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Droid Incredible 2 Drops on Thursday 4/28 With no Awesome Features

For the life of me I can’t figure out why these Android hardware manufacturers keep putting out sequels to their phones that don’t really offer any next-gen features such as 4G service.  HTC is following in the footsteps of Motorola when it comes to releasing a 2nd-gen version of their Incredible line, which debuted in 2010.  The Droid Incredible 2 doesn’t really deserve that name anymore, because it really isn’t incredible at all.    Sure it’s a little bigger than its little brother (4″ screen), and it will come with a front facing camera (Considering that Android has dropped the ball on video chats this really isn’t a great feature to have yet), but outside of that it’s just a larger version of the original HTC Droid Incredible from last year.

The Droid Incredible 2 doesn’t have 4G capabilities just like the Droid X 2.  I truly can’t fathom why these two heavy hitters in the Android hardware scene are releasing follow-up phones to their 2010 line without including some sort of next-gen feature like 4G connections.  At this point in time I’m still glad that I jumped on the Thunderbolt bandwagon rather than waiting for new phones like the Incredible 2 to drop.  The fact that HTC has omitted 4G connectability is beyond me.  What’s the incentive for first-gen Incredible users to upgrade to the Incredible 2?  There is none unless you’ve become tired of the Incredible’s diminutive size.

HTC Droid Un-Incredible 2

The processor is the same, it doesn’t have 4G, so who gives a sh*t who gives a f*ck?  I guess the one selling point for the Incredible 2 is that it is Global ready, which means it can be used in 200 different countries.  Unless you’re in International business I see no value in this feature.  I’d rather the phone have a robotic arm that can pick my nose while I use it than Global cellular access.  Besides, do you really need to visit other countries in the first place?  Oh well, to each his own I guess.  It just blows my mind that these manufacturers are releasing sequels to their 2010 cutting edge phones that have the same next-gen appeal as Nintendo’s Wii.  You’ve been expecting bigger and better things out of your Android manufacturers…

Droid Incredible 2 Press Release

THE NEXT GENERATION OF INCREDIBLE: DROID INCREDIBLE 2 BY HTC DELIVERS STYLE AND PERFORMANCE TO VERIZON WIRELESS

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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