The successor of the HTC Desire, also known as the Incredible, will be launching soon according to leaked information that has appeared on the internet over the past 48 hours.
The phone will apparently be rolled out by Verizon, the largest mobile network operator in the US, and appears to be a slight upgrade of the uber popular HTC Desire.
It keeps the 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED screen, the 1GHz Snapdragon SoC, Android 2.1 OS. It does however add a few interesting features like 802.11n, a 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording, 8GB internal memory (which can be boosted to 40GB via an optional 32GB microSD card).
The leaked information also mentions a 3.5mm headphone socket, accelerometer, GPS and HSUPA, support for push email through Gmail and Microsoft Exchange, Flash Lite 4.0 support plus a talk time of just over five hours and 149 hours of standby.
There are no release dates or pricing details for the Incredible in the UK but HTC is setting the pace in the smartphone market by releasing three superb Android models in the first four months of 2010.
The HTC Desire might have caused the downfall of the Google Nexus One even before it is available inthe UK market. Its successor might give the iPhone 4G some serious competition even before it lands here.
Yet another upgrade from HTC to its increasingly popular Android smartphone range. It is just enough to keep it ahead of its competitors but there is a danger of a glut of quasi similar products. The Desire and the Incredible are way too close in terms of specs and could end up competing with one another.