When we first reported news that Best Buy would carry the white DROID Incredible 2 some two days ago, a release date for it was still up the in air. Well, folks – August 21 is the day. You can head into a store on Sunday with $149 in your pocket and walk out with this BBY exclusive color. Aside from Android version and its shiny white skin though, there are no real differences between this and the original Incredible 2 (same processor, dual cameras, no LTE). It will start-up for the first time out of the box with Android 2.2 on it which we’re finding to be odd. Hopefully the Gingerbread update is made available immediately following, since the last thing we need is another fragmentation bullet point to start over something as silly as a color change.
White DROID Incredible 2 by HTC on Verizon Wireless Network Lands Exclusively at Best Buy on Aug. 21
MINNEAPOLIS, August 18, 2011 – More exclusives are coming to Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, this time with the white version of the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC on the Verizon Wireless network. The smartphone launches nationwide in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and online at BestBuy.com/Mobile on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Similar to the original DROID Incredible 2 that launched in April, the white version features the Android 2.2 operating system, 4″ WVGA touch screen, 8.0MP digital camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera and Mobile Hotspot capability. It retails for $149.99 with new, two-year activation.
Best Buy Mobile has set a precedent of bringing exclusive phones and colors to the market, supporting its commitment to delivering a better choice of phones and networks. Best Buy Mobile is also focused on delivering straightforward pricing featuring no mail-in rebates; impartial, informed advice with a non-commissioned sales staff; and someone to be there for the life of the phone through key services like Walk Out Working and Geek Squad Black Tie Protection.
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