AMOLED screen parts shortage hurting sales of Verizon's Droid Incredible
At a Barclay's technology conference on Wednesday, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell Mc Adam said that a shortage of components for the Droid Incredible's 7 panel AMOLED screen has not only cut into sales of the Android superphone, but has pushed back delivery of new orders into mid June. Samsung makes components for the screen and Verizon's executive says that the Korean-based company will be ramping up production of the parts which should allow Big Red to catch up with demand in the next 30 to 60 days. "The Incredible has done very well for us. We could sell twice the
number I have at this point," McAdam said. The phone was launched on April 29th and was sold out in an hour. The unit still faces better than expected demand and those who order the phone today will not receive the handset until mid-June. This means that the carrier faces a ticking time bomb in the form of the next generation iPhone. Expected to be introduced by Steve Jobs at Apple's WWDC show on June 7th, a new spectacular iPhone could change the mind of those who ordered the Droid Incredible but did not yet receive their phone. Not that the latter device is too shabby. With its 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera, Sense UI and Android 2.1, Verizon's latest flagship model would be anyone's idea of a great handset-if only it were in stock.