HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE to launch July 5th according to Verizon's Equipment Guide

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE to launch July 5th according to Verizon's Equipment Guide
After the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE failed to launch on June 21st as originally expected, speculation immediately focused on July 5th as a launch date for the phone. That date has now been confirmed by Verizon's Equipment Guide. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE appears to have a clean bill of health and the delay seems more likely due to Verizon's inability to figure out where the phone fits in the carrier's summer lineup.

With the Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Verizon around July 11th, that phone will no doubt replace the Motorola DROID MAXX at the top of the Verizon food chain. Releasing the hottest smartphone in the world before the DROID Incredible 4G LTE would certainly put a damper on the latter's sales which is why Verizon plans on launching the HTC unit first. Additionally, with the 16GB variant of the Galaxy S III priced at $199.99 with a 2-year pact, that would make it hard to nearly impossible to find buyers for the mid-level HTC model at the same price. That is why it appears that buyers of the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE will receive a $50 mail-in-rebate to take its price down to $149.99. The $199.99 price in the Equipment Guide obviously doesn't include the rebate.

Another interesting matter is that starting on June 28th, anyone upgrading to a new phone at Verizon will no longer be grandfathered into the unlimited data program. By waiting until after that date to launch this phone, and the Samsung Galaxy S III for that matter, the carrier is enticing all of those subscribers with unlimited data out of the woodwork to be exterminated and given a tiered data plan as a replacement.

source: DroidLife

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.57h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Goddamnit, Verizon. RAZR HD!!!!!!

7. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah, how about allowing updates to phones? Still haven't gotten my ICS on my razr maxx. Next VZW phone should be: -4.3 to 4.6 in screen -minimal bezel -processor even faster than s4 -hd screen(720) -maxx sized battery -4g lte -great cameras, front facing 1080p video -high quality sound (like beats) -good form factor (slim) -close to stock ICS (moto-style) -on verizon 4-sure

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh my gosh, if it had Beats i would flip. xD

9. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah, the single speaker on the back of the razr is pretty bad. But I do love the triple-mic noise canceling. I have no idea why Motorola thinks that it is a good idea to put the speaker on the back, and to only have one of them on top of that.

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i was thinking about getting a razr to have as my first android until i saw the HD. woooooweeee is that a purty phone.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sorry, too late HTC, i'm buying an SIII for the sake of my unlimited data.

10. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

Me too...

4. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

GS3 has bigger screen resolution, bigger ram, bigger removable battery and faster clock speed. So unless you absolute want smaller screen, why should get this over GS3 at almost the same price? Plus HTC needs to go back to drawing board on Sense 4 to address its serious multi-tasking issue on One series.

5. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Ya, I am one of those people who REALLY want a 4" or even a 4.3" with small overall footprint (like the rezound but with better battery life).... But I won't give up my unlimited data for it. Especially when I can preorder a sg3, use it for a few weeks and then sell it and buy a droid inc 4g for full price/used and still make out way ahead. I have a feeling the resale on the inc 4g won't be too great considering it'll be positioned as a second tier device and probably be on a bogo before the end of summer. Just a thought for any of u in the same boat with their unlimited....

6. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I personally love this phone(due to my work I've been able to play with one on two different occaisions), but I totally understand the need to get your upgrade in before unlimited data is gone. Gotta love that there will be some very awesome phones to choose from on Verizon this summer and fall. There will be something to suit almost every person's preference, and that is good for all.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

One week before GGSIII launch....bad timing...for this HTC .specs are nice but the gsIII is just so much superior in all areas.

12. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Maybe, maybe not bubba. The SGS3 is sweet to be sure, but I know there is a market for a top end android phone with a 4" screen as well. Many want the huge screen the SGS3 rocks, but not all my friend. The fact that we have the choice is very win for all!

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