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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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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.

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