If the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not the phone for you and you are ready for something new, then the DROID Incredible 4G LTE, which became available today, is not a bad option. At $149, it packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4″ screen, NFC chip, 4G LTE radio, runs Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0, and should be one of Big Red’s most efficient phones yet. We unboxed it already if you are interested in watching that magic go down, but our full review will happen over the next week or so.
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Our DROID Incredible 4G LTE review unit arrived this morning from Verizon, so we decided to take it for a quick spin to get you all caught up on it, again. I say “again” because this is the third or fourth time that we have had our hands on this phone in the last two months, but now that it will finally arrive this Thursday, it needed one more official tour.
You all know the specs and price ($149), so jump below and into our video and gallery. (more…)
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. (more…)
HTC confirmed this afternoon via Twitter that the DROID Incredible 4G LTE will launch next week. We first reported this news earlier in the week and are excited at the thought of finally getting this phone back in our hands. While the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus are still two of the hottest phones around, we have heard from a number of readers who are interested in the Inc 4G. After spending plenty of quality time with it back in May, we can understand why they would be.
According to Verizon, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE will finally launch on July 5. We first reported this as the next possible target late last week, so we aren’t surprised to see it come out this morning. One thing we are still surprised about is the fact that this phone will launch 2 months after it was officially announced back at CTIA in early May. Will we ever know the specific reason for the hold-up? Probably not. If I were a betting man, the first thing I would look to is Share Everything plans as being reason #1. It wouldn’t have made much sense for Big Red to push a new phone knowing that they had major plan changes just around the corner. With this phone now launching in July and Share Everything happening the week prior on June 28 (this week), they get to lock some upgrades and new customers into these new plans.
Pricing is showing up as $199 on 2-year contract, but there is still a chance that a $50 rebate will be attached, dropping the price to $149. With the Galaxy S3 a much more impressive phone on the spec front at $199, I would hope that HTC and VZW wouldn’t let this phone try and compete with it. (more…)
Yesterday we received word that the DROID Incredible 4G LTE would not be making its debut in the month of June and would instead arrive some time in July. We were hesitant at first to buy into the idea that Verizon and HTC would push it out that far, but additional sources of ours have said the same thing today. July 5 is now being thrown out as a likely target, however, I’m not sure that you should put any money on that being final until Verizon says it is.
I wouldn’t necessarily call this a delay, since we were only told that it would be released in the “coming weeks” back during its announcement at CTIA. It just seems odd that this still hasn’t been released two months after it was announced. Had the Incredible 4G LTE made its way into stores at the beginning of June, it would have had a solid jump start on the Galaxy S3. The first week of July is only days before the GS3 is released – good luck.
Some Verizon stores received signage for the yet-to-be-released DROID Incredible 4G LTE over the weekend. Unfortunately for those waiting to get their hands on the device, a release date did not accompany them. Our sources have told us that Big Red is targeting June 21 for the non-One series device, but until we hear something official publicly, there is still a chance that that could change.
To bring everyone up to speed, the Incredible 4G LTE was announced by VZW back on May 7 at CTIA in New Orleans with an open-ended “coming weeks” release time frame. Here we are over a month later and the wireless giant remains silent on the matter. We aren’t exactly sure if this slow movement has something to do with the new Samsung Galaxy SIII launch which could happen before the end of June, or if there is a problem with the device. We know that Verizon is meticulous in its release schedules, so we have to assume that they have some reason for this madness. Signage arriving in stores is always a good sign though.
With no release date (other than one from us) officially announced by Verizon, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC (longest name ever?) is stuck in limbo. From what we know, there are still some tests being done, but the phone should be here this month, likely around the 21st.
If this is still the device for you and not the Galaxy SIII, we wanted to show you a little love this morning. A friend of ours sent over this video of the device’s boot animation, a speed test, and a look at how video plays on its 4″ screen. None of this is all that new, as we had our hands all over it a couple of times at CTIA, but again, we simply wanted to give future Inc 4G owners something to drool over. (more…)