HTC Verizon phone

What's that you say? Another leaked HTC phone? This time it's clearly slated for Verizon. And judging by the rear of the thing (which you can see in the picture after the break), it's almost a dead ringer for a follow up to the Droid Incredible (which is also peeking in at right in the picture above.)

Looks like HTC might well be moving to one of those invisible capacitive button deals -- much like how the buttons seem to disappear on the Nexus S, or a few of the Samsung Galaxy S phones. That hasn't be our most favorite feature, but to each his own.

It's possible we might see this guy at Mobile World Congress, but we're not betting on it, given the often Euro/Asia nature of the event. One more pic after the break. [Mobile01 via Engadget]

HTC Verizon phone


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Unannounced Verizon HTC phone leaks, is it the Droid Incredible 2/HD?


There is something happening on the top left of the screen, but with this kind of image quality, who knows. It would be pretty silly not to have one in the emerging market I would have thought.

This is purely a 3g phone as well. It will suit me well as I wont be getting LTE for probably another year.

Same here, probably won't have LTE in a year but who knows, just hope this phone is out by April when I can upgrade.

Yay, chrome trim.......................................................................................................................................

I have Gingerbread on my Dinc, and I still use the trackpad, it IS important and more direct/efficient than trying to finger your way back through a typo on a 3.7" or even 4.3" screen. HID interfaces are still completely relevant, and like that other guy I'd really prefer it to have one.

Probably Cyanogen or r2doesinc or some other custom rom... Like myself. I am running gingerbread on my Dinc.

Now if this is a device that is definitely in the works and not a prototype before the TBolt then I will definitely have a decision to make b/c I love my DInc, just wished it was 4" or 4.3" like the EVO. Everything else is perfect. We shall see....

Pardon my ignorance...

but who the F is Panda?

I keep hearing about "Panda Panda Panda!"

But I dont know who he is :(

2011 is definitely shaping up to be a good year for phones. Gonna be difficult for those having to upgrade this year. Wonder what the specs are gonna be.

Looks JUST like an iPhone 3G or iPod. Hide the verizon logo at the top and photoshop in a circle button at the bottom. BAM! lol

I'm sorry, but I am going to have to call bullsh!t on all these leaks. I think the "leak" is now simply 'early advertising'.

Every-fncking-thing is "leaked" a week or two before, nowadays. Don't you all have NDA's and secrecy covenants in place?

The USB was the first thing I noticed right after I thought "wow they ripped off the iphone 3 design really bad on this one"

Well the back looks like an incredible. Not sure i like that chrome bezel as it just reminds me of that other device's 3g versions from last year. Hoping its duo and LTE.

I just think the " with HTC sense" printed on the back is lame. Replace sense with google and I'd care about this phone. What do ya wanna bet it's gonna have bing.

Notice how the Thunderbolt isnt carrying the Droid moniker? That is more likely to have Bing then something with the Droid branding. Pretty sure no Droid has Bing.

The Thunderbolt is Google'd out, no Bing as indicated by the press announcement at CES and the "with Goggle" stamping on the kickstand. It will have Google, I think Verizon has stopped with the "Droid" branding of their high end handsets and left the Droid name strictly with Motorola, minus the already opted Droid Incredible and Droid Eris. Or maybe even they will leave the "Droid" tag with this device and opted not to put "Droid" on the TBolt because they knew this was gonna come out already.

its not a 3g phone people. its the dinc 2, why else would they just happen to snap a pic next to the OG dinc? and that little circle on the top right... yeah, thats a camera. if it was 3g, no one would buy it and i think HTC wouldnt go that route.

it is 3g... its been confirmed. 90% of the markets in the US will not have LTE anytime soon. There is a NEED for non-lte phone for those of us who won't have LTE for a year.

Why would I buy an LTE phone if I can't use it? The Thunderbolt is an OG Incredible with LTE. No thanks.

Know your facts.

if you buy a 4g phone u can still use 3g dude... just cuz its 4g doesn't mean that u cant use it ... this phone will have 4g its an upgrade from the original inc think about it ?

they said they will be releasing a 3g phone but they didn't say which phone

wow... no kidding you can use 3g with an LTE phone... but you also pay a premium for the lte radio + 4g signal. Remember sprint and the evo? You think Verizon will sell 4g phones without a 4g plan? HAHA. Yeah right.

So every phone for sprint that comes out after the EVO is 4g? Optimus? Transform?

Yes. Sprint just announced that ALL smart phones now have to pay the so-called "Evo tax", 4G or not. Of course, Sprints pricing will STILL be lower than Verizon or AT&T, but the gap is closing some (until Verizon raises their prices yet again and widens the gap).

Hate to tell ya dude but BlackManX said on his Twitter feed just 5 days ago that the DInc 2 is non LTE (no 4G) and I'm pretty sure he has alil more inside information and know about devices than you. Check out his post on the link below....

Meh, thats about all I have to say about it, I'd rather have an LTE device, so that I can use CDMA 3G and LTE when we get it around here, or whenever I travel to someplace that does have it. Its like Verizon skipped over the entire state of Indiana, except West Lafayette, where Purdue University is.. Indy's airport doesn't even have LTE.

That being said, my only complaint with this phone is that the camera on the back still sticks out.. I hate this for two reasons, 1. Its out away from the rest of the back of the phone, therefore its more apt to getting damaged when setting the phone down on its backside, which is what any sain person would do as opposed to face down. 2. Its uneven, the EVO's stick-out camera was in the middle, the original Incredible, and this one, is offcenter, it causes the phone to sit unflush and uneven with the surface, so for those of us using alternative launchers with landscape homescreens, it causes it to almost always roll into landscape when you set the phone down, a minor irritance, but an irritance never the less. Yes I know its an option you can turn off in launcher setting, but I like landscape, just don't want my phone flipping to it everytime I set it down. My current Inc with the TPU skin does this anyways, even though the camera is flush and the back is flat. I think it has something to do with the calibration of when you set the phone down. Regardless.. flush camera is just a better idea. No more delicate aluminum/glass that just hangs out there.

Im kinda glad to see the invisible capacitive buttons, Those or the simple icons, Makes me happy that HTC is leaving the big circular icons for the EVO series on Sprint, it looks fugly.

Looks like it might also have additional microphones for noise cancellation (holes on the bottom of the back). That would be a big improvement, as the current incredible sounds terrible when talking on it outside. If the screen is 4.3, that's too big for me though. I think 4.0 is the sweet spot.

I liked my eris, I love my incredible, and if this is going to be its successor then I'm pumped. It does appear to have a front facing camera in it's top left corner, and I can only hope. It also seems pretty clear that its screen size has increased quite much over the OG dinc in the corner, which is a nice plus. Idrc whether or not it's 4g enabled, as long as it comes packing a dual core and more ram. That just makes sense to me.