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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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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.

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