Ink still drying on that HTC Desire 24 month contract? Got a paper shredder handy?
HTC is about to improve upon arguably the World's best smartphone with a new flagship model just weeks after the Desire hit shop shelves. First encountered back in February, the full spec sheet for the HTC Incredible makes for some, well... incredible reading.
Firming up what we already knew: the Incredible will have a 3.7in WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) OLED multi-touch capacitive display (those resistive screens already feel like a horrible memory), 1GHz Snapdragon chipset, HSUPA and GPS. What proves a pleasant surprise are the 8MP camera with autofocus, 802.11n WiFi, enlarged 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory (plus microSD expansion slot) and Flash supporting WebKit browser. A 3.5mm headphone jack and accelerometer can (happily) be taken as given too.
Despite all this, some quick conversion also sees the Incredible size up at 117 x 58 x 11.9mm and weight just 130g making it no more of a pocket hog than the iPhone. Meanwhile talk time is up to 312 minutes and 149 hours standby, but expect to turn off all the toys (3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, etc) to achieve that.
Interestingly, the specs list the HTC Incredible as shipping with Android 2.1 (the current version) and given the frenetic pace of Google updates to its mobile OS that means we shouldn't be waiting long...
In related news Nokia has announced a trio of fairly dull dumbphones with hard keyboards for text happy users. The 'C3' (left), 'C6' (middle) and 'E5' (right) were supported by a huge amount of viral advertising (countdown clock, dedicated website, etc, etc) but ultimately fall a bit flat thanks to Nokia's long in the tooth Symbian OSes. Most interesting is the C6 with 3.2in 360 x 640 pixel display, HSDPA, GPS, WiFi and a 5MP camera. The others drop to 2.4in QVGA displays and offer 2MP (C3) and 5MP (E5) cameras.
Pricing comes in at 90 euros for the C3, 180 euros for the E5 and 220 euros for the C6. In a sentence: hurry up with Symbian^3 Nokia!
Update: Verizon has confirmed the HTC Incredible (renamed 'Droid Incredible') for a 29 April launch meaning the Desire could well have a successor in just a few weeks time! Here's an official product shot: