Verizon isn’t really short in HTC devices – with three Android smartphones made by the Taiwanese manufacturer currently being offered by the carrier, namely HTC Droid Incredible 2, HTC Rhyme, and HTC Rezound. But given the fanfare that the HTC One Series has been receiving, it’s quite odd how the biggest carrier in the US seems to be left out in the cold. AT&T and Sprint got their HTC One X, while T-Mobile sports the HTC One S – what new and shiny HTC phone is coming to Verizon?
Without any hype (it sure feels like it), Verizon might be releasing the HTC Droid Incredible 4G, the phone that was once known as the HTC Fireball, at the end of this month. To be precise, April 26 is apparently the date when you’ll be able to purchase the phone. Granted, this is but old news, since the news was leaked a month ago. What we do have for showing is a new “official” rendering of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G and some actual images of the device, coming from Pocket Now and Android Police respectively.
Different from the first image we saw a month ago, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G only has three capacitive buttons, with the search button now nowhere to be seen. Apart from this minor facelift, it’s hard to tell the new render apart from the old.
And here are the alleged hands-on images from Android Police:
Out of the three HTC One Series, it can be said that the HTC Droid Incredible 4G resembles the HTC One S the most in terms of its internals. While the display size is unknown (4-inch is a possibility), it is expected to feature a qHD resolution (much like the One S), as well as a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and 8MP rear camera. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G will come in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flavor.
It’s not certain yet that Verizon will stick with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G name, but if the release date holds up, we should be hearing more from Verizon soon.