With Verizon blitzing all advertising channels with ads for the HTC Droid Incredible, it’s no wonder that Verizon is having a hard time keeping the Incredible in stock. Just last week, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams stated that the carrier was having a hard time keeping up with demand for the HTC Android phone because they were dealing with component supply issues. Well, today, McAdams reiterated that Verizon is still having trouble maintaining inventory for the carrier’s flagship Android smartphone.
In New York today, McAdam confirmed that the backlog of Incredible orders is so bad that customers that order the handset today can expect to get the device sometime in mid-June. He again blames component shortages on HTC’s side. The smartphone maker is apparently coming up short on the 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen panels that are sourced from Samsung. On the upside, Samsung is said to have ramped up production of these touchscreen panels and should be ready to meet Verizon’s demand in the next 30 to 60 days.
Still, the Incredible order backlog has to be frustrating for Android fans. The middle June ship date is nearly a month from now. With all those drool-worth TV ads pushing the Incredible as the next big thing in the Android saga, we’d be champing at the bit to get our hands on the HTC-made smartphone if we didn’t already have one for ourselves. With the iPhone launching in June – remote possibility that it will land on Verizon’s doorstep as well – it’s going to be interesting to see how the delay in Incredible shipments affects sales from June onwards. It’s already accepted fact that Apple’s iPhone has the power to disrupt bottom lines and sales goals from other smartphone manufacturers, and HTC is not an exception.
So, how are you holding up? Have you gotten an Incredible already? If so, was it worth the money and the wait? If not, how eager are you to get one?