Confirmed: Bell launching HTC Incredible S April 4th

Ian Hardy

March 25, 2011 11:22am


A few weeks ago we let you know that the HTC Incredible S was heading to Canada and we can now confirm April 4th is the launch date. Bell will exclusively releasing and both Virgin and SaskTel will soon follow. Reading over the internal doc it states this has a retail price of $499.95 but no other contract prices are listed.

We’ve mentioned the specs before but this comes with Android OS 2.2 (no info if this will be upgraded to 2.3), a 4-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 resolution, 1 GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with Dual LED Flash and records 720p HD videos, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, comes with an 8GB microSD card (holds up to 32GB), reaches peak download speeds of 14.4 Mbps and Bell states that you can “Share the up to 14.4Mbps 4G connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices with Mobile Hotspot”.

More soon…
(Thanks tipster!)

  • EmperumanV

    Interesting. This will definitely be better than the Motorola Atrix for sure. HTC has done quiet a great job so far when it comes to their handsets. Plus if not mistaken, I believe this handset comes unlocked. Maybe HTC had a part to play in this?

    • Chris

      I highly doubt this would be unlocked. Also no gingerbread on launch is disappointing.

    • k

      How???????

      You mean old cpu, no dual core, low resolution, less ram, smaller sd card, no 1080p, do you want me to go on?

      But it does have an 8 mp camara

  • Lance W

    960×540, dual core, 2.3 pls.

  • Sub-Joker

    I love HTC build quality. I think it’s the best in the phone business. But I’m not a fan of sense. It slows Android compared to stock android.

    Still, I would take this rather than the desire HD

  • Rick

    Marmalade

  • Matt P.

    and a signed bootloader…

    To think, I was considering moving over to HTC after the whole Milestone debacle.

    Now I don’t know who to go with.

  • Jerry

    At least Bell is bringing new phones to Canada. I can’t say the same about Rogers. When was the last new Android released?

    • daveloft

      What do you mean Rogers has exclusive access to the Acer Liquid MT in North America. But all kidding aside they will be getting the Sony Xperia Arc and the Sony Xperia Play.

  • k

    Oh yeah, no hdmi output and tiny battery.

    The only good thing about htc’s was the bootloader and that is starting to change slowly.

    Otherwise, hardware is a year behind on all of them, not sure why everyone is so excited about it. Looks boring too just like any other htc. Mind you most smartphones are nothing exciting these days, atrix looks too plain.

  • Corks

    wow so much negativity…I’d take this over Atrix anyday. Sure Atrix has 720p(1080 soon) video but has anyone actually watched footage from it? very low quality camera compared to this

  • bob

    So is this going to be unlocked?

  • Bob

    “Nothing comes to those who wait”.

  • Bob

    “But all comes to those brave enough to not wait and dive in”.