I had look back and see if there has been a Android phone that has stirred up so much news and speculation. and I honestly couldn’t find one. There has been a lot of news coming out of the Android community the last few weeks about the HTC Incredible, now re-branded the Droid Incredible. Matter fact there has been so much, you could fill your blog with a week’s worth of news on it. Anyways last night after I had already posted yesterday’s Incredible news, some photos from an internal Best Buy inventory computer shows that they will be selling the Droid Incredible. What we can extract from the screenshots of the inventory computer is the Incredible will be in stock at Best Buy on April 25th. I looks like it will be a straight up cost of $599.99 no contract. But I assume it will be set to the Verizon network, seeing how they Best Buy sells Verizon phones.
Now this brings me to my next part. It seems last night also brought the confirmation of the leaked specs, I wrote about in yesterday’s article. A quick rundown of those specs will be a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7″ inch OLED touchscreen, and a 8MP camera just to name a few. This just surfaced before this morning official press release from Verizon, as they finally announced the upcoming launch of the Incredible, and it will be branded the Droid Incredible. Here is the official press release below.
IT’S A DROID, IT’S INCREDIBLE, IT’S ON THE NATION’S LARGEST AND MOST RELIABLE 3G NETWORK
Verizon Wireless today announced DROID Incredible by HTC, the newest Android device on the nation’s most reliable wireless 3G network, will be available beginning April 29.Featuring a “topographic” design that demonstrates the powerful engineering just beneath the surface, DROID Incredible by HTC is designed with craftsmanship and precision while making it easier than ever to stay connected.DROID Incredible by HTC features the newest version of the HTC Sense experience, a seven-panel home screen with a wide selection of interactive widgets so the most important content is immediately available at a touch. Customers will enjoy seamless integration with Exchange ActiveSync®, quick and easy access to Flickr for sharing and viewing pictures, video, and Android Market™ with more than 30,000 Google applications. DROID Incredible by HTC is the first Verizon Wireless phone that takes advantage of Qualcomm’s 1GHz superfast Snapdragon processor, and it’s the first available phone from Verizon Wireless to include an 8 megapixel camera.Shortly after the phone becomes available, customers will be able to enjoy two of the latest exclusive apps from Verizon Wireless – NFL Mobile and Skype mobile™.
- Additional Key features:
- Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor for maximum responsiveness
- Friend Stream for unified Flickr, Facebook and Twitter updates
- “Leap” view for quick access to all seven home screen panels
- 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash for crisp, detailed images
- Razor-sharp 3.7 inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED capacitive touch display
- Optical joystick for smooth navigation
- Dedicated, touch-sensitive Home, Menu, Back and Search keys
- Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass
- Integrated GPS
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
- 3.5 mm headset jack
Looks like pre-orders will start on April 19th, and it will be in-stores on April 29th. Pricing is set at ricing is set at $199 after $100 rebate on 2-year contract. Looks like the Sprint EVO 4G and the Incredible will bump heads this summer for the king of the mountain. [via Phandroid]