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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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Droid Love for At&T
By viewwin on 4/14/2010 10:52:57 AM , Rating: 2
To bad I am stuck with only one carrier in my area. Are there any good android phones for At&t?




RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Rike on 4/14/2010 11:09:20 AM , Rating: 2
I don't know whether or not it's good or not, but you can get an unlocked Nexus One ( https://www.google.com/phone/choose?hl=en&gl=US&s7... )that will work with AT&T for $529.

Seems like too much to pay for a smart phone . . .


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By mcnabney on 4/14/2010 6:39:46 PM , Rating: 3
Smartphones are very expensive. You are accustom to seeing their 'contract subsidized' price. The original Droid was $550 without a contract.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By christojojo on 4/15/2010 2:55:04 PM , Rating: 1
The whole pricing of plans and forced to go to a carrier stuff stinks in my book anyway. The way things are I am starting to loose interest in gadgets. I want a phone that I buy to work on a network I choose without having the challenge the sales dip with the concept that its possible. I killed my blackberry and in protest I went to something that basically does what a phone is supposed to do just make calls (well and text too)


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By mcnabney on 4/16/2010 12:43:51 AM , Rating: 2
The subsidized pricing that has evolved in the US isn't going anywhere.

A good example is the Nexus One. The sales sucked because Google is selling them without a contract. It really isn't much different than 12 or 24 month same-as-cash deals that retail stores offer all the time.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By fxyefx on 4/16/2010 4:49:00 PM , Rating: 2
You can get the Nexus One on contract via t-mobile with your regular subsidized price.

I'd chalk up the lower sales to Google simply not aiming to have large sales with it, mostly aiming to use it to set a benchmark for other Android devices to meet. They've barely marketed it; only via the web, and the rest of the attention has been free coverage from the consumer tech press.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Spuke on 4/14/2010 11:45:53 AM , Rating: 2
Google Nexus One is available on AT&T's network.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By theapparition on 4/14/2010 12:07:47 PM , Rating: 2
I'd love to know what area you live in that only AT&T works.

Usually, it's quite the opposite.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By viewwin on 4/14/2010 12:36:11 PM , Rating: 2
Rural south central Kentucky. We have Sprint, T mobile and a local carrier. The other carriers don't reach alot of the roads I travel on. My area does fall in Verizon's extended area, but they will not issue local numbers and they use the local carrier's towers.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By JediJeb on 4/15/2010 5:55:20 PM , Rating: 2
South Western Ky here, about the same. Though Verizon is getting a few more towers near the lakes and close to the TN border. Sprint is finally here, it used to be very hit or miss, and even Bluegrass which has most of the state stopped just short of where I live. ( I used to have Bluegrass and loved it, then moved just outside their area )Cingular was the only option for years here. Now with AT&T taking over the quality is dropping somewhat, but still better than the other options :(


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By marvdmartian on 4/16/2010 8:46:28 AM , Rating: 2
Back in 2000, while driving from Atlanta through to Cincinnati, both my sister (on AT&T) and I (on Sprint) completely lost coverage (even roaming) while transiting from northern TN to southern KY. Very hilly country, I swear they would have had to have a cell tower every 1/2 mile in order to keep a signal from being blocked!

Too bad satellite telephone service hasn't come down much in price. Might be the simplest solution for you guys! ;)


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Steele on 4/16/2010 1:16:55 PM , Rating: 2
Verizon does not offer service in Alaska. At all. They have agreements with some local CDMA carriers, but if you want a cheap Verizon phone, Verizon number or suchlike, you're out of luck.

AT&T, however, offers service; and it's really quite good up here. Slower than usual, but reliable and good coverage.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By IcePickFreak on 4/14/10, Rating: 0
RE: Droid Love for At&T
By dubldwn on 4/14/2010 3:07:12 PM , Rating: 2
The HTC Evo is coming to Sprint. AT&T has the Motorola Backflip and soon the Dell Aero.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By Smartless on 4/14/2010 3:13:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yah the latest rumor down the pipe will be the Samsung Galaxy S. From what I hear, that's the one to wait for if you don't want the Nexus or the crappy Backflip or Aero.


RE: Droid Love for At&T
By IcePickFreak on 4/14/2010 4:06:07 PM , Rating: 5
Ahh yeah I dunno WTH I was thinking with AT&T. I guess I got excited that I could post something useful here for once instead of a sarcastic comment, and failed horribly. I guess that's a sign I should stick to sarcastic comments.


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