AMOLED screen parts shortage hurting sales of Verizon's Droid Incredible

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.

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source: WSJ via FierceWireless


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18 Comments

1. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

who cares, evo in 8 days!

2. downbeat3

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

Yaaaaaaaaay Sprint!!! ( sarcastic cheerleader voice)

6. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Who cares? Only those that like good coverage....props to the Evo, would be better on America's most reliable network, Incredible good alternative though

14. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

+1

3. achilles

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2010

Part shortage? We all know that the incredible isn't doing as well because though it has good specs, it does not have a keyboard or dedicated camera button. Its too similar to other existing devices and with the loss of a keyboard, and physical camera button, people just don't want to lose features to gain features. When will they learn?

4. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Lol. Are you serious? Really? Really? Please post anything where that has been reported as the case. What part of "supplies sold out in an hour".."phones being delivered mid-june", say's they are having problems selling? It is a fact that a shortage of parts(the amoled screen apparently) that is holding up sales of the Incredible. Stop wearing your fanboyism on your sleeve. I will say that VZW dropped the ball with this launch. The Incredible is the best thing going for them right now and they have none to sell. This will come back to bite them in the ass.

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Yeah did the iPhone have a keyboard, nuf said

5. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

Not when the DROID is still flying out the doors. Most still want a keyboard.

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

The majority of Droid owners I work with tell me they generally end up using the onscreen keyboard anyway, to save the time it takes to open, and reorient the phone for the physical keyboard.

8. jedi2000

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I was a big keyboard fanboy for a long time, however not anymore. Have you used the iphone's virtual key board it rocks, and so do the virtual keyboards of the droid eris and droid incredible. Who in their right mind would want a physical keyboard anymore getting in the way??? Can i say clumsy and they will, not might WILL, break! I say give me Tony Stark tech, if only it were real that would ROCK!

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Keyboard is overrated on a phone, but I love my TILT keyboard. However, I would buy the INCREDIBLE right now if AT&T carried the phone.

15. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

But they dont, they have gay phone. Enjoy that shit!

10. cedunn21

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2010

I ordered the incredible on THURSDAY of last week at a VZW Store.. A lady i know who ordered hers on WEDNESDAY of last week at the SAME VZW STORE received hers yesterday! I have yet to see any shipment notification in my email or tracking information and after calling Verizon I was told "Your phone will ship on June 15th" ... So my question is HOW are they shipping certain people their phones and not others???

11. ickyob

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Gee, sure glad I hurried and ordered mine the weekend it came out, and had it by the beginning of May! Having to wait for this baby would be maddening. However, hang in there those who have ordered it and are waiting, WELL worth the wait. This is simply the best phone ever!

16. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Honestly I am jeaslous of Evo a little for the HD camera mostly and large screen, not the 4g are you kidding?, but my incredible is gorgeous very new tech and FAST! worth the wait for sure. Glad I only had to wait the first pre order stages, I got mine April 28th.

18. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

...you are such a tool

12. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

If they aren't going to have any more shipments until middle of June they are going to lose a lot of sales with the EVO coming out.

13. mcbrbret

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2009

Its not that there won't be more shipments until mid June, its a rolling ordering system. Customers who order today will have their phone shipped say June 17th (not exact dates, but sales rep could tell you exact shipping day), those ordring tomorrow shipped by the 18th and so on. And who may pay a possible ETF rather than wait a few weeks for an awesome device?

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