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


RE: DROID?
By rocky12345 on 4/16/2010 1:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
ok well here is a linksys to a iphone product they released
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/CA/en/support/CIT200...

Here is another the second one I bought with the Iphone name
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/CA/en/support/CIT400

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.


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