A couple of weeks after Verizon inadvertently teased the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE on its DROID Does website, the handset has finally been made officially official. Launching in "the coming weeks," the DROID Incredible 4G LTE packs specs similar to those that were outlined in the aforementioned leak from last month. That means you're looking at a 4-inch 960x540 Super LCD display, 8-megapixel rear camera with another camera around front, microSD slot, NFC, mobile hotspot that can be shared with up to 10 devices and a 1,700mAh battery. The Incredible 4G LTE also features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor under its hood and is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich beneath HTC's Sense 4 user interface. No pricing details were mentioned.
So there's the latest member of HTC and Verizon's DROID Incredible family. The Incredible 4G LTE looks like a nice addition to Verizon's 4G lineup, and it's good to see another 4-inch LTE handset headed to Big Red's shelves for folks that prefer a screen that's a tad smaller than all of the 4.5-inch and larger devices that've been released as of late. We're still in the dark when it comes to the Incredible 4G LTE's price and release date, though we've heard that it could be landing at the end of this month. We'll keep an ear to the ground for more details and pass along anything we get.
HTC And Verizon Wireless Reveal DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE
New DROID INCREDIBLE Offers Advanced Camera Capabilities, Beats Audio and 4G LTE Speeds from Verizon Wireless
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From International CTIA Wireless® 2012, Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the new and exclusive DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will be the twenty third 4G LTE-enabled device currently available on the Verizon Wireless network.
The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE enhances the customer experience by offering high-quality photo and audio capabilities, combined with the power of 4G LTE speeds. Running the latest version of HTC Sense™ 4.0, HTC’s branded user experience integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE brings a sophisticated, pocket-friendly device to America’s fastest 4G LTE network.
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC features Beats Audio™ which is enabled across the entire experience for a rich and authentic sound whether customers watch a YouTube™ video, play a game, or stream music over 4G LTE. Beats Audio allows customers to listen to music the way the artist intended with thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs.
The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE captures life’s special moments with an advanced 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot. Additionally, there’s no longer a need to choose between shooting video or taking photos, HTC Video Pic™ allows users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time. With 4G LTE speeds, sharing photos and video via email, uploading to the cloud or posting to social networking sites is a breeze.
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE is packed with features to make life easier and customizable. Customers can personalize and use lock screen shortcuts to quickly access their four favorite apps. Folders can easily be created on any home screen for additional customization and organization. A Read Later feature allows people short on time the ability to save browser content like news articles and websites that can be viewed later, even while offline. The smartphone is also NFC capable so customers can take advantage of Android Beam™ to quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 230 markets across the Unites States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
4-inch super LCD qHD display
8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery
The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com/ in the coming weeks.