It's so nice to look at a new gadget and see that' it's just within your price range and/or a really good deal. It's exactly as nice as seeing "after main-in rebate" is nasty. Yes folks, it's 2012, the economy is still in a slump, there are no flying cars and retailers are still fine and dandy with ridiculous mail-in rebates. The new HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is getting one such rebate, $50 off the price of the new phone. The rebate was spotted in an internal Verizon document.
The price itself hasn't been confirmed yet, but representatives at CTIA put it in the $150 range. That would mean $200 up front at a retail store, less $50 for the rebate. Thankfully Verizon sometimes applies rebates instantly for online sales -we can but hope. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is scheduled to go on sale "in the coming weeks".
The Incredible 4G LTE is as close as we'll get to a One-series phone on Verizon for the time being. It's equipped with a 4.0-inch qHD screen, 1.2ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, 8GB of storage and a MicroSD card slot. The camera is 8MP but doesn't get HTC's excellent ImageSense sensor. Naturally it comes with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0, and those of you who love user-accessible batteries should be happy to know that the phone should launch with an extended battery and cover. For our hands-on impressions, check out our CTIA coverage.