Basking Ridge, N.J. – Verizon
Wireless plans April 28 availability of its HTC-made Droid Incredible2, which
by TWICE adds global roaming capability, front-facing video
camera, a longer battery life, and thinner form factor compared to its
The Android 2.2-based 3G
smartphone will be priced at $199.99 with new two-year contract.
The phone operates in 800/1900MHz
3G CDMA EV-DO Rev. A networks, but to expand the number of countries in which
it operates, the device adds quad-band GSM/EDGE cellular and 2.1GHz 3G HSPA cellular.
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.
Other Incredible 2 upgrades
include a larger display at 4 inches, up from 3.7 inches; front-facing
1.3-megapixel camera/camcorder to go with the current 8-megapixel rear-facing
camera; and DLNA certification to enable sharing of multimedia content with a
DLNA-certified TV. Exact specs on talk/standby
time and size weren’t available.
Like its predecessor, it features
1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, 720p video capture, 3G mobile hotspot to connect up
to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, and HTC’s Sense user interface.
Other features include Adobe Flash player, SRS
WOW HD audio processing, and automatic face detection for the camera function.
Purchasers must subscribe to a Verizon
Wireless Nationwide Talk plan starting at $39.99/month and an unlimited
smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.
In the Verizon lineup, the Incredible
2 will join global Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global smartphones.