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The Droid Incredible will launch later this month

We've been talking about the HTC Incredible for quite some time now, but it appears that the long wait is about to end. The Android junkies over at Phandroid have uncovered a staging site for the HTC Incredible, which is now known as the Droid Incredible.

The site allows you to enter your email address and receive more information on the phone and its availability. The site also notes that the phone is coming April 29.

The Droid Incredible will pack quite a punch when it launches later this month. The smartphone will feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage (plus a microSD slot for extra storage), an 8MP camera, 3.7-inch AMOLED display (480x800) and will of course come preloaded with Android 2.1.

HTC, the maker of the Droid Incredible, is reportedly in the running to purchase Palm. An acquisition of Palm would give HTC the rights to webOS which could make for some truly powerful smartphones in the future – HTC's hardware prowess and the innovative webOS software platform would be an extremely tough adversary for Apple's headline-grabbing iPhone.

Updated 4/15/2010

Verizon has just made the Droid Incredible official. The device will be priced at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Droid Incredible can be pre-ordered online starting April 19. You can catch the full press release here.

 

 



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Droid Love for At&T
By viewwin on 4/14/2010 10:52:57 AM , Rating: 2
To bad I am stuck with only one carrier in my area. Are there any good android phones for At&t?




RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Rike on 4/14/2010 11:09:20 AM , Rating: 2
I don't know whether or not it's good or not, but you can get an unlocked Nexus One ( https://www.google.com/phone/choose?hl=en&gl=US&s7... )that will work with AT&T for $529.

Seems like too much to pay for a smart phone . . .


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By mcnabney on 4/14/2010 6:39:46 PM , Rating: 3
Smartphones are very expensive. You are accustom to seeing their 'contract subsidized' price. The original Droid was $550 without a contract.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By christojojo on 4/15/2010 2:55:04 PM , Rating: 1
The whole pricing of plans and forced to go to a carrier stuff stinks in my book anyway. The way things are I am starting to loose interest in gadgets. I want a phone that I buy to work on a network I choose without having the challenge the sales dip with the concept that its possible. I killed my blackberry and in protest I went to something that basically does what a phone is supposed to do just make calls (well and text too)


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By mcnabney on 4/16/2010 12:43:51 AM , Rating: 2
The subsidized pricing that has evolved in the US isn't going anywhere.

A good example is the Nexus One. The sales sucked because Google is selling them without a contract. It really isn't much different than 12 or 24 month same-as-cash deals that retail stores offer all the time.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By fxyefx on 4/16/2010 4:49:00 PM , Rating: 2
You can get the Nexus One on contract via t-mobile with your regular subsidized price.

I'd chalk up the lower sales to Google simply not aiming to have large sales with it, mostly aiming to use it to set a benchmark for other Android devices to meet. They've barely marketed it; only via the web, and the rest of the attention has been free coverage from the consumer tech press.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Spuke on 4/14/2010 11:45:53 AM , Rating: 2
Google Nexus One is available on AT&T's network.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By theapparition on 4/14/2010 12:07:47 PM , Rating: 2
I'd love to know what area you live in that only AT&T works.

Usually, it's quite the opposite.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By viewwin on 4/14/2010 12:36:11 PM , Rating: 2
Rural south central Kentucky. We have Sprint, T mobile and a local carrier. The other carriers don't reach alot of the roads I travel on. My area does fall in Verizon's extended area, but they will not issue local numbers and they use the local carrier's towers.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By JediJeb on 4/15/2010 5:55:20 PM , Rating: 2
South Western Ky here, about the same. Though Verizon is getting a few more towers near the lakes and close to the TN border. Sprint is finally here, it used to be very hit or miss, and even Bluegrass which has most of the state stopped just short of where I live. ( I used to have Bluegrass and loved it, then moved just outside their area )Cingular was the only option for years here. Now with AT&T taking over the quality is dropping somewhat, but still better than the other options :(


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By marvdmartian on 4/16/2010 8:46:28 AM , Rating: 2
Back in 2000, while driving from Atlanta through to Cincinnati, both my sister (on AT&T) and I (on Sprint) completely lost coverage (even roaming) while transiting from northern TN to southern KY. Very hilly country, I swear they would have had to have a cell tower every 1/2 mile in order to keep a signal from being blocked!

Too bad satellite telephone service hasn't come down much in price. Might be the simplest solution for you guys! ;)


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Steele on 4/16/2010 1:16:55 PM , Rating: 2
Verizon does not offer service in Alaska. At all. They have agreements with some local CDMA carriers, but if you want a cheap Verizon phone, Verizon number or suchlike, you're out of luck.

AT&T, however, offers service; and it's really quite good up here. Slower than usual, but reliable and good coverage.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By IcePickFreak on 4/14/10, Rating: 0
RE: Droid Love for At&T
By dubldwn on 4/14/2010 3:07:12 PM , Rating: 2
The HTC Evo is coming to Sprint. AT&T has the Motorola Backflip and soon the Dell Aero.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Smartless on 4/14/2010 3:13:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yah the latest rumor down the pipe will be the Samsung Galaxy S. From what I hear, that's the one to wait for if you don't want the Nexus or the crappy Backflip or Aero.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By IcePickFreak on 4/14/2010 4:06:07 PM , Rating: 5
Ahh yeah I dunno WTH I was thinking with AT&T. I guess I got excited that I could post something useful here for once instead of a sarcastic comment, and failed horribly. I guess that's a sign I should stick to sarcastic comments.


Hope HTC continues to do what it does Best
By IcY18 on 4/14/2010 10:39:28 AM , Rating: 2
If HTC purchases Palm it would be very disappointing to see them not produce anymore phones with Android or Windows Mobile.

I hope they still do what they do best, package top of the line hardware with the latest mobile operating systems.




RE: Hope HTC continues to do what it does Best
By superPC on 4/14/2010 10:54:02 AM , Rating: 4
Well with them producing so many smartphone models and having access to most smartphone OS (Windows, Android, and if they do get palm web os also) maybe next time they can just sell the hardware and ask the costumer what they want installed in that hardware.


RE: Hope HTC continues to do what it does Best
By RjBass on 4/14/2010 11:10:59 AM , Rating: 2
That is a hellava idea. You show up at your favorite mobile phone store, pick out an HTC and then pick your OS. I can see a huge market for that.


By ImSpartacus on 4/14/2010 1:16:19 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, not right now.

Eventually, I hope that's the way the market goes, but right now that average customer just doesn't care/know. We all would know, but grandma and grandpa just don't get it.

I know people that think they have "smartphones" which are really just messaging phones with the wireless career's OS.

"But if it has a touchscreen, it's a smartphone!"


RE: Hope HTC continues to do what it does Best
By cfaalm on 4/14/2010 4:06:27 PM , Rating: 2
In the EU when you turn on the phone for the first time you get a ballot screen to choose your operating system. /sarcasm

I also think it would be a great idea. HTC could be the first to do that. How long does it take to install an OS on a phone? Never did that.


By Bateluer on 4/14/2010 4:22:14 PM , Rating: 2
Given how long it takes me to reflash my Droid, probably not very long. It'd be a similar imaging method in the store.

As cool as it would be, I don't think there's a market for it. Most people wouldn't have a clue, nor would they know the advantages and disadvantages of each OS.


RE: Hope HTC continues to do what it does Best
By Chaser on 4/16/2010 11:41:31 AM , Rating: 2
The gem of Palm that HTC may be swooning over is Palm's WEB OS which most reputable sites -including Anand- regard as one of the best smart phone user interfaces today. If HTC acquires Palm they get their own independent OS under their complete control to do with whatever they like. No more partnering Google, Microsoft or anyone else if they choose.

Personally I would love to see WEB OS running on a HTC smart phone with the Snapdragon platform.


By echtogammut on 4/16/2010 1:50:34 PM , Rating: 2
I currently carry an iphone, but working with other companies I have had Android and Palm in my pocket alongside the iPhone. From a usability standpoint the WebOS is by far the best. I really miss its contact management system. Android was second in regards to contact management. The only thing that my iPhone does significantly better, is display webpages. Granted it can't show all webpages, but the way it scales the page to the screen and intuitively zooms in beats out the other two. That said, I am looking to replace my iPhone and if HTC made a WebOS based phone, I would probably buy it in a heartbeat. If HTC buys Palm, I cannot see them abandoning their Android and Windows lines, but it does make sense for them make generic hardware that would allow them to install any of the OSes on the certain phones.


Hmmm..
By GWD5318 on 4/14/2010 12:27:53 PM , Rating: 5
If a person walks into the Verizon store looking for the Incredible, but finds the Milestone and Eris instead. Will the Verizon rep now get say "These are not the Droids you are looking for."?

Hell, that opportunity alone is almost worth work for Verizon.




RE: Hmmm..
By GWD5318 on 4/14/2010 12:42:01 PM , Rating: 2
Damn "Edit" button is never around when you need one.


RE: Hmmm..
By spidey81 on 4/14/2010 12:42:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Will the Verizon rep now get say "These are not the Droids you are looking for."?


pure awesomeness!!


Second camera
By mavricxx on 4/14/2010 4:01:52 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know why they didn't add a second camera to the front of the phone so that you'd be able to make video calls using skype or whatever just like the HTC HD will. That's just my opinion...you know the new iPhone will have the second camera.




RE: Second camera
By cmdrdredd on 4/14/2010 5:16:54 PM , Rating: 2
I honestly don't know anyone who uses their phone camera as it is.


RE: Second camera
By JediJeb on 4/15/2010 6:00:04 PM , Rating: 2
I took a pic of my dog to use as a background, does that count as using your phone's camera? :P


RE: Second camera
By Bateluer on 4/15/2010 8:32:03 PM , Rating: 2
I use my Moto Droid's camera all the time. It no replacement for my digital camera, a 10MP Fuji, but I nearly always have my phone. I only carry the Fuji for special trips or occasions.


?
By Mozes316 on 4/14/2010 11:27:06 AM , Rating: 2
I can't find that web page on VerizonWireless.com...
Also if you look at the "Incedible coming soon" article on

http://androidcommunity.com/htc-incredible-comming...

It shows it on Verizon's old HTML layout as oppose to there new one...?
Idk?




Similar to HTC Desire
By PeterPaulsen on 4/16/2010 8:42:50 AM , Rating: 2
Here in europe, HTC sell a telephone named desire (scnr):
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/04/06/review_pho...
The specs seem to be very similar. You can get it without contract for €480. Maybe it's the same phone with a different casing?




droid
By eirruby on 4/17/2010 2:10:28 PM , Rating: 2
I so love collecting gadgets! Anywayt if by April 29 and still don't have my own iPad, I'd probably try this one (anyway, I can still use my sister's iPad, lol) http://www.dreamwalkmobile.com




By sapiens74 on 4/15/2010 1:32:44 PM , Rating: 1
I hate to see the Android market fragmented by poor OEM implementations.

This happened with Windows mobile where companies made the handsets so different from each other that moving from one to another was a vastly different experience.

This could quickly ruin the android name if Google doesn't set parameters.

A great example is ATT installing their own mandatory apps on their Droid phones....




YEAH!!!
By Spuke on 4/14/10, Rating: 0
DROID?
By JasonMick (blog) on 4/14/10, Rating: -1
RE: DROID?
By JasonMick (blog) on 4/14/10, Rating: -1
RE: DROID?
By xKeGSx on 4/14/2010 10:43:40 AM , Rating: 3
I'm fairly certain this is Verizon's doing. Their "premier" Android phones will all be labled with Droid as the prefix.


RE: DROID?
By judasmachine on 4/14/2010 1:57:31 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah it is VZW brand name for their line of Android phones. And the name belongs to Lucas who let them rent rights.


RE: DROID?
By deputc26 on 4/14/2010 7:57:57 PM , Rating: 2
DROOIIIIDD! Yay for android... and is that J-Mick hating up top?


RE: DROID?
By Spuke on 4/15/2010 1:43:11 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Verizon has just made the Droid Incredible official. The device will be priced at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Droid Incredible can be pre-ordered online starting April 19. You can catch the full press release here.
I am soooooo on the Internetz on the 19th!!!!!


RE: DROID?
By omnicronx on 4/14/2010 10:46:58 AM , Rating: 4
I'm pretty sure the droid monikor belongs to Verizon..

The Motorola Droid is called the Milestone everyone else I'm pretty sure.(at least in Europe and Canada)


RE: DROID?
By theapparition on 4/14/2010 11:55:55 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
I'm pretty sure the droid monikor belongs to Verizon..

No, actually Verizon has licenced it's use from Lucasfilm, since "Droid" is actually one of thier trademarks started under THX certification.

You'll also see the disclaimer at the bottom of each commerical with the Lucasfilm logo.


RE: DROID?
By omnicronx on 4/14/2010 1:41:29 PM , Rating: 5
I think you know what I meant..

The name Droid (regardless where the name itself is licensed from) was Verizon's doing, not Motorolas ;)


RE: DROID?
By Abrahmm on 4/14/2010 11:01:31 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah it is a little confusing. If you go to the Verizon store and say "I'd like to buy a Droid" they ask you "a Motorola Droid?". So, it seems like the Droid should have gotten some sort of postfix to make it clearer... Unless "The" is it's prefix.

Either way, this phone looks awesome!


RE: DROID?
By Camikazi on 4/14/2010 6:04:37 PM , Rating: 2
Hi I would like to buy a The pls :)


RE: DROID?
By Omega215D on 4/15/2010 4:04:02 AM , Rating: 3
So is it or is it not the droids that I'm looking for?


RE: DROID?
By ksuWildcat on 4/15/2010 2:32:21 PM , Rating: 2
No. These aren't the droids we're looking for. Move along...move along.


RE: DROID?
By IcY18 on 4/14/2010 10:42:05 AM , Rating: 4
It's the HTC Incredible . HTC has nothing to do with that Droid labeling. That is Verizon's branding with Droid, obviously referring to Android, by calling it "Droid Incredible".


RE: DROID?
By JasonMick (blog) on 4/14/10, Rating: 0
RE: DROID?
By adiposity on 4/14/2010 3:18:40 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
quote: The brand name Droid is a trademark of Lucasfilm licensed to Verizon Wireless.


I guess you've never seen a droid commercial. It states this in every ad.

quote:
Still a confusing example of naming, though.


One that already existed before with Eris.

Droid=android for Verizon. This makes them the only one coming close to advertising that these are android phones. Is that so bad?


RE: DROID?
By therealnickdanger on 4/14/2010 10:45:53 AM , Rating: 2
"Droid" is just a nickname for the Android OS, so I assume that Moto can't do anything about it. But who knows... these days I wouldn't be surprised if George Lucas tried to sue Google, Moto, and HTC for using the word "droid".


RE: DROID?
By JasonMick (blog) on 4/14/2010 10:48:05 AM , Rating: 2
Actually VZW apparently licensed the name from Lucas ;) see the above post.

But it's only a nickname that can be used by Verizon, in the U.S. at least.


RE: DROID?
By therealnickdanger on 4/14/2010 10:55:47 AM , Rating: 2
LOL

Lucky guess on my part. That's really funny.


RE: DROID?
By rocky12345 on 4/14/2010 12:45:51 PM , Rating: 2
so am i to assume that the name Motorola Droid does not belong to Motorola so do we now call it the Motorola _____ lol. If the name has Motorola's name in it than it is safe to assume Moto owns the right to the name Driod for that phone yes lucas owns the right because of the films but i am sure Moto paid to be able to use the name because I do not think Moto would put themselves in a place where they could lose the name. So HTC may have got permission from all the involved parties to use the name as well.

Yes it is called milestone up in Canada lol. This reminds me of when Apple stole the name iPhone from linksys sorta kinda. Linksys had products already released with the name Apple knew this but decided to use the name anyways a small battle for the name was fought & in the end linksys agreed to let Apple use the name I wonder how much money Apple had to pay for that. The funny thing is I had a iPhone about a year before Apple even knew what one was lol & to this day it still works great do Apples iphone last for three years lol.


RE: DROID?
By cdwilliams1 on 4/15/2010 4:31:25 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
reminds me of when Apple stole the name iPhone from linksys sorta kinda. Linksys had products already released with the name


Actually, Cisco, who owns Linksys, had bought a company back in 2000 or 2001 (I forget which) that had a product called the iphone. Upon acquisition, the acquired company had it's entire product line dropped. The name "iphone" was trademarked, not copyrighted, which means if you don't put out a product with that name and assert your trademark, you lose it. Having never released an iphone themselves and with the intervening years in between the acquisition Cisco/Linksys forfeited the name.

When Apple tried to work with them for naming right to be in the free and clear (even though they were on pretty solid legal ground), Cisco stonewalled and demanded a bunch of money. Apple refused. Cisco then slapped the iphone name on an existing VoIP product it had. The iphone name only appeared on the Cisco website, it did not ever appear on the Cisco VoIP phone itself, its packaging, or its documentation. It was a last ditch effort by Cisco to keep the name and try to extract money from Apple.

When the whole thing went to the lawyers, all that happened was that Cisco agreed to let Apple use the name for their cell phone devices, and Apple agreed to let Cisco use the name for any cordless phone handset products.


RE: DROID?
By rocky12345 on 4/16/2010 1:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
ok well here is a linksys to a iphone product they released
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/CA/en/support/CIT200...

Here is another the second one I bought with the Iphone name
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/CA/en/support/CIT400

I own both of these I trust me the name is stamped on it iPhone & yes right on the phone itself what a concept they actually released products both before & after Apple released the Iphone. I had my first iPhone before Apples iPhone & the second one linksys iPhone about a year later. So no they actually made products & were selling them when Apple took the name to use this was not a company sitting on a patent they had products released out in the channel.


RE: DROID?
By fcx56 on 4/16/2010 2:52:52 AM , Rating: 2
Never learned the difference between a sentence and a paragraph, did you? No wonder the unemployment rate is so high.


RE: DROID?
By rocky12345 on 4/16/2010 1:36:47 PM , Rating: 2
dude if all you got out of this thread was ways to diss others then there is no hope for you &I am very sry you have to stand in the unemployment line for so long while the rest of us have to go out & actually earn a living.


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