HTC to launch Incredible S Android phone next week

The HTC Incredible S Android phone will be unveiled in Australia next Wednesday night at a media briefing

HTC's Incredible S Android phone will be launched in Australia next week

HTC's Incredible S Android phone will be launched in Australia next week

HTC will announce the launch of its Incredible S Android smartphone next Wednesday night after the Taiwanese manufacturer sent a "briefing and product demonstration" invitation to the media this morning.

Read our comprehensive HTC Incredible S review, and check out reviews of other top HTC phones.

The HTC Incredible S Android phone is a successor to the HTC Droid Incredible; a smartphone that launched in the US market exclusively with the Verizon network. Like HTC's other new Android phones, the Desire S and the Wildfire S, the HTC Incredible S is a slight upgrade rather than a huge overhaul of the original Incredible. The main point of difference is the aluminium unibody design, which HTC says gives it a tougher and more elegant feel than the original model.

The HTC Incredible S has a 4in, capacitive SLCD touchscreen with a 480x800-pixel resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and 768MB of RAM. HTC has also included an 8-megapixel camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

The HTC Incredible S will ship with the 2.2 (Froyo) version of Google's Android platform, but HTC has promised an upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread in the near future. Like HTC's other Android phones, the Incredible S will come with HTC's Sense UI which adds a number of features mainly centred on interactive home screen widgets.

It is not yet known what network the Incredible S will launch with, but it is likely to be Optus or Vodafone given Telstra has already secured exclusive rights to sell the HTC Desire S in the coming months.

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