[UPDATE] Hey guys, we’ve reported on the new release date and naming information! Be sure to follow that link for the latest details. Also note that the staging site is now password protected. They’re onto us!
This is as good as it gets! It’s easy to dismiss all of the other evidence of the HTC Incredible’s existence up until this point, but something “incredible” has appeared out of nowhere today. An official staging site on the Verizon Wireless server is being used to set up a huge reveal for the HTC Incredible.
Currently, the site shows a pretty good promotional picture of the phone and a field that you can submit your email into for receiving updates about the phone. No release date yet, but a “coming soon” tag still gives us hope that a late April/Mid-May day could be on its way. There was also this piece of fine print:
Activation fee/line:$35 ($25 for secondary Family Shareplan lines w/2-yr Agmts).
IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Customer Agreement, Calling Plan & credit approval. Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 on Advanced Devices) & other charges.
Device capabilities: add’l charges & conditions apply. Offers & coverage, varying by service, not available everywhere. Some applications not available at this time.
By submitting the form, I agree that Verizon Wireless may contact me via email about the information I’ve selected above. I also agree that I am at least 13 years of age.
Other than that, the site is pretty bare, but there’s no denying it now: The Incredible is on its way and it’s coming to Big Red. I’m not particularly familiar with Verizon’s pricing across all their phones, but it looks like you will have to pay $35 on top of whatever the Incredible ends up costing to get it activated.
Everything else is pretty much a given. This is very exciting and I’m sure most of you who got put off by the fact that a Costco inventory system listed the Incredible with T-Mobile
as the vendor should be delighted to hear this. As usual, as soon as more flows in we’ll update you as soon as we can (that’s if our fingers don’t fall off).
Are you hyped yet?
[UPDATE]: If you look closely at the date on the picture of the phone, it says Wednesday, May 5th. Could we be seeing this thing early May? One can dream. We’ll keep this date in mind, though, until more concrete date information comes spiraling our way.