone will be released this June I think this will lost a bit.

http://www.dreamwalkmobile.com/




Why are people so high on this?
By bill4 on 4/13/2010 11:47:32 PM , Rating: 1
The main factor to me that makes one phone better than another is screen size. The champs in that area are the HD2 (which is ruined by only having Winmo 6.5) and Sprint 4G Evo with their 4.3" screens. This only has a 3.7". The same as the already available Nexus One. So what makes it so exciting? Ok maybe it has a slightly better camera or something, big deal. Oh not to mention the Evo is 4G. Granted, the Evo wont be out until "summer".

Also from what I've seen Verizon, despite being politically correct (aka sheep followers like Mick champion them) they are simply high priced relative to other carriers. As a budget conscious guy, Verizon is the worst carrier. I kow with Sprint or T Mobile with certain discounts I can get a reasonable number of minutes and unlimited web for about 50 dollars. Verizon wont touch that. And frankly who cares about the network they're all the same. I bet Verizon probably has the worst network since Mick and the media say they have the best and well, the media is usually dead wrong, so that means Verizon has the worst network and the highest prices.




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