HTC Incredible HD captured on film flaunting Android 2.2, new Sense UI, & LTE
First and foremost, this fully awake smartphone is showing off the lovely presentation of the new Sense UI running on top of Android 2.2 Froyo. Although it's looking all majestic on a super large display, which Verizon customers are really waiting for, you'll find a special surprise upon closer inspection.
As we reported, the launch of the HTC Incredible HD is being delayed to grace it with 4G LTE speeds. In fact, that's exactly what you'll find sitting prettily at the very top most portion of the handset as the 4G symbol clearly sticks out. From the sound of it, the device is currently being put through the ropes and it's also hitting the impressive marks of 9Mbps downstream and 5Mbps upstream.
All in all, it's looking to be a fantastic device for Verizon customers who can commit to holding out for its arrival.
source: Android Central
1. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I hope the speeds will get better. I'd hate for verizon to launch such an anticipated network and they're still slower than the competition(speaking 4G only, well what's being called 4G anyway).
21. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
This whole thing about 21Mbps is not a real world figure. thats based off of one person being on the network alone using it. when is that ever goin to be the case? Verizon was smart enough to post actual speeds based on the amount of end users expected to be accessing their 4G network at once. so no, Verizon wont be slower than the competition. C'mon ppl do the math...tmobile has the fastest network but is the least desirable among consumers...same thing for sprint who is next in line. everything that glitters apparently is not gold. but i guess we'll see in the future.
30. poooooooooooo (unregistered)
dude verizon is top of the market so to compared tmobile and sprint with them you must be crazy
2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1051; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Is that a font facing camera besides the ear piece?
26. rayy (unregistered)
3. bjones1011 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)
Well as for a Verizon emloyee, I can say this about 4G. We will have the fastest speeds out all carriers. About 10 years ago the FCC put up for auction the 700mhz spectrum (known today as 4G). ATT is said to be between 700-1500, Sprint 1500 and Tmobile 2200. With this being said I would welcoem to the next evolution of data. You soon will be able to do video conferencing and much more. This was the main reason Verizon has a agreement with Skype.
And yes that is a front facing camera!
12. Duffman (unregistered)
Thats why sprint already has video conferencing and Verizon doesnt?
14. Go (unregistered)
Duffmam... what he means it will be flawless vedio Confrencing. LTE for verizon will be the largest, fastest and most realiable 4g network out there. This is not just an opinion, its proven fact. LTE on verizon will have upload and download speeds of 7-16mg a sec. Cox runs at an avg of 12... you do the math. Verizon has taken their time to do this right, they have never been one to try "1st" at anytthing (besides the storm... and we all knohat went lol)
18. matistight (Posts: 202; Member since: 13 May 2009)
yeah, the razr was supposed to be the best phone ever. now people with android shit on razrs and everyone hates razrs except for the cheap people. you can say its the best but you have to prove it for anyone to believe it. and megs per second doesnt matter if the server that you are searching on is slow. like if mediafire is slowing down, it wont download quick if you have 2g, 3g, or 4g.
29. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)
well remember razr were hot for a while then people saw more smartphones roll out an razr's became dispencible
4. Ronak (unregistered)
looks like the HTC Desire HD rebranded for the US. soft
5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1097; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Cannot wail to see what this phone has to offer to the people. Hope that it will be a dual mode CDMA/LTE phone. It is smart of Verizon to launch a device that can utilize the 4G network, other than an internet modem, and not keep it's users in high hopes and waiting.
6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1097; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Also, I thought that there was a video and not just pics?
7. narley21 (unregistered)
This thing looks nasty...
with that new UI it will be so sweet. there a youtube video of the new Sense UI on an EVO and it looks amazing
8. Fred (unregistered)
You hope the speeds get FASTER? 9Mbps?.... most people don't even have that in their home and you want faster on a phone. Get real.
10. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
9Mbps is with no one on the network. Obviously real world speeds will be less when everyone is using the network.
13. Marc (unregistered)
No Sir you are incorrect. The 9Mbps speeds are actual commercial speeds. Most of the speed test on the new generation networks are done through dedicated servers with very minimum load. That is why T-Mobile is advertising the same speeds on their HSPA network. However in the real world most of the carriers fall flat because they have a weak backbone to carry through the traffic.
The 9Mbps is a estimate with a full load on the network. Please click below to view the article.
9. jdubb (unregistered)
WHEN IS VERIZON GOING TO RELEASE THE INCREDIBLE HD? SOON?
11. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
Any idea what the resolution is going to be? I've heard rumors that it'll sport a screen with a higher res than the iphone4 - has anyone else heard this? I'm really hoping someone on vzw comes out with a phone with a better screen than the iphone sometime soon.
19. matistight (Posts: 202; Member since: 13 May 2009)
you heard wrong. samsung makes iphone screens and they dont even have a higher resolution than the iphone in their phones
28. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
I find that frustrating. Why is it none of these Android producing manufacturers want to out-do the iPhone in screen quality? But also, just because Samsung chooses to go lower end on their phones, doesn't mean HTC won't decide to improve theirs.
16. dave (unregistered)
The Verizon 4g network will be the fastest and best coverage in the country... why would anyone doubt the leader in wireless....lol
20. DROID MASTER (unregistered)
All phones on VZW's LTE will be hybrid phone's tha will run off of both 3g/4g networks. With vzw you get what you pay for. Some of my friends have the iPhone 4 and dont have the coverage they need to use the phone to it's full potential. It should be interesting when Verizon get's the iphone 4 in the 1st qtr. of next year. The HTC Incredible HD should be out in mid december or early next qtr. and HTC Merge should be out at the end of this month or early next month. HTC is "Quietly" Leading the 4g charge. First with sprint and T-Mobile and now VZW.
22. DemigodMaster (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2010)
What about this phone in Canada? I don't get it... US launches so many amazing phones operating on Android and their close neighbors don't receive anything. Isn't it realizable to make a phone compatible with any North America's carriers? I think that is really disturbing...
Anyways, it seems no one shares my ideals. I think nothing is missing on the Incredible HD; front camera, kickstand, big screen, high resolution camera... mmm what a geek smartphone! I don't think we can add more impressive features on this one. So, will it be only available @ Verizon?
24. Cody W. (unregistered)
I don't know much about Canadian carriers, but do any of them have the original Incredible? Because if they do, they might eventually get the Incredible HD.
25. DemigodMaster (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2010)
No, the Incredible HD is only available at Verizon Wireless. Canadian carriers have no support for CDMA. The much "high range" HTC device we have is the original Desire. I'll probably get it, because I don't know how long I'd wait before a "HD" phone comes out. I don't understand why US doesn't use GSM network; you can't travel and use a CDMA smartphone in any other place... Anyways the network is surely better in USA, but not compatibility... OK, I know I'm on a US website lol.
23. Cody W. (unregistered)
Awesome. Considering how "incredible" (haha, get it?) the HTC Incredible is, I can't wait for this one, with LTE. My upgrade date is in September of 2011. Already can't wait!!!
Oh, and as for 4G service being in my area, it probably won't take long for them to get it in my city of about 20,000. Verizon is the only one with 3G here, and with full service everywhere. If you want speed where I live, you have to have Verizon.
I really like how VZ doesn't neglect the small cities. AT&T only focuses on larger cities.
Once LTE comes here, I'll be using it as my primary internet connection. The DSL I have now is only about 1 Mbps.
27. Hi (unregistered)
Who cares if the resolution isn't as good as the iphones. The new amoled screens are awesome, and even the droid phones have more than needed when it comes to resolution. This will by far be the best 4G network. Very excited.