Verizon slowly saying goodbye to the Droid Incredible?

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Verizon slowly saying goodbye to the Droid Incredible?
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.

HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID X Specifications

source: AndroidGuys



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

You people should be ashamed for even posting this BS. The Incredible isn't going anywhere anytime soon and you'd know that if you'd use a little due diligence and contact Verizon. It's shoddy reporting like this that gets people in an uproar for nothing.

2. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Yeah i can't imagine this phone being discontinued already. It just came out a month ago! But then again the Droid Eris didn't last long either...

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they never said it was going to be discontinued. Yea, they are being sensational, but if you break it down to its parts, the article is just saying that the droid X has even bigger specs so its assuming the incredibles "top spot", and people on the waiting list for the incredible are getting a choice from VZW to stay on the incredible's list, or get the droid X faster.

21. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

It's a simple fact that, if given the choice between 2 phones, and 1 is significantly better in several ways, and the other can't be shipped for a month, consumers will take the available-now-better-spec phone 9.9 out of 10 times....

24. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Assumingly so... but there are many people that see the DROID X and see too much phone.. My wife wants the incredible becuase she just thinks the X is too big for her. There are also those (like me) who have been burned by moto before and have been loyal HTC users for years, so may prefer to go with the manufacturer of their choice. Grant the DROID/Milestone, devour and backflip are way better than moto's past... but your past is a hard thing to run away from, it may take a few more years of solid performance before moto can truly recover from their tarnished reputation and get back to the glory days of the Startac indistructability and solid performance.

25. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

if they are changing the screen it would be a smart move can you just imagine the wieners. The one you sold me had a OLED screen and this replacement has a TFT


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The Incredible will be a solid alternative from the x. If you find the droid x too big, you can get very similar specs with the smaller screen incredible. So no, it won't be discontinued any time soon.

5. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think the alternative to the X will be DROID 2, keyboard, the same powerful processor and GPU, and a not too big screen

22. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Agreed Josuearisty

4. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

What I can't understand is why is this AMOLED screen so hard to produce? Samsung is one of the biggest companies in the world and I know they would not turn down a profit, so what the hell is AMOLED made out of to create a shortage? I have heard that their AMOLED phones are coming first as far as orders.

6. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think thats because they are producin Super Amoled for their devices. Samsung wants to get a 10% market share in smartphones.

7. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

yea but I read somewhere that they produce a certain amount and then after their phones then they are left with so many screens to sell to HTC. Thats bad business because HTC and other companies will go somewhere else and samsung will lose millions of dollars? By the way, they are not going to affect the US market... RIght now the IPHONE and Android are going to dominate this market for smartphones...HTC and APPLE are the hot buys right now..

8. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Well, then again, they just basically announced a 4" android phone for all 4 major carriers; AT&T - Captivate, T-Mobile - Vibrant, Verizon - Fascinate, & Sprint - Epic 4G.

9. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

whatever the case, the super AMOLED is amazing picture quality...its right there with my iphone 4.....I just don't like samsung...i have the samsung omnia...and like a bad relationship with some crazy ass don't want to go there again. HAHA

19. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

He's right. Samsung have focused their production on their own hand sets. They are trying to produce 30mil a yr. That doesn't leave much for other vendors.

23. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I almost wonder if this couldn't be considered sabotage to prevent HTC from selling as many devices...

10. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

HAD* and screen quality...sorry its early in the morning

11. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

They wont say goodbye until they offer a suitable replacement which would be another HTC phone with Sense.

12. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

I'm a fan of PhoneArena in the sense that it's a good repository of the Cell Phone industry news & rumors ... mostly because they've become adept at re-posting everything posted elsewhere so it saves the reader all the browsing the net time. However, some of the editors on this site need a reality check!! Come on guys, "saying goodbye to the Incredible?" ... dream on.

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I bet HTC is gonna slow down production of the incredible though.. why? because of the droid x all the people canceling their orders for it I bet pissed htc off big time

14. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Could be true.

16. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Just called Verizon. They are NOT taking any pre-orders for the Droid X yet, only BB is. I can not cancel the Inc and switch to the X "until" and thats the key. Until they are ready for pre-order through them later this week or next. CSR told me what ever BB does up is up to BB.

17. billy_27596

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

The Incredible isn't going anywhere anytime soon...its an awesome device as I have one however, I do intend on getting the X somehow. The X is awesome but I'm a gadget person as well as most anyone on this site but the masses of customers are not. So you may wonder why anyone in their right mind would want an incredible when the x is far superior in specs? Well, its not all about bells and whistles to everyone. My wife takes one look at the x and thinks wow that thing is beastly, where she loves the look and feel of the incredible and she is not the only person with that opinion. VZW didn't spend millions to market the Incredible to toss it aside in a couple months, hell they're still selling the KIN.....well...sort of. At the very least it will be like the Eris was to the original Droid, a complimentary device. That doesn't mean that the model number won't change due to new parts etc... I also don't fault phonearena nor any other website for posting this as their motive is to give the people who show up to this site something to click on to keep them coming back as we all have bills to pay. So far I think they do a great job and don't show a clear alliance with any carrier or manufacturer. Keep up the good work phonearena! RULE THE AIR!

18. techjunkie

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

The SKU phase out is for the Omoled screen version, the new SKU which isn't in the system as of yet is for a new display model one which is sporting a new "Super TFT" display from Sony! This article is Flamebate, stop the nonsense

20. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

at least 80% of phonearena's article has this line: This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. This article contains unofficial information. So I dont bother too much for non-sense

26. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I do think it is cool that Verizon is giving customers an option. It isn't like they are saying if you wanted a Incredible you can't have one.

27. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

2 days after the Droid X comes out a new phone comes out.. and 2 days after that a new phone... IF you want the latest and greatest phone, you need to buy a new phone out of contract every 2 days.

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