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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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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.


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