It looks like Verizon may be trying to refresh their entire Droid lineup with an HTC Droid Incredible HD offering, as we’ve already seen the Droid 2 Global, the Merge, and the Droid X SE. We may be looking at a Droid Incredible HD — possibly the HTC Desire HD for Verizon — right here, and it may hit the shelves by November 23rd.
The first time we spotted the handset above, we thought it could be the HTC Merge, but now it looks like the Merge is something completely different, leaving this handset up for grabs in the model name department. The device you see here looks more EVO-like than anything else, and if anything is deserving enough to see a solid hardware upgrade on Verizon’s network, it’s the Incredible. Again, this could very well be the HTC Desire HD for Verizon, but that’s mostly speculation at this point.
The handset is said to have a 4.3 inch display, 8 megapixel camera, likely a 2nd-gen Snapdragon processor, a kickstand that’s becoming familiar to see on HTC handsets these days, and the sexy Sense UI. An EVO- or Desire HD-like device on the Verizon network will definitely make Motorola quiver a bit. Motorola is already poised to lose the following it has when the Verizon iPhone comes out later next year, but HTC may be looking to speed up that process by offering another kick-ass phone to go head to head with Moto on the largest US network.
It’ll be a battle of the screen kings come November, if the Incredible HD does end up hitting shelves two days before Black Friday. Whatever the handset will be named, it’s about time that HTC starts getting some great handsets on Verizon, as it’s practically run by Motorola at this point.
We’ll likely begin to see more of this device in the coming weeks, as that’s usually how it goes, but we ‘re honestly surprised we hadn’t heard the Incredible 2/HD name floating around previously. I think the current Incredible is still a great phone as it is, but I definitely won’t be complaining about a follow-up device.