Official: HTC Droid Incredible 2 Lands at Verizon on April 28th for $199


April 28th had long been in our minds as the day we would see the HTC Droid Incredible 2 hit Verizon’s shelves, and with the date only a few days away Verizon has finally hit us with the official announcement. The Droid Incredible 2 will cost the expected $199.99 on-contract when it arrives in stores this Thursday. This is more or less the phone known as the Incredible S in other parts of the world, featuring a 4-inch Super LCD display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and dual cameras. It isn’t a 4G device (that’s the Droid Charge, launching the same day), but it does take advantage of its 3G prowess with mobile hotspot capabilities. The full press release is below.


DROID Incredible 2 by HTC Available Beginning April 28

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced that DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, will be available beginning April 28 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

DROID Incredible 2 by HTC follows in the footsteps of the popular DROID Incredible by HTC and features the Android™ 2.2 platform, a crisp 4-inch super LCD display, next-generation 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor and 3G Mobile Hotspot that can connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Equipped with the hallmark HTC Sense™ experience, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC offers advanced personalization options, consolidated email capability and unique camera effects and filters. With its sleek, all-black design, DROID Incredible 2 by HTC combines functionality and speed into one stylish package. DROID Incredible 2 by HTC is a global-ready Android smartphone, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds.

Additional features include:
· 8.0-megapixel main camera with dual LED flash
· 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
· 720p HD video capture plus DLNA® to share multimedia content with a compatible TV
· Adobe® Flash® Player
· SRS WOWHD™ surround sound
· Automatic face detection for more accurate pictures
· Integrated noise-cancellation technology

Verizon Wireless customers that purchase DROID Incredible 2 by HTC will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access. Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless’ global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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  1. im going to wait fir sensation, this is no different than my current incredible.

    1. Better processor.
      Better & bigger screen.
      More storage.
      More RAM.
      Bigger battery.

      What exactly classifies as “different” in your distorted world?

      1. 1.3MP FFC.

        yep sounds like the same exact phone to me.

        1. If it had Dual Core, I’d be first in line. I want a new phone but I don’t want to wait another 2 years behind the curve.

      2. yeah, different…but not different enough. With some great phones not far out on the horizon, settling for the Inc.2 when you already have a DInc. doesn’t seem worth being tied to it for another year+. The original Incredible is a very capable phone that can hold up until a phone comes around that’ll just blow em all away.

        1. I’m pretty sure the Inc 2 isn’t meant to be an upgrade for Incredible owners just like how the Desire S wasn’t an upgrade for Desire owners.

          They’re good, solid phones for people hopping onto the Android bandwagon.

    2. doesn’t it have newer sense also than current Inc’s? Also it will see Gingerbread before the Inc1’s too i bet.

    3. how about it doesnt have the right upgrades to get over your old Incredible since there are upgrades just ones that are not enough it is really a budget android compared to others coming out yet you are paying a premium price.

  2. That’s disappointing. I guess this isn’t a world phone after all?

    1. “DROID Incredible 2 by HTC is a global-ready Android smartphone, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds.”

      1. Nice, thank you. Was avoiding reading the press release and searched for the wrong words.

  3. Not due for an upgrade till December since i got the Inc1 @ launch… Anyone know any tricks how i can get VZW to let me upgrade to this on the 28th rather then wait and not pay full price?

    1. add a line and put a junk phone on your current line…switch phones so you have same number. adding a line, you will only pay $12 extra a month.

      1. $12 a month for two years is close to $300. Might as well buy the phone off contract.

    2. You may have to sell, or trade it in… At least it will knock some dough off of it.

  4. That thing looks like a Rugged phone.

  5. How much will it cost flat out? I just bought a Droid X because i couldn’t stand the iPhone, but now i want this – i’m still in my 15 day window – if anyone know please respond.

    1. There was/is an Amazon pre-order screen, where I thought I saw $500.

  6. sensation isn’t coming to verizon so its this or the TB for now…

    1. wish sensation was coming to vzw…not hearing great reviews of tbolt and not necessarily want to lock in to 2 more years on 3g

  7. The next generation? it looks like, by the specs, that it is the same generation. I have the original Droid Inc and it has all those specs, except for the 4″ screen. So the singular reason for upgrading to this would be the bigger screen? Might as well just go with the Thunderbolt and get 4G while your at it.

    This is a very solid refreash, but next gen? C’mon Verizon.

    1. The Droid Incredible 2 is by no means a bad phone by the looks, however its missing some key features that I would like to see.

      This article discusses them pretty well; http://www.getyourgadgetsgoing.com/2011/04/26/verizon-gets-droid-incredible-2-is-it-worth-it/

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