Thanks to a computer glitch, a handful of lucky Verizon Wireless customers found themselves getting the HTC Droid Incredible more than a week before its official launch date.
According to a few users in AndroidForums, their new Verizon handset arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday, days ahead of the scheduled April 29 date. After a little nay-saying and provocation, a user by the name of SoSmarmy decided to film himself powering up the phone. As I gather it, the number of users who have received their Droid Incredible was minimal and the glitch has since been fixed.
While many of us still wait for the April 29 to arrive, the reviews and first impressions are starting to come in. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive with many proclaiming that the Droid Incredible is the best Android phone on Verizon, possibly in the United States. CNET found it worthy of being an Editors' Choice winner.
Naturally, the tech community has begun pitting the phone up against what is presumed to be the next iPhone. Since nothing official has come out of the Apple camp yet, few are ready to declare a winner. Still, it's nice to know that we have even more powerful and capable Android phones slated for release over the next few months. The onslaught is under way.