Droid Incredible 2 Announced by HTC

The original Droid Incredible, also known as the ‘DINC’ by Droid enthusiasts, was so popular that it must have needed a sequel … the Incredible 2. 

HTC hasn’t outdone itself in terms of specs and major software upgrades, but it has managed to  create a reasonably significant upgrade to the original Droid Incredible. Will it be enough to persuade current ‘DINC’ owners to upgrade or make the switch?

The new device will feature Android 2.2 Froyo underneath HTC Sense, powered by a 1 GHz “next generation” Snapdragon processor. You’ll find an 8MP camera with 720p video recording on the back and a 1.3MP camera with automatic face detection on the front for video chatting and self portraits.

If a large, gorgeous screen is what you’re looking for, the Incredible 2 has you covered. It centers around a 4″ capacitive “super LCD” display, surrounded by a sleek, all-black chassis. The device will surprisingly be what’s called a ‘world phone’, meaning it supports both GSM and CDMA abroad.

HTC and Verizon Wireless also announced a new Sync & Connect service, though it’s not clear whether this is a service limited to the phone or one simply being offered by Verizon Wireless and introduced through the Droid Incredible 2. Sync & Connect will allow users to put multiple email and address books in one place for quick access.

The smartphone will not yet support Verizon’s 4G network, but the phone’s 3G capability is enhanced by its ability to become a mobile hotspot allowing for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect at once.

Droid Incredible 2 will be available on Verizon Wireless starting on April 28th for $199 with a 2-year contract.

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Via: Android Central