Where are the Android Superphones, Verizon?


Android (s goog) superphones are all the rage these days, especially those from handset maker HTC. Google ratcheted up the Android superphone with the Nexus One, and HTC has kept cranking up things a notch at a time with phones getting ready to hit the market. Verizon (s vz) and Google have been promising the Nexus One would appear on the carrier Real Soon Now for what seems like forever, but it’s still nowhere to be seen.

Verizon Android rumors heated up with the discovery of the HTC Incredible lurking in the Verizon internal computer system. The Incredible is basically a Nexus One with some extras, notably the HTC Sense interface the Nexus One lacks. The rumors had the Incredible appearing at any time on Verizon’s shelves, but it hasn’t been released either.

Big Red has always taken its sweet time “approving” handsets for its network, but it seems at times they do it on purpose. The enthusiast crowd is clamoring for the Nexus One, and when the Incredible hits the market no doubt it will fly off the shelves. The Droid is definitely old news at this point, so get these Android phones released, already.

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Well for me the Android superphone should be the Samsung galaxy S. 1ghz processing 90million triangles, 4″ super AMOLED, 8 or 16GB, socialhub, and other Android 2.1 features. I really can’t wait.


I’m holding out for the HTC Evo on Sprint with its 4G speed. I now hear that it’s scheduled for the first or second week of June.

chip douglas

There was a leak from best buy saying when, its april 25th for the incredible. Look at the pdf from best buy yourself.


I don’t care where the new Verizon phones are. A $350 ETF doesn’t fly in my household. BUT where is the Sprint Nexus One??


I’ve seen reports that suggest that Apple’s lawsuit against HTC is holding up imports of HTC phones into the US, including the Sprint and Verizon Nexus Ones… any merit to this?


Yeah Kevin is right, Until ITC actually decided on the case, no action will be taken against HTC or importation of HTC phones.


@Jason Lackey

We have no doubt that the Incredible “is on its way”, but that still doesn’t answer the question of “when?”

chip douglas

Should be in stock around the 20th and taking orders, and first ones out the 25th.


So here’s a question, will the Incredible and the new HTC Sprint phone be able to use the Nexus One’s docking accessories? It would seem a shame to have the auto and desktop docks have to be rebuilt for each iteration of HTC phones…

Jason Lackey

Trust me, the Incredible is on its way and it is…Incredible, or at least very good and well worth the wait. Not sure how the Incredible will be positioned relative to the Nexus as it seemed at least as fast if not faster and the HTC guy I was talking to had a big toothy grin when I said I thought that it seemed faster than the Nexus….

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