HTC Droid Incredible 2 poses for the camera wearing the Verizon brand

HTC Droid Incredible 2 poses for the camera wearing the Verizon brand
One of the most enigmatic Android handsets in Verizon's line-up has been the HTC Droid Incredible. With incredible demand hitting Verizon right off the bat, the handset was on back order almost immediately after launch, partially due to Samsung's inability to keep up with production of AMOLED screens. Eventually, HTC switched to Super LCD displays, but by then it was too late for the unit to regain the momentum it once had and by then, the Motorola DROID X had taken over flagship status at Big Red.

Now, it's time for the sequel unit to make its mark on the carrier. While AndroidSpin caught the device with Android 2.2 under the hood, the phone is expected to launch with Android 2.3 running the show. Changes from the first model to the sequel include an increase in screen size from 3.7 to 4 inches. The camera on the rear stays intact at 8MP, but the Droid Incredible 2 will feature a front facing 1.3MP camera for video chat, something that was not on the original version.

A source told Electronista that the sequel will still have the 4GB of built-in storage that the original model had, but RAM has been increased to 768 MB. While the first Droid Incredible was powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the sequel will have the second generation 1GHz Snapdragon unit. One major part of the Droid Incredible 2 that unfortunately is staying the same from the first model is the connectivity; the new handset will be 3G and will not hook-up to Verizon's 4G LTE pipeline and no update is expected.

There are no details yet as to when we might see the Droid Incredible 2 hit the market. Besides, HTC is tied up right now trying to get Verizon's first 4G handset, the ThunderBolt, launched.

source: AndroidSpin via electronista


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29 Comments

1. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

all androids look the same and have the same specs now. Change it up give us a sliding qwerty (BB torch Style), Dual lens for 3d pictures(like Optimus 3D), Multi-color flash for the funk of it, Stereo Speakers(Samsung Continuum style), flip Full qwerty style(LGNV series Style), Dual screens(Kyocera Echo), Transparent Bodies (LG Crystal style), Two D/track balls/pads on top and botton(Like Sidekicks, the track ball on bottom and speaker D-pad on top) for future playstation games coming to android, A Big A** Battery,thin body(thinner than the Sony e. Arc), Taser (yes for protection x]), just any stupid little thing that doesnt make me a boring "i gotta have a 1ghz, 5+ mp cam, 4 in screen, Android Zombie" Come on Manufactures Be Dangerous. U have extra money lying around u greedy Basterds!!

2. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

you do realize that all the various examples you mentioned yourself are that of Androids! :)

4. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Maybe he meant that all HTC phones look alike and have the same specs...

7. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

optimus 3d samsung continuum sony arc out of the hundres of androids are the only unique ones that why. im just saying android needs to vary its phones more. like the inspire 4G atrix 4G and infuse4G on att the only thing making em diff is Inspire(2.0 Sence UI) Atrix(Dual core) Infuse(Super plus amoled screen) but other than that their is no competion.

5. Motosurf unregistered

you say that all the androids are similar when we are living in a world with iPhone zombies

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

thats because iphone is only manufactured my apple(but thats not an excuse look at nokia and blackberry they vary their styles) so your right, but android is loved by most all manufacture yet they built it the same phone

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

are you kidding me? RIM varies more in product design than the dozens of manufacturers making Android products? i'm pretty sure Blackberries have looked the same since even before Android hit the market. either be specific about a manufacturer or just stop talking.

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Wait ur saying blackberry torch lloks like the bold, and the bold looks like the flip, and the flip looks like the curve and the curve looks like the pearl and...No, black berry vary their styles

21. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

ya the blackberry curves that came out have the same shape as blackberries 3 years ago

22. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Because thats the curve series. if u make a series u hardly change it like the motorola droids, iphone or sidekick series

23. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

uhh huh, you're catching on, the Droid 2 looks like the Droid X and the Droid X looks like the Droid Pro and the Droid Pro looks like the Flipout...these are Android phones from ONE manufacturer that varies the design in their phones more than RIM.

24. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

flip out is not from the same series but manufacture.

25. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's no different from the comparison you made of the Bold to the Pearl Flip. they're phones from different lines from the same manufacturer, you're not making a really good point here.

27. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

u dont get my point thats why

3. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Android is Googles OS dude..lol :) Me personally, im gonna wait and see what the LG Optimus 3D will be like. definitely sounds like a winner, but we will see.

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ya this is outdated... actually not outdated but soon to be... it is rumored that the next few android updates will be dual core only, so if this isnt dual core its behind... idk why htc isnt putting lte or dual core on this...

6. jokersixty9

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

Disappointing, there is no point in coming out with a successor to a phone if it will not be LTE....Especially the Droid Incredible, should be nothing less under the hood than LTE and a 2 Ghz processor....HTC focusing to much on the Thunderbolt, that quite frankly is losing its thunder....

16. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Focusing to much attention? it sounds like they may have their hands FULL??

9. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

No 4G yet they make it bulkier by increasing the screen to 4"? Typical idiots. The size was already perfect! All they had to do was give it a faster chip (not really even needed), front camera, add 4G, and make it a global phone. That would have been a true successor to an already great phone.

10. Pronz unregistered

This is the same phone as the HTC Incredible S announced at the MWC, right?

11. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Yea, I think so

12. Eric unregistered

You realize that they can't make every cool android phone have LTE now right? Not everybody is gonna have LTE for a few years yet (unless you live in or near a major city etc). I wouldn't want to pay an extra $10 per month for 4G capability if i am not going to have it for a few years. That is exactly what HTC is doing, upgrading a phone and purposfully not giving it LTE so the people in the sticks aren't going to be pissed because they "had" to pay for a service they can't take advantage of. Reminds me alot like everybody that bought an Evo-4g has to have the extra $10 "premium data" haha.

13. AAABall unregistered

Eric, you are 100% right. Verizon is not even thinking about putting LTE in my area until 2012. I think that a good idea for many users would be buy a decent 3G phone now, use it, and upgade to LTE when all the bugs are worked out. Granted the nonsense with the HTC Thunderbolt right now, which must be a real problem, considering how much it has been advertised, this is the way many should go.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Is there any possibility of this being a global phone? That'd make for a significant improvement over the Incredible and justify the boost in size.

17. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

GSM Technology is pretty global?

18. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Good idea, not all new smartphones HAVE to be 4G. this way it opens the door for a cheaper price on the equipment. if this is considered the low end them Verizon is way ahead of the competition b/c other carriers low end Androids are terrible (Motorola Backflip?). HTC already has a 4G device on its way so what have two in the first quarter?

26. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Yawn.....

28. Eric unregistered

So the Original Incredible did not come with 4GB internal mem, it came with 8GB internal memory. I know this because I am holding it in my hand. Soooo, is this a typo by the author of this article or is HTC downgrading the memory of the DI2? It would not make much sense 4 them to do that.

29. ericmatrix1

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

So the Original Incredible did not come with 4GB internal mem, it came with 8GB internal memory. I know this because I am holding it in my hand. Soooo, is this a typo by the author of this article or is HTC downgrading the memory of the DI2? It would not make much sense 4 them to do that.

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