Just when we thought Verizon was left uninvited to the HTC party this year, Big Red unveiled a teaser page for a new HTC handset. Continuing on the carrier’s traditional Droid path, loyal subscribers will be treated with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE.
The “Droid Does” website reveals the innards of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, which will see the phone sporting a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch qHD LCD screen, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 1,700mAh battery, Sense 4, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On the multimedia front, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE gets a high-speed 8MP rear camera to take rapid-fire shot sequences, a VGA front camera, and Beats Audio software enhancement. We’re not counting on a Beats headset being included inside the package, though.
While Verizon hasn’t set any launch date yet for the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the website — before being taken down — listed the price of the device at $299 with a 2-year contract. Technically, it’s the price that Verizon traditionally sets for high-end devices, such as the Motorola Droid Razr or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but the specs of the phone sort of belong in 2011. It’s worth to note that Verizon has just slashed the price of the Galaxy Nexus by $100 as well to match Sprint’s recently launched Galaxy Nexus.
With AT&T and Sprint pricing the HTC One XL and HTC EVO 4G LTE at $199 – both phones have better specs, by the way – it’ll be a tough job convincing people to choose the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. But Verizon does have one of the better 4G LTE services in the country. Is that the premium that customers have to pay to get Verizon’s latest flagship device?
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I’ve been waiting and available to upgrade since Aug 2011, and Verizon has not had a real stand out high end phone since before then. so yes, I’m a little impatient. This price seriously makes me second guess re-upping with VZW. if you are an android fan, and HTC specifically, like myself how do u choose this over a ONEx for $199…seriously?
You don’t, you choose the Rezound. Still about the best android on the market. Nexus is nice, but weak hardware, and Razr Maxx doesn’t have anything but a big battery to beat the Rezound. I don’t know why anyone would choose this, outside of ICS, which is already available on Rezound via leak, and will be OTA soon.