It is official - as of today you can guarantee that a brand new shiny HTC Incredible will find a new home in your pocket on launch date - April 29th.

Incredible is regularly priced at $299 with a $100 mail-in rebate but if you head over to your local Best Buy store and preorder it, you will only have to pay $199 (+tax) out of pocket, $50 of which is due at the time of your visit.

There are no mail-in rebates to worry about when you deal with Best Buy, however, which is exactly why I got my HTC Hero there last October and will do it again with my next phone. The $50 you have to pay at preorder time will be simply converted to a Best Buy giftcard which you'll be able to apply to the phone's price on April 29th.

Here is what a search for HTC Incredible currently shows on Bestbuy.com:


To recap, here are Incredible's beefy specs:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 8MP camera with autofocus
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 512MB ROM and 512MB RAM
  • 3.7" WVGA 480×800 px OLED touch screen
  • Sense UI
  • 312 min talk time / 149 hours standby time
  • 4.59oz
  • Android 2.1

…are some related videos of the phone from Youtube:

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