Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE announced with 4-inch screen and Ice Cream Sandwich
Wildman
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Word on the street is that the HTC Droid Incredible will be released with Ice Cream Sandwich....   I wished we could have seen a larger display with the higher resolution but the device looks promising...

Check out original post for more information at http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-droid-incredible-4g-lte-official-4-inch-screen-and-ice-cream-sandw...

Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Verizon and HTC have officially announced the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. It is a an evolutionary advancement from the Droid Incredible 2, which should prove to provide a solid experience for users who aren't concerned with having every single top-of-the line spec.

Here are the specs:

  • 4-inch qHD Super LCD screen (960 x 540)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • HTC Sense 4
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB eMMC
  • 8MP rear-camera with autofocus, LED flash, 1080p HD video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 1700 mAh removable battery

Message was edited by: Wildman Forever Added Youtubes 1st look Hands On video from Android Central...

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ajnevares1
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Looks nice! I like how they point out, "users who aren't concerned with having every single top-of-the line spec"...hopefully that will play a role in the price of the device because I heard initially the price on this was $299 w/ a 2 year contract, which, IMO, is waaaaay overpriced! Appears to be a solid phone on paper though...

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Wildman
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If I had to guess I dont see anything that will merit the price change, basically the device has a number of performance features, excluding the screen size which is the main down side for me.  I dont see the screen resolution being increased on a smaller space does anything but make screen images smaller which limits readability.

Ann154
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Looks nice! There are sometimes where a 4.3" is just a bit too big for my hands. I know that I could never go back to a 3.2" screen like the Droid Eris. 4" screen might work for some users like myself.

I do wonder if it is going to use the standard SIM card size or the micro SIM card?

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Wildman
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Actually its not the size of screen size for me but the resolution more than anything, higher resolution on smaller screen just makes reading the screen more difficult for me because of mt old eye injury..

As for the SIM size I would guess that since mostly all new devices are switching over to the micro SIM this device will probably be using the micro also.

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ajnevares1
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Kind of curious about the "Music Center" icon...although meaningless, I dig that the icon is red but the fact that its labeled "music center" leads me to wonder if there are any enhancements with the music player?

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AZSALUKI
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that's a SOLID looking device, but i hope verizon will get some other version of the HTC One lineup. i LOVED the small size of my original incredible. i've become accustomed to a larger screen now, but there is something to be said for a smaller handset. i've heard beats by dre is much more integrated throughout the entire system with sense 4.0 and ice cream sandwich (i think it was previously only part of the stock music player?). beats, sense 4.0. and ice cream sandwich on an HTC......sounds sweet. i would hope this would run closer to $149-199 due to the size and lack of the "top of the line" specs. i'd also really like to see HTC start putting REAL batteries in their devices (although, i guess with a more efficient Sense 4.0 and 4 inch screen, a 1700 may be plenty?)

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Ann154
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1700 mAh is certainly better than what came with the Thunderbolt standard battery. What was that size again? 1400 mAh?

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AZSALUKI
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if that? lol..... i use the rezound's battery, which is 1700 (or 1750??) for the tbolt and it's pretty good so it should be acceptable on 4 inch display (particularly if sense 4.0 is as efficient as they say). i just see all of these other devices that seem to be making something closer to 2000 mah a bit more of the standard and wonder why htc can't do that?

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Wildman
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AZSALUKI wrote:

I've heard beats by dre is much more integrated throughout the entire system with sense 4.0 and ice cream sandwich (i think it was previously only part of the stock music player?). beats, sense 4.0. and ice cream sandwich on an HTC......sounds sweet.

The only thing that concerns me about the Beats feature is that Monster stop manufacturing the headsets for HTC and the only way to get Beats supported headsets you have to go 3rd party and I am unsure who manufactures headsets that can compare to the original product...

I actually use the Equalizer app from the market and in my opinion it works better than the original Beats feature.

Check out new video I added to 1st post...

B33
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Had the Incredible an if this Baby is anything like my Inc. :   When they Hit the Shelfs!  I will Get one for Sure!  b33

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CSkaryd
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Let's just hope it's not riddled with battery killing bloatware like my original DINC.  City ID, anyone?  Looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

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ajnevares1
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It will have the ICS which allows you to disable all the bloatware that comes along with it. I am running ICS on the Rezound and I was able to disable all those bloatware apps except Visual Voicemal...damn Visual Voicemail lol

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TheOriginalGregToo
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I don't understand why Verizon feels the need to put their design spin on everything.  They take something as beautiful as the HTC One series, combine some of the internals, and then ruin it all with an ugly exterior design.  Verizon, I get that you want to distinguish your brand, but come on...and lets not kid ourselves, this is a mid-range android phone at best.  Why is it so impossible to get a high end Android phone?  Did you learn nothing from passing on the galaxy s2?  And before you answer, I know you like plugging how "superior" your network is, but what's the point if you don't offer the phones people want?

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Wildman
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One of the reasons carriers have habit of branding their units is intended to be for identification because usually the device is released on multiple carriers and the only thing that makes the device stand out is the custom branding...

I am not a fan of this but basically this but without this custom branding it will be easy to brick a device by flasing any updates.

Another reason for this is walking advertising, if a user see something that one device has that another dont, this can sway a customers decision sometimes.

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TheOriginalGregToo
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I can certainly appreciate the need to differentiate one's phone for the reasons you list, but couldn't we get something a bit more classy?  These are high end electronics after all.  More often than not these phones come out looking like they were designed by a schizophrenic high school student who also suffers from A.D.D.  I can understand that the brand in this case is supposed to be edgy and futuristic, but those aesthetics can certainly be captured in a more elegant way.  Good design is all about subtlety, not by screaming "look at me, look at me!".  The Incredible 4g is certainly not the most egregious example of this, but it flirts with it.  I'm willing to concede that aesthetic taste is an entirely subjective thing, but again that is why choice is so crucial.  By branding all of your mid/high end Android phones in this manner you completely alienate people who don't necessarily like that particular look.

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Wildman
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I agree some devices could use some refining...  

The only thing is that under some markets young adults are the saling demographics and the developers usually create to their largest customer base, more adults have moved over to the smartphone as their primary device but adults are not prone to go for a indecisive compulsive purchase like this where the younger crowd will buy a newly released device simply because it is new.

Since there is a number of replacement home lanchers, widgets and application to modify any device to look like another and 85% - 90% of users are not using the stock UI on a device, I am really hoping to see a untouched version of Android come back to light.

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AZSALUKI
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this isn't their version of the One series. this is a lower end, smaller htc. i'm guessing (and really hoping) they'll get a version of the One series later on.

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B33
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AZSALUKI  Doesn't it Seem to that Sprint or At&t always Comes up with the Big Dog stuff an were just a step Away from it..

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rstarr
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I've got a Samsung Omnia 2 that is on its last legs and was going to replace it with an HTC Rezound a few weeks ago.  When I was in the VZW store the rep told me about the Incredible 4G LTE and that it was smaller than the Rezound.  The size of the Rezound was the biggest negative for me - man that thing is huge.  So I've been waiting and waiting for the new Incredible to actually make it into the store but no luck.  Is there any reliable date of when we can actually buy one?

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Wildman
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You think the Rezound is huge? You must haven't looked at none of the newer devices.

I always thought it was to small for me.

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