HTC Droid Incredible Backordered by a Month

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Verizon Wireless is warning customers that orders placed today for the HTC Droid Incredible might not be delivered until mid July.

HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon WirelessThis high-end Android OS model has proved so popular that it has been on backorder almost since it was released in April.

A Typical Problem
In the last few months, smartphone makers have had difficulties meeting demand for most cutting-edge devices due to component shortages, especially for the large, high-resolution screens used by these models.

Sprint has sold out of its stock of the HTC EVO 4G, while Motorola’s CEO has admitted his company could sell more of the Motorola Droid if it could make more.

Verizon’s online store says new orders placed for the HTC Droid Incredible today will ship by July 13.

Overview of the HTC Droid Incredible
This smartphone has a tablet shape designed around a 3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen.

It debuted running Google Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. HTC’s Sense user interface is layered on top. An upgrade to Android OS 2.2 is coming soon.

The Incredible is Verizon’s first with an 8 megapixel camera, which offers auto-focus and dual LED flash.

It also has 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and support for Verizon’s 3G mobile broadband network.

Read a ReviewThe smartphone costs $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement, and customers will need to subscribe to both a voice and data plan.

The HTC Droid Incredible is exclusively available from Verizon Wireless, but AT&T and T-Mobile customers can turn to the Google Nexus One, an almost identical device. Sprint users should check out the HTC EVO 4G.

 

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