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HTC Incredible Android Phone [Update]

The HTC Droid Incredible is one of the latest super-Android cell phones coming to the market. It’s expected to make a quiet debut the end of April, and little was known about it since it didn’t make an appearance at this years CTIA. The HTC Incredible appears to be very similar to the Nexus One, with a few upgrades.

Like the Nexus One (N1), the HTC Incredible will run on the latest Android 2.1 OS and feature a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and 576 MB RAM. Unlike the Nexus one the processor will be underclocked to 768Mhz (something Apple does), a bigger, better camera at 8 mega-pixels, and an unprecedented 8GB hard drive. It will also come with an FM tuner.

The Incredible will use HTC’s Sense, which is a intuitive user interface based on TouchFLO 3D, and features HTC’s own screens, clock and shortcuts. Users can pinch and view all of the screens on one instead of having to flip through them all. Sense UI has a Friend Stream (similar to the Happenings widget in MotoBlur) which brings together updates from your social networking sites, Flickr and Twitter.

The Incredible uses a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen like that of the Nexus One. The Incredible is yet another in the growing line of Androids to not have a physical keyboard.

Initial reviews state that the HTC Droid Incredible blows the pants off of both the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One.

Processor 1 GHz (underclocked to 768Mhz)Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon ARM CPU
Operating System Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Memory 512MB DRAM
Storage 8GB, microSD expansion to 32GB
Display 3.7 in. AMOLED, 480×800 resolution
Camera 8 mega-pixel with dual LED Flash, and autofocus
Battery 1300 mAh
Size 117.5  x 58.5 x 11.9mm (4.6 x 2.3 x 0.47in)
Connectivity Verizon CDMA network, WiFi b/g
Other FM tuner, HTC’s Sense, GPS, microUSB, Bluetooth, accelerometer, 7 homescreens

From early pictures, the HTC Incredible will sport Verizon’s colors, black and red, with the bright red color found beneath the back cover. The HTC Droid Incredible will be released on April 29th. It’s available for pre-order for $199 (new 2 yr contracts).

For more information and specs visit the Android Army Blog.

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