According to the latest rumors and reports, all signs are pointing to an April 29 launch date for the HTC Droid Incredible. Actually, pending any sort of confirmation from Verizon, all we really know is that "The next chapter in the Droid saga begins April 29th," which could mean a variety of things.
Lately, news on the Incredible has been leaking out at warp speed. So, instead of writing several posts with minimal information, I thought it best to compile several updates in a single article. Here's what's happening on the Incredible front:
Training for HTC Droid Incredible scheduled
Thanks to the AndroidForums we now have images related to training for Verizon store SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) on the HTC Droid Incredible. The first image simply shows that a Webinar is scheduled but that the date and time are to be determined. The second image, which was posted later on Phandroid, shows that SMEs will begin training next Wednesday and Thursday, April 21 and 22 at various times during the day. Also noteworthy is the fact that if you look toward the bottom of the second image you'll see an important message that reads "*Please have your ACTIVATED DROID Incredible by HTC device with you when attending the webinar." So, we know for sure that VZW SMEs will have the coveted device in hand no later than this coming Wednesday.
HTC Droid Incredible specs now live on VZW site
You may remember the VZW staging site which briefly showed the teaser for the Incredible and just as briefly became unavailable unless you had an appropriate login. Well, today (as of this post anyway) there's another live site on the store.verizonwireless.com site that displays more specs for the device. There's nothing on this site that we haven't already seen in previous leaks, but since it's on the Verizon site, it's that much more official. Just in case the site goes down, I've included a screenshot for you to see.
Incredible to be available at Best Buy on April 25?
Remember when the Motorola Devour came out? It launched at Best Buy before it launched at VZW retail stores. This may be the case with the Incredible as well. Once again the AndroidForums have uncovered screenshots of the HTC Incredible, this time residing on Best Buy's internal systems. At the top of the image you can clearly see that the supplier and model in question are VZW and Incredible, respectively. The image is difficult to make out, but if you look toward the bottom under the "General Item Information" section, you'll see an "In Stock Date" of "04-25-10" which lines up with other rumors from the past. Oh, and one more thing, it's even more difficult to make out, but the price is listed as $599.99; just food for thought.
Well, that's it for now. We have two weeks until the "saga begins" and I have a feeling there will be plenty more leakage to come. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.