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DROID Incredible Re-Launch Party Going Down Tonight in Seattle

Earlier in the week we caught wind of a special Droid party that would be going down in Seattle on November 18th (tonight) as a re-launch of the Incredible, but most importantly, as the unveiling of the HTC Merge.  What we thought was especially interesting about the party, was that the flyer mentioned the Merge as the “HTC DROID Merge-World Phone.”  Now we all know that early leaks of the phone showed it fully Bing’d out, so this was pretty surprising to see and we almost packed our bags for a trip to Seattle to see this in person.  And then we found the club that was hosting it plus their flyer for the event which seems to have removed any mention of the Merge.  Looks like Verizon just isn’t ready to release this phone or maybe it really has been delayed?  

Enough Merge talk though…anyone going to the party?  The club is called Republiq and is all DROIDed out for a night that could be a lot of fun, especially with Doritos beauty Ali Landry in the building as the host.

Can someone explain why the Incredible needs a re-launching though?

Cheers Dave!

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

    It’s only “htc Incredible”….perhaps that’s the reason for the relaunch? Is it being taken out of the Droid lineup?

  • itcanhappen4u2.com

    WELL,HTC releases source code for T-Mo G2, myTouch 4G, Verizon Droid Incredible Android Central HTC Releases Source Code for T-Mobile G2, T-Mobile myTouch 4G, and HTC Droid …

  • http://www.yellowpages.com/wickenburg-az/mip/gatehouse-academy-23033420/reviews Gatehouse Academy Review

    What’s the purpose of re-launching an old phone? Part of me wonders whether this was initially intended as a launching for the Merge, but for whatever reason couldn’t happen for the Merge, yet the party was still planned

  • http://www.lead411.com/Tracy_Stuart_1137057.html Tracy Stuart

    Well there were give aways of phones but they said the phones would not be shipped until the beginning of the first quarter of the year.?

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

    What’s the purpose of re-launching an old phone? Part of me wonders whether this was initially intended as a launching for the Merge, but for whatever reason couldn’t happen for the Merge, yet the party was still planned. So, they just decided to relaunch the Inc instead. Of course, the initial flyers having the Merge on it lends itself to this theory too.

  • http://www.ecovillage.com Eco Village

    Htc released a software update for it 3 days after he got it but it still needs some more time. He not too confident it will be relased anytime soon.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Keith_Ellenburg_1858230.html Keith Ellenburg

    Very nice all metal design and has some weight to it like the original droid. I like the keyboard and it was surprisingly thin.Thanks for sharing these useful information!

  • Mayajw

    Hey, I actually bought the DINC off of craigslist from the guy in charge of marketing for this party. Thanks for tipping us off on this. Apparently he got the phone from Verizon/HTC for free after the party. There were some pics that had been taken with my phone at the party. Pretty random. Thanks Droid Life for helping my craigslist transaction feel more legit!

  • jim1969

    So what was the big announcement at the event? Anything new Incredible or Merge related?

  • WhereIsTony

    I think the relaunch is smart. it is the only smaller droid, with no keyboard

  • Kellex

    It was too incredible for just one release? O_o

  • FortitudineVincimus

    boy, I wonder how many geeks will go to that “party”…. if that is what you call it

  • picaso86

    Incredible HD 4G :) yayyyyyyy

  • ryanallaire

    Not sure if re-launching will save this phone, it's too late since CES in january should have some great stuff.

  • ryanallaire

    Who the hell is this guy??

  • JohnnyM

    relaunching right before christmas shopping season makes sense to me

  • Jrk12220

    I attended the same “party” in boston last night at the garden…and there was no unveiling…we played with the incredible and learned about what it can do…which we all already know what its capable of…there were give aways of phones but they said the phones would not be shipped until the beginning of the first quarter of the year.

    • digdug1

      say it aint so!!!!!!!!!! i was hoping inc hd would be revealed

  • http://twitter.com/chrisdalonz Chris

    What time is it?

  • SEdholm

    Maybe they will actually sell accessories for the thing now. Like a real dock.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisdalonz Chris

    New HTC Sense?

  • Kellex

    Btw kellex if u hate apple so much why in ur pro vid are u wearing the nano as a watch hmmm….fuckin poser

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    it needs a relaunch cause it's a beast that has flown under the radar due to the early shortage issues

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  • Hhfhgf

    Ha ill never b blocked kellex now bow to the iPhone lord

  • Hhfhgf

    Kellex is a lame ass homo…Droid sux iPhone for life u nerds

  • Jcampbell474

    Gearing up for the Incredible HD. it's called planning.

  • Mscaduto

    I work in a vzw store and one of out data guys came in last week with the merge. Very nice all metal design and has some weight to it like the original droid. I like the keyboard and it was surprisingly thin. However he said he's having serious problems with the software on it and the hardware has some bad design decisions. Htc released a software update for it 3 days after he got it but it still needs some more time. He not too confident it will be relased anytime soon.

    • jim1969

      This is the phone I've been waiting for since my July contract expired. Keyboard and not Moto. Figures it'll take forever to come out.

  • http://bucstradewinds.net dharr18

    Maybe the Merge is actually going to be marketed as the Incredible Cabaret? Might not be a relaunch of the phone, just the launching of the Incredible series of phones.

  • Jerry

    No one seems to have noticed that the word “Droid” is NO WHERE on the posters/signage…it's only “htc Incredible”….perhaps that's the reason for the relaunch? Is it being taken out of the Droid lineup?

    • Jarrough

      Hopefully the new device isn't being raped by Bing in every Orpheus. Need to keep the google apps on the device.

      • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

        orifice?

        I'm pretty sure you didn't mean Orpheus, the boy with a lyre who went to Hades to reclaim his love, Euridyce.

    • mtbhk44

      Exactly – I'm thinking this might be the LTE Device that's going to be on Verizon?

  • evltwn

    Is it just me, or does that Droid-Life water-mark almost look like it's part of the poster?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, if the perspective wasn’t off I would have bought it.

    • http://twitter.com/teardropcity matt wheeler

      It totally does. We need a Droid-Life Seattle Party! I went to the HTC Seattle event when they unveiled the Aria. They had free drinks and snacks, DJ and a band. It was fun.

    • KB Smoka

      Excellent placement!

  • Murph

    Maybe it's about to get the new version of Sense?

  • bigdav1178

    “Can someone explain why the Incredible needs a re-launching though?”

    Because Verizon is trying to milk every last cent they can out of old hardware rather than releasing the new stuff people actually want??? Just a thought…

    And I'm not bitter at all that the Merge still hasn't been released yet

    • Doronster195

      So people either complain that phones are released too often, or not often enough…

      Make up your minds!

      • EC8CH

        or here's an idea… launch a phone when you start selling it instead of 6 months later?

  • Romma1

    The Droid Incredible never got it's due if you ask me. After all the production problems tha plagued it almost immediately after it's launch, it fell by the wayside for the mainstream Droid and Verizon customers. For me, the Incredible cured me of “phone envy”, at least for now. There is still no other phone on Verizon that I would replace it with. Not yey anyways. It's great to see this phone re-launched and get some Love!

    • Jarrough

      Only device i'd trade by dinc for is the Evo if it was on verizon.

      • feztheforeigner

        Get a Droid X, much better phone than the Droid Incredible and quite a bit better than the Evo

        • Anonymous

          I have both (well my wife has the Incredible, and I woulkd say the incredible is the better phone.

          More responsive and better UI.

        • MikeD

          The problem I have the the Droid X is that it is huge. I liked it but it was way too big for me to carry in my work pants every day, and I refuse to wear a phone on my belt like a tool.

    • feztheforeigner

      Droid X is significantly better. I have extensively tested both of them, and the Droid X is better BY FAR (by screen, processor, and durability). Can't wait for the Olympus to replace my Droid X though!

      • Anonymous

        Out of the box, I might consider the Droid X equal to the Incredible if and only if it didn’t come with that pathetic and slow MotoBlur. If you’re going to go with a skin on top of 2.2, HTC Sense is the winner hands down in terms of speed and usability.

        • Anonymous

          Ironically as a X owner and former HTC WinMo user I had a hard time passing on Sense. Now most DInc owners I know or meet run Launcher Pro. I personally see the X as the better of the two unless you need custom ROMs (or kernel more specifically). I haven’t had any speed issues with my Blur. However with the feature set being relatively close, I think it comes down to form factor more than anything.

          • Romma1

            Didn’t like after I played with one. Slow, laggy and bulky. The Dinc was easily rootable with no locked bootloader as well..

          • Anonymous

            And that’s the beauty of Android everyone gets a choice of options.

        • Anonymous

          It’s called root. Also droid x’s screen is so much bigger my nexus one now feels very tiny and cramped. I could never go back to a screen smaller than maybe 4″, and that’s a BIG maybe. Another huge plus is the gpu’s are uncomparable. Just root and go to vanilla android, for EITHER phone. Motoblur really isn’t that bad.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yeah don’t misunderstand, I don’t even use Sense really, LauncherPro is the best way to go on any device in my opinion, even if you’re not gonna go Vanilla but again, out of the box, HTC Sense just feels more responsive to me on the Incredible than MotoBlur does on either the Droid 2 or the X. I definitely like the size too, though I prefer being able to pocket my phone, but that’s just me. This is undoubtedly the best part about Android though, enough choices for everyone.

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

        Droid Incredible is significantly better. I have extensively tested both of them, and the Droid Incredible is better BY FAR (by screen, processor, and durability). Can’t wait for the Olympus to replace my Droid Incredible though!

        do you see what i just did there?

  • villian1998

    Interesting…. may need to look into it

  • Michael_NM

    “Can someone explain why the Incredible needs a re-launching though?”

    hmm… No, but “Seattle,” “Droid,” and “Party” in the same sentence sounds pretty exciting!

    • Teabling

      Agreed

  • Jmed999

    First

    • Jmed999

      First again…tired of being first all the time….lol!

      • Michael_NM

        Then take a nap. :P

        • Jmed999

          lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      you win a “first!” tshirt!