Last week, we wondered a bit about what the current prospects were looking like for HTC’s Droid Incredible 4G LTE, which we’ve been expecting to land at Verizon for some time now. After all, the longer it takes for this model to come out, especially as it looks like it will arrive just before the Galaxy S III makes its debut on the carrier, the harder it’s going to be to make an impact. While we had our doubts about just why someone might choose the Incredible 4G over the GS3, some of you spoke out to defend the phone, looking to things like HTC build quality or a more convenient screen size that you felt gave it the advantage. If you’ve found yourself among that group, you’ll be pleased to learn that it’s looking like the rumored release date of June 21 could be spot-on, as promotional materials featuring the smartphone have begun arriving at Verizon retail stores.
One bit of good news is that the latest pricing data to leak out of Verizon suggests that the Incredible 4G will end up selling for just about $150 on contract, at least making it somewhat more affordable than the GS3. We’ve been wondering when the phone might arrive for months now, but after Verizon said in early May that the HTC Android would be out in a matter of weeks, we started getting more and more curious why no release date had yet to be revealed. If this talk of a June 21 launch is accurate, we should hope to see Verizon officially announce the date within the next week or so, as well as see posters like the one we got to check out today start going up in stores.