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.
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...
quote: Is this guy serious?
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...
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.
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.
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...