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Presumed Droid Incredible 3 spied in wild

Yet another unannounced HTC handset has found itself leaked online. Could this be a successor to Verizon's Incredible series?

Unfortunately, this model looks much like every other HTC Android of late. PhoneArena

For a company that's expected to take a more cautious approach in the new year, HTC appears to have plenty of unannounced products in the pipeline.

Today sees yet another smartphone finding its way into the wild, this time in the form of an LTE-ready model with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

PhoneArena has obtained a number of images and details for what appears to be a direct successor to Verizon's Droid Incredible 2. The blog's source advises that the hardware includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and support for Verizon's 4G LTE network. In terms of software, the smartphone is said to run Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's Sense 4.0 user interface.

As to the name of this particular handset, PhoneArena posits that this could be a Droid Incredible 3. Another possibility at this point is the HTC Fireball, but that may be just a working code name. First discovered back in mid-December, the Fireball was listed among other devices in one of Verizon's internal documents.

Given its unremarkable front-side and Incredible-esque back side, it feels as if this model is more evolution than revolution. While it would be a step up from the Droid Incredible 2, it's not the "hero" device that some may expect out of a refreshed HTC.

It's not immediately clear whether this phone would make it to Mobile World Congress later this month, but considering the Verizon implication, I'd more expect it to show up at CTIA. And since that event takes place in May this year, it would be a more appropriate venue to unveil a phone bound for the largest U.S. carrier.