Friday of last week I brought my wife home from the hospital where she had undergone surgery for errant gall stones. When I got back to the house there was a shipping tag saying I missed my delivery company and that they had a package waiting for me at the local pickup – I just knew it was my Android phone. Fortunately, the delivery offices were open until 10pm so despite it being late in the day (and Friday) I still was able to pickup my package. Based on the dates Verizon had given me I actually ended up getting the package a week earlier than expected and I wouldn’t have the phone for the weekend to get used to moving off Windows Mobile.
I walked out to my car and climbed in the driver’s seat. Next to me was a younger couple and the guy had a box that was strangely similar in size to mine, but I quickly forgot about that and decided to concentrate on using my keys to cut though the tape on my box. Inside that dirty brown box was a smaller white box that held my new droid incredible. I quickly opened the smaller box carefully lifted the phone out and and without regard to the instructions I pushed the power button; nothing happened. Realizing my mistake I quickly rummaged through the box to find the battery that they never would have shipped pre-installed in the phone.
After fumbling around figuring out how to open the phone and inserting the bright red battery (very cool btw) - I closed the phone, held my breath and pushed the ON button. I now know it was at that moment my mobile life changed for good. I wasn’t sure about the best way to “migrate” from Windows Mobile so I decided to just use the device for a phone until I came up with a plan to switch over my email. That plan lasted less than 2 hours before I made the leap and started having my email directed to my Incredible – and out of the box it is working extremely well.
I have been using my HTC Incredible relentlessly for the past week and while I am still getting used to some aspects of the phone I would not hesitate to recomend this phone to anyone considering it – the phone is more than incredible – it is awesome.