***Official HTC Incredible Thread***General

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  1. woodraskam

    woodraskam Well-Known Member

    I believe he says he's guessing on the 4/1 release date, but there's a countdown on the BOGO sale on VZW website which ends with the March calendar.

  2. anBROid

    anBROid Active Member

    I appreciate the info but...haha I think I'm having deja vu! Let's hope for the best.
  3. 1ofthekoolkids

    1ofthekoolkids Active Member

    Well, seriously how much R&D would be neccessary, most of what we want is already done, next we are not trying to build for the dumb users so it's not like they have to see if user would like how it looks and lastly money talks, how many people are on this forum and others like it.
  4. Montana Man

    Montana Man Well-Known Member

    Well, that's something... what, exactly it is.... I have no idea! lol! I guess we'll all find out together!
  5. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    just curious, but do you know of any other phones made using this method
  6. woodraskam

    woodraskam Well-Known Member

    HTC isn't gonna just give us their engineering research that they've already completed. Just like I'm sure they use much of the same technology between the Evo and the Incredible, but they're gonna charge both Verizon and Sprint to license their technology.

    Point being, you're living in a dream world if you think this would ever actually happen. Open Source software and Open Source hardware are much different beasts.
  7. DroidAV8R

    DroidAV8R Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Tough day, eh? You hangin' in there?
  8. brship

    brship New Member

    it's thursday march 25th, 10:50am...

    suddenly the lights go out. the only illumination is from the screens in vendor booths. the crowd is feeling the excitement that's about to happen.
    a voice comes on from somewhere...

    "Steve? Steve? Are you there? I'm not sure this is working properly. Can you please let me know if you can hear me? Can you see me?"

    everyone in the crowd is starting to follow the origin of the voice.

    "Hello? Hello? I don't think this thing is functioning the way it should. Why can't Steve hear or see me? Darn it! Why would we try to launch this thing today if it's not working?"

    the crowd finally reaches the origin of the voice and see on the big screen....

    CEO Verizon Wireless Ivan Seidenberg is up on the screen...


    "Who's this? Who's there?"

    the lights come back on...

    "Peter? Why are you there with Steve Jobs? oh crap I dialed the wrong number!"

    "Hey Peter (as in Peter Chou of HTC)! This SKype mobile is INCREDIBLE!"


    out walks Ivan with the Incredible in his hand to announce the release on March 27th!

    yeah, yeah, yeah...i'll get flamed for sure but at least it's better than that negativity that's been posting for the past 24 hours!

    what do you expect from a first time poster using his first gen crapPhone! i've been looking for a new phone for the last 15 months!
  9. 1ofthekoolkids

    1ofthekoolkids Active Member

    NO, that's why the idea is groundbreaking, but if you think about it their is one, Saygus (the V-phone). That company is owned by a guy that had a dream of video chat and now his phone is a reality.
  10. DroidAV8R

    DroidAV8R Well-Known Member

    I agree. Also, think about the production costs associated with the limited number (compared to a carrier release) that would be required. Those things would cost a boat load of money.
  11. absolution

    absolution Well-Known Member

    I would pay $1000 for a phone that I helped create, but even if 10,000 users on here agreed, that still probably isn't enough to go through the process =P
  12. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    i don't think some forum members are gonna be able to make a phone with the specs we want for a price we can afford.
  13. Montana Man

    Montana Man Well-Known Member

    Tough day indeed, buddy. Huge range of emotions. Frustrated, angry, optimistic, tense - you name it. Hard to believe that this phone can have such an effect on me! But I'm sure that we'll all be back in the dugout bright and early tomorrow morning waiting for that first pitch! Hope you - and everyone else here - is hangin' tough as well! ;)
  14. 1ofthekoolkids

    1ofthekoolkids Active Member

    Never said it would be easy, never said it would be cheap, I never even said it could be done but honestly does anyone hear know? Did anyone ask? I am just making a statement, because I am tired of this bull, all we do is wait and wait for Verizon or some other company to decide what and when we want something, and we just go for the ride and hand them our money. I am just saying that anything is possible but not if you don't try, if anyone on here is a pissed off as I am, why wouldn't you.
  15. haticK

    haticK Well-Known Member

    time to wake up before i should again tomorrow for something that hopefully gets announced :D
  16. dm33

    dm33 Well-Known Member

    I don't need everything. I have a family plan on AT&T with 550 minutes and we always have left over. We only really use mobile to mobile. The 550 minute family plan on AT&T is $60 and I get a 20% discount making it $48 for the family (then add $30 for data on 1 phone).
    With Verizon the cheapest is 700 minutes for $70, I still get a 20% discount for $56 for the family. A heck of a lot cheaper than $130 or $190.

    I bet most folks don't use enough minutes to justify an everything plan. Its just a gimmick to convince you to move to a higher price plan. Having any SMS is even a bigger gimmick. Can use AIM or other apps to do SMS over the internet for free.
  17. tdub88

    tdub88 Well-Known Member

    Let me guess? It's down again........WHHOOOPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!
  18. tbeas

    tbeas Well-Known Member

    Today was only the first day of CTIA. Honestly, I doubted they would come out on the first day. That is unoriginal. Third day seems more likely to me. Still no idea when theyll launch it though.
  19. powdbyrice

    powdbyrice Well-Known Member

    man, the one day i could have been in front of my computer to see/read about the announcement and nothing happens! i froze up my xv6800 a couple of times trying to keep up with this thread while playing in a golf tourney.

    tomorrow, back to work so i wont be able to check til lunch! grrrr!

    at least the EVO didn't go to ATT. for some reason i can live with it being a sprint phone.
  20. s34n1811

    s34n1811 Well-Known Member

  21. vzw+google+htc=:)

    vzw+google+htc=:) Well-Known Member

    They would just make it a higher price. Like buying a computer and car the way you like it. Sounds like a good idea to me. I would think this would keep cost down because they are not sending out a bunch of phones that we don't want. They could have different screens, cases, buttons, cdma, sim card, worldphone, fm radio, and etc.

    Just look at the new site from HTC/LetsTalk. What will stop HTC from doing this in the future with the open source.

  22. woodraskam

    woodraskam Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this damn phone is turning us all into pregnant women. Can't control our emotions, and when we get the latest news, we turn to pickles and chocolate ice cream.
  23. DroidAV8R

    DroidAV8R Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I haven't even begun to lose faith. The phone exists, and IMHO, is too far along in development to be shelved, or pushed back for a few months. I think that, with or without an announcement at CTIA, this phone is still going to be out by the end of April, and probably sooner. Granted, an announcement would make us all feel better; the good news is that you get to wait for this beast in one of the most beautiful places in the country!

    As for me, I plan on being just as unproductive at work tomorrow as I was today:D
  24. DroidAV8R

    DroidAV8R Well-Known Member

    Mmmmm...ice cream...arghh
  25. woodraskam

    woodraskam Well-Known Member

    Even the unsubsidized price is still a price driven down by a contract Verizon has with HTC. Otherwise, they would be sold as unlocked phones that you could put on Sprint or Verizon, but that's not allowed because Verizon has paid HTC to produce the phones.
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