Question about deploying to Android phone with Verizon

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    Gang,

    With the imminent release of the HTC Incredible on Verizon I would like to confirm that the phone can be developed for using the downloadable SDK and Plug in for Eclipse. I would hate to purchase this phone and find out that I can't write my own apps for it without having them published on the marketplace or authorized by Verizon.

    Thanks in advance
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    The Android OS is an open-development platform. How/why would they change that for just one phome?
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    I understand the open source nature of the android OS. What I am wondering is how Verizon locks it down for deploying your own written apps to your own phone. Can this be done, or do I have to go through some Verizon approval process to run my own apps on my own phone?
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    Verizon doesn't lock the phones to marketplace apps only, but it can be done. Look at AT&T, they do it.
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    No, you can install your application to your phone directly from Eclipse using a USB cable. That's how I test my applications because the emulator is slow.
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