Apr 26 AT 10:12 AM Nick Gray 10 Comments

HTC DROID Incredible 2 finally gets an official price and launch date

We’ve known about Verizon’s plans to launch the HTC DROID Incredible 2 since before the Incredible S was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February.  The only bits of information missing were the launch date and official price for the HTC DROID Incredible 2.

This morning, Verizon and HTC have made it official; the HTC DROID Incredible will launch on Verizon’s network for $199.99 with a new two year contract on April 28th. The hardware components of the HTC DROID Incredible 2 are identical to the GSM HTC Incredible S with the exception of the phones dual CDMA and GSM radio chip which will allow it to operate on Verizon’s network in addition to GSM networks in over 200 countries.

The spec highlights for the HTC DROID Incredible 2 include a second generation 1 GHz Qualcomm processor, an 800 x 480 pixel 4-inch capacitive display, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash capable of 720p video recording, front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video calling, 768MB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 1450 mAh battery.

Word on the streets is that the HTC DROID Incredible S in Europe is being updated to Android 2.3 as we speak.  We’re hoping Verizon’s engineers can power through their software testing phase pretty quickly and get the Gingerbread update rolled out within the next month or two.

Any Verizon customers willing to trade in the DROID Eris for something a much better?  If you happen to pick up the DROID Incredible 2 later this week, be sure to let us know what you think of it.

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DROID Incredible 2 by HTC Available Beginning April 28

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced that DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, will be available beginning April 28 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

DROID Incredible 2 by HTC follows in the footsteps of the popular DROID Incredible by HTC and features the Androidâ„¢ 2.2 platform, a crisp 4-inch super LCD display, next-generation 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor and 3G Mobile Hotspot that can connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.  Equipped with the hallmark HTC Senseâ„¢ experience, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC offers advanced personalization options, consolidated email capability and unique camera effects and filters.  With its sleek, all-black design, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC combines functionality and speed into one stylish package. DROID Incredible 2 by HTC is a global-ready Android smartphone, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds.

Additional features include:

  • 8.0-megapixel main camera with dual LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
  • 720p HD video capture plus DLNA® to share multimedia content with a compatible TV
  • Adobe® Flash® Player
  • SRS WOWHDâ„¢  surround sound
  • Automatic face detection for more accurate pictures
  • Integrated noise-cancellation technology

Verizon Wireless customers that purchase DROID Incredible 2 by HTC will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.  Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless’ global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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    incredible dull

  • http://Website Kaz

    Funny you should say that, because I think I am going to upgrade my Eris to one of these…

    Oh, and “For all intensive purposed” ?? really??

    • http://Website wizard

      I KNOW!! haha im glad somebody else noticed it too. idk why but that phrase is misused soo often and it bugs me so bad haha. and as for the phone…ehh

  • shadowxof

    Without a dual core processor this phone might as well be worthless.

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    Why do people have such a hard on over dual core?

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    This phone has aids nuff said

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    it’ phone good

  • Nexen4

    Is this phone any good? Should I get the first one or this? I don’t wan’t to spend a lot of money :)

  • jeff

    We”ll see when I get it.

  1. htcrap blandGuest 4 years ago

    incredible dull

  2. KazGuest 4 years ago

    Funny you should say that, because I think I am going to upgrade my Eris to one of these…

    Oh, and “For all intensive purposed” ?? really??

    • wizardGuest 4 years ago

      I KNOW!! haha im glad somebody else noticed it too. idk why but that phrase is misused soo often and it bugs me so bad haha. and as for the phone…ehh

  3. Without a dual core processor this phone might as well be worthless.

  4. snowbdr89Guest 4 years ago

    Why do people have such a hard on over dual core?

  5. PrasadGuest 4 years ago

    The new mobile from HTC Driode 2 is a wireless with 4 inch LCD screen 1 GHz Processor and also with 8 mega pixel camera duel LED Flash 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera with these mega features this phone will be available for only $200 is really great best price.

  6. Mrs kennedyGuest 4 years ago

    This phone has aids nuff said

  7. makemonayGuest 3 years ago

    it’ phone good

  8. Nexen4Guest 3 years ago

    Is this phone any good? Should I get the first one or this? I don’t wan’t to spend a lot of money :)

  9. jeffGuest 3 years ago

    We”ll see when I get it.