Any Americans hankering for a GSM version of the Incredible 2 coming soon to Verizon are in luck; up here in Canada, Bell Mobility just launched an HSPA-capable HTC Incredible S, going for $99 on a three-year contract, or $499.95 outright.As a part of the launch, Bell also introduced some new mobile TV offerings – Sports, Variety, and HBO each for $5/month, or tablet TV for $10/month. They’re all limited to 10 hours/month, plus data fees which strikes me as a bit steep seeing as Netflix is only $8/month and very mobile-friendly. Unfortunately, Netflix still hasn’t locked down HBO content, which may be a clincher for a lot of people.
The HTC Incredible S is a respectable high-end Android phone, boasting a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and dual-LED flash, secondary camera for video calling, and a 1 GHz processor. the usual stuff like Wi-Fi b/g/n with mobile hotspot and DLNA media sharing, Bluetooth, GPS, magnetic compass, and 14.4 Mbps HSPA 3G are all there too. It’s running Android 2.2 with the usual (read: awesome) Sense customizations. The most superficial additions also turns out to be its most noteworthy – rotating the phone will also rotate the navigation keys. Take a look at our hands-on video and impressions of the HTC Incredible S to see it in action.
If you’re looking for a top-notch Android handset that looks like it can easily compete with the Samsung stuff that’s been taking the limelight lately, you can get the HTC Incredible S from Bell in their online store. Any of you guys in the U.S. on AT& thinking of nabbing this off-contract from north of the border?
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