New York - The next version of the HTC Droid Incredible for CDMA carrier Verizon Wireless will be a global-capable model that operates in 3G mode in foreign 2.1GHz HSPA networks, TWICE learned.
It will join two other global Android smartphones in the Verizon lineup. Those are the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global.
The device, due on the market in about a month, will also add a front-facing video camera for video chats, a longer life battery, and a thinner form factor, said an industry professional with knowledge of the device. Additional details were unavailable.
Global-capable phones from Verizon Wireless make voice calls in more than 220 countries worldwide, offer data service in more than 200 counties, and offer 3G data service in 115 countries. Verizon phones that aren't global-capable make voice calls and access 2G and 3G data in 40 countries outside the U.S., including Mexico, Canada, China and India.
The current touchscreen-only 3G Droid Incredible, which measures 4.63 by 2.3 by 0.47 inches, operates in 800/1,900MHz CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A networks. It features Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 OS, 8-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch 480x800 AMOLED screen, 8GB of internal flash memory, stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, 3G mobile hot spot, Flash 10.1 support, HTC's Sense user interface, 312-minute talktime and 146-hour standby time. It weighs 4.59 ounces.