As I’m sure several thousand Droids were hurled against walls around the country with the recent news that the 2.1 update has been delayed yet again; lets take a look at one of the potential replacements for your shattered handset. According to DailyTech, sources at Verizon have confirmed that the HTC Incredible will be arriving in stores in the next two weeks.
The Incredible, in either color scheme, looks to be borrowing a bit more from the blocky Droid aesthetic rather than the sleeker lines of the Nexus One which is also due on Verizon in short order.
Last week Taylor reported on some possible tweaks to the specs (copied below) that have been reported on other sites and if those actually come to pass this could really set itself apart from the rest of the current pack, if not you have what basically amounts to an underclocked Nexus One with an 8 MP camera, an optical track pad, and an FM tuner.
I wouldn’t consider that to be a slam dunk in the Incredible’s favor so if the originally reported specs hold true you are basically looking at a question of Sense versus stock.
If the more incredible (forgive me) specs are real I’m looking at my next phone here, but even with the lesser specs I have to confess to being drawn in a bit by the siren song of Sense.
Rumored specs of the HTC Incredible include:
- 768 MHz 1 GHz Snapdragon processor QSD8650
- 3.7 inch AMOLED screen WVGA resolution
- 512 MB ROM 6 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP camera with dual LED flash and AF
- Android 2.1 with Sense UI
- Optical track pad
- 1300 mAh battery
- Shipping with 8GB MicroSDHC card
- FM Tuner
- Dimensions: 117.5 mm (L) x 58.5 mm (w) x 11.9 mm (T)