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HTC launches 4G LTE-enabled Droid Incredible

At New Orleans’ CTIA show, Taiwan-based smart phone vendor HTC and telecom service provider Verizon launched the HTC Droid 4G LTE. The model is the third member of HTC’s Droid Incredible line. The other two models being the original Droid Incredible and Droid Incredible 2. Verizon says that the Droid Incredible will hit stores in the coming few weeks. However, pricing has not yet been released.

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE works with Verizon’s vast 4G LTE data network. The phone sports a Super LCD display measuring 4 inches. The unit is powered by a Snapdragon 1.2Ghz dual-core processor. The phone features a microSD slot which can support memory of up to 32 GB. This phone marks a significant advance over HTC’s One line. Although the One and Droid Incredible share similar specs, the former does not support expandable memory.

The phone runs on Android 4.0 which is the latest version of the Google smartphone OS. The user interface uses the HTC Sense 4.0 interface. Both the HTC One S and One X sport the HTC Sense 4.0 interface. This interface gets mixed reviews since its widgets and animations renders the UI a tad busy and can give an overloaded impression. Some reviewers also say the interface slows down the underlying Android 4.0 OS. Besides the interface, the Droid Incredible comes with Beats Audio built-in. This feature aims to boost audio quality whenever the user plays music. Users can opt to turn it off. Again, reviews are mixed regarding this feature. While some claim that this feature enhances audio, others report degraded sound quality. In terms of video capture, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE can shoot HD video footage. You can also take still pictures while shooting video thanks to the unit’s 8-megapixel camera.

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