Verizon Incredible Gains Thumbs' Up

First reviews of the Verizon Droid Incredible are in and they are impressive.
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NEW YORK, (

TheStreet

) -- Early reviews of

Verizon's

(VZ) - Get Report

Droid Incredible

have been aptly glowing, as the

HTC

phone seems to live up to its ambitious name.

Verizon is bulking up on Droids

this spring adding the

Droid Incredible

on April 29 as the new flagship phone in the line succeeding the popular

Motorola

(MOT)

Droid

. Also coming is

Google's

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own Android-powered

Nexus One

arriving at Verizon this spring.

Some gadget reviewers managed to get their hands on the

Verizon Droid Incredible

recently and have posted their reviews, including

TheStreet

. The unanimous opinion so far among early gadget bloggers like

Boy Genius Report

,

Engadget

and

Gizmodo

is that the Verizon Incredible is the best Google Android phone to date.

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The phone features a head-turning list of features including a 3.7-inch LED touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera,

Qualcomm's

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Snapdragon 1-gigahertz processor. All these specifications are superior to the current crop of smartphones, which includes the

Apple

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iPhone.

One question left unanswered by reviewers is whether the Verizon Droid Incredible will outshine Apple's fourth version of the iPhone due this summer at

AT&T

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.

So far, Verizon doesn't seem willing to wait, pushing a four-Droid lineup this spring to get a jump on Apple and AT&T in the smartphone sales season.

--Written by Scott Moritz in New York.