DROID Incredible by HTC Coming by the End of April to Verizon Wireless

With a name inspired right from superhero comic books, the DROID Incredible by HTC is a phone that will very soon reach the American soil thanks to the Verizon Wireless telecom carrier. The phone will start being available at the end of the month, more precisely on April 29, and it is a combination of Android and HTC Sense, all on a Nexus One-like, 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This is a phone powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that will run Android 2.1 Eclair and will be making everybody confused as to what the connection between them and Motorola’s DROID is. This one right here is a modern-day “regular smartphone,” like so many others out there now. Between this Incredible model and the Nexus One, for instance, the differences are related to the size of the sensor that their camera have, DROID Incredible by HTC being an 8 MP snapper, or the fact that the Nexus One was very well marketed. Other than that, users will get the same GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g phone, with an optical joystick for easier webpage navigation through all the 480 x 800 pixels. Pre-orders from Verizon Wireless start on April 19 and, as I have already told you, it will start shipping on April 29. The price for one DROID Incredible by HTC will be of USD199 after a USD100 mail-in rebate. This is, of course, if users sign a two-year contract. The rebate will be received by future customers in the form of a debit card. Also, the DROID Incredible users will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. These cost $39.99 and $29.99 per month, respectively. After the phone is released, Verizon Wireless will be making available two new, exclusive apps that will get along just fine with the DROID Incredible by HTC. The NFL Mobile app and the Skype mobile app, which have very intuitive names.


Vodafone – Ditching the HD2 for iPhone

hd2tinyhtcHere’s an interesting one. Vodafone, which is one of the few carriers in the world right now with access to HTC’s HD2, is reportedly not going to stock the handset any longer once its current supply evaporates. The reason? Why, that’s a fantastic question! According to a company spokesperson, there has been a “massive amount of interest” in the big-screen mobile, with initial stock “selling out quickly and subsequent deliveries used to fulfill backorders.” Call us crazy, but it seems a wee bit foolish to can a product that’s selling well — unless, of course, Voda has a certain amount of iPhones that it’ll be required to sell just a few months from now (or else buy ‘em itself). Whatever the case, we’re told that the operator “will not [be] re-stocking the HTC HD2 for general consumer sales once current stock runs out,” so if you’re jonesing for one, ten minutes ago would’ve been a great time to buy.