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Pre-Order Droid Incredible Today 4/18?

Initial reports had pegged April 19th as the beginning of the pre-order period for the Droid Incredible, but after the announcement from Best Buy that they would start today (the 18th), Verizon has slightly adjusted their date.  Well, maybe.

From Best Buy…

Android enthusiasts can be among the first to purchase the Verizon Wireless Droid Incredible by HTC at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone store locations. Droid Incredible by HTC, the newest addition to the Verizon Wireless Droid line, will be available for pre-sale purchase on Sunday, April 18. The smartphone will retail for $199 with a new two-year activation.

And now an email from Verizon with 4/18 on it…

But for whatever reason, our 3 accounts waiting for Incredible updates have not received this email and we’ve also seen no one else across the globe with.  The official Incredible site also hasn’t changed.  So is it available for pre-order today at VZW or what?  Maybe a type-o?  It definitely is if you walk into a Best Buy or BB Mobile.  Anyone receive this email from VZDub?

Update 8:50AM: The Best Buy Mobile site is calling this an “exclusive” pre-sale that you won’t find anywhere else.  We’re going with type-o on the VZW email…

The Droid Incredible by HTC will be available for pre-sale at Best Buy Mobile stores starting Sunday, April 18. Customers will be able to reserve a new Incredible for pick-up once it hits stores later this month. This is an exclusive pre-sale offer that you won’t find anywhere else, including Verizon stores. Stop by your nearest location to stake your claim! Note: pre-sale available in Best Buy Mobile stores only. Online pre-sales are not available at this time.

And you know I’ve got to ask right?  After seeing yesterday’s video of the Incredible and now with the pre-sale upon us, who’s pre-ordering?

Source: Best Buy and Android Central

  • http://www.apansoftware.com database website development

    Such as the Market app… voice command on my entire phone and my gmail force closes everytime i open it. in desperate need of help. please get back to me at ur earliest convenience. thank you

  • Max Furniture

    YAAAAAA…This is an exclusive pre-sale …. Droid Incredible by HTC, the newest addition to the Verizon Wireless Droid line, will be available for pre-sale…gooooddd.

  • http://www.maxfurniturerugs.com/ Max Furniture

    Believe new Verizon customers do NOT get NE2 discount, and will be charged $35 activation fee if the do NOT buy online – i.e. at Best Buy.
    So net cost for new customers is ~same, with chances of slow Best Buy inventory delays.

  • http://www.usapartsconnection.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=216157 2010 Suzuki Kizashi parts

    I’m pretty sure you can renew ur contract at anytime when buying a new phone just means you contract will be pushed back farther, which verizon doesn’t care makes them more money.Thanks

  • http://www.WFHMarket.com WFH Market

    My question is why can’t we root the HTC Incredible like we do the droids? I would think since it has the same operating system as our droids do, that we will be the able to play with the incredibles just the same as our droids.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Jeffrey_Ellenbogen_2880697.html Jeffrey Ellenbogen

    Well The official Incredible site also hasn’t changed. So is it available for pre-order today at VZW or what? Maybe a type-o? Thanks for the information on blog.

  • http://www.mediabistro.com/Mykalai-Kontilai-profile.html Mykalai Kontilai

    Thanks for posting this informative article.First reports the beginning of the period for pre-order on Incredible Droid , but after the announcement from Best Buy, which begins today, Verizon has slightly changed their date. Well, maybe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Denny/100000293087381 Timothy Denny

    I am going to get the droid incredible because it will b fast and new. My question is why can't we root the HTC Incredible like we do the droids? I would think since it has the same operating system as our droids do, that we will be the able to play with the incredibles just the same as our droids. Am I missing something? Please comment

  • Yoshi

    I just saw that you can pre-order it on the Verizon website now and it should arrive on the 29th.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lukemccoy Luke McCoy

    I pre-ordered mine this morning. I have a Droid but got it for free from a friend who ditched it for a Nexus One. Yes, he's is pissed that he's stuck with T-Mobile now. But I'm eligible for the upgrade since I had my own phone. I never use the slide out keyboard myself so that's one thing I like about that Incredible.

  • Mrpicolas

    Those looking for flash lite incredible has it That is if you don't want to wait I believe it is flash lite 4

  • swilliams98

    to add fuel to the fire, engadget just called the incredible the best android phone on the market…..eeeek

  • chop74

    I just ordered mine :)

  • Tom

    I won't get it for reasons I have previously stated… I don't like SenseUI and it is a resource hog, there is no keyboard and that is the reason I got the Droid in the first place, AMOLED screen that HTC has been using has been reported of having issues [though those problems will remain to be seen on the Incredible, but there is a good chance].

    Finally…I won't be getting it especially because I like my Droid!

  • Tom

    I won't get it for reasons I have previously stated… I don't like SenseUI and it is a resource hog, there is no keyboard and that is the reason I got the Droid in the first place, AMOLED screen that HTC has been using has been reported of having issues [though those problems will remain to be seen on the Incredible, but there is a good chance].

    I won't be getting it, especially since I like my Droid.

  • Adamania

    If I didn't have to pay full price for it, I would definitely go for it. I love my Droid, but the Incredible shouldn't be overlooked because I love my droid, lol.

  • 2beill

    the camera is crasy

  • dannydarko

    You know I am getting it ASAP!!

  • http://twitter.com/fred114 Fred Bergman

    Its a nice phone. Would have to test the actual phone, Droid's is great. But I just got the Droid in December, long time before I could upgrade and certainly can't afford to but it out right. Besides, just took the plunge into rooting and loving it so far. Still reading and learning what I can do. With sites like this, Droid support is fantastic, so I am sticking around. Now to learn about overclocking..

  • Brendan

    I am excited for this phone, not because i am going to get it but because then we can dump of this ROM and put it on our droids.

  • Rmoney

    Can we stop talk in about this damn phone already holy crap!!!! I thought this was droid life not droid incredible life hb a post about the moto droid

    • Michael_NM

      Rant-on

      Pre-Order? Is that like Pre-Boarding an airplane. If you're actually placing an order, shouldn't it be called “Early” ordering. I can't order a Droid II yet: That's pre-ordering. No fault with Kellex on this, it's just a semantic pet peeve of mine.

      Rant off.

    • kellex

      Read first 3 paragraphs of this post again… http://www.droid-life.com/2010/04/16/motorola-d

  • teejaytm

    I know this is off topic but this is the newest post. Last night I updated to the new v6 JRummys rom and now when I go into rom manager and go to the JRummys section it isnt there anymore, just v5. Why do you suppose that is?

  • anDROID4Life

    Got my Droid in Nov so I'm not eligible for an upgrade yet. I like the AMOLED screen and faster processor but prefer the option of a slide-out keyboard. All I can do is hope that future phones, like the Droid II –if such a thing winds up existing– ameliorate such concerns.

    • kellex

      I've received word from 2 people in the last 2 days that it is in the works.

      • EARisistible

        hey kellex. btw, love this site…… helped me do soo much with my phone and all my friends that have the droid love this site as well. i was wondering if you can help me out with an issue. i recently rooted my phone.. .downloaded the rom manger…updated with the new cyanogen and kernel etc. but now all of the sudden certain stock applications to my phone have disappeared. such as the Market app… voice command on my entire phone and my gmail force closes everytime i open it. in desperate need of help. please get back to me at ur earliest convenience. thank you

        • joshbroton

          When you install Cyanogen, there is an option before the install to also install Google Apps. If you don't choose that, you will loose all the stock apps from Google. Cyanogen says its a copyright thing.

          You may have to Nandroid restore and try reinstalling with google apps turned on.

          • EARisistible

            thanks for the help josh. yeah i basically ended up downloading the stock 2.1 from the rom manager and started all over again. but i finally got everything back.

  • nitrofumes

    I'm stickin with my droid. I just got up the nerve to root last night and i'm sooo glad i did..this is what it's all about….total flexibility lets say…this site is incredible (no pun intended)…kellex, I'm pretty sure you're the administrator here, you and your people really know there stuff. All completely trustworthy info on this site…keep up the good work

    • kellex

      Welcome to the site and the world of rooting. :)

      • nitrofumes

        Thank you…glad to be here

  • imnot2sure

    I am a droid lover.. it lets me do what ever it is i want to, to the phone.. (had an iphone.. blaaa :(..) i couldnt stand all the restrictions… anyways droid is my new lover now.. and yes im going to get the new droid incredible.. so much faster.. so much more beautiful.. bigger camera.. and a little more memery… sometimes i look at my girlfriend and wish i could trade up hahahahaha.. j/k… so this tuesday i will be preordering mine.. thanks droid-life. u guys are awsome. i still will visit when i get my new love.. peace…

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeffrey Bernard

    I just looked into it, seems this deal is only at Best Buy Mobile stores. Something i have never even heard of until today. The closest one is about half hour away. Sucks cause i live 5mins from a regular Best Buy. Oh well, Verizon online pre-order tomorrow for me.

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeffrey Bernard

    I am going to Best Buy later today. Just found out from Verizon i can add a line and my bill will actually go down,sans the data plan. So Incredible for me, Droid goes to my girlfriend. T minus 11 days.

    • kellex

      Now that's quite the deal. Nice work.

      • Dayvidk

        Kellen, How do I change my phone from rooted back to stock. I am going to trade in my Droid for the Incredible, I might as well try it out since they will let me.

        • kellex

          You would have to flash the 2.0.1 SBF and then update to stock unrooted 2.1.

          • Dayvidk

            I may sound like an idiot but how do you do that? I have been reading on a few other blog sites and cant seem to understand this. Can you please help?

  • rockymtnhigh

    Why bother? Stick with the best.