Will it still named "Incredible" at launch?General


Will the "Incredible" retain it's name at launch?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. droidoholic

    droidoholic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, a new poll for you to consider. Do you think the "Incredible" will still be named so at launch? I'm thinking historically HTC uses code names for their phones. The Desire became the Droid Eris, the Bravo became Desire, the Passion became Nexus One, the Whitestone became Imagio, the Leo became HD2, etc.. So with this logic, isn't it likely that this phone will be renamed to something else? I mean, don't get me wrong, I like the name "Incredible" but I'm beginning to wonder if it will stick. This would also explain why most Verizon employees who are asked about the "Incredible" have never heard of it. And if this phone is nearing launch like we hope, then should become more rare. Food for thought. :confused:
     

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  2. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

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    They did trademark it back in December.
     
  3. hobie5

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    One piece of evidence that we have to suggest that it will stay the same is how it showed up in Verizon's inventory system as HTC INC.
    HTC Incredible shows up in Verizon’s inventory system? Unwired View
    I realize that INC could also mean Incorporated but why would they use such a generic name for a phone in their system when they sell other phones by HTC already. I really don't care what they call it, I just hope we get it sooner than later. I have to say that waiting for something like this to come out is getting really, really, really old. I'll be glad when i can stop watching the forums for updates and start actually enjoying my new phone for a while. :rolleyes:

    Keep hope alive!
     
  4. GeorgeH

    GeorgeH Well-Known Member

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    My theory is that so long as parts on it remain red, the Incredible name will hold.
     
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    Gattaca714 Well-Known Member

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    Remember the Ipad?

    Bad name.

    The incredible being less than incredible stands to make the same mistake
     
  6. Kappy

    Kappy Well-Known Member

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    Received a confirmation from HTC today about the, "upcoming HTC Incredible" so if HTC is calling it that, then most likely it is gonna stay.
     
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    NKT Well-Known Member

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    And if it's stenciled on it, I don't think they're going to change it before launch...
     
  8. Kappy

    Kappy Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^ good call
     
  9. Skratte

    Skratte Well-Known Member

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    I predict the phone will be renamed HTC Kappy.
     
  10. Kappy

    Kappy Well-Known Member

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    lol nah I have that trademarked :cool:
     
  11. Panman82

    Panman82 Active Member

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    Hi all, been keeping an eye on the main thread for a couple weeks now. Just lurking at the moment.

    Back on topic; I just hope it's truly worthy of being called the "Incredible Droid"! :)
     
  12. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    I think politics will come into play if they were to name it that, and alot of Droid customers who were blown away by the "Droid Does" slogan will now feel jipped that there is an "incredible" version of their phone. Probably not the smartest idea for VZW to discriminate towards that populace considering how many phones were bought.
     
  13. droidoholic

    droidoholic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    New posts on the "Official" thread have me thinking that it's possible that it could go either way. Hopefully we will know tomorrow at CTIA what it will be officially called.
     
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    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Considering the new release prototype has no signage... I say it's all up in the air.
     
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    Outatime Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I hope it's something better than "Incredible." Personally, I thought Nexus One was the PERFECT name for a phone sporting the Android OS as it seemed to be a nod to Blade Runner. That really spoke to my inner geek :D
     
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    At first I thought no way, but after the announced release and name change of the Supersonic to EVO - I'm leaning towards yes.
     
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    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    HTC Incredible (Codename) = HTC PWN... Nah, probably not.
     
  18. phorts

    phorts Well-Known Member

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    God i hope not. I'm SO sick of this name it's incredible.

    Here are a few of my suggestions:


    HTC Hype - to create interest in by flamboyant or dramatic methods; promote or publicize showily
    HTC Mystery - anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown
    HTC Mystic - involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
    HTC Sphinx - a mysterious, inscrutable person or thing, esp. one given to enigmatic questions or answers.
    HTC NEO - Verizon rebranded Nexus "One" - anyone? It's my fave.

    It's here in B&W so if it's any of these what do i win? Nothin.

    Just dont name it the incredible, please.
     
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    SerialSarpins Well-Known Member

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    Whatever it's going to be called, at this point, I would assume that Verizon is going to start moving away from the "Droid" name since they needed to get permission from LucasFilm to use it (Much like they had to do with the Voyager and Plantronics, I believe...which is why I assume there was never a "Voyager 2" but an "EnV touch")
     
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    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    Going off past HTC codenames and final names, I'm 100% sure the Incredible will be launched with a different name. And I don't care if it's showing in Verizon's inventory as the HTC Incredible (means nothing until the phone is actually announced), that the name Incredible has been trademarked by HTC (that doesn't mean they HAVE to call the phone that), or even that the name Incredible was stenciled on a prototype (One: it's a prototype, NOT final version. Two: It's just a stencil, they can be remade and changed quickly. Three: do ANY HTC phones have the name stenciled anywhere on them when they launch?) Anyways, looking at past history, it will not be the Incedible when it finally launches... with Duke Nukem Forever and Gran Turismo 5! :)
     
  21. droidoholic

    droidoholic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay guys, so since I started this thread/poll there has been some interesting finds over on the "Official" thread. Seems more likely that it won't be called "Incredible" at launch. Now if the rumored mid-april launch holds up we should have an announcement from Verizon in the next week or two hopefully. Then we will all know what the name will be for sure.

    I think time is running out to get your vote in. I see the tide turning in the results as more people are coming to the same conclusions. I wonder how many people voted "Yes" would like to change their vote?
     
  22. E2EKIEL

    E2EKIEL Active Member

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    I think that it will still keep the Incredible name, The SS did change to EVO but as far as I can remember the device didn't have the name on the phone while tested. The incredible did. Only time will tell.[​IMG]
     
  23. droidoholic

    droidoholic Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not true, as you can see in the picture below, it was labeled "Supersonic" on the test device.

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  24. rockstar323

    rockstar323 Well-Known Member

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    HTC gives all their phones code names. They can either make it to the market with the same name or change it to whatever the carrier wants it to be. So internally it is the HTC Incredible, whether or not it keeps that name will be up to Verizon.
     
  25. greggds

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    Not sure if Trailblazer31 is a contributor here or not, but trying to get Eldar Murtazin to elaborate on his reply. He is editor in chief at mobile review, and a frequent source for information here at phandroid as well as engadget

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    Could possibly be confirmation for what many of us already believe: a name change.
     

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