Every once in a while a cat gets out of the bag: an apparently production slip-up on a staging site for Verizon Wireless has apparently spilled the beans that the company plans to launch the HTC Incredible smartphone—under the name “Droid Incredible”—beginning APril 29. The HTC Incredible bears considerable similarity to the Google Nexus One—not surprising since they’re both made by HTC. The HTC Incredible will feature a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch AMOLED 800 by 480-pixel touchscreen display, 8 GB of onboard storage, a microSD slot, and an 8 megapixel camera.
Verizon Wireless has since locked down the staging site—it was originally sniffed out by the blog Phandroid—but information on the site seemed to indicate Verizon planned to go with a $350 early termination fee. The site did not carry any pricing information, but it looks like it will offer a way for interested customers to give their email address for updates on the product’s availability.
Although the leaked staging site does not constitute an official announcement—so nobody has any business getting upset if any of the details change—it does seem to line up well with industry reports and speculation.
Google’s Nexus One phone is currently available in versions compatible with T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s 3G networks.