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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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By JasonMick on 4/14/2010 10:37:36 AM , Rating: -1
That's bizarre that they're naming it Droid. I'd be surprised if Motorola doesn't try to challenge that name.

It's almost as if HTC said, "We're taking your name, Motorola, making a better phone and adding "incredible" to the end of the name."

Still looks like a great Android phone, though. I'm excited about developing for the Android platform, now that they've got the native SDK for C/C++ support. Phones like this make me even more excited.

By JasonMick on 4/14/10, Rating: -1
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.

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.

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

By Spuke on 4/15/2010 1:43:11 PM , Rating: 2
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!!!!!

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)

By theapparition on 4/14/2010 11:55:55 AM , Rating: 4
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.

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 ;)

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!

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

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?

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.

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".

By JasonMick on 4/14/10, Rating: 0
By adiposity on 4/14/2010 3:18:40 PM , Rating: 1
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.

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?

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".

By JasonMick 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.

By therealnickdanger on 4/14/2010 10:55:47 AM , Rating: 2

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

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.

By cdwilliams1 on 4/15/2010 4:31:25 PM , Rating: 2
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.

By rocky12345 on 4/16/2010 1:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
ok well here is a linksys to a iphone product they released

Here is another the second one I bought with the Iphone name

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.

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.

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.

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

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