Verizon HTC Droid Incredible shortages? It’s Samsung’s fault

It’s no secret, that  HTC’s Droid Incredible has been a major hit for Verizon.

It’s probably the first U.S. smartphone, to really challenge the supremacy of the iPhone. Even Fake Steve Jobs (Newsweek’s Dan Lions) decided to ditch his iPhone, and go Droid Incredible.

But no matter how badly you want your incredible Droid , you can’t get it now.  Verizon and HTC just can’t keep up, and are telling customers that they’ll have to wait until mid-June, at least, to get one.

Demand for HTC Incredible is outstripping HTC’s ability to produce it. And today Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam named the culprit for that.

It’s Samsung. Or, more precisely, Samsung Mobile Display unit, which is unable to make Incredible’s 3.7” OLED toucscreen display panels in sufficient quantities.

The good news is, that Samsung  has ramped up the OLED display panel production, and should be able to meet HTC’s demand within 30-60 days.

The bad news? Well, it’s still 30-60 days of shortages for Verizon Droid Incredible.

Via: Fierce Wireless

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • NotWorthTheWait

    Just got mine. It wasn't worth the wait. Will be returning it and buying an iPhone.

  • jason

    your crazy the droid incredible kills the iphone i had both incredible is the best phone out

  • CantWait

    i ordered mine May 21st and wont be getting it until june 7th. im sooo anxious!

  • SciTeach

    What issues did you have with it? How were your expectations not met? I am interested in this device and can use constructive criticism of it.

  • Curious

    What exactly did you have issues with on the phone? I hope you can deal with no insurance and no removable battery. Did I mention AT&T's coverage?

  • Larsen Flatrates

    I have my Iphone and i am so happy.