After a brief scare yesterday, the HTC Droid Incredible is ready to be purchased (now with an included 2GB microSD card to boot) with the caveat that it won’t ship out to those that order via the Verizon website until June 16th. On top of a demand that greatly exceeds what was expected by Verizon, component shortages are to blame for the apparent stock issues.
Speaking at Barclays Capital Global Communications, Media & Technology conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam cited a low supply of Samsung-manufactured displays were causing production shortages on HTC’s end. He went on to say, “The Incredible has done very well for us. We could sell twice the number I have at this point.” Twice the demand than the available supply? That’s great news for the Android community, but not so great news for those eagerly waiting to get their hands on the best smartphone Verizon offers.
All issues aside, McAdam says that the amount of phones available should catch up to the amount of people that want one within 30 to 60 days. Demand may drop off a bit by that point however, as I get the sinking feeling we’ll be hearing alot more about another killer Android handset headed to Verizon very soon.
[via Fierce Wireless]