Welcome the HTC Incredible S -
one of the three freshmen in HTC's Android lineup and probably the
most important one. The Incredible S will be one the company's best this Spring, and has a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, and a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm
8255 processor, along with 768MB of RAM.
What makes it stand out
is the fact that the labels of its capacitive buttons are not printed
giving the impression of a buttonless device. The buttons also rotate
with the screen adding to the overall Android experience. Design-wise the handset keeps the "Inside Out" angular curves of the original HTC DROID Incredible. It is hardly the lightest device however with a weight of 4.78 ounces (135.5 grams).
On the rear there is an 8-megapixel
camera equipped with dual LED flash and capable of 720p HD video,
while the front holds a 1.3-megapixel camera. The phone will also have expandable memory with a microSD slot. The connectivity package is pretty standard: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a standard microUSB slot. The Incredible S will be launched as a quad-band device with HSPA support (its bands match those of T-Mobile in the States). All of that means that you could do more, but it will require a reliable power source and that's why the handset packs a 1450mAh battery providing an estimated 580 minutes of talk time on a GSM network.
When it comes to software, the Incredible S will ship with Android Froyo, but HTC promises to swiftly upgrade it to Android Gingerbread. The HTC Incredible S
will be available sometime during the second quarter of 2011. Stay tuned as we are in Barcelona and we'll update you with a hands-on video of the handset soon!