Evidence is mounting that Verizon will introduce a high-end Android OS smartphone in the near future. The HTC Incredible has not yet been announced, but it will supposedly be almost identical to the Google Nexus One, and sport a large high-resolution touchscreen and a 1 GHz processor.
Verizon’s product database has a new listing: “HTC Inc ADR6300”. Most people are convinced that this is a reference to the HTC Incredible, especially given the other evidence.
In addition, a poorly filmed video demonstrating some of the features of this smartphone has leaked out. This shows it displaying the Verizon logo during boot up. It also helps confirm that this Android-based model will include HTC Sense, this company’s alternate user interface that enhances Google’s standard UI.
A Preliminary Overview of the HTC Incredible
According to information that has leaked out, the HTC Incredible will launch running Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz processor, a high-end combination.
This smartphone reportedly will use a tablet shape with a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) AM-OLED touchscreen. Below this will be an optical touchpad.
The Incredible is expected to support Verizon’s 3G mobile broadband network, and include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
Other features will include a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flashes and a microSD card slot.
A Launch at CTIA Is Possible
The CTIA tradeshow will be held in mid March. This is a popular venue for announcing new models, and the Incredible is a good possibility, considering the number of rumors about it that have been coming to the surface lately.
However, there is no way to be sure, as there have been no reports — official or not — giving possible release dates.