Enterprise Mobility: Droid Incredible Swaps Its Keyboard for a Better Touch Screen, More Horsepower

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2010-04-19 Print this article Print
Droid Incredible Swaps Its Keyboard <br>for a Better Touch Screen, More Horsepower

Droid Incredible Swaps Its Keyboard
for a Better Touch Screen, More Horsepower

by Wayne Rash
Verizon Wireless is releasing a new version of its Droid smartphone on April 29, and eWEEK Labs got an early look at the devices. The Droid Incredible, which is made by HTC, offers a better touch screen than the original Droid (see our review here,) but does away with the slide-out keyboard. There's also a faster processor and more standard memory. New with the Droid Incredible is support for policy-based management through ActiveSync. Because of its lack of a physical keyboard, the Droid Incredible is thinner and lighter than the original Droid. The Incredible seems to work better as a phone, but like the original Droid, it suffers from lackluster WiFi, WAN and FM radio reception. For a look at the Droid Incredible in action, check out the slide gallery below, and stay tuned for eWEEK Labs' full review of the device, coming soon.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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