HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Officially Announced for Verizon Wireless

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It's been easy to be distracted by all the HTC One series phones from HTC, but that doesn't mean that is HTC's only game, especially since the One Series phones have not been announced for Verizon yet. Regardless, if you are one of those users that doesn't prefer the larger screens of the HTC One X and the HTC One S, then this phone may be exactly what you were looking for. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE has now been officially announced for Verizon's network. It has nearly the same specs as the HTC One X and One S, but just packs a smaller 4-inch screen. Here's a spec breakdown and the press release with some more pics:
  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
  • 1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery

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Verizon's Press Release:

New DROID INCREDIBLE Offers Advanced Camera Capabilities, Beats Audio and 4G LTE Speeds from Verizon Wireless

NEW ORLEANS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From International CTIA Wireless® 2012, Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the new and exclusive DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE enhances the customer experience by offering high-quality photo and audio capabilities, combined with the power of 4G LTE speeds. Running the latest version of HTC Sense™ 4.0, HTC’s branded user experience integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE brings a sophisticated, pocket-friendly device to America’s fastest 4G LTE network.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC features Beats Audio™ which is enabled across the entire experience for a rich and authentic sound whether customers watch a YouTube™ video, play a game, or stream music over 4G LTE. Beats Audio allows customers to listen to music the way the artist intended with thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs.

The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE captures life’s special moments with an advanced 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot. Additionally, there’s no longer a need to choose between shooting video or taking photos, HTC Video Pic™ allows users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time. With 4G LTE speeds, sharing photos and video via email, uploading to the cloud or posting to social networking sites is a breeze.

DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE is packed with features to make life easier and customizable. Customers can personalize and use lock screen shortcuts to quickly access their four favorite apps. Folders can easily be created on any home screen for additional customization and organization. A Read Later feature allows people short on time the ability to save browser content like news articles and websites that can be viewed later, even while offline. The smartphone is also NFC capable so customers can take advantage of Android Beam™ to quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 230 markets across the Unites States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Additional features:

4-inch super LCD qHD display
8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery

The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at Cell Phones - Smartphones: Cell Phone Service, Accessories - Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks.

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit Cell Phones - Smartphones: Cell Phone Service, Accessories - Verizon Wireless. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, Tablets.
 
Is this supposed to be their Flagship Phone for this year or is their another one we can see from HTC. The specs are ok but compared to others its a step back, LCD isn't the best. I'm really wanting to see a Flagship Phone to compare with the Galaxy S3 but it seems the Galaxy S3 is the phone to beat or get. Anyone know if theirs going to be a Flagship one from HTC soon????
 
I know there will be some naysayers, but I absolutely can't wait for this device, and here's why...
  • ICS: It'll be running ICS out of the box, and even though it's a little heavier than Moto's ICS, Sense ICS is extremely smooth and nice.
  • S4: As with all the devices going forward it appears on VZW, it'll have the S4, which should be a much more efficient chipset for LTE, helping with 4G/3G issues that have plagued LTE devices to date, improving LTE battery life, etc.
  • Size: It won't be "too big". As with the previous Inc phones, it looks like it'll be the "perfect" size, for me anyway. It should be pretty thin, too (again, S4 helps with this as you don't need as much of the "guts" to have LTE any more)
  • Screen: I know it's not HD, but on that size of a screen, it should still look excellent, plus that should help contribute to my next point...
  • Battery Life: For anybody that's owned any HTC device since about the Inc 2, you know that HTC has done a really good job, for the most part, of getting the most bang for your buck on the battery, and done a great job when the phone "idles" as well. The Inc2 was great. The Sensation lineup was great (easily 1-2 days on both of those phones). The Rezound is great, relatively speaking, considering the battery size, HD screen, and LTE. The Thunderbolt might be the one exception - but I could argue it was still good, just hampered by being the LTE guinea pig of them all. I could go 2 days on my home Wifi on the Thunderbolt, and a day easy on 3G only. But obviously with LTE, that thing died faster than a termite in the sun. So I look forward to another HTC LTE device, with a bigger battery than they've ever used before, running on the S4 chip.
  • All the other HTC pluses... camera, voice/call quality, etc.
 
I think a 4 inch phone makes sense (pun intended) because you do have customers who want a smaller handset. With that said vzw might want to be respectible with the pricing on this phone. This phone is more of a niche phone than a flagship device. I do not see this being a blockbuster device.
 
I have my thoughts of the phone which is mostly negative but only for the cosmetics not the actual hardware nor software. I'm gonna check it first.
Think HTC flagship phone will be whatever competes with the Galaxy Note.
 
Couldn't they have just called it the Incredible 3. I despise have 4G shoved on a phones name.
 
I'm looking forward to this phone and plan on getting it the day it's released (whenever that is). I currently have the Thunderbolt so this phone is going to be a step up/step down for me. The only negative is that I'm going to have a 4.0 screen instead of a 4.3... not a big negative but I got the Thunderbolt for the screen size. The plus for this phone is dual core, S4 processor, qhd (should look great on a 4.0 screen).

From what I've been reading about HTC Sense 4.0 the camera will be amazing... rapid shots, no waiting for the camera to adjust, record a video and then take a still shot from that video, smart flash, and hdr. This phone will have those features with the camera, right? It should because the phone will have Sense 4.0 out of the box...
 
It looks like they saved money on the redesign of the Phone. I have to say the specs look ok but the phone looks the same as the OG Incredible. Looks like HTC is taking a page from Porsches design school.
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It is a nice phone. I've always liked HTC phones. Having owned both Incredibles this is a nice phone to carry on the family name as it were. The specs are nice, not mind blowing, but nice. My wife is using my old Dinc 2 until her upgrade time comes around. This very well could be the phone for her.
 
From the looks of it.....

The processor/gpu will kill the rezound. Adreno 225= 50% faster vs the Adreno 220
Great size screen. I loved how big the dinc 2 was. 4 inches seems to be just right.
Wish is had a 720p screen like the rezound.
Its going to have a great camera.
smaller screen = less battery usage.....s4 = less battery usage(s4 has intergrated 4g antenna)... I think the 1700 mah battery should be good.

If it goes for 99 bucks, it would be a winner for anyone looking for a smaller screened Power house.
 
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If it goes down to $100, I will definitely consider this. I was in the store the other day trying out the LG Lucid and liked most things about that phone, so this would give some nice upgrades (although not really $120 worth to me). Although because Verizon took away the 1 year contract/ upgrade, I will probably not go with either. I know ICS is not on the majority of phones now, but I could see JB or KLP requiring 1.5 GHz processor (even if it is an s4).
 
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