HTC Droid Incredible appears on offical Verizon page, comes April 29
0. phoneArena 14 Apr 2010, 09:46 posted on
Thought you've seen too much Incredible posts already? Guess again, as now the mighty device has surfaced on a Verizon staging page...
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1. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
Looks pretty nice but aint got nothing on the EVO..
2. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
Its coming out 2 months earlier with amoled display...and on a better network (assuming you don't have sprints 4g in your area like me. if you do though, i'd get the EVO in a heartbeat). Its hard to compare current tech with future tech. I guarantee when the EVO comes out, there will be an announcement for an even better phone 2 months later. The Incredible is among if not the best of all the current phones out there
8. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
I agree there is always gonna be a better phone with better specs and features its like you said 2 months later a better phone comes out but i wonder how its gonna be like maybe 5 years from now there will probably be a new and better phone coming out every couple weeks..
11. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
sprint has bested vzw in 3g data for years, 4g is just the icing on the cake. as for the screen, amoled is nice but the droid still looks better than the n1
16. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)
Just a question but isn't 4G only available to business accounts?
26. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
Verizon is INCREDIBLY gay... this is going to be a nexus one with 'sense.' That's it... nothing ground breaking like the EVO or a new iphone. i love android but this is barely better than par.
31. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
you have issued if you think the phone is barely better than par.
34. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
there's nothing ground breaking about it. its another android thats barely keeping up with times... im not saying its bad. its just not a home run.
35. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
your comment is gay. a device does not have to be groundbreaking to serve it's purpose. haters need not troll.
39. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
need not? thanks for defending verizon yoda. like i said before: "... im not saying its bad. its just not a home run." it doesnt deserve a ton of hype. dont be myopic.
45. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
You have to weigh out the phone/network duo as opposed to the phone on its own. Comparing to an EVO or iPhone is silly because they don't run on the same network nor where they meant to do the same. The EVO is not only a super phone because of its specs but its a super phone because it HAS to be, it's launching 4G for Sprint. The iPhone is "superb" in its own right because it used to be unique/different and Apple. For Verizon, the Incredible IS a homerun. It's the top spec'ed phone (will be) and aside from a handful of features ... not many other phones regardless of the network surpass it.
48. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)
need not just happens to be proper englilsh retard. Nice try though. What is so groundbreaking with the EVO anyway? 4G? Really? Faster data speeds arent really groundbreaking, more like expected.
51. awesomeanthony (Posts: 51; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Sprint has NEVER had a better 3g data than Verizon.
59. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
rjt, the only reason i disagree is with you, respectfully of course, is that even though it will be verizon's top spec'd phone, it really isn't paving the way for much down the road (like the Moto Droid or Nexus 1 when it first released with Tmo). If this was the first Verizon LTE phone, or if the specs of it were unprecedented, i could see this launch warranting a ton of hype. My favorite manufacturer is HTC, dating back to pocket pc's. They were the first to launch Android devices with the G1. But the reality right now is that there isn't very much seperating a 1Ghz processed Android phone from another. It needs a wow factor. The incredible is a very solid device, just about 6 months too late to be considered 'golden.'
3. Trevsx1000 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)
"Ain't got nothing on the EVO"? Sorry but some people don't live in major cities where the EVO would tear it up on WiMax. Beyond that they are near identical.
4. donjonson410 (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
no front facing cam, smaller screen, no 720p video, no mifi, no wimax support, no kickstand, no hdmi port
7. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)
And it isn't necessarily major cities either. I live in Boise, ID and we were one of the ten launch cities for WiMax. It's simply where Clear and Sprint chose to put their WiMax
15. Trevsx1000 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)
1.3 MP front facing cam? I will not be taking pics with that and what's the point of it of it with no video chat? Smaller OLED screen. There are few people who would use the 'mifi' type capabilities because of cost and what will more than likely be a 5GB limit like most of them now days. Kickstand? Meh. As for 720p I'll give you that and HDMI port I'll wait to see what apps will support that i.e. TV.com.
18. donjonson410 (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
no cap on 4g, front facing cam is for video chat.
20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2622; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The Incredible's hardware is 720p capable like the Desire. All of the people knowledgable on these two phones say the capability will be unlocked in a software update. Front facing cam - I've got a laptop with a 2mp cam & it looks horrible so I can't see how a 1.3mp cam would be worth the effort. Bigger screen - nice but not a dealbreaker. Kickstand - don't see when I'd use it but I'd guess if there would be a demand one of the cover companies can integrate it into their product. The HDMI port would be nice, but it's a feature I personally wouldn't use much.
22. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I didn't know Boise had WiMax, I'm going there tomorrow actually.
24. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
the front facing cam is not only for video chats its also for video calling my friend
28. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
First of all you dont need an 8 mp camera on BOTH sides of the phone, so dont play down a 1.3 mp front facing camera just to put it down. it's convenient and for creative app developers it will be great for video conferencing, VoIP, and augmented reality apps. the kickstand will definetly come in handy when youre streaming movies on your phone, especially when you're on a fast network... even sprint's 3g network just tested more reliable than verizons on PC world. And as for Wimax, Its only the most FORWARD COMPATIBLE 4g technology. it can be wimax, lte, or even wimax 2 with very little effort. and its here and now. dealbreaker would be that the EVO is slightly better in every way except cost of plan... WHICH is SIGNIFICANTLY LESS.
36. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
sprint's 3G network tested more reliable on average in the 13 cities tested in march/april of 2009... i applaud your ability to word this into your post as if this "just" happened. congrats on being reliable in 13 cities a year ago.
41. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
they did the test again this year moron:http://www.phonearena.com/html
s/PC-World-says-AT-T-best-in-3G-performance-tests-article-a_9794.html beginning of 2010 thanks for the ignorance.
42. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
i applaud you're brainwashed ability to be a fan boy. i hope they pay you well enough to cover the data charges
56. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
ok fine. using the link you posted. i see... Sprint Avg d/l speed 795 kbps Avg u/l speed 396 kbps Avg reliability 94% (in 13 cities) Verizon Avg d/l speed 877 kbps (better than sprint) Avg u/l speed 434 kbps (better than sprint) Avg reliability 92% (in 13 cities) So thank you for pointing out an average 2% better reliability rating in 13 cities. That's truly a deal breaker.
57. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
Who said I was a fan boy? I'm here to point you out as being a dumba$$ - only reason I registered.
5. dyster (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
EVO sounds great, but I'm not sure about a screen that large. I'd just have hold it. I'm on VZW so EVO isn't an choice. I don't think anyone loses either way. 'bout time.
37. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
underpriced sprint plans are the second coming of christ. i love undercutting the competition to grasp and hold on to what little market share i have left.
12. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
we don't know this yet...none of the specs mention it. All specs have showed 1ghz so far.
21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2622; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The leaked user guide says 1gHz, no underclocking. I hear the EVO is coming here but if you keep waiting for the next big thing as far as mobile phones go you will constantly be waiting because they are constantly getting better. It's like the weather here in South Dakota, if you don't like it, wait a few minutes and it'll change.
32. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
The processor isn't designed to be underclocked. It automatically dials it down when it's no being used.
9. kruck55 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
I can't wait to pre-order this phone...Looks pretty promising.
10. D3VR04 (Posts: 34; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
evo 4g doesn't have amoled screen...? if you had the choice between galaxy s and droid incredible, regardless of the network, which would you pick?
13. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
galaxy...but it won't be out for a while. End of the summer at best. Future tech is always better. But no way would I get that on ATT.
46. biggles (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
I'd go with the Galaxy S for the super amoled screen AS LONG AS I could root it or run stock Android. Samsung's UI is terrible.
14. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
A version of the EVO is going to come out on VZW later this year (presently designated the Venture but likely to change), then you can get the INC or Venture on the best network with the best customer service. Still going INC. Less screen to crack (and 3.7" is plenty for me), thinner, VZW. Easy choice.
30. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
yeah, to blow an extra $50 a month for data charges; $350 etf... easy choice
38. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
it is an easy choice. $29.99 for data. no need for any amount of an ETF - unless you want to cancel your service and keep the device within the first 30 days. 450 min and smartphone with vzw: $69.98 450 min and smartphone with sprint: $69.99 over simplified - yes. and yes, sprint does throw in a bunch of extra stuff for that extra penny. but i'm talking voice and data. screw sms and mms. if sprint can give me all that extra *** for a penny, why not make the plan even cheaper and let me do it a la carte?
40. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
youre rediculous. Sprint gives you all your data and unlimited cell to cell calling. you can't value them side by side when Verizon continues to add charges on top. if $30 A MONTH doesn't matter, than you should be wiping your @$$ with dollar bills. Don't be ignorant. i didn't realize you had verizon fanboy tatooed accross you dumb face.
47. biggles (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
I'll take the Incredible and seamless 3G coverage nationwide. In a year, I'll get a Verizon 4G phone on a superior 4G network. I actually like the EVO and thought long and hard about Sprint, but their 3G network isn't nearly as expansive as Verizon's. The fact that Sprint roams on Verizon's network at 1xRTT data speeds is a SHOWSTOPPER. No thanks. Yeah, Sprint is cheaper but you get what you pay for. It comes down to what meets your needs. If Sprint does that, more power to you! I'd rather not rely on roaming in my travels.
54. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
sprint has no 4g in my area (orlando) and very weak network, especially travailing outside the city which I often do. If they had 4g or an equal network, i'd wait for the EVO and go with that. But since they don't, verizon is worth the extra $ for the better network. Plus...the EVO is 2 months away it looks like
55. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
unless you live in Snohomish, WA, in which case Sprint has you covered! LMAO
58. yourSNisDumb (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
you still don't get it. sprint charges the same amount, but throws in a bunch of extra stuff like nascar sprint cup mobile, sprint tv and radio, etc. if i don't want nascar sprint cup mobile, lower the price. sprint could destroy vzw if they went a la carte, but they won't and therefore the extra value of having the sprint plan over the vzw plan is just more crap. the unlimited cell to cell is fine, but vzw already does that with unlimited vzw to vzw for 90+ million numbers. look, i'm not ignorant. i understand you see value in paying less for more. what i'm saying is that if you can undercut att and vzw by adding in all that extra stuff.. why aren't your plans cheaper? lastly, stop saying fan boy it's really gay and if you need some money to afford vzw get a better job.
60. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)
youre arguing $hit that i never said. like above: i never said verizon had a BAD 3g network, people like you who like to follow popular opinions like to think that there is a huge gap between 3g networks, and there isn't. It's extremely uneducated and redundant when you have to split hairs under 100 kbps. Facts are facts on networks. I never argued that Verizons network was slow, or that they don't have coverage, so don't put words in my mouth and argue your own bull$hit. Youre arguing extra features but missing the fact that MY TEXTS AND DATA USEAGE ARE UNLIMITED FOR NO EXTRA COST WITH SPRINT!!!!!! Maybe you missed the memo, but our nation is in a recession. I have a family. if that's what you really think about $30 a month PER LINE for 24 MONTHS God help the people you are related too. Do the math 3ickhead. That's $720 per line per year A$$hole. $1440 for my wife and I. That allows me to help the rest of the economy by spending the money in other places... but you can't grasp economics because your'e stupid. But hey, if you really are this much of a selfish prick off the internet, if you ever switch you can save enough money to keep playing world of warcraft in your mom's basement, all by yourself. F@gg0t
17. techjunkie (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Jan 2009)
I don't like sprint so I''ll be passing on the EVO, As for the Incredible day one for me I don't like the design of N1 so I'll be passing on that also
50. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
"techjunkie" passing on all the "new tech" stuff.
61. techjunkie (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Jan 2009)
No, I'm just passing on the Evo and the N1, like I said sprint just downright sucks! I don't care if they were launching 5G, and for the N1 I'm basically getting a better designed one that is the incredible!
19. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
i wish verizon would do a program where you can get credit for the incredible if you trade in an eris. never gonna happen, but oh god i have butterflies in my stomach just hoping it
49. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Just add another line like everybody else, haha..
23. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Might actually be getting this phone. Ill be eligible in two weeks
25. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)
I used one a few days ago. Very impressive! I thought my DROID was fast but the Incredible is absolutely screaming fast.
44. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Has anybody tried to find this page they show a screen shot of? I searched verizon with no luck.
52. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
I could care less about the Evo. Sure it sounds nice and I wish I could get it, but there is no way i'm going back to Sprint. Sprint is absolutely the worst wireless company out except for AT&T. I'll pay the $10 more it costs me per month to stay with Verizon and get the better coverage and more friendly customer service (on the phone, not at the store---all wireless carriers have shitty sales people). I'll be more than happy with the Incredible for the next year or so.