When we first took a look at the HTC One S, we felt that it was just another Android phone, despite the quality hardware. With today’s introduction of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the same sentiment rings true.
All the specs you’d expect are present and accounted for, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC’s Sense 4 overlay, but I have yet to find a really stand-out feature on this third-generation device.
Of course, Droid Incredible 4G LTE (what a mouthful) owners will enjoy 4G LTE speeds courtesy of Verizon, which is a huge step up in its own right, but LTE will soon be a standard so we can’t get too excited over it. And since HTC made this bad boy, it will certainly come packed with Beats Audio integration.
Past that, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 powers the device, with a 4-inch qHD LCD display up front and an 8-megapixel camera round the back. There’s also a front-facing camera for video chat, but what is actually kind of cool is a new feature called HTC Video Pic. Essentially, it lets you snap pictures while you’re recording HD video, like you would on some new point-and-shoots.
You’ll have an extra 32 GB of external storage as an option, and the mobile hotspot feature supports up to 10 devices. Pricing and availability are still quite unclear, but the phone will be available in Verizon stores and online in “the coming weeks.”
HTC Corp, (TAIEX: 2498) produces smartphones running the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems for themselves and as an OEM to other manufacturers. Since launching its own brand in late 2006, the company has introduced dozens of HTC-branded products around the world. The company recently introduced the HTC diamond to compete with Apple’s iPhone. Founded in 1997 by Cher Wang, Chairwoman, and H T Cho - former CEO who is a chairman now, HTC made its name as...