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Back at the beginning of May, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE was made official, with Verizon's press release stating that the device would be available in the "coming weeks." Well, it's now July, and it looks like those "coming" eight weeks have finally reached their end - Big Red has at long last announced that the device will go on sale on July 5th, just as expected.

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The handset, shown above in all its Sense 4.0 glory, won't exactly be the biggest or most powerful device on the market - its processor is dual-core, and its screen is only a 4-inch qHD model. Here's the spec list:

  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
  • 1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery
  • Sense 4.0 on top of ICS
  • NFC

Not quite as... incredible as we'd like, but hey, to each their own. Once it goes on sale, the Incredible 4G will cost you $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (because who doesn't love those?) and with a two-year contract.

We're sure the press release will be able to make the phone sound a bit more exciting.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Announced earlier this year at the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 show, the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting July 5.  Customers who rely heavily on their mobile devices will find everything they need in the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Running the latest version HTC Sense® 4, HTC’s branded user experience, integrated with Google’s™ mobile operating system, Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, customers can take advantage of an enhanced mobile experience and enjoy the latest Android features, as well as the power of 4G LTE speeds.

Every aspiring shutterbug will have something to smile about when they experience the amazing 8-megapixel camera with quick activation from the home screen so customers never miss that perfect shot.  Additionally, HTC Video Pic allows customers to simultaneously shoot HD quality video and take pictures at the same time. Uploading photos or videos onto social networking sites or sharing through e-mail takes only seconds with 4G LTE speeds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 304 markets across the United States.  In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, allowing customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Lifestyle features:

  • Authentic Sound: Customers will benefit from Beats Audio™, an enhanced auto tuning technology that allows users to hear music the way the artist intended. Beats Audio is incorporated across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound and whether watching a video or playing a game, customers are sure to be impressed with the sound quality.
  • Read Later: Active readers who are constantly on-the-go can use the Read Later feature to save online content, such as news articles and website pages, to view later, even when they are offline.
  • Android Beam™: Sharing YouTube videos, Google Maps locations and more with others is faster and easier than ever with Android Beam.  Android Beam is as simple as tapping two compatible phones together for users to instantly share information.

Additional features:

  • 4-inch super LCD qHD display
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card

Price and availability:

  • The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC will be available beginning July 5 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for 149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. 
Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • ProductFRED

    This thing is fail. Not only is it [a tad] slower than the other One X variants, but it's about to be overshadowed by the Galaxy S III. 

    • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

       Glad I preordered the S III.  This phone is garbage compared to it.  I was really hoping to see a good phone from HTC :-/

  • Jammer

    It does look pretty, but screen resolution battery capacity and size dont compare to the SIII. I can deal with lower clock speed, but the other shortcomings are a deal breaker. They might do well with people who have small hands?

  • Mixedemotion624

    The rezound beat this phone expect on snapdragon being 3rd gen

  • Droid
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      ...

      Thanks, BarbarianDroid. 

  • yarrellray

    This would be a great option if it was on Tmobile. On Verizon it won't sell much at all. Plus with Verizon and it's CDMA battery draining network this will have poor battery life count on that.

    • Cipher Zero

      CDMA doesn't drain the battery any more than GSM. What do you think your once-beloved Sprint ran on? Unicorns?

  • Mike Smith

    I still think that if this phone does not do well, Verizon will delay the release of the Galaxy S3. They have done this in the past with other phone releases and I find it ironic that the other carriers have set specific dates for release of their GS3's and Verizon has not. They don't want this phone to flop so they will try to force people to buy it before they release their GSIII. Just my two cents.

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