That's Incredible! Verizon to get U.S. version of HTC Desire HD

That's Incredible! Verizon to get U.S. version of HTC Desire HD
Last month, we reported that HTC had introduced two Android models overseas, the HTC Desire Z and the HTC Desire HD. But those living Stateside should not be jealous as it appears now that a version of each model will be made available to Verizon customers. As we recently told you, the former will be launched on November 11th as the HTC Merge, an Android 2.2 world phone with a landscape sliding physical QWERTY keyboard.

Now comes speculation that the latter device will also be heading to Big Red, as the HTC Desire HD puts on its CDMA cloak and becomes the HTC Incredible HD. A November 23rd launch is rumored for this phone which is very similar to the EVO 4G model from Sprint with a 4.3 inch display, 8MP camera with dual flash and AF, a kickstand and a front facing camera-the first Android from Verizon with a camera up front.

Those who have seen the phone say that it is very upscale, made of brushed aluminum. A source for BGR called it an EVO in a "larger and more polished Nexus One body." Another insider says that this model makes the DROID 2 look like a child's plaything.

We have no idea about the pricing of this device, but with this model and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G/HD soon to be launched, we could be looking at a new higher price plateau for this next generation of flagship phones.

source: BGR



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21 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Phonearena this better not be some sick joke... I'm in love!

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

sounds good! I Eargarly await the release of the MyTOuch 4G/HD and the Incredible HD, both have practically the exact same innards and are both very powerful phones. Bring it!

3. MattyMillz unregistered

This is what has become of the HTC Scorpion I reckon, looks good but it was supposed to come with the 1.5ghz snapdragon

4. cemysh unregistered

They better pur a bigger battery life and more battery efficient screen!! If not whats the point....

5. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Hopefully Verizon doesn't cripple this phone with Bing like they did with the Fascinate!

10. ecml490 unregistered

They will sadly lol

6. Cee unregistered

This is no the Incredible HD for Verizon. Reason why that is not branded Verizon. This is probably the NExus Two. Remember how people thought that the Nexus One was a Verizon device. Think about it.

7. tdubb unregistered

the branding is on the front of the phone. Think about it. There are pictures of the front of this device.

8. timshady337

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

If you build it. They will come!

9. anubis unregistered

According to something I read, all phones in the droid line will still carry google, other smart phones that are middle to low end will have bing

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

There's no way that this is a mid to low end phone tho. It's equal, if not better, than the Droid x.

11. vzw.kid.hi unregistered

i hope this is legit. if so im eligible to upgrade when this phone is released -- perfect timing!

12. Darrbeck unregistered

Where is my keyboard???

13. Nadege unregistered

I HOPE THIS HAS HDMI INTEGRATED....

14. mike unregistered

i am keeping my fingers crossed, i would love to have a htc phone with 4.3 in screen over my droid x any day. motorola failed at custom widgets horribly.

15. gabe unregistered

Why buy a phone that doesn't have LTE or a duel core processor? Wait till January and get the new LG or the new Moto. or HTC. Wouldn't you feel stupid if you needed to upgrade in 6 month and have to shell out the $375 cancelation fee and pay another $500 for a new phone?

16. Nadege unregistered

@ Gabe. That’s true for some but at the same time for most of us we won’t have 4G in our area until 2012/2013. Who wants to pay an extra $10 a month for a LTE phone with no LTE service? One of my friends is paying Sprint $10 extra a month because they have an EVO that’s 4G capable and 95% of the time they are running on 3G. Waste of money I think. And knowing Verizon they will charge more than $10 a month to have LTE that you will hardly use. I rather wait to get LTE when my next upgrade comes, actually be able to use LTE in my area effectively, and have a phone that isn't first generation LTE with bugs.

18. angel35 unregistered

i love the droid incredible hd. Ill get as soon as it comes out.!!!!!!!!!!!

19. thom1223

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

Ok, I have an HTC EVO, I got it the day it came out. I love this phone. Best phone I've ever owned. The battery could last longer out of the box but with some good (FREE)apps out there you can improve the battery life. From everything I have read, this is going to be the same phone just in a different case. Nadege, I concur with you on why pay for 4G service if you don't have the service. I life in an are that wont see the service for awhile. The only plus for me is that I travel the USA and in the cities that do have 4G this phone is awesome, there really is a big difference. I really hope that Verizon comes through with this in the rumored timeframe....

20. hugh J unregistered

What happened to the Droid X? I seems like it got rave reviews and then disappeared.

21. Bridge2010 unregistered

I am looking for a phone that can run Silverlight software. A saleman at Radioshack told me that the Droid can, but Verizon people disagree. I was told that the Windows phone can (because Silverlight requires a Windows operation system). But I was informed my someone else that Silverlight could not be downloaded to the new Windows phone. Let me know. thanks.

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