Cellcom ships first LTE phone on Friday for $150 on two-year contract
Cellcom, a provider that uses Verizon's 4G LTE network, has launched its first 4G LTE smartphone on Friday, the HTC Desire 4G LTE. The high-speed network will be available in more than 370 cities across the US. Like the rebranded but otherwise identical Droid Incredible 4G LTE over at Verizon, the handset sports Android 4.0, a 4-inch display with 960x540 resolution, and a 1.2GHz, dual-core Qualcomm processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
Droid, Amaze, Desire, Evo, Incredible, Sensation, others to be updated over summer
HTC has upgraded its Android FAQ page to lay out the timeline over which a number of its handsets will receive upgrades to Android 4.0. Over the next few months, the Droid Incredible 2, Amaze, Desire, Desire HD, Evo 3D, Evo 4G+, and a number of other models are slated to receive an update to the latest version of Android.
Handset bucks the size trend
HTC has brought its latest handsets to CTIA's New Orleans expo, where Electronista had a chance to try out the new Droid Incredible 4G LTE phone that will be headed to Verizon. The handset pairs Android 4.0 with HTC's Sense 4.0 interface overlay, while retaining the classic form of the original Droid Incredible that has been discontinued for some time.
Device passes as PJ53100
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G, also referred to by the codename Fireball, may have passed through the FCC ahead of a formal announcement. The Commission has approved a mystery HTC device referred to by the model number PJ53100, though the test documents do not explicitly reveal the true identity.
HTC Android security flaw acknowledged, fixes due
The Wi-Fi security flaw present in some Android-powered HTC smartphones has been acknowledged by the manufacturer on its support page. When connected to Wi-Fi networks, hackers can take advantage of the flaw to gain security access credentials. The flaw was discovered by researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan and would allow the details to be sent to a remote server on the Internet.
6 more Android phones get bootloader unlock tool
HTC has added six phones to its list of phones which support the vendor's bootloader unlock tool. With it, savvy users and developers can load a modified version of the Android OS firmware that gives them the interface or app control they wanted. The smartphones added to the compatibility list for the tool include the Aria, ChaCha and its Status counterpart, the Desire Z and its T-Mobile G2 equivalent, and the Droid Incredible.
Update arrives months after original promises
Although the Droid Incredible has been discontinued for several months, some users are reporting that Verizon is finally releasing a Gingerbread update for the device. HTC originally announced plans for an Android 2.3 upgrade sometime in September, however the company failed to meet its promise and never disclosed a revised time-frame.
Fresh rumors, press shots surface
HTC's unannounced Vigor handset may be set to arrive on the market as the Droid Incredible HD, according to an alleged Verizon memo. It remains unclear if the leaked spec sheet, which was posted by Droid-Life, is a genuine document, a fabrication, or a reference to a different smartphone, though it does suggest the Vigor could be rebranded as it hits store shelves next month.
Verizon ready to release Android 2.3.4 this week
The HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon will indeed get the update to Android 2.3 soon, according to the carrier's support page. This also puts to rest an earlier claim that the provider will not be issuing such an upgrade at all. The update is ready to go and will probably be rolled out to handsets over the air throughout this week.
Customer service reps contradict earlier statement
HTC may be dropping plans to offer a Gingerbread update for the original Droid Incredible smartphone. Although the company has repeatedly committed to the upgrade, a customer service representative has reportedly told a customer that the Incredible is not on the list of handsets that the company plans to update to the newer Android build.
Handset expected within weeks
HTC's unannounced Droid Incredible 2 has shown up in yet another image leak. The latest photos again show Verizon branding on the screen bezel, along with the carrier's label on the home screen, which corroborates details that surfaced in separate rumors. Aside from the carrier badge, the external design is a close match to HTC's Incredible S.
New video pushes HTC "innovation"
A new HTC commercial has given a quick glimpse of the likely sequel to the HTC Wildfire. The new phone has a very similar appearance to the current model, but is missing the optical trackpad. The ad, embedded below, is aimed at boosting the image that HTC is an innovator and features several of its Android-based smartphones including the T-Mobile G2, HTC Evo 4G and the Droid Incredible.
Offer valid through November 29
Amazon Wireless is currently offering a special promotion for Motorola's current lineup of Droid handsets and HTC's Droid Incredible. The promotion, which is limited to Verizon, brings each of the devices down to just $0.01 when purchased with a new two-year contract. The list of Motorola offerings includes the Droid X, Droid II, and Droid Pro.
Update adds V Cast Apps, Slacker, more
As expected, Verizon has begun rolling a software update for Droid Incredible handsets. The latest software brings Verizon's own V Cast Apps store, which will be available alongside Google's Android Market. Users will also be able to take advantage of an updated version of the Slacker Radio application, along with the latest Flash Player release.
NEw HTC Android phone shows up in Verizon system
Verizon's inventory system is showing an upcoming handset is on its way, according to ElectricPig. The unseen device, known only as the ADR6325VW at Verizon, is believed to be powered by Android rather than Windows Phone 7. The device will use a micro USB charger, just like the Droid Eris and Droid Incredible.
HTC Droid Incredible getting Android 2.2 soon
The HTC Droid Incredible may get the update to Android 2.2 as soon as the end of July or the start of August, HTC apparently wrote in an e-mail to a customer. The update will bring with it 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G mobile hotspot support, 720p video recording and more. Users will also now have a new e-mail and news widget from HTC, access to Amazon's MP3 music store and a Skype app.
New features said to be coming in OTA update
The Droid Incredible may be set for an update that will bring more than just an interface overhaul. A user with an HTC-branded test device allegedly received an over-the-air update adding support for 720p video recording and mobile hotspot tethering via Wi-Fi.
Froyo coming to company's latest Android phones
Following Google's official unveiling of Android 2.2, HTC has confirmed that many its smartphones will receive the update before the end of the year. The promise primarily extends to HTC's Android handsets released this year, such as the Desire and Droid Incredible, as well as the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide, and other upcoming models.
Best Buy leak shows Droid Incredible costs $600
A couple of Best Buy inventory screens reveal that the electronics retailer will get the Droid Incredible, officially announced today, in stock by April 25th. The screenshots also reveal the handset will cost $600 without the usual two-year contract.