Some great stuff rolls in during the wee hours, and this is a doozy. An actual demonstration video of the one and only Droid Incredible by the fellas at nerdstalkertv, shot during the 99% conference in New York. It's an awfulnice walk through of the software, and it really shows just how fast this phone is. There's not much we haven't figured out already, but who cares? It's a great video of a monster of a phone and a must see.
Hit the break for the video, keep the tissues to wipe your chin handy. Thanks, Patrick!
Not to be outdone by Best Buy, Verizon's in the middle of sending out e-mails announcing that it'll start taking online pre-orders for the HTC Droid Incredible starting Sunday which is just a matter of hours away. You're still not going to get it any sooner, but you can rest easy in the knowledge that you pre-ordered as early as you could, for what that's worth.
Also, the e-mail clears up the matter of the internal memory, noting that the listed 8 gigabytes of storage is less, confirming other reports. Thanks, Will!
If you just can't wait until Monday to pre-order the Droid Incredible, you're in luck. Best Buy Mobile is doing pre-orders on Sunday -- as in tomorrow. This will reserve you an Incredible for when they're available in Best Buy stores, so you'll be going through BB, not Verizon. You'll also get the $199 price without the hassle of a rebate, which is very cool.
Here's how it's gonna work: You fill out a form, pay $50 on Sunday and get a $50 gift card, which also serves as your ticket to pick up your phone once it's available. Then you can spend the card on anything else you want. Just a few more hours to go, folks. [Best Buy]
Hey everybody. Jerry back this week with with some tips for Google Voice. If you're not using Google Voice, you've surely heard people talking it up, with good reason. Google Voice runs great on most smartphones, and like most things Google, it runs incredibly well on Android phones.
Hit the break for some hints about getting an invite and setting it all up so you can enjoy the convenience of visual voice mail and a central number across multiple phones.
We're taking this one with a pretty big grain of salt, but word around the water cooler is that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 -- currently languishing with Android 1.6 -- will get its upgrade to Android 2.1 in September. And on top of that, it'll miraculously get multitouch, too, never mind the report that it's supposed to be physically impossible due to a hardware limitation. We're not getting too worked up over this as the X10 isn't actually available in the United States. But for everyone else's sake, let's hope September brings some good news. [Cell Phone Reviews.co.uk via Electronista]
I'll be up front - WeLove the WePad. I'm all itchy in the pocket just waiting for it to hit the US shores. Today we get a glimpse of the Neofonie UI and I for one am loving it. Big icons, widgets, and a sidebar look to be a great mix for an Android tablet. The video shows something else to get excited over, the first half shows the WePad with a USB mouse attached. Yes, a computer mouse on a tablet. Maybe ports and connectors on a tablet isn't a bad idea after all, Mr. Jobs. Later in the video we see another prototype using the touchscreen as well. If you're holding out for an Android tablet, you gotta have a look. At 450 Euros ($609.00 US) the WePad won't be the cheapest Android tablet, but after seeing the latest video, it looks like a bargain to me. Hit the break for the video. [via TechCrunch and SlashGear]
Not to be left out of the fun, T-Mobile appears to possibly be getting a phone that looks suspiciously like the Samsung Galaxy S. The Bluetooth SIG has approved a Samsung SCH-T959 following the Samsung T-Mobile naming convention with specs that point to the Galaxy S. Features listed for the device are a 4-inch AMOLED touch screen, Android OS, and TouchWIZ 3.0. Confusingly, the SIG report also calls the phone the T939, which is the Samsung Behold 2, but could just be a typo. [UnwiredView]