Verizon offering a pair of free HTC smartphones with new contract, online only

Verizon offering a pair of free HTC smartphones with new contract, online only
Is Big Red closing out some of its HTC inventory to make way for a new phone? Until supplies are gone, the carrier is offering the HTC Droid Incredible 2 and the HTC Rhyme for the low, low price of zero. Of course, things being what they are in the U.S. smartphone industry, you will need to place your signature on the dotted line of a two-year contract. Shipping costs as much as the units do, and the deal is available online only.

It has probably been a while since either handset has registered in your brain, so let's recap. The HTC Droid Incredible 2 has a Super LCD 4 inch WVGA display, with pixel resolution of 233ppi. Under the hood is a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor with 768MB of RAM on board. On the back of the unit you will find an 8MP camera with dual LED flash which captures video in 720p. The 1.3MP front facing shooter does the usual front-facing shooter things, like snap self-portraits and enable video chat. Android 2.2 is pre-installed.

The HTC Rhyme has a 3.7 inch WVGA screen, also Super LCD. The same Qualcomm single-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor on the Droid Incredible 2 is on the HTC Rhyme along with 768MB of RAM. 4GB of native storage can be hiked to as much as 36GB using the microSD slot. The 5MP AF camera on back has an LED flash and captures video in 720p, while the VGA front-facing camera allows you to-repeat after me-snap self-portraits and enable video chat. Android 2.3 is pre-installed.

So what HTC device is Verizon eager to clear up room for? Recently the HTC Droid Incredible 4G was found on Verizon's internal system andsported a model number of ADR6410. This LTE enabled device is expected to launch with Android 4.0 already installed, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and Sense 4.0. An 8MP camera is said to be on the back. As good as this sounds, it might be considered lower specd when compared to the HTC One X or the HTC EVO 4G LTE which makes you wonder if the Taiwan based manufacturer has a high-end phone ready for Verizon.

source: Verizon

Related phones

DROID Incredible 2
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1450 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.4
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.4



6. sunzhine337

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2012

You've gotta be kidding me about the Incredible 4G. Just go buy the Rezound for $50 off Verizon's website. You'll end up with better hardware in the longrun(ICS Update, Sense 4.0, Etc). I'm already on ICS with my Rezound due to the pre-release and it's faster and processes better than the Galaxy Nexus. Also, the Galaxy Note is a horrible idea and I truly hope they NEVER release something bigger than 5" as a PHONE ever again. Stupid, just stupid.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Incredible 4G may very well be a One S variant which means 4h Generation Snapdragon, SAA and Sense 4.0 and we already know it's hell of a lot thinner so that'll make it a much better buy than the Rezound. oh and btw the Galaxy Nexus is faster. ;P

5. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Me too! They still need the Galaxy Note!

4. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I am still praying for the Samsung Galaxy Note!

3. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

i want the droid "fighter"!!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i hope this means the Droid Incredible 4G's time of launch is at hand. o: as far as it's specs it'll probably be a One S with a Incredible-eque redesign, kind of like what HTC did with the EVO 4G LTE technically being a version of the One X.

1. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I hope that Verizon is getting something from the HTC One lineup like Sprint. Please.

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