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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.

HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review

source: WSJ via FierceWireless

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)

who cares, evo in 8 days!

posted on 27 May 2010, 07:39

2. downbeat3 (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Nov 2009)

Yaaaaaaaaay Sprint!!! ( sarcastic cheerleader voice)

posted on 27 May 2010, 10:52

6. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 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

posted on 27 May 2010, 21:17

14. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


posted on 27 May 2010, 08:09

3. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 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?

posted on 27 May 2010, 08:25

4. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 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.

posted on 28 May 2010, 01:29

17. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Yeah did the iPhone have a keyboard, nuf said

posted on 27 May 2010, 10:28

5. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)

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

posted on 27 May 2010, 10:55

7. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 27 May 2010, 10:59

8. jedi2000 (Posts: 31; Member since: 12 Feb 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!

posted on 27 May 2010, 11:32

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 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.

posted on 27 May 2010, 21:21

15. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

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

posted on 27 May 2010, 12:35

10. cedunn21 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 May 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???

posted on 27 May 2010, 14:26

11. ickyob (Posts: 24; Member since: 19 Mar 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!

posted on 27 May 2010, 21:24

16. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 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.

posted on 29 May 2010, 16:39

18. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

...you are such a tool

posted on 27 May 2010, 15:03

12. jeryzkid22 (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 27 May 2010, 15:16

13. mcbrbret (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Aug 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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