Late last week, HTC sent out a tweet that appeared to finally confirm what we had all been hearing, that the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE would make its retail debut on Verizon sometime this week. Since July 5 had been mentioned as a possible release date before, that seemed like the obvious candidate. Sure enough, Verizon has now come through with an announcement of its own, confirming that date and finally revealing the smartphone’s price.
There were some early Droid Incredible 4G LTE discoveries, all the way back in April, that might have had you thinking the phone would launch with a $300 on-contract price tag. That wouldn’t make much sense with Verizon not even charging $300 for the Galaxy S III, so thankfully that figure was just a placeholder. Then, in early June, we heard a rumor that the carrier would instead be selling the DI4GLTE for a more reasonable $150. That’s the same price Verizon revealed today in its official announcement, on-contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Comparing the phone to HTC’s One series, it fits somewhere between the One V and One S, both in screen size and processing power. It’s got a four-inch Super LCD qHD screen, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4, and an eight-megapixel main camera.