Does the Verizon HTC DROID Incredible mean there will be no Nexus One?
Details and specs of the HTC DROID Incredible were revealed this week and it should be launching on Verizon Wireless this month. The Nexus One hasn't yet made it to Verizon and with the better specs of the Incredible, is the Nexus One DOA?
I am quite pleased with my Google Nexus One that I bought in January and back when they released it Google also stated that it would be coming to Verizon Wireless here in the US. The Google phone page has shown that the Nexus One was coming soon to Verizon Wireless and Vodafone for a few months and actually states Spring 2010. We are now in Spring, yet there still remains no word on the Nexus One. However, the HTC DROID Incredible will be coming to Verizon Wireless soon and Engadget spotted it on the Verizon website before Verizon hid it from view.
Specifications for the HTC Incredible include:
3.7 inch 480x800 WVGA OLED display
8 megapixel camera
Android 2.1 with Google Experience
8GB internal memory w/ microSD card slot
1 GHz Snapdragon processor
Dimensions: 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches and 4.59 ounces
Speculation is that the device may be available as soon as 29 April. I have no idea if this means the Nexus One is DOA, but the DROID Incredible has a very similar form factor with better specs so I don't see why you would buy a Nexus One on Verizon unless there was a major price difference.
I believe the included 8GB internal memory is a first for a Google Android device and may make the limited internal memory for application storage a thing of the past. The 8 megapixel camera is quite an upgrade too and I look forward to hearing how it works.
In other Verizon Wireless news, they announced that the new NFL Mobile application is now available for select phones, including the DROID, DROID ERIS, Moto Devour, several BlackBerry models, various LG models, and the Samsung Rogue. I imagine this means it will also be available for the DROID Incredible too. There is no Palm Pre Plus version available, but maybe we will see it in time for the 2010 season. Sprint used to offer this, but Verizon won the contract for it starting this year. The best part is that the NFL Mobile application is FREE for the 2010-11 season as long as you download it before the end of the year.
The NFL Mobile application features:
Exclusive coverage of the 75th NFL draft April 22-24
Prospect profiles, blogs and mock draft analysis
Access to live NFL games
News, updates and breaking info
Dedicated team pages and video
Custom view and information
My Seahawks team is not very good, but I am still a local fan and enjoy following the action.