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Droid Incredible 4G LTE By HTC Coming To Verizon (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/07/2012 7:17 pm Updated: 05/08/2012 10:26 am

New Droid Incredible

It's been awhile since we've had Incredible news, but here we go: Verizon and HTC have announced a new Droid Incredible smartphone, to be released in "the coming weeks."

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE by HTC (as it has been officially dubbed) comes with a 4-inch super LCD display, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") with HTC's familiar Sense interface.

And here, ladies and gentlemen, is your first look at the DI4GLTEbyHTC (as all the cool kids are calling it):

htc droid incredible

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE by HTC looks a lot like another HTC smartphone that was just released: the HTC One S, an excellent new smartphone just released on T-Mobile. That phone packs a little more power, with a 1.5GHz processor, and is a bit larger, with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display; but the two phones do share an operating system and are close to the same size, so comparisons are inevitable.

With the announcement of the new Droid Incredible for Verizon, all four major U.S. carriers now have the newly redesigned, refreshed HTC smartphones. AT&T has the HTC One X, T-Mobile has the HTC One S, Sprint outed the Evo 4G LTE, and now Verizon's got its Droid Incredible. HTC has promised that its phone lineup this year would be more focused and its offerings more refined; if the One S and One X are any indication, the Taiwanese phone-maker's promise is good. Those two smartphones are excellent and have been almost universally hailed by mobile reviewers as such.

Critical acclaim does not always guarantee high sales, however, something that HTC desperately needs after two financial quarters marked by steep losses and slow user uptake of its smartphones. After a brief reign as the top smartphone manufacturer in America last fall, HTC's sales have fallen sharply, eclipsed by the launch of the iPhone 4S and a wave of Android offerings from Samsung.

With new, greatly improved smartphones on all four major carriers, HTC appears ready to jump back into the ring and battle Samsung and Apple. With Verizon supposedly pushing 4G LTE phones over the 3G iPhone, and with no legitimate flagship Android smartphone on Verizon having been released since January, the Droid Incredible seems well-poised to live up to its moniker.

Verizon has not announced a price or a solid release date for the new Incredible just yet, but it did confirm in a press release that it will be in stores "in the coming weeks".

Below, check out a few views of the HTC One S, a phone for T-Mobile that the new Droid Incredible is destined to be compared to.

  • The HTC One S.

    Front view of the HTC One S. The 4.3-inch screen features a terrific Super AMOLED display, though early reviews say the glass on front is prone to scratches. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S: App Menu

    The app menu on the HTC One S. The One S runs Android 4.0, or "Ice Cream Sandwich." Android 4.0 is a must if you're buying a new Android smartphone. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S: Recent Apps

    Multi-tasking on the One S features an attractive "Recent Apps" button. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S

    Back view. The aluminum unibody back is prone to nicks. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S

    Impressive viewing angles. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S

    Using the impressive camera on the HTC One S. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S vs. iPhone 4S

    The One S is noticeably slimmer and lighter than the iPhone 4S. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S vs. The iPhone 4S

    The One S is a larger phone than the iPhone 4S, though it's lighter in the hand. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S vs. The iPhone 4S

    Side views comparing the two phones. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S

    Side view. On the right side, it's just a volume rocker. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S

    Side view. On the left side, it's just a micro-USB port for charging. No HDMI out for the One S. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • HTC One S

    Top view. The screen-lock button and a headphone jack sit on the top. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • HTC One S

    Three permanent buttons on the bottom of the phone: a back button, a home button, and the Recent Apps menu. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, Nokia Lumia 900 & HTC One S

    Side-by-side. The One S is the thinnest and lightest of the bunch. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • The HTC One S, Nokia Lumia 900 & Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

    Side-by-side. The One S is closest to the camera. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: The iPhone 4S

    Camera test. We're pitting the iPhone 4S against the One S. I prefer the 4S, though the One S is solid as well. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: HTC One S

    Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: The iPhone 4S

    Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: HTC One S

    Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: iPhone 4S

    Front-facing camera. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Photo Test: HTC One S

    Front-facing camera. Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Camera Test: iPhone 4S

    Image credit: The Huffington Post.

  • Camera Test: HTC One S

    Image credit: The Huffington Post.

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