HTC Incredible on Verizon

The HTC Incredible's manual has made it into the hands of Phandroid, and there's not much surprising inside. It appears to be, for all intents and purposes, pretty much the same as the HTC Desire we saw at Mobile World Congress in February. The design has changed, slightly -- Verizon's known for going a bit more blocky than what HTC originally produces -- but otherwise you pretty much have the same phone. Here are the major specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon at 1 GHz.
  • OS: Android 2.1.
  • Memory: 576MB RAM/512MB ROM
  • Screen: 3.7-inch AMOLED at 480x800.
  • Radios: 1xRTT, EVDO Rev. A.
  • Dimensions: 4.63x2.30x0.47 inches.
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces with battery.
  • Camera: 8MP with autofocus and flash.
  • Battery: 1300 mAh (talk time rated at 313 minutes, 146 hours' standby)
  • aGPS
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

There's also HTC Sense, of course (see our video walkthough and full review of Sense), and this marks the first U.S. release of the new version of HTC's custom UI. One thing of which there is no mention in the manual (we read all 200 pages) is a mobile hotspot. Maybe it's just not listed, but we're not holding our breath on that one. [Phandroid]

 

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Verizon HTC Incredible manual leaks out; looks like the HTC Desire

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I've been waiting four months for a phone like this.....could it finally be around the corner? All I can do is hope and pray like I have the last 3 months when a release was "inevitable".

Well 'inevitable' doesn't mean soon. It just means it will be coming for sure but has nothing to do with a time line.

It will be released by the end of the month however.

yea, its in there. page 16 explains you can use the Volume UP: "While watching videos or listening to the FM radio, press to increase the volume"

Looks nice, but until a developer comes up with a great PIM replacement (or Google opens its Calendar API) then I will just be happy with my Eris running 2.1v2
Until then, any new Android phone still doesn't do CRM management to my needs. On the positive side, new devices means (hopefully) more sales and app development.

this might be a dumb question, but does the new version of sense have the turn-by-turn directions that the droid and N1 have? i really, REALLY hope so.

Yeah that doesn't have to do with sense UI has to do with what version Android it has which is 2.1 so yes it does!

Yeah, I dont get it. The Desire and Nexus One both have 1400mah. Why would this go to a smaller battery. Damm, there always something!!!!

This may be a stupid question but could a 1400/1500 mAh battery made by HTC work with this device?

When in the heck is Sprint going to release to an update to the damn Hero? On of the first Android devices on the market and it's still not slated for retirement. Yea I know the Evo is coming but I don't need something that large for work.

Any word on whether those are physical or capacitive touch buttons? I'd definitely like to see the HTC Incredible distinguish itself from the Nexus One with some improvements to the navigation interface.

I wish i had the money for this phone. I'm not a fan of Sense UI widgets, but i'll just turn them off. Anybody wanna buy 3 Droids from me? 2 will be reported as lost/stolen, so they wont be able to be used as a phone, but the third should be just fine. JK! Although this phone looks sick, I'm still loving my Droid, I can wait out a two year contract and then get something spectacular. Can you even fathom what Android devices are gonna be like in two years. not to mention they are gonna be fully integrated with all your house appliances and electronics. Hopefully I'll have a JARVIS system set up by then: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/chad-barrafords-jarvis-life-assistant...

Stats look very similar to the Nexus One. Does this have the noise canceling mic like the N1? Does it come with an SD card?

Reading through the manual and a question about Scenes occurred to me. What all changes when you change Scenes? Is it just the home screens, or can you setup a second email / calendar / address book?

Also, I was wondering what the appeal of an FM tuner was. Couldn't you just get the radio over the internet, assuming your station(s) stream music? Just seems like a waste of space to me, not to mention it increases the cost of the phone (assuming they charge $10 for the fifty cent component).

why are HTC and google making a bunch of phones that look almost identical and only have slightly different specs that only us nerdos would know about. the hero, the desire, nexus one, incredible. i bet there is more. but, give us some damn options. I will only get a phone if it has a 4.3 inch screen. and the EVO could even be smaller if they tried

Just so happens my contract runs out on the 29th..I want to upgrade from my old LG Phone..I have the 40 buck package with Verizon and the data will add 30 more dollars to that..But someone said you had to take another package even higher to get the data plan with this phone..Also wonder what the phone will end up costing itself after the upgrade discount?

It is not under clocked and that was reported a little while back that it would be 1ghz...

You say "It is not under clocked and that was reported a little while back that it would be 1ghz..." Where has it been reported? If you're saying you just heard this or that, how reliable is your source? Thanks.