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It’s Official – HTC DROID Incredible 2 Launching April 28 for $199

Well folks, there it is.  The DROID Incredible 2 is finally official and will be available this Thursday, April 28 for $199 on a new 2-year contract alongside the DROID Charge. Not that you don’t already know everything there is to know about this device, but let’s do one last refresher.  The Incredible 2 has a 4″ Super LCD screen, 768MB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, same 1GHz Snapdragon processor that’s in the Thunderbolt, HTC Sense 2.1, Android 2.2, and is global-ready.  It’s a welcomed addition to the DROID family.  

THE NEXT GENERATION OF INCREDIBLE: DROID INCREDIBLE 2 BY HTC DELIVERS STYLE AND PERFORMANCE TO VERIZON WIRELESS

DROID Incredible 2 by HTC Available Beginning April 28

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced that DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, will be available beginning April 28 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

DROID Incredible 2 by HTC follows in the footsteps of the popular DROID Incredible by HTC and features the Android 2.2 platform, a crisp 4-inch super LCD display, next-generation 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor and 3G Mobile Hotspot that can connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.  Equipped with the hallmark HTC Sense experience, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC offers advanced personalization options, consolidated email capability and unique camera effects and filters.  With its sleek, all-black design, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC combines functionality and speed into one stylish package. DROID Incredible 2 by HTC is a global-ready Android smartphone, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds.

Additional features include:

  • 8.0-megapixel main camera with dual LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
  • 720p HD video capture plus DLNA® to share multimedia content with a compatible TV
  • Adobe® Flash® Player
  • SRS WOWHD™  surround sound
  • Automatic face detection for more accurate pictures
  • Integrated noise-cancellation technology

Verizon Wireless customers that purchase DROID Incredible 2 by HTC will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.  Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless’ global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

  • Nicholasberry20

    Is any place putting this up for pre-order !?!? I called verizon and they still act like i’am not even spouse to know about it ….

  • Anonymous

    I think by the time we get something like the Sensation or EVO3D from HTC tiered pricing will have kicked in. Even though I like the Incredible 2, I think it’s a good idea to go for LTE with a Dual Core processor if you are going to keep it for two years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797475274 Nadeem Najib Kizi

    Droid-Life forgetting to put their logo in pictures?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535178558 Nathan Massouda

    LOL @ not 4G

  • Devi8

    I don’t understand the need for this phone, Turn off the 4g on the thunderbolt…. BAM…. its a incredible 2, Why waste the time introducing this phone, Keep the smaller screen of the OG, different strokes

    • DanSke

      Amen. Thank you, at least someone else gets it.

      This is a downgrade from the TBolt. Why get something with less features for more money. 4G may not be here for most, but it will come and why not have the capability to utilize it?

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      BETTER BATTERY LIFE

      • DanSke

        If you’re saying the Incredible has better battery life then that has yet to be proven. If I remember correctly, the Original Incredible didn’t fair to well, even with a smaller screen.

        • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

          this is true and yeah that remains to be seen, however it is pretty much the same exact phone as the tbolt like everyone else is saying, with a smaller screen and no lte, two huge factors in the awful battery life the tbolts has. if its just as bad ill eat my words but aside from that aesthetically its much much nicer

          • DanSke

            Yeah to each his own. I personally like the finish on the TBolt better to be honest. Lets hope the battery life is a bit better as it would be a step in the right direction. Certainly all HTC products could benefit from better battery optimization right out of the gates.

          • Industrializeme

            Better finish? I don’t see how a cheap plastic can be considered more aesthetically nicer than an aluminum unibody design like the Thunderbolts. And the Thunderbolts battery life is far from awful, that is a poor choice of words. I get 10-15 hours on it moderate use and thats decent in the smartphone spectrum.

          • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

            stop getting so butt hurt cuz someone dissed your device. its actually a perfect choice of words. i am currently holding the inc 2 in my hands and id agree with you that its quite plasticky and it does seem to be made cheaper. however overall its thinner, lighter and a nice solid black color. wish it was bigger i guess and as for battery life i guess ill wait and see.

  • ViggS

    I may switch from the Thunderbolt to this!

    • YourMomsLooseTwaht

      Is there a slot for sim card?

      • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

        yea

  • JT

    Not enough of a step up from the OG Inc to lure me in considering dual-core and LTE options are almost here, but should be a solid phone all-around.

  • JT

    Not enough of a step up from the OG Inc to lure me in considering dual-core and LTE options are almost here, but should be a solid phone all-around.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ploskonka.1 David Plosk

    an someone clear something up for me? I was holding out for the Tegra 2 processor. But I am tired of waiting. I am thinking of going with the Inc2. I just don’t want something which will be a low end phone in a year or even 2 years. I have an Eris, and while it was fine when it came out, it can barely handle the OS it was upgraded to.

    Do you think the 1GHZ process will date rapidly compared to the Tegra 2?

    • Gg101

      Once Ice Cream (Sandwich), or whatever they decide to call it, comes out you’re gonna wish you had those dual cores. The next version of Android is supposed to offer native support for multiple cores and hardware accelerated UI, like in honeycomb. Then again, who knows how long before we start seeing that software on phones.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ploskonka.1 David Plosk

        Good point. Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      If you want a dual core HTC device, you’ll be waiting a very long time. If you don’t mind going to another manufacturers, I’d defiantly recommend the Droid X2 or wait a little longer for a 4G Motorola device.

  • Billy

    LOL @ all of the spec parrots – no ess it doesnt have 4G or dual core. Um, get the ThunderBolt – same basic phone with a slightly larger screen. You spec chasers tend to forget that not everyone cares about dual core or 4G speed. My wife, for example, loves here DInc but would like a bigger screen like the one on my TBolt. She doesn’t use much data outside of a few apps and some light web browsing and email – 4G is a battery hog whos benefit is totally lost on her. This phone, however, is a great fit – faster CPU, more RAM, and a slightly bigger screen than her Incredible. Will likely have better battery life than the TBolt. I think there are probably a lot more people like her than spec-chasing DROID blog readers (like me) and VZ knows it. This phone is not even remotely a “FAIL”.

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      i couldnt agree more, i think this is a much BETTER phone then the tbolt because of the battery life factor(assuming it is in fact better) i like the sleaker and smaller screen. it will be a great addition to the droid lineup. certainly much better than the samsung charge

    • JT

      I see your point…this phone is a good gift for a girlfriend. WHaahahaha! Only kidding. My gf loves her OG inc (can we call it that now?), but I’ll encourage her to wait for a dual-core/LTE variation for her next one. BUT, for as polished of a phone as the OG inc is and this probably will be, I’d recommend it for *most* people who want the best android experience right outa the box.

  • http://profiles.google.com/amtrombley89 amtrombley89

    FINALLY!!!

  • Gg101

    The Sensation and Evo3D are gonna eat this for breakfast. I wish vzw would get a next gen HTC phone.

    • Anonymous

      Eat it for breakfast how so? Sales? Specs? I don’t think Verizon is hurting in the sales department, therefore Verizon is eating everyones breakfast.

      I do agree however that I would like to see the most powerful, top of the line phones on Verizon.

      • Gg101

        Specs, I’m not a stock holder so I dont really care how much money vzw is making. This is very clearly a generation behind the new HTC phones being announced on other carriers.

      • Gg101

        Specs, I’m not a stock holder so I dont really care how much money vzw is making. This is very clearly a generation behind the new HTC phones being announced on other carriers.

    • EC8CH

      agreed. It is disappointing to see the VZ hardware once again falling behind their competition :-(

    • Dean2359

      I agree with you 100%,I have the bolt but why couldn’t a larger company like verizon have gotten the sensstion,that’s an ass kickin piece of goodness

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      id go with this over the tbolt but not the sensation…..that phones ridiculous, however i dont think htc’s goal was for one product to eat the other for breakfast lunch or dinner (dessert maybe) i think its a great idea and perfect to create different products for different people, kinda the whole point of android. the specs on this phone arent too shabby

  • http://www.facebook.com/element.eight Eric Cloutier

    anyone know the off-contract pricing for people that want to upgrade?

    • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

      I’m guessing around $399 to $449. Any more then that would be stupendously retarded. I believe most people that would want to upgrade would be the original DInc owners and if Verizon Wireless wants to sell these fast, then I would recommend they make the retail price $399, or even lower to $349. It would sell like hotcakes.

  • Scotty89

    I wonder if I can bitch at Verizon enough to get me out of my X and into this DInc2…I miss my original DInc, but the speaker kept blowing and the battery sucked ass. Any word on this devices battery life? If so, I’m gonna be bugging the crap out of Big Red!

    • Anonymous

      i wouldnt count on it they have REALLY tightened up on that kinda stuff. Remember Kellex posted about them charging now if you send back a replacement if there is damage to the phone.

  • EC8CH

    The look of the Incredible is the embodiment of the Droid Brand… robotic awesomeness…

    if only you had 4G and another core :-(

  • Anonymous

    NO LTE???? Now that 4GLTE is up in New Haven, CT I am glad I went with the TBolt

  • Dshudson

    getting for my mom, she has the d1, no 4g is kinda week though, i must say

  • diddy

    Does it do voice over data like the tbolt??

    • ramifications

      No. It doesn’t have 4G, therefore no Voice over LTE.

      • Anonymous

        The thunderbolt has a revised 3g band to do svdo. Basically the thunderbolt will do simultaneous voice and data over 3g and 4G. Even though only data is on LTE.

        • ramifications

          cool! Thanks for the clarification!
          So the thunderbolt doesnt do voice over LTE, but it does voice over 3G data?

    • Anonymous

      isnt that not available yet anyways?

      • diddy

        Yes its available you can do it on the tbolt

    • Anonymous

      it doesn’t have VOIP. you can use data and calling at the same time. just not talk on the 3g/4g

      • diddy

        Thanks I just want to be able to do voice over data….I notice they didn’t say anything about it been able to do it since it basically the same phone without LTE

        • Anonymous

          Same for the thunderbolt too actually.

        • Anonymous

          Same for the thunderbolt too actually.

  • Kevoskee

    Sexy picture but this phone is really no different from the Thunderbolt.

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      better battery life

    • Anonymous

      no LTE

    • Dshudson

      ahhh the TB has 4g

  • http://profiles.google.com/jmyaer Joel Myaer

    I really wanted to want this phone as I love my DINC but after see the specs, I have to say
    it’s more the unincredible 2, sorry HTC love ur phone but come on seriously that’s the best you can do for us Verizon customers, I think you have forced me to pass.

    • Anonymous

      No, the best they can do is the TBolt, which is 100% awesome. And 4G.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jmyaer Joel Myaer

        Oh I like the Thunderbolt don’t get me wrong, my wife has that phone and it is sweet but if HTC
        can release a dual-core over seas (HTC Sensation) then why not one here? This phone needed
        to be HTC’s answer to Motorola’s Bionic

    • Anonymous

      i bet u it gets gingerbread before the thunderbolt.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jmyaer Joel Myaer

        Maybe but android upgrades on Verizon that’s a whole different can of worms

        • Anonymous

          very true… it just rolled out in Italy so hopefully VZW has it and is reviewing it

  • http://profiles.google.com/ronaldramsayii Ronald Ramsay II

    The only reason I’m not getting this is because it’s not LTE compatible. Otherwise this phone is PERFECT!!

    • Anonymous

      Dev’s will port everything everywhere possible, Just dont ask for an ETA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2QSIC2M72JOFETTNGSRQFCFRY EricS

    That is a sweet looking phone

  • MachineGun68

    If it were only 4G

  • Kierra

    Sorry for the triple posts

    • Anonymous

      It’s cool. It’s cool. It’s cool.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    not a bad option for people who cry that 4.3 is too big.

    • Anonymous

      Well… I mean… I wasn’t crying or anything. It just kinda hurt a little…

  • Kierra

    You could at least have the decency to come with 2.3….

  • Kierra

    You could at least have the decency to come with 2.3….

  • Kierra

    You could at least have the decency to come with 2.3….

  • Mr. Joe

    SRS WOWHD is enough to get this phone!

  • Anonymous

    Would seriously consider…if I didn’t have to wait five more months before I can renew.

    • Anonymous

      How to do it. Call 611 and tell them to send you to the winback team. Tell the winback team that you’re really fed up of the mobile phone you have and that its given you a ton of problems and you’re ready to dump Verizon for another carrier unless they give you the option to renew your contract and upgrade your phone today. Viola! instantly you can upgrade today.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

        Yeah… but what would Jesus do?

  • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

    the placement of that front camera is so weird to me…its like they forgot to put it in there so they stuck it in the farthest right corner they could.

  • Yawner

    Yawn..

    • http://twitter.com/joelhaus Joel Neuenhaus

      Nexus S 4G comes out May 8th for the same price — can’t imagine that anyone believes this phone is on par with the Nexus S (care to share your thoughts Kellex?).

      Poor phone selection has seriously dampened my VZW network love.

  • MalakiMills

    Love this Phone!