Verizon slowly saying goodbye to the Droid Incredible?
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Who would have thought it? Just a few weeks ago, many Motorola DROID owners wanting a device with a 1GHz processor were rushing to order the HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon, along with those who wanted to become a top-of-the-line Android owner. The model quickly became Big Red's flagship phone and was compared favorably with the iPhone, Nexus One and EVO 4G. But many who ordered the phone still have not received it. Problems with production of the AMOLED displays at Samsung has led to a huge backorder for the phone. And to make matters worse for many phone fanatics, Verizon has already trumped the specs of the Droid Incredible by introducing the Motorola DROID X. The latter features a 4.3 inch screen vs. the 3.7 display on the HTC handset. Because the DROID X uses an LCD screen, Samsung's parts shortage will not affect the phone. Now, it appears that Verizon is giving a choice to those who have ordered but have not received the Droid Incredible, to cancel that order and replace it with one for the DROID X. This is the situation that buyers of electronics fear, a new device quickly becoming obsolete. Just a few weeks ago, Verizon customers were all raving about the Droid Incredible and now the DROID X is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Launched just this past April, it has been a short life-span for the device.