Latest news on HTC Incredible includes underclocked processor

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Latest news on HTC Incredible includes underclocked processor
Android Forum is chock full about the HTC Incredible. The Incredible is the Verizon phone du jour that Big Red's smartphone loving customers have been watching and waiting for. First, let's discuss the 1GHz Snapdragon processor. According to those on the forum who claim to know, the processor will be underclocked to 768MHz which is probably done to preserve battery life. Other tidbits of info include talk that the phone will have 500MB of RAM with 320MB of that available. This is about the same as the specs on the Nexus-One, by the way. The camera is 8MP (Yes, that's Incredible-we get it!). Expect to see Sense on top of Android 2.1 and with dimensions of 117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9mm, it is a bit thicker, shorter and narrower when compared to the N-One. The handset is now encased in a black soft touch shell while the inside-including the battery-is red. The latest pictures of the device show the Verizon logo on the bottom of the back cover. The folks on the forum are calling for an April or May launch so you drooling Verizon customers-and you know who you are-need just a few more weeks of patience.

HTC Incredible Preliminary Specifications

source: AndroidForum via Engadget



1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why??? Lame...

6. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

If N1/VZW is 1Ghz.. this is a FAIL.

2. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Atleast it looks different. This over the boring Nexus One anyday, especially if the 1 gb of RAM rumor is true.

5. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

512Mb RAM

8. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

It looks like crap compared to the N1. What the hell is going on with the back cover, and that's a little too much red. But hey, if you're cool with that, who am I to tell you otherwise.

9. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

@ 203RichBoy Fail. It doesn't have 1GB of ram. Plus this article clearly states it has 500MB of ram.

21. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

@ Rhomaion & Herbiederb Assholes, before I read this I also read this Thats why I said I hope the RUMOR is true. PhoneArena is not the only cellphone site and certainly not always accurate!

3. EricInAz

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

I wanted this phone because of Sense but the underclock sucks.. Do you think that there will be a way of overclocking it back with software like they used on the Droid?

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

HTC doesnt generally lock their phones down tight, so I would expect this phone to be rooted rather quickly, and yes there are plenty of overclocking tools out there. you can probably safely overclock it to 1.2-1.3ghz.... so no worries.

4. VZW_Sales_Rep

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

Is this phone going to be pocket friendly?

7. scottmbolt unregistered

Probably not... its going to be like walking around with a lap top in your pocket!

13. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

the rumored specs have it smaller/lighter than the N1, so I'd say so.

19. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

not with teh soft touch shell, it will not go in or out of pocket easily

10. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I wouldn't hold too much light to this article in the first place.

11. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I actually like the red. I am saddened the underclocked processor, but if it is indeed a snapdragon, you can just overclock it 1GHz and wouldn't have to worry about it overheating as it can handle that anyway. If the droid can get to 1.1, the snapdragon can get to 1.3 comfortably.

12. Dalumberjack

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 12, 2008

there are already apps for the n1 and have been for other phones that will let you tweak or overclock the core processor. I am almost 100% sure you will be able to oc the snap dragon in this phone. Just depends on how you feel about battery life. The 8mp camera is a nice addition. Wish they could confirm it has wifi or not. I remember back in the day when I had my original Envy. You could buy an over sized battery that would give you twice the amount of life but it looked like a tumor on the back of the phone. I wish they still tried to do that with phones. Offer a larger battery at a high price. You would obviously need a bigger back piece but to some people it might be worth it.

17. j0nytn

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

the HTC HD2 has that bigger battery option

14. cell2071

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2010

I dont know? i guess some people expected more, but this is a huge step up from a droid eris that i have which im content with, no i dont want a motorola droid for other reasons, and im not crazy about the nexus 1 for lack of sense UI, but a HTC phone with more then a 500hz processer is way faster to me and more potential and powerful then some phones on the adroid market.

16. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Who cares if it is underclocked? If 99 out of a 100 people didn't know that, they'd never notice. This thing will perform just fine, and anyone who complains is a techie head case.

18. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

you all are complaining about the underclocking. i just want the device, now they are saying may?!? first it was march, then april now MAY! AHHHH.... whenever it comes out it'll be awesome.

20. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

You people need to wait until the device is released before you get your panties in a bunch. Knowing HTC, I wouldn't be very surprised if it's just a setting change that will bump it back to the full 1ghz. If not, it's not like it's going to be hard to change.

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