Pictures of the HTC Incredible have appeared on the web courtesy of Silicon Valley-based Twitterer, Devdroid, who apparently maintains the Linkedin Android Developer Group.
The smartphone will appear on Verizon Wireless network and the photos show clearly that it has lost its predecessor's distinctive "Leno chin" while keeping roughly the same dimensions.
Oddly for an HTC Android phone, the Incredible is using a black and red colour scheme (think Ferrari) rather than the usual dark grey or white ones that we've grown accustomed to.
The specs are set to be similar to the HTC Desire with one big difference. It will have a mere 256MB RAM rather than the 576MB found on the other high end Android smartphone.
Other features appear to be roughly the same; Android 2.1 OS, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense user interface, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with flash.
HTC has therefore decided to go for something slightly bolder and shall we dare say it, the closest thing to the iPhone that came from the Taiwanese manufacturer, at a time when Apple has decided to sue it for infringing on its iPhone patents.
HTC appears to be on a role and has completely shed the image of a company that was, just a few years ago, one of many OEM/ODM that nobody would care about. The HTC incredible is, as expected, a great product with some very distinctive features like this weird button on the left hand side.