Jun, 29 2010

A spokesperson for Verizon Wireless officially updated us on the rumors of the HTC Droid Incredible being an end-of-life product: it’s simply not true, they say. Rumors started festering about when the Droid Incredible appeared on the same phaseout list that the now-extinct HTC Droid Eris did.

The first thought that came to our minds was that Verizon’s inability to keep their supply and demand on an equilibrium forced their hand in suppressing the Incredible and making room for the two new heavy-hitting Motorola devices coming soon: the Motorola Droid X in July and the Motorola Droid 2 in August (unconfirmed).

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That wasn’t the case, however, as reports started making their rounds regarding a new change in the Incredible’s box and pre-packaged accessories. Even with that, it appears that slight change wasn’t the only thing responsible for the change in SKUs: HTC started manufacturing the devices with Sony’s Super TFT LCD in place of the hard-to-find AMOLED. According to them, the two display technologies are nearly indistinguishable, and this will help them get back on track with Droid Incredible manufacturing to fulfill all of those backorders (the ones that haven’t switched their orders to the upcoming Droid X, anyway).

So there you have it. It’s not end-of-life, it’s not dead, it’s not anything. Now let’s move on before one of these Droid devices curl up on the defensive and send us to the guillotine.

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