I’ve recently traded my trusted Blackberry 8330 smartphone for a HTC Droid Incredible and I have to say the name truly fits this tiny powerhouse called a phone. The biggest feature that I’m loving right now is an usable app store, if you’ve every used Blackberry’s app world you’ll know what a painful experience that can be.
I’m also loving the camera, 8 megapixels is as same as my Canon DSLR. Browsing the web is now a dream as well, the included browser even supports Flash albeit in a lite format. Another handy feature is the speech recognition is very good and very well integrated into the built in Google search, allowing very quick searches via speaking rather than typing.
Although I did have some doubts with the onscreen keyboard, I have fat fingers and always struggled to type on the tiny Blackberry keyboard, but the key recognition is spot on. The predictive text is also very good and eases some of the typing. Battery life can be a bit iffy for a full day of use, but as powerful as the phone is I’ll certainly trade having to charge it more often for the power.
HTC Incredible Notable Specs
- 1Ghz Processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB Internal Memory/expandble to 40GB with 32GB microSD card
- 8 MegaPixel Camera with video
- 480 x 800 OLED Touchscreen
- Android 2.1 with HTC Sense enhancements
- GPS Navigation
- Speech Recoginition
If you have Verizon and in the market for a new smartphone I believe that the Incredible is the way to go.