Apr 15 AT 11:58 AM Taylor Wimberly 30 Comments

It’s a Droid, It’s Incredible, It goes on pre-order April 19th

The Droid Incredible by HTC is finally official. After a steady stream of leaks over the last couple of weeks, Verizon finally announced their next Android phone. We already knew the release date (April 29th) and specs, but today we learned about the pre-order.

Starting April 19th the Droid Incredible will go on pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.com. Then on April 29th the phone will be available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The full price was not included in the press release, but it is rumored to be $599.99.

Head over to Verizon’s Droid Incredible page to sign up to receive more details about pre-ordering the phone.

In case you have not been paying attention the key features include:

  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragonâ„¢ processor for maximum responsiveness
  • Friend Stream for unified Flickr, Facebook and Twitter updates
  • “Leap” view for quick access to all seven home screen panels
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash for crisp, detailed images
  • Razor-sharp 3.7 inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED capacitive touch display
  • Optical joystick for smooth navigation
  • Dedicated, touch-sensitive Home, Menu, Back and Search keys
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass
  • Integrated GPS
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • 3.5 mm headset jack

Via: Android Central

Source: Verizon

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  • http://Website Kevin

    Incredible vs. EVO….tough choice.

    • Matt R

      I’m on Verizon and will stay on Verizon, so for me the tough choice is between the yet-to-be-announced Verizon N1 and an Incredible.

      I’m on a family plan so I have a feeling the upgrade pricing will play a major role. I really want the Nexus One but if it’s a choice between $600 for that or $200 for this…

    • http://plankhead.com Zacqary Adam Green

      It’s a choice that’s…
      *Puts on sunglasses*
      …incredibly tough.


      • http://ytmnd.com anon

        I love that the interwebz is everywhere.

  • http://Website Gomer

    Really? A tough choice? Choosing between the Incredible and the EVO is like deciding between a retarded hippo and a flying unicorn that can make all of your dreams come true. If you can’t see the difference, may I recommend a RAZR?

    • http://Website Joel

      I want to say Razr but the Evo looks almost as good.

  • http://Website Jason

    This article shows wireless b/g, but the link to the specs article you posted previously shows b/g/n. It has n right?

    • http://androidpolice.com Chris

      It may be like the Nexus One — There’s an N radio inside, but the device firmware only uses the b/g

  • http://Website geekosphere101

    I was hoping it would be buy one get one free when it landed like the DROID, my dad wants one too. I guess I’ll just have to wait…. lame.

  • http://insidetherockposterframe.blogspot.com/ Gary

    My only question and concern is, what is verizon going to disable/lock so that you have to buy it from them ? Uploading music, ringtones, apps etc? that is why i hate verizon, features that would be unlocked from any other carrier are locked so verizon can make more money.

    • Matt R

      I don’t even think that’s a problem with Verizon any more, is it? Certainly in the past they had done things like this, mostly with feature phones. They seem to be pretty good when it comes to Android though (and other smartphones, for that matter).

    • http://Website Rich

      That isn’t an issue with Verizon any more as far as the Android devices go, maybe on BB and feature phones. I have the Droid Eris, and there isn’t a single Verizon application that came on it. All android and full access to Android Market is there. Just look to the Moto Droid and the availability of free Google Navigation should tell you there isn’t an issue with that anymore, otherwise one would be stuck with the lame VZ Navigator.

  • http://Website manly man

    600+ w/o contract? Thats too high for this phone!

    • http://androidpolice.com Chris

      Really? I don’t think so, it’s basically a tweaked Nexus One, which itself about $560 without contract + tax

  • http://Website Kenji O.

    Hmm.. Was pretty confident about my EVO decision up until this post. Is there a side-by-side comparison somewhere?

    • Matt R

      Maybe that’s something AndroidandMe can put together once we know more about the phone? I’d also like to see the Incredible up against the Nexus One. Just sayin’.

  • http://Website Joel


    For anyone, If there Mistakes tell me and I will fix them.
    ? marks are for Information I could not find.
    Android and Me can Use and Distribute this if they Chose to.

    • http://Website mazzmoney

      i didnt see anything about 8 gigs of internal storage.
      if it does than that would be a first in the U.S. 4 an android!

    • Matt R

      Very nice, thanks!

  • http://Website Ms_Matrix

    It’s a really nice looking phone, I don’t understand why Tmo doesn’t get phones like this.

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  • http://Website informant

    I hope this helps…

    -3.7” 480 x 800 WVGA OLED Touch screen
    -Virtual QWERTY Keyboard

    BLUETOOTH v2.01+ EDR
    -Bluetooth® Profiles Supported: Headset, Handsfree, Stereo, Phonebook Access Profiles

    -Camera: 8MP camera w/auto‐focus and video capture
    -Create and Manage Playlist
    -Sync music from PC to phone
    -Headset: 3.5mm Audio Jack.
    -Fm Radio Capable (wired headset required for use)
    -Audio Formats Supported: Unprotected AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MP3

    -OS: Android 2.1, Google Experience Device
    -Integrated Google, Exchange & Facebook contacts
    -User Interface —next generation Sense UI
    -Push Gmail and Exchange
    -8GB internal memory
    -1 Ghz Snapdragon processor
    -Tools: Calculator, Alarm Clock, Calendar, Stopwatch & Voice Commands
    -Bilingual User Interface: English/Spanish
    -Advanced Speech Recognition
    -Embedded ringtones, vibrate alert and silent
    -Phonebook capacity dependant upon available memory
    -TTY Compatible
    -Up to 16GB of optional microSD support
    Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T3
    -Device Insurance Available
    -Advanced Device —Early Termination Fee of up to $350 applies

    -Visual Voice Mail Capable
    -Backup Assistant Capable
    -Mobile Broadband Connect
    -HTML Browser: Supports Flash Lite 4.0
    -WiFi Capable
    -Text, Picture & Video Messaging with threaded messaging feature.
    -Speech to Text Feature
    -Google Maps with Navigation, Latitude, Google Talk; Gmail; YouTubeâ„¢, Google Calendar, Google Search
    -1000’s of apps & 100’s of widgets available on Android Market
    -VZ Navigator via the Android Market
    -Fast access to YouTubeâ„¢, Twitter, and Facebook®
    -Google Over the Air Updates

    -Dual Band CDMA2000 1xRTT / 1xEVDO / 1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
    -Memory: ROM: 512MB, RAM: 512MB DDR
    -Qualcomm® QSD8650, 1Ghz
    -Dimensions: 4.63 x 2.3” x .47”;
    -Weight: 4.59 oz.
    SAR: Head: 1.40 W/kg ; Body 0.7 W/kg
    -Usage: up to 312 mins. OR
    -Standby: up to 146 hrs

    • http://eanmeldelser.weebly.com Norfeldt

      Video capture… in what format?

  • http://Website in

    is this what you are asking about?

    Video Formats Supported: MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV

    • http://eanmeldelser.weebly.com Norfeldt

      Okay so it will play these formats, but will it also record in these formats?

      I tried the N1 an was pretty disappointed when I realized that it only recorded in 3gp format. I couldn’t find a way to change this.

      The reason why I am asking is because I want to know if I can take crispy pictures and movies with this phone and have it displayed on a big HD LCD widescreen without any big loss of quality.
      I am thinking about dropping the camcorder and invest in a mobile phone that will do the job. But will not have to excuse myself all the time with “it is recorded with a mobile phone so the quality is not that good”.

      … Sony Ericsson has made some mobile phones that record in HD, but the don’t run android :-(

      • http://Website Joel

        The EVO has a HDMI port so converting the Film to another format or even to a computer is not needed

        • http://Website barry99705

          You’re joking right? What if I want to email a movie to my Dad? I’ve yet to find something on a desktop that will reliably play a 3gp video from my Moto Droid.

          • http://Website bonfire62

            really?? vlc media player? media player classic?

  • http://Website informant

    according to the manual, it only records .3gp
    Page 202-
    “Video supported formats
    Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
    Recording: .3gp”

    The H.26x came from the launch package but doesn’t show that in the manual…so I don’t know about that. Real high quality video should be recorded by an actual video camera or at the least, a p&s camera w/ hd…but not a cell phone.

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