Well, it looks like the HTC Droid Incredible is going to get one of those fancy SLCD screens from Sony and this should help keep the device on the shelves.
As you know, HTC was having problems with the AMOLED screens it was getting from Samsung. Actually, the screens were fine but it couldn’t get them fast enough to fulfill demand. HTC dumped Samsung in favor of Sony and its SLCD displays.
The Droid Incredible probably suffered the most from this delay, as the device was nearly impossible to get for months. This was particularly harmful for this HTC Android phone because by the time it came back in stock, the Motorola Droid X, Droid 2 and EVO 4G were capturing user attention.
The leaked document suggests that the SLCD Droid Incredible units will start rolling out by the end of the month. If you have an original Incredible with an AMOLED screen and need a replacement, you’ll get one with an AMOLED display.
This could be a blow for Samsung and its AMOLED technology, as the company hasn’t shown that it can match production. That should change as it is opening a $2 billion facility that should be dedicated to manufacturing this and the Super AMOLED displays found on the Galaxy S devices.
The resolution and size of the screens are becoming important purchasing decisions but Apple is also trying to get pixel density into that conversation. The Retina Display on the Apple iPhone 4 has 326 pixels per inch and the thing does look pretty nice. It will be interesting to see if pixel density can overcome screen size in consumers’ minds.
If you want to compare the different types of screens, check out this post by Simon. There are differences between the high-end screens but the good thing is that these are all pretty stellar.