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Verizon Makes It Official, DROID Incredible 4G LTE Launches July 5 for $149

The DROID Incredible 4G LTE, two full months after it was announced, will be made available July 5 for purchase (this Thursday). It will drop in at $149 after a $50 rebate on new 2-year contract, just as we reported back in May. Nothing has changed about the device since we had our hands on it at CTIA, which means it should still be one heck of a mid-range device. The new Incredible has a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, runs Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC’s Sense 4.0, an 8MP camera, and runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. 

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DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE By HTC Available Beginning July 5 Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network

Power, Sophistication and Speed Come Together in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Announced earlier this year at the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show, the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 5.  Customers who rely heavily on their mobile devices will find everything they need in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Running the latest version HTC Sense® 4, HTC’s branded user experience, integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, customers can take advantage of an enhanced mobile experience and enjoy the latest Android features, as well as the power of 4G LTE speeds.

Every aspiring shutterbug will have something to smile about when they experience the amazing 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot.  Additionally, HTC Video Pic allows customers to simultaneously shoot HD quality video and take pictures at the same time. Uploading photos or videos onto social networking sites or sharing through e-mail takes only seconds with 4G LTE speeds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 304 markets across the United States.  In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, allowing customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Lifestyle features:

  • Authentic Sound: Customers will benefit from Beats Audio, an enhanced auto tuning technology that allows users to hear music the way the artist intended. Beats Audio is incorporated across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound and whether watching a video or playing a game, customers are sure to be impressed with the sound quality.
  • Read Later: Active readers who are constantly on-the-go can use the Read Later feature to save online content, such as news articles and website pages, to view later, even when they are offline.
  • Android Beam: Sharing YouTube videos, Google Maps locations and more with others is faster and easier than ever with Android Beam.  Android Beam is as simple as tapping two compatible phones together for users to instantly share information.

Additional features: 

  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD memory card

Price and availability:

  • The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available beginning July 5 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for 149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services at 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 largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

  • Chris

    I Wonder When This Phone Is Coming In White…

  • feztheforeigner

    They failed to mention off contract pricing. This is all that matters to me now that Share Everything plans are live…

  • Jason James

    Verizon will use this for people who want an i*hone and don’t want a big screen. if the the new one has a 4-inch and LTE they will shove this phone down peoples throat because it costs them less

  • donebrasko

    So performance quality and feature wise this phone its up to par with sgs3? Its only a50 dollar difference

  • Aaron Burroughs

    I actually was duped enough to buy the charge, One of the worst devices I ever had the displeasure of owning for 300 bucks. And Kellex, why call this a mid range device when it has the specs that rival the nexus?

    • r0lct

      There are certain specs that are required going forward to be a flagship or high end phone. A screen that’s 720p is one of them.

      • Aaron Burroughs

        True… but being someone who sells phones… I would consider it pretty high end considering that the incredible line is one of VZW’s most popular phones. Add to the fact that the screen size is a lot of people’s sweet spot…. its definitely a winner

    • feztheforeigner

      The Nexus is a Nexus. It will always be an exception thanks to its wonderful software.

      • Aaron Burroughs

        Very true… love my nexus

      • BlueLetter

        hahahaha

  • Soofdawg

    Too bad…too late. Preorders of S3 before 6/28 is really going to destroy any chance of this phone succeeding. RIP Incredible 4G…unless you’re free.

  • http://joshbane.wordpress.com/ Josh

    If this phone had a good battery, this would be worth getting. I really like the Incredible 2.

  • http://twitter.com/one4thegooddays Jason Schupper

    Oh man, just watched the commercial…………. is anyone trying anymore?!

    • http://twitter.com/NotAnotherTW Jordan Friedman

      I’m more or less certain that this video will be the one looping on the phones in store.

  • r0lct

    That video was coma inducing. It was like the antithesis of the Moto robot commercials.

  • Murphy

    But does it run Jelly Bean?

    • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

      if it comes with ics, it will likely get jelly bean as an OTA next spring-early summer

      • arturo_bandini

        You’re being optimistic. If it comes with ICS it *might* get Jellybean in Q4 2013-Early 2014.

  • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

    meh

  • Guest

    It’ll be free by August.

    • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

      lol yes

    • Eta508

      wonder what the off-contract pricing will be to start. It doesn’t look like places really drop their pricing of the phone off-contract so unless you want to pick up a used phone, not sure if there is a reason to wait month(s) to purchase for us unlimited plan people

  • swagg

    Hopefully after this releases so will ics for my rezound. Gotta believe they were waiting for this to come out first

    • Chris Clancy

      I remember when I was renting the rezound before the GNex came out and the HTC rep in the store said “Dont worry, ICS for Rezound early Q1 2012. I laughed in his face because I knew that was never going to happen…. here we are approaching Q3. Sorry you still have to wait ….

      • Sobr0801

        Been using it since I March *edit*

  • http://twitter.com/one4thegooddays Jason Schupper

    I guess the Rezound will see ICS end of July… they probably want to seize new phone sales before backing an older and possibly more dependable unit.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    I’m appreciating the downward price pressure the Galaxy S III is apparently having on phones at Verizon. It was quite rediculous for Verizon to jump typical phone prices from $199 to $299 with the introduction of the Droid Charge back in the day. I’m hoping that things have returned to sanity and all future top tier phones will be priced at $199 or below. I’m quite sure that the Droid Incredible 4G LTE would have launched at a higher price even a month ago otherwise.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      the pressure was placed by other carriers firing up their LTE networks, not by any specific device. The 299 was because they were they only ones with LTE, and they wanted people to pay for that luxury. Now that they need to compete on the network front again, they brought their prices in-line with the other carriers.

      • r0lct

        I think having the exact same phone on multiple carriers still helped. Without a device that directly compared I would bet Verizon would still be pushing $250/$300 for their variant, even if it was $200 on ATT.

        • zepfloyd

          Maybe in the case of the GSIII, but JH is right, the fact that other networks are selling LTE phones at $199 are what’s really driving the price parity overall at this point.

          • r0lct

            Definitely agree, there was definitely an LTE tax as the only carrier. I think the prices would have eventually evened out because of ATT. I just think the SG3 made it happen even faster.

  • Bionicman

    Grrrrrrreat…..moving on when the hell is Verizon going to announce an official release date for Galaxy S3? i can’t wait to get my wife a REAL phone (replacing her iphone4) :P.

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

      Why are so many people concerned about their wife’s phone?

      • Liderc

        I’m always curious about this as well. Don’t these people’s wives have their own brain?

        • Bionicman

          lol she is….not..very….tech savvy. she’d probably be happy with a walkie talkie.

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

            non-tech savvy people should be using iOS

          • feztheforeigner

            ICS is more intuitive than iOS IMHO

          • BlueLetter

            You’d give your significant other an iphone? Good luck with that. You’ll double the price of the the damn thing with a few replacement proprietary connectors or docs. And God have mercy on your soul should they ever drop the thing and want to get the glass replaced…

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

            It’s her plan, her money, her choice. She’s also an Apple user across the board anyway.

            And what I meant was that, generally, people not familiar or who struggle with learning new technology find iOS extremely easy to use/adapt to. Someone like myself on the other hand, I can’t use iOS. It’s too simple

          • BlueLetter

            Well that’s fine for you, but I don’t think that’s this other guy’s situation

        • arturo_bandini

          In my house, car stuff, house stuff, and tech stuff are my responsibility. If my wife wants a new phone/computer/etc she let’s me know and I get it for her. I’ve tried taking her to places to research stuff and she’ll ultimately throw up her hands and declare that she just wants something that works.

      • Sobr0801

        Because we care.

  • s9779

    and the world forgot to care

  • jboogie1289

    …………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

    I sincerely don’t know why I read this site anymore. It used to be for the phone-release hype…but I’m happier than I could have imagined with my Galaxy Nexus. I don’t NEED you anymore, Droid-Life. But I love you!

    • enob

      What a dumb comment

      • Michael Schnider

        EXTREMELY

    • Buy This

      Great comment..thanks for posting! You are an asset to teh internetz.

    • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

      I said this jokingly. And to sing my praises to the GNex…as I’m not one of the people who continually does here. I don’t mean any disrespect to D-L at all. I do indeed love Droid-Life.

      • HTC1

        I understood it Kit and thought it was good. BUT!!!! i have to say i think it time to say bye to the gnex. I can’t take this battery life any longer (not just on the gnex). They say the S4 processor solves the batt problem. Even though i hate the home button and physical keys i think i have to try it. I use my phone for work and it constantly has to be charged. I can’t live like this.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    hmmm….looks solid, but how big is the battery? The maxx is the only LTE phone with battery life that is realistic for my uses :(

    • Steven

      My wife has a Rezound and has no battery issues. She isn’t downloading stuff all the time, but has at least 40% at the end of the day.

      • InyRules

        I could have 40% by the end of the day on my Nexus, but then I journey into my sisters house, which is the land where signal goes to die.