HTC recently launched a series of updated phones with the S moniker. The Desire S and Wildfire S were updates of handsets we'd seen on this side of the Atlantic before, but the incredible S was the first Incredible to make it to this part of the world and it's available to order today, a lot earlier than anticipated.
The Incredible S is a 4.1in beast and is the successor to the Droid Incredible which was never released on this side of the world. The Incredible S boasts a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, an 8 megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video recording and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. At launch in Mobile World Congress last week, HTC told us we would be seeing the Incredible S in Q2 but low and behold if it hasnâ€™t gone on sale this morning. Head over to mobiles.co.uk and youâ€™ll see the Incredible for sale on Vodafone or O2 from free (with an upgrade) on a Â£30-a-month contract. This is a couple of months earlier than the slated April launch.
However while some may be tempted by the Incredible Sâ€˜s industrial design chassis, others will be put off by the fact the Incredible S will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo) out of the box rather than Gingerbread which the Desire S and Wildfire S will be shipped with. HTC promise an OTA update soon after launch but as we all know updates on Android devices can hit-and-miss at best.
So anyone out there looking forward to being Incredible for the first time, or will the Froyo put you off?