HTC Droid Incredible finally announced, will cost $199

HTC Droid Incredible finally announced, will cost $199
At this point there was no turning back for HTC and Verizon. They were in this way too deep. They knew that all Android users are now fully aware of what they were up to. There were photos, documents and even official web pages that were left behind carelessly for the whole community to see. They couldn't keep the secret any longer, so they gave in to the pressure, announcing one of the hottest Android smartphones the world has ever seen - the HTC Droid Incredible.

Now if you aren't really into such style of writing, let us say it in another way: at today's 99% Conference, HTC finally announced the Android 2.1-powered HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon Wireless. All the specs that have leaked at one point or another got confirmed, like the 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon (not underclocked), 8MP camera with flash, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm jack and the ubiquitous Sense user interface.

So nothing new under the sun really, except for one quite important thing - the price. "The next chapter in the Droid saga", as Verizon puts it, will continue on April 29 (read: launches on that day) at a price of $199 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Visit this page for pre-ordering details (starts April 19). Cheers!

HTC Droid Incredible Specifications

source: HTC and Verizon


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35 Comments

1. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Pricing is great, considering the specs.

2. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I'd get it just cause...The name is so cool... the droid incredible...

3. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ya originally the model showed a bright red back... doesnt look like this will have that. back still looks pretty tough though.

16. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

The problem is, can we see the back? I have yet seen one picture of the back.

21. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

the back is black with a little red ring around the camera....when you remove the back cover the entire inside plus the battery is verizon red....kinda weird...

34. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

It's very....loud

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I'm surprised all the sprint fan boys arent in here with their Evo this, and Evo that, Sprints crappy 4g this, and over rated WiMax that....

5. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ya cause they cant use 4g anywhere so they have no idea what its like....

6. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Sounds like someone owes Sprint money.

7. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

lol

9. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Or either he's upset because The Big Red doesn't have 4G(let alone 4G phone) out yet. As a Sprint fan and Cellular Handset Connoisseur I am happy Verizon got this phone. It will be the best phone on their network. It will do well just as the EVO 4G will do on Sprint. Competition is healthy.......................

13. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Sprint's WiMax is glorified WiFi in it's current state....confrimed by Sprint customer service!

19. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Totally agree. Once the Evo was announced all this stupid talk of Sprint's amazing "4G" network is being talked about, when it's not really anything to write home about. Not to mention, it's virtually nowhere in terms of population it actually reaches. I predict that the Evo will go down like the Palm Pre. All hype, but at the end of the day, fails to deliver!

23. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

EVO going down like the "Pre"....Very unlikely. The Pre was a platform built from scratch while Palm was almost bankrupt. HTC on the other hand is doing awesome and Android is exploding right now.

25. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

And?

8. phonedude

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2009

I’m very pleased to see that the processor is NOT under clocked! Thank you Verizon. I love the Droid, but this 1GHz Snappy Snap Snapdragon thing a ma jigger will smoke it!

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i hope tht the evo 4g is the same price as the incredible and hd2 i thought about the touch pro 2 from sprint and it has been over $250 for months and probably has no plans on lowering the price to my liking. if the evo 4g is 2 expensive, i'll upgrade to the moment and call it a day lol

11. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Hey Jeradiah3, the phone won't be more than $250. Also, if you give it a few weeks after release then you will probably find it for cheaper(i.e. wirefly, amazon)

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Anything priced over $199 nowadays doent sell anyway, and companies I think know this too.

15. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Well, Incredible sells at $299.99 actually but with $100 Mail-in-rebate. I feel that this is a $300 phone despite the Mail-in-rebate. MIR sucks for almost everything to me >

30. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Well that obviously catches people's attention because it seems like you're saving $100, but in fact, Verizon (and all the others who use MIR) hope screw ups won't actually claim the mail-in rebate :\ I've seen this happen amongst friends lol.

32. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Mail in rebates aren't done through the carrier, it is done through manufacturer. that is why different departments take care of it. Verizon's money will stay the same if you send it in or not.

12. aclsmb

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I don't see the 8GB internal storage listed in the HTC announcement that was referenced in previous spec rumors. I'm assumkng this is Flash storage like the iPhone? Anyone know if that is actually going to be in the phone? If so, isn't that sort of a big deal since I didn't think any other high end HTC phones including the EVO have this. Doesn't this allow more app storage? I thought there was some current software limitation that was preventing app storage to the actual SD cards, is that right? By the way, if you can't store apps to the SD card, what would you store on it? Pictures, music, videos, and office documentation type stuff, is that correct?

18. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

The limitation to store apps on an sd card is because there is too much risk for piracy in the android marketplace if you are able to do that. Google is working on a way to change that, it sounds like they will link the app with the phone's gmail account that is associated with it so apps will only work by the purchaser.

26. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

There is 8GB of internal storage. (1Gig for Apps= approx 400 apps depending on size / 7Gig for Media) Leaving the 512MB Rom, and 512 Ram used for the phone itself. With a free Micro SD slot that supports up to 32GB, (16GB for right now, software patch to support 32GB cards when they become more mainstream) Comparison to Motorola Droid with only 512Mb Ram and 512 Rom (with 256MB of Rom used for Apps/256MB used for phone) So the Incredible VS Moto has double the ROM for the OS, and 4x the app space. Hope that makes sense. :)

17. DF334

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Its MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

this phone is basically the droid eris wit a couple changes big deal!!!

33. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

wow bossman, you know a lot about cell phone. teach me, please.

22. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

droid eris with a couple of changes? you havent seen any specs for the droid incredible cause this puts the eris to shame. 3.7 inch amoled screen. eris 3.2 inch tft. incredible 1ghz processor.eris around or under 500 mgs processor. incredible 8 meg camera and optical track pad.eris 5 meg camera track ball . eris tiny in hand incredile should fit very nicely and look Incredible. used the keybaord on the eris in both portrait and landscape my big hands dont work on it at all lol

29. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I would say this is a suped up Imagio.

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