There’s no doubt about it- As the HTC Incredible launched it instantly became the best phone offered by Verizon Wireless and arguably the best phone in America. Even though the Incredible sits at the top of the list, does it fit your needs and fill your desires? In our solid review of the Incredible you will have all the information you will need to make that decision.
In todays world where gadgets are king and their functions decide their worthiness we will delve straight into the gadget side of the HTC Incredible. The software running the phone is the Android 2.1 and sporty HTC Sense. In recent Verizon Droid attempts many complaints have been made about how laggy the systems were but HTC ramped up the power for the new phone and it performs smoothly and quickly.
On now to a few of the “new” gadgets the the Incredible offers. The first one to check out has already been used in other Droid phones but we will still keep it as a cool feature here in the Incredible, and it is the Google Navigation. With Google Maps and turn-by-turn directions there will never be an excuse to be lost or having to stop at a gas station and ask for directions.
Also, an improved feature is the upgraded Voice-to-Text. I know a lot of phones are now boosting about their VTT feature but the Incredible does it like none other. Everything now from emails to text messaging or even navigating the web can be done easy with VTT.
Live Wallpapers is another neat addition to the Android 2.1 system. This is either something you will die to have or make you no difference.
HTC Sense software brings a lot of sleek features that completely one-ups the Apple Iphone including the Weather widget and Friendstream, which keep you updated on all your social networks.
The HTC Incredible boasts an upgraded browser and extremely fast web browsing. Is the font a little small? Well, with the all new pinch-to-zoom function.
Wrapping up the software section I will go ahead and touch on one little thing. Currently the Incredible can be tethered to a laptop and Internet can be shared but soon when the new Android 2.2 software comes out you will be able to use the Incredible as a WiFi hot spot powering up to 8 devices. Now, isn’t that uber cool?
Moving on over to the hardware side, the Incredible had a new high performing 1GHz Snapdragon processor with many ROM/RAM memory improvements. One such improvement is the industry leading 8GB of on board memory with a Micro-SD slot capable of supplying 32 more gigs! That by itself is mind boggling for such a small device measuring 1/2″ thick and weighing only 4.5 ounces.
The phone also has an on-board FM radio to use with your 3.5mm headphone jack. This is great for when you want to catch some local entertainment. When you are not enjoying the tunes from your radio maybe you could shoot some pictures of the sunset on the beach with the upgraded 8mp camera/camcorder.
All of this power plus every app that Droid has is packaged in one of the most modest yet edgy phones. And you wondered why the HTC Incredible has a big such a huge buzz with people flocking to it. Now you know. It is everything you could expect or ever want in one sleek machine.