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Incredible 2 and Merge Pop Up in Verizon System

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The HTC Incredible 2 and Merge made a new appearance yesterday in a Verizon internal system leading us to believe that both products could be just weeks away from a release.  The Merge was just officially announced yesterday, but the Inc2 is still supposed to be a mystery, although we broke news on its existence a while ago.

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Time to start looking past the Thunderbolt and on to our next DROID brother which will likely have a much smaller pricetag?

Via: Engadget

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

    I’m actually leaning toward the Bionic as a replacement phone over my DInc. HTC has really disappointed by releasing what they consider high end phones with mid-level hardware.

    Of course, I still may wait until the fall and see what other monsters could be coming out.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like a dev friendly phone with a 4 inch screen with no RIL complications, period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Comineeyeaha Brian Walker

    Then get off the android news site, Jesus Christ…

  • Jawshua

    Yeah I’m all for the Bionic! But I have to wait another damn year so I’ll just get whatever is new then.

    The Mobile View still is not working. Come on, less advertisements and more fixie the site.

  • Anonymous

    www. ( vips hopper.us ) ( Please enter the website

  • Anonymous

    i just noticed an advertisement with the i*hone on Droid-life

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

      because more people click iphone add than android adds. even on android websites….haha

  • http://www.bestcordlessdrillinfo.net/ John

    apple who ?haha gotta love HTC..

  • http://sitelaunchsystembonus.com Site Launch System Bonus

    I agree with the last commenter, it should be $99 if not then I will not be looking at this…

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  • Pete

    Make the Merge $99 please. It has lower end specs compared to everything else. Otherwise I’ll be skipping it till the next phone with a keyboard that has a reasonable price to specs balance.

    • DBK

      DROID 3……nuff said. :)

      • Droid

        Locked boot loader and Sense > Motoblur. Nuff said. :)

        • DBK

          Droid 3 – Won’t be locked and will have stock android (supposedly)

          New MotoBlur >= Sense.

          Nuff said :)

          • Droid

            I’ll believe it when I see it. Have you seen the Droid 2? Not a good sign.

          • DBK

            I have the Droid 2. It’s not that bad. I have yet to come across the problems people seem to be having with it. Granted, Blur can be a little laggy, but a fraction of a second slower is not that big a deal. The only real issue is Facebook syncing, which doesn’t really bother me since I barely notice it anyway.

            And if you watch the demos of the Bionic, you would see how sweet the new Blur is. And considering it’s that impressive on froyo, imagine how WIN it will be on gingerbread?

          • Adio675

            I think you are the only person to defend blur

          • DBK

            I am defending the new Blur because no one is giving it a chance and already dismissing it without seeing it run on the OS it was meant to run on, Gingerbread. I absolutely hate the current Blur but can’t wait for the new one.

          • Rayman411vm

            I think you are setting yourself up for disappointment

          • DBK

            Oh yee of little faith :)

          • DBK

            I am defending the new Blur because no one is giving it a chance and already dismissing it without seeing it run on the OS it was meant to run on, Gingerbread. I absolutely hate the current Blur but can’t wait for the new one.

          • Anonymous

            umm really…the new motoblur sucks….it lags compared to sense and doesn’t really do anything for me. Its just annoying and laggy.

          • DBK

            That’s because it’s hasn’t run with gingerbread yet. Your basing your claim on it’s performance with old tech. Wait till it get’s to work with Gingerbread and utilize both those cores. I believe you’ll see a massive difference.

          • DBK

            That’s because it’s hasn’t run with gingerbread yet. Your basing your claim on it’s performance with old tech. Wait till it get’s to work with Gingerbread and utilize both those cores. I believe you’ll see a massive difference.

    • JD

      I agree. Based on the leaked specs of the Merge, I’d only pay $99 on contract for it. I’d pay $199 if it allowed me to put in a prepaid US SIM card and be able to switch between Verizon and the SIM card.

  • Stephen

    So, I know that we’re “looking past” the Thunderbolt now, but I went into the VZW store with my gf today, and asked about the T-bolt. Tried prying some info out of this employee, and he proceeds to say, it’s probably not going to be out until late March, early April…Then he says, and if you really want the Thunderbolt, you might as well just get the Evo because they are “literally the exact same phone”…Yes, a Verizon employee told me to get a Sprint phone. Then I said, well, they aren’t exactly the same phone, and again he emphasized that they are exactly the same phones. I couldn’t hold back anymore so I had to sound off on the updated processors etc. Then he said that they are delaying this phone bc they value the contract with apple more, and don’t care about HTC…I was like dude, are you freaking kidding me!?? By far the most rediculous trip I’ve had to a VZW store…

  • Jawshua

    The Mobile View for the site is still not working. It starts off at the full site.

    DROIDX 2.3.340, non-rooted, Dolphin Browser HD

    • Anonymous

      Go to your Dolphin settings and set your device as mobile instead of desktop if you want to view as mobile. Or just use the stock browser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanemspencer Shane Spencer

    Yeah, I would take the incredible 2 over my DInc. That thing looks to be built three times better and its more powerful. The bigger screen is what I need, and a phone that can run Sense 2.1 without lagging. Bring it onnnnnnnnnn…please.

  • Anonymous

    What is the thunderbolt mount?

    • Anonymous

      usually it is clouds

      • Anonymous

        what?

        • Anonymous

          just messin. Clouds… Lightning coming from them… thunderbolt is mounted from clouds… crickets… :(

          • DBK

            lol I got the joke. Good one. :)

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t the Incredible 2 just the Incredible S that HTC announced a while ago?

  • http://twitter.com/camlenb Cameron Len Burks™

    Thunderbolt > Incredible + Merge…. They are the same EXCEPT for the fact that the Thunderbolt adds a great kickstand, better build quality and dolbly surround sound that the Incredible or Merge don’t have. Does either even have a front facing camera or 4glte for that matter?? Move past it??? smh

    P.S. Neither will see a DROID brand in my opinion a motorola product (Xoom) didn’t even see one. HTC doesn’t like it, the original Incredible didn’t even have the DROID brand name at first..

    And now my rant is done… :)

    • DBK

      1) The DROID Incredible 2 is the continuation of the DROID Incredible line, so it will absolutely have the DROID branding.

      2) The DROID Incredible 2 has better specs overall than the Thunderbolt (minus the 4G). Therefore DROID Incredible 2 > Thunderbolt (a kickstand and better sound does not a better phone make).

      And now your rant is wrong…. :)

    • DBK

      1) The DROID Incredible 2 is the continuation of the DROID Incredible line, so it will absolutely have the DROID branding.

      2) The DROID Incredible 2 has better specs overall than the Thunderbolt (minus the 4G). Therefore DROID Incredible 2 > Thunderbolt (a kickstand and better sound does not a better phone make).

      And now your rant is wrong…. :)

      • Anonymous

        what are you takling about? what better specs are those hummm? What rotating buttons? OMG! ROTATING BUTTONS! not really, it has the exact same specs minus some screen 4g, front cam, and yah….

        • DBK

          Where it counts, the specs are better. 4G isn’t that big a deal (especially if it’s not going to be in your area fro a while), and front cam is nice, but not that important. Performance-wise, so far it is better. When we know more, we’ll know more.

          • Anonymous

            performance wise? hows that, since it has the same specs as the bolt hmmm?

          • http://twitter.com/camlenb Cameron Len Burks™

            @MOTOX clearly he doesn’t know what he’s talking about because DBK doesn’t mention what specs are better specifically…Instead just petty remarks about how they’re better

            Definition = #fail

          • DBK

            Gingerbread, Sense 2.1, Global capabilities, updated processor (still 1 GHZ, though), etc, etc…

            Definitely better specs.

            You can go now.

          • HolyGrail

            So does the ThunderBolt……..Doh. ^^ What a fanboy. Get a clue.

          • DBK

            Thunderbolt is not Global. It is not releasing with Gingerbread. It is not releasing with Sense 2.1 (it’s getting Sense 2.0). Why don’t you do some research before you post, that way you won’t sound like a dumbass. While you are at it, take your advice and GTFO.

          • HolyGrail

            Lol, Wow….You really showed me. You cussed at me over the internet. You are so bad DBK. I bow to you, and the way you were brought up. I love listening to fanboys that argue about phones that happen to be Android phones. I can only wish to obtain your greatness on being a master of counter productiveness. I hope to one day be just like you and flood the threads with troll posts too. I love you DBK. Kiss me.

          • DBK

            One: I am a Moto guy. Don’t like HTC that much.

            Two: I am not a fanboy. I am just keeping the facts (and rumored facts) straight. It irks me to see people spread misinformation (show how little they really know about the topic) and mislead others.

            Three: You sound more like a fanboy than I do. Actually, you sound more like a *hanboy.

            I take it back, your not a dumbass, your a douche bag.

          • HolyGrail

            That’s great DBK. Please don’t stop now…..call me more names. I’m enjoying all the negativity you spread. Its like a wildfire. How you try and force your will on to others, then in turn insult them……Oh……..gawd….It just turns me on. Yes! Please don’t stop…..keep those insults coming. Take your time to think them out…..I be sitting here dreaming of you’re vastly educated response.

      • Anonymous

        what are you takling about? what better specs are those hummm? What rotating buttons? OMG! ROTATING BUTTONS! not really, it has the exact same specs minus some screen 4g, front cam, and yah….

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t be completely certain about #1. There was a period of time not so long ago when they dropped “DROID” from the incredible name. It looks like it’s back now though.

    • Jay £P

      Yea and the stupid HTC screen isnt scrath proof, F*** htc atleast motorola has gorilla glass biatch.

  • Mr. Joe

    I’m sure the other LTE phones will be much cheaper. Cause they don’t come with a 32GB microSD card.

  • Anonymous

    The Merge is just HTC’s DROID 2 Global, zzzz. The Incredible 2/S could be quite a nice phone if LTE isn’t your priority yet.

  • Sdouglas3673

    I might settle for the Incredible 2 if the thunderbolt is delayed anymore… I just want an HTC phone, 4″ screen… help me Verizon :)

  • Muddy B00ts

    For me it depends entirely on 4g pricing. I’ve gotten very comfortable paying $30 a month for unlimited data. Call me cheap, but if I have to pay an extra 10 bucks for limited data (hypothetically speaking) then that’ll break the deal. Faster just ain’t worth that much.

  • Worm4603

    why is this talking about the screen in this system

  • BTGGTR1

    It’s gonna be the Incredible 2 in the states, Incredible S overseas…basically a Thunderbolt with a 4 inch screen(more pocketable)NO kickstand, no 4G LTE, but with Sense 2.1, possibly 2.3 Gingerbread on it, and HOPEFULLY a front facing camera, but I heard the American release may NOT have it. That would blow. I may get this instead of the Bolt, I’m not getting 4G in my area for quite a long time. I’ll take the updated Sense and Gingerbread over the Bolt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    Let’s just move on to the Droid Bionic!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

      thunderbolt > bionic

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

        Negative.

      • Anonymous

        if you’re talking in terms of personal preference than yes to you it is greater. if talking in terms of specs then sir i must say you are wrong. but hey thats my opinion lol BIONIC ALL THE WAY BABY!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZNZLPY2MWQYSBENEWJ7QN6EDM Thomas

          The thunderbolt has a better UI and the bionic has better hardware.

          • Anonymous

            and with a better ui as you can clearly see its the winner….blur lags so much!.

          • Anonymous

            Ranking a phone by the UI is like ranking a car by tires. They’re both easy to change.

          • Anonymous

            unless you are dumb enough to buy a phone made by a fruit company

          • Anonymous

            Ha! For those people, UI means Use Icons.

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

            small price to pay for amazing hardware, itunes integration, better apps, no lag, official netflix and hulu apps, better display, ability to restore with official software, better battery life, no force closes, superior camera software, superior app store not bloated with sexy asian chick apps, superior music player with amazing coverflow UI, superior accessories…

          • DBK

            All that stuff (half of which you are wrong about) and yet you still get the same phone year in and year out and nothing but cosmetic changes to your OS. Not to mention no Flash or removable memory. AND let’s not forget that your fruit drops calls like nobody’s business. The fruit can’t even handle being a phone, let alone a smart device. You can go now.

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

            Which points that i mentioned are wrong? Of course iOS doesn’t change drastically every update it is amazing and doesn’t need to bring in the guy from WebOS to tweak a terrible UI like Android does. I am on Verizon and never had a dropped call or bad reception. Flash is terrible and while it can be nice to have sometimes the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. This is how you know Android is second rate, when you go on and on about supposed advantages that are completely irrelevant. I’ve owned Android for 1.5 years and never once removed my sdCard and only removed by battery when the phone crashed. Also Android people love to say “but its open source” Guess what? I am not a developer and couldn’t care less about having access to the source code. I want a phone that works, has amazing apps and is lag free. If you will excuse me i am going to search itunes for a movie to watch and then decide if i want to watch it on my iPhone, MacBook Air or my flat screen through my AppleTv.

          • DBK

            What you fail to see is that the iFruit fails as a phone in general. It’s only because of Verizon that the fruit is working at all. As a smart device, it may have it’s perks (most of which will be raped by Android very soon), but it stills fails as a phone, which is it’s primary function. Android barely changes either. Honeycomb would be the exception. You still can’t deny that it only took Android a couple of years to get to where *pple is (and surpass it in most parts), where as it took *pple a better part of a decade to do the same. Face it, the fruit is rotting, the Android is rising.

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

            as someone who has owned both trust me when i say iOS is superior to Android. Hands down, no competition. have fun with your terrible battery life and second rate apps. Can you hear me now?

          • DBK

            iOS has nothing on Honeycomb and Gingerbread.

            Second rate apps? Lol You obviously have no idea what you are talking about since most apps work better on Android.

            With the coming improvements, battery life will be a non-issue. At least we change our batteries, if need be. When the fruit battery dies while you are out and you are nowhere near an outlet to charge, or you don’t even have a charger, you’re shit out of luck. We can just put a new battery in and keep on going.

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

            I had gingerbread on my incredible. it was the same with a different keyboard and some green thrown it for good measure. You are obviously a troll if you think the apps run better on Android. This point is not even up for debate even amongst Android nut riders. Oh you have coming improvements, in other words they don’t exist. Luckily for iOS users are batteries rarely die, something that happens during the day on Android. I understand you got android because you couldn’t get iPhone on verizon and now you’ve worked yourself into believing Android is better. I understand, i use to be just like you. It’s okay now, you can get an iPhone now. Come on over.

          • DBK

            The Gingerbread you got isn’t the final product that will be released. There are other vast improvements then what you noticed. Considering it has been demoed several times, and Honeycomb is already out, I would say they do exist. Not even going to get into the apps now because you have made it painfully clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. As for the battery, not surprising seeing as you can do diddly squat on the fruit, which requires very little battery power. The moment (read: never) the fruit gets a taste of what a true smart phone is supposed to be, it’s battery will be brutally raped.

            Oh, and FYI, I used to (regrettably) own the fruit 1.3….er….I mean 3, as well as played with the fruit 1.4……damn I mean 4, and they were nothing more than silver turds with screens. The blackberry I had before my Droid performed better.

            Rotting fruit, rising Andoid.

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

            What grade are you in troll?

          • DBK

            What you fail to see is that the iFruit fails as a phone in general. It’s only because of Verizon that the fruit is working at all. As a smart device, it may have it’s perks (most of which will be raped by Android very soon), but it stills fails as a phone, which is it’s primary function. Android barely changes either. Honeycomb would be the exception. You still can’t deny that it only took Android a couple of years to get to where *pple is (and surpass it in most parts), where as it took *pple a better part of a decade to do the same. Face it, the fruit is rotting, the Android is rising.

          • Anonymous

            of course, you can change the laginess when a bootloader is locked and motorola hates developers? ok. Launcherpro and adw ex don’t cut it especially on my crap x…..it lags so badly.

          • DBK

            And yet the are going to release one of their phones this year unlocked with stock android. And if what they did to the Xoom is any indication (lockable and unlockable bootloader), this will be the year of the MOTO.

          • DBK

            And yet the are going to release one of their phones this year unlocked with stock android. And if what they did to the Xoom is any indication (lockable and unlockable bootloader), this will be the year of the MOTO.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Not my x and my xoom is amazing battery life is great on both too

          • Anonymous

            As long as they don’t lock the hood and void your warranty when you try to change the oil… ;)

          • DBK

            And yet the new Blur seems to perform as well as, if not better than, the new Sense. I think in this case, Blur is the winner.

          • Anonymous

            Blur can never win

          • http://twitter.com/TuxDotKing Avichi Suite

            Sense can’t either. HTC needs to release more phones like the G2, i.e., without Sense.

          • DBK

            I wouldn’t go that far. The new Sense is pretty good. And the even newer version for the Inc 2 will be that much better. Also, the Tablet version is looking pretty sweet.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

            i dont see why you would even bother trying to defend blur, we all know its terrible who are you kidding

          • DBK

            The current Blur is atrocious, yes. The new one is actually quite impressive. And combined with Gingerbread, and it’s just that much better. Don’t hate till you try.

          • DBK

            Which means you just agreed with him…….way to FAIL.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

            well said

  • jake myLock

    bring on something with stock gingerbread and a very good keyboard. i dont care if its LTE cuz i will get that on my xoom for tethering needs. tired of waiting for a worthy droid successor.

  • jake myLock

    bring on something with stock gingerbread and a very good keyboard. i dont care if its LTE cuz i will get that on my xoom for tethering needs. tired of waiting for a worthy droid successor.

    • Anonymous

      Droid 3 is rumored(I know were all tired of that word) to be 4in screen, qwerty, & hopefully that will the stock android device Jha said was coming this year.

      • Pnoymagnetix

        *crossing fingers*

      • Pnoymagnetix

        *crossing fingers*

      • Anonymous

        I think if there’s going to be a stock android phone coming from Motorola it’s going to be whatever the next release of Android is developed on(IE Nexus). That or the stock device has already been released and called the Xoom. Did he say device or specifically a phone? I don’t remember the details.

        • Anonymous

          If i remember correctly it was going to be a phone.

        • Anonymous

          Other than the Nexus series, original Droid, and G1, I don’t believe there are any mainstream Android phones that lack customization from the manufacturer.

          Those skins/services will be what saves Android in a world where every other OS is exactly the same. Where every WP7 and iOS and webOS phone will be no different except in terms of hardware specs, Android devices can be differentiated in terms of their target userbases. Motorola can focus on security with Blur, appeasing business users who would otherwise prefer a Blackberry. On the other hand, Samsung could tweak TouchWiz to appease the needs of media fiends, keeping the theme of Samsung competing almost directly with Apple in many other areas (Galaxy Tab, 9 series laptop, potential Android TV). HTC could cover both media and productivity to limited degrees for the average user who needs to have both.

          Yes, the software sucks now, but over time these manufacturers will get their stuff together (see HTC) and be able to keep up with official Android updates. All the Android Honeycomb tablets coming out are almost carbon copies of each other, something that the manufacturers understand will kill their business if they can’t add their own twist to the device to make it more appealing than those of their competitors. If we embrace differentiation and expand it to be more than just a rethemed launcher (read up about what services Sense provides) while also allowing for unlocked devices if people prefer the Google Experience, Android will be the uncontestedly supeior OS.

  • Anonymous

    It’ll be interesting to see the specs on both of these phones, especially the Dinc2, will it be better than the TB and have us drooling and waiting for that release?? Or will the Merge be none 4g but have a really nice specs?? Ooooh will the phone GODS helps us lol :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

    INCREDIBLE S* NOT 2

    • Danford884

      Incredible S is the European version.

      • WormDoes

        THANK YOU! I keep hearing everyone say Incredible S this and Incredible S that! We’re never going to see that phone in the States people!!!

  • Dan

    It will probably be out before the Thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Droid 3. No whammy!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully no screen shortages this time around!

    • Worm4603

      using slcd this time around, said so at mwc

      • Anonymous

        Seems like nobody can rely on Samsung, even the general consumer.