After months of specs, photos and rumors, the HTC Droid Incredible will officially come to Verizon on April 29 for just $200 with a two-year contract. We pretty much knew everything about this one thanks to an ongoing flow of leaks, but the price is a new piece of news.
In case you missed it, the Droid Incredible is the next big thing in AndroidLand. It’ll feature a big, sexy 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED, an Android 2.1, an updated version of HTC’s Sense UI, a 1 GHz Snapdragon and an 8MP camera, according to PC World.
Design-wise, the Droid Incredible is pretty similar to the Nexus One, but it is essentially a CDMA version of the HTC Desire, which launched last February in Barcelona, Spain. As mentioned earlier, the Droid Incredible has an 8-megapixel camera (as opposed to the Nexus One and HTC Desire’s 5-megapixel cameras).
One difference from the Nexus One is that the Droid Incredible has an optical mouse as opposed to a trackball. Like RIM BlackBerrys, HTC seems to be making a shift from trackball to optical (both the HTC Desire and Legend sport an optical mouse).
The Droid Incredible will run HTC’s updated Sense user interface over Android 2.1. The new Sense user interface offers some useful new functions for easy navigation. One of our favorite feature, called Leap, is an elegant way of handling multitasking. Pinch anywhere on the homescreen, and you’ll jump to seven thumbnail versions of your open pages. From there, you can go to any of those open applications or close out of one.
So, the HTC Droid Incredible has stronger specs, unique hardware and a better user interface than Nexus One and HTC Desire. And until the HTC EVO 4G comes out this spring, the HTC Droid Incredible might just be the best Android phone out there. [via PC World and PhanDroid]