Now another one is on the horizon with the HTC Incredible, and Boy Genius Report has managed to get hold of some of the phone’s specs. It has decided that there’s no reason to fix something which isn’t broken, so the phone is broadly similar to the Google Nexus One and HTC Desire.
It will use a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, and use the Android 2.1 ‘Eclair’ with the HTC Sense User Interface. It will also carry a 3.7 WVGA OLED capacitive display.
Where it really does differ from the Desire is the presence of an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video capture. Where the iPhone really does fall down on is the lack of a camera, so with many already judging the Desire and Legend as superior devices, Apple really does have to do a good job with anything new it comes out with.
Pictures of the device also indicate that it doesn’t have the ‘chin’ associated with previous devices, perhaps listening to complaints that it didn’t make it easy to get a cover to put on the phones. We might not see the Incredible for a while, as we are already sated with the Desire and Legend. But that camera spec is impressive.
The smartphone wars, especially with Android, are hotting up. LG also announced another contender with the LG2300, which also carries a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, but has gone with the addition of a landscape slide QWERTY keyboard. It’s expected in Korea in the next couple of months.