G Whiz: marketing boo boo changes name of new HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE
With a price difference of only $50 in the form of a mail-in rebate for the HTC model, that may not be enough to persuade a knowledgeable smartphone fan to buy the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Verizon reps are going to have to use the week between the launches to sell the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE to those customers who have an upgrade burning a hole in their pocket, desperately need a new phone, and are not familiar with the smartphone industry. This way, when the rep says that the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is "our newest Android model," it will be the truth. That is, until the Samsung Galaxy S III is released.
Verizon might have accidentally confused a few people by sending out an ad containing a phone called the HTC DROID Incredible 4. Considering that there has never been a DROID Incredible 3, it would be a pretty safe assumption that the "G" and the "LTE" fell off the page before the ad hit the press. Hopefully no one got hurt when those letters hit the floor. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is equipped with a 4 inch Super LCD display with qHD resolution and a 275ppi pixel density. A dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 is under the hood and 1GB of RAM is aboard. Native storage of 8GB can be expanded to 40GB using the 32GB capacity microSD slot. The rear facing camera is 8MP, has an LED flash and captures video in 1080p. There is also a front-facing camera for those whose ego demands that they shoot self-portraits all day, or so that they can engage in video chat. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box with Sense 4.0 on top.
source: AndroidForums via Phandroid
1. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It would have been better to not release this phone when the GS3 is right around the corner. If Verizon can sell like 100 of these they should be happy.
2. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1704; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Believe it or not some people prefer HTC over Samsung. Sure as hell more than 100
4. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I do and I would prefer this phone myself, but I'm sure the SGS3 will get more marketing than this phone. Damn shame too.....
16. CupZ83 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I am a HTC fan thru and thru but the one series has let me down and Samsung after ripping them a new one with the first SGS has woooed me to the dark side and I may not come back sorry HTC but the OneX wasnt what it should've been still played it too safe to be a flagship device get to the drawing boards in two years come July 9-12th and you may have your customer back unless that is when SGSV 5th yr anniversary edition doesn't blow up the industry of its greatness :D
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3436; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I agree you on this, EclipseGSX, as I also prefer HTC over Samsung, but the problem people to need to realize is that this new Incredible is a mid-range phone at this point. For this reason, it's not really even in direct competition with the GS3. Most tech savvy customers will realize this, but unfortunately most people are not & they will just think it is an inferior phone. HTC would be better off pricing this phone at the $100 mark & releasing a true flagship on Verizon to compete directly with Samsung's phone. Some One X variant would do just fine. It obviously wouldn't do the numbers the GS3 is gonna do, but it would be a start.
15. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Sense is okay, but I hate that Sammy put a menu button in the SIII. My only complaint about it. It's dragging Android backwards. FML. I'm waiting for the RAZR HD or something with the new OMAP. Hopefully the next Nexus phone.
10. blazee (Posts: 377; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
I would look twice at this phone BC of the st#$id name lol HTC DROID INCREDIBLE FOUR G LTE , who comes up w these names?
25. Goldeneye (Posts: 376; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Why would anyone spend $150 over $80 and get the rezound, with bigger and better screen and free nice headphones, just don't get it.
3. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
This is a very good phone, it's a shame it's getting released so close to the SGS3. This will be a top 3 device on Verizon imo in quality, and a good alternative for those looking for a screen that isn't huge. Bottom line is it is going to be harshly overshadowed by the SGS3 though......
5. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
I do believe that this will be a great phone. But yeah with the Galaxy S III being launched in the same time frame. it will be a tough sell. At my store ive seen alot of DinC faithful guys come and ask about the DinC4G and they are very excited for it. I think the SGSIII will be a great device. But for someone who still wants power in a smaller package the Incredible will be an amazing phone for those people. I say Bring it on!
6. Whateverman (Posts: 3237; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Yeah, this phone should have been on sale about six months ago. The Incredible series is a great line of phones but with the DInc 2 and DInc 4G it's seems either VZW or HTC have gone out of their way to release dates that would collide directly with the release of MONSTER devices. Someone's clearly not thinking in VZW headquarters.
7. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
It's not HTC on this I'm pretty sure man, you are dead on. At my company's sales rally in early April, I got my hands on this device, and it seemed quite finished to me. It was finished for sure imo at an HTC function I attended early last month as well. Why the delay is beyond me.
One positive way to look at it is with the SGS3 and the DINC4G out at the same time, there will be two amazing devices to choose from. Both should make their new owners very happy!
13. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
The number one reason they dont release the phones earlier is because they want to squeeze as much life out of the devices they already have on the shelves. However, the consumer at least in the cell phone game is becoming more and more educated on the devices they can choose right then or wait for release. That's the worst part about working in this industry when major devices are about to be released. The average consumer has done a little research or asked a family member for an opinion at least once anymore.
17. CupZ83 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
they shouldve brought in a ONE X not as good in my eyes as the SGSIII but def a direct competitor for the SGSIII and the reason why both of these are in July is because they can get ya on the crud that is the so called save BIG MONEY "shared" plans haha notice my sarcasm and the knee slapping all at once haha :D
19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Verizon's real competitor to the One X will be the Razr HD which seems set to arrive at any time now. o:
20. remtothemax (Posts: 253; Member since: 02 May 2012)
so does your android ninja avatar have three green ninja stars or three skanky ninja cutouts on its ninja suit?
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this is what my sister wanted being a long time supporter of the Incredible series but she had to get an SIII instead. she might either give it to my mom to replace her Charge and take it off her hands and sell it and her Incredible 2 to help bury the cost of getting an Incredible 4G LTE outright off the forums or Swappa or somewhere or she'll just trade it for an Incredible 4G LTE + Cash.
23. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Kurogiii, any idea if this phone or the GS3 will be able to handle simultaneous voice and data over 3G? Thanks for any input.
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i'm pretty sure this will support SVDO. o:
11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
In my opinion, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is really the HTC Droid Incredible 4. You/some might say that it cannot be because there has never been an Incredible 3, but I believe that the HTC Rezound could've/should've been the Incredible 3.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
nah, i'm glad the Rezound wasn't a Droid. it was such a brick.
18. JC557 (Posts: 1239; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I just got a Rezound to add to my collection of Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Charge. It's very deceiving with its weight and thickness. The topographical back hides the thickness very well and the phone feels good in the hand. Of course I have 10 days left if I can exchange it for the Incredible 4G.
I trust the Incredible will be a great phone despite being mid-range. I have no interest in phone screens bigger than a 4.3".
22. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Battery? One area HTC phones seems to lack in is the mAh department.