So far, all information that has leaked about the HTC Incredible shows that the high-end Android OS-based smartphone is going to be offered by Verizon Wireless. However, a new report indicates that it might also be offered by T-Mobile.
The evidence that Verizon is going to carry the model is virtually undeniable; some images of the device that have appeared online show the Verizon logo on the back, and the carrier’s name is on a recently leaked spec sheet.
It’s unclear if it’s a simple clerical error or if the Incredible will be available from both Verizon and T-Mobile. The latter option isn’t impossible; HTC makes models that are offered by multiple carriers, like the HTC Hero.
T-Mobile has made a major commitment to Android OS, as it has five models running the operating system.
Pricing at Last
The entry in Costco’s database also reveals a price tag of $200, fairly average for the launch of high-end smartphone.
Of course, it’s unclear whether this is Verizon’s or T-Mobile price.
A Preliminary Overview of the HTC Incredible
According to information leaking out of HTC and Verizon, the smartphone is going to run Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz processor. It is apparently going to include HTC Sense, the company’s alternate user interface that enhances Google’s standard UI.
The Incredible is expected to support 3G mobile broadband, and include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a GPS receiver.
Other features supposedly include 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot and 512 MB of RAM. In addition, it’s going to have an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flashes, an FM tuner and a 1300 mAh battery.
Coming in Late April
According to an internal document from Best Buy, the HTC Incredible is going to launch April 29. The chain is apparently going to carry the Incredible in stores.