New orders for the HTC Droid Incredible won't ship until August

New orders for the HTC Droid Incredible won't ship until August
Samsung's problems producing AMOLED displays is the main reason why Verizon has such a massive back order for the HTC Droid Incredible. Samsung is apparently working hard to produce enough screens for third party manufacturers and for its own devices, but when push comes to shove, the Korean based firm is grabbing up most of the displays for itself. The Samsung Galaxy S has been introduced for all four major U.S. carriers and two regional operators and Samsung needs all the AMOLED screens it can produce, for itself. As we reported, HTC has announced that its models that use AMOLED screens will switch to the Sony Super LCD TFT display later this year. Until the Taiwan based firm can build up enough inventory of handsets using the new screens, it will satisfy orders by shipping whatever inventory of the AMOLED screen featured devices it can find and that is why any new orders for the Droid Incredible taken on July 6 won't ship until August 4. By then, Big Red will have had the Motorola DROID X on the market for about 3 weeks. With a larger 4.3 inch screen and a sturdier build, the DROID X allows Motorola to reclaim the Flagship title for Verizon that it had lost when the first-gen DROID had been overtaken in spec's by HTC's phone. Because of the delay in shipping out the Droid Incredible, Verizon is sending a letter of apology and a $25 gift card to those who ordered the latter device and are allowing them to switch to a pre-order for the DROID X, which should launch July 15th. According to Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, if not for the shortage of AMOLED screens, the company could have sold twice as many units of the Droid Incredible than it has.

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source: Verizon via electronista








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11 Comments

1. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

HTC incredible is almost dead, DROID X and DROID 2 are alredy dominatin pre-orders. (DROID 2 not yet)

2. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

I like Verizon, but they really F****D up on this one. How can you launch a smartphone of this caliber, and not have enough units available? Yeah I know it's because of the Samsung displays, but if your depending on another company for parts, make damn sure that company can meet demand. If I were waiting for this phone I'd be pissed!

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

How can you say Verizon F'd up? Verizon doesn't manufacture the phones in the back of the store nimrod. HTC F'd it up they cab't build Incredibles or EVOs fast enough. Incredible isn't dead it just is out of stock...I believe they took them away from retail so they could get more supplies in their corporate stores.

6. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Verizon is offering the phone. At the end of the day, they are responsible you douchbag!

7. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

wow...you just dont get it do you?

8. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

htc is responsible. they depended on one supplier and should had two. so like the situation its in, they would still had another supplier. AMOLED screens aren't that much different from others trust me!

4. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Verizon is intentionally holding back inventory from the retail channel.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

What a waste of a good phone. Where is grandpappy at to be the VZW apologist again on this one. I love how he blamed Sprint in an Evo artical about the screen changes yet has not issues with the "worst phone launch in years...the Droid Inc."

9. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

worst phone launch? let us not forget the Voyager when it launched was a HOLY NIGHTMARE

10. carfreak715

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

I dont remember the Voyager launch...what happened? Lol im typing this on my Incredible.

11. carfreak715

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Well, im typing this from MY Incredible, and i had to wait a while. I fuckin ordered it on May 21st and got it June 9th. The phone is well built, and im pretty sure i have the AMOLED display, but the wait was horrible. If your going to launch a full scale smartphone, u need to have the supply for the demand. HTC needs to step thier shit up.

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