Verizon DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone pops up online, priced outrageously high

News Stephen Tenerowicz 12:19, Apr 23 2012

Verizon's DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone will be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor and cost $299.99 on contract

Verizon Wireless' long-rumored HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone appeared Monday on Verizon’s Droid Does promotional site. The DROID Incredible 4G, of course, is the successor to the DROID Incredible 2, which launched on Verizon last spring.

According to the site, the DROID Incredible 4G features a larger, sharper 4.0-inch qHD touchscreen display and offers an 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash. The smartphone also has a front-facing camera for video chat.

Like HTC’s One S, the DROID Incredible 4G boasts Google's all-new Android 4.0 ICS, a 1.2GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The handset also has the now-standard Beats Audio profile built-in.

While most specs sound good, the most outrageous element of the DROID Incredible 4G is that Verizon is charging $299 up front for a device that is basically mid-range. Last year's LTE products may have needed high prices due to more components, but the DROID Incredible 4G has an integrated 4G LTE radio. The price should be substantially cheaper.

The pricing structure Verizon Wireless has been embracing this past year in regard to 4G LTE devices seems ridiculous. A mid-range phone for $299.99 does not make sense, and it’s disappointing to see it continue.

Anyway, you can take a closer look at the DROID Incredible 4G right here. Do you plan to buy a Verizon DROID Incredible 4G when it arrives? What do you think of the price?

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