So the day is slowly approaching, HTC’s follow up to the under-powered, under-hyped, bastard offspring DROID device, the Droid Eris will soon be in our grubby mits. On April 29th 2010, HTC will unveil the DROID Incredible on Big Red, for the low low price of $199.99 + 2 year contract – $100 Main In Rebate while supplies last for a limited time only.
So what’s the fuss all about kiddies? What’s so damn INCREDIBLE about the Eris 2?
The HTC Droid Incredible, for all intents and purposes is the Droid Eris on steroids. Let’s take a look at the two.
[Droid Eris from HTC, circa November 2009]
[Droid Incredible from HTC, circa April 2010]
You can see the similarities in design. The Incredible boasts a 3.7″ screen (droid does), AMOLED screen (..fuck) an 8MP camera, 8gigs of interna l memory, and only expandable UP TO 16 gigs (meaning you can only put a 2, 4, or 8 gig MicroSD card in it. Sorry kids). It’s running Android 2.1 with HTC Bloatware…err..i mean Sense UI (more on that later), and has a 1ghz Snapdragon processor-that’s the phones BIGGEST selling point.
The Motorola Droid is running Android 2.1 with a 3.7″ LCD, 16 gigs of memory, and is only rocking a 600mhz processor.
HTC’s Sense UI, while beautiful-is an amazing RESOURCE HOG. That 1ghz snapdragon processor will get dumbed down to 600-700mhz, because of all the processor power Sense takes. Its insane, and the main reason why the Eris is such an epic fail of a phone.
Do I want the HTC Droid Incredble to succeed? yeah. It just means that Android is securing its place as KING of the Smartphone world, one device at a time. Do I think what Motorola has in store later this year for the Droid 2? (droid2.0? droid hd? droid extreme? iphone killer? Droid2? cmon guys we need a name!) will wipe the floor with the Incredible, iPhone G4 and Nexus One combined? According to rumor it will….
just to bring you up to speed-this is the RUMORED specs for Moto’s follow up to their own Messiah phone (literally, it saved Moto from death)
-4.3″ AMOLED Screen (ie: EVO 4G)
-No physical keyboard (..win for some, fail for others.)
-32GB MicroSD (16 internal, 16 expandable? maybe?)
-Full HD Video playback (….blu ray in your phone!)
-8MP Camera with Dual LED Flash (pretty much a given)
-Most recent Android software (2.5 maybe by then?)
if the rumors persist, Motorola will once again KICK THE TAR out of smart phone sales this year. Especially when the Holiday line up will include at least 1 other HTC Android phone, the iPhone HD (on Verizon), the Droid2, and a slew of crappy Windows Phone 6.5 and WP7 devices.
Things are heating up kids.
so my question of the day: HTC Droid Incredible-are YOU switching over to it, or are you waiting for the Droid2 / iPhone / whatever the hell else Verizon throws at us.)