The HTC Droid Incredible 2, its official name still unknown, is the upcoming yet still unannounced sequel to the original HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon. The Droid Incredible 2 is based on the very official HTC Incredible S, a device that was announced back in February at Mobile World Congress.
Update: Read our Droid Incredible 2 Review with Video.
Verizon’s version of the device will supposedly sport a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 which is the same processor as the HTC ThunderBolt, a 4-inch WVGA TFT display, 768MB RAM, an 8MP camera with dual-Xenon flash, and a TI audio chip with surround sound. It will also likely feature global capabilities, which means it can go anywhere.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Droid Incredible 2 will not be getting an LTE radio meaning it won’t be compatible with Verizon’s new 4G LTE network.
Below is all the information we have on the HTC Droid Incredible 2. We’ll continually update this page as more information about the HTC Droid Incredible 2 becomes available.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Release Date
While neither HTC or Verizon have confirmed an official release date, speculation rests on April 21st as the day that the Droid Incredible 2 will hit shelves. This is believable as the original Droid Incredible just hit the end of its life (EOL) and will no longer be sold by Verizon. EOL designations generally mean that something new is on the way.
Update: The HTC Droid Incredible 2 now has an official release date: April 28th.
What is the HTC Droid Incredible 2?
The Droid Incredible 2 is the U.S. version of the HTC Incredible S and the sequel to the original HTC Droid Incredible. It’s thought to be a global device without 4G LTE capabilities and from leaked photos, it appears to be an upgraded version of the original Droid Incredible, keeping the same form factor with some upgrades sprinkled in.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Hands-On Video
The Droid Incredible 2 has yet to leak out on video, so this is the next best thing, a hands-on video of the HTC Incredible S courtesy of PhoneDog.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Features
Global capabilities: This means that the Droid Incredible 2 will be capable of taking the advantage of wireless services in more than 220 countries meaning, those that travel will only have to rely on their one phone and one number and at the end of the month, only have to deal with one bill. Very convenient.
Upgraded specifications: While the Droid Incredible 2 will keep the same, familiar factor that the Droid Incredible had, it will also receive some new and welcomed upgrades in the spec department including a front-facing camera and a bump to a 4-inch display.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Availability and Pricing
The HTC Incredible 2 doesn’t have any official release date or pricing but a leaked Verizon roadmap has indicated that it will be out on April 28th. As for pricing, evidence has shown up that indicates that the Droid Incredible 2 will cost $199, a price that will require a new 2-year contract.
Update: The HTC Droid Incredible 2 will hit Verizon on April 28th for $199.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Hands-On, Review Videos
A hardware rundown of the HTC Incredible S, the Droid Incredible 2’s brother, courtesy of Pocketnow. A great look at the hardware and a good foreshadowing of the hardware on the Droid Incredible 2.
An overview of the software on the HTC Incredible S courtesy of Pocketnow. The video gives an extremely through rundown of the Incredible S’ version of Android 2.2 including HTC Sense which gives the device access to a bunch of unique widgets as well as 7 different home screens. This will likely be the version that shows up on the Droid Incredible 2.
A fantastic unboxing video of the HTC Incredible S from MrIgorTV. Unlike the Incredible S, the Droid Incredible 2 will feature a Droid red eye bootloader screen when powered on.
Here is said Droid bootloader for the Droid Incredible 2.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 Specs
|Networks:||CDMA 800 and 1900, CDMA 1xEV-DO rev.A|
|Operating system:||Android™ 2.2|
|Display:||4-inch WVGA TFT|
|Camera:||8MP with dual-Xenon flash, front facing camera|
|WLAN:||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|GPS:||Unknown but likely|
|Special features:||Global capabilities, Droid branded, HTC Sense|
|Chipset:||1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655|