After months of rumors, we've finally gotten our hands on the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. While not technically a "One" device from HTC, it nevertheless has respectable specs for a 2012 phone: 960 x 540 Super LCD, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, and Android 4.0 with HTC's latest iteration of Sense. The classic Incredible styling is here, and it works well — it's definitely a mild evolution of the Rezound released late last year. (Then again, if you prefer the design language introduced by the One S and One X, you'll be disappointed that it's not carried over here.)


It's hard to get a good read in the low lighting of Verizon's CTIA event this evening, but the screen seems to match the high bar set by the One X, just at a smaller size and resolution — we're told that this is a pre-production unit we're looking at here, and it may be the only one in New Orleans this week. The One S is unquestionably the better-looking (and arguably better-feeling) device, yes, but there's a big tradeoff: it's got a PenTile AMOLED display that's easily put to shame for clarity and color reproduction by Super LCDs like the one used on Verizon's device. And regardless of what carrier you're on, there's some reason to celebrate: the introduction of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE means there'll be modern, competitive HTCs on all four US nationals soon.

Dieter Bohn contributed to this report.