The HTC Droid Incredible launched from Verizon Wireless just a couple of months ago, but an unconfirmed report indicates that it is already on the way out. It is supposedly set to be replaced by Motorola Droid X, which is going to debut in July.
The Incredible hit the market in late April, and was an immediate success. However, demand has been so high that HTC has had a hard time keeping up with it. Orders placed today won’t ship until late July.
Last week, Verizon unveiled the Droid X, which is expected to be released in the second half of July.
These models have much in common: they both run Google’s Android OS 2.1, have tablet shapes, and offer almost the same wireless features. However, the Droid X is going to offer a significantly larger display. The Incredible has a 3.7-inch screen, while the Droid X is going to have a 4.3-inch one.
Delays in production of the HTC model and the impending release of the Motorola one have have led to a situation in which orders place for a smartphone that won’t debut until next month could be delivered before orders placed for a device that launched several months ago.
According to an unconfirmed report, Best Buy is now allowing customers who are getting impatient waiting for their Droid Incredible to be delivered to switch their pre-order to a Droid X. Currently, the only way to pre-order a Droid X is through Best Buy.
UPDATE: A Verizon spokesperson told Brighthand:
Should a customer who has ordered a Droid Incredible decide that the Droid X (or any other device) better meets his/her needs, he/she can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless Worry Free Guarantee and choose the Droid X when it goes on sale July 15.
After the Motorola model launches, the HTC one is supposedly going to be discontinued.
HTC Droid Incredible vs. Motorola Droid X
As mentioned earlier, Verizon’s most advanced smartphones are going to have a tablet shape, with the Droid X sporting a 4.3-inch touchscreen and the Incredible offering a 3.7-inch. Both these displays have a WVGA (480 x 800) resolution, but HTC’s is an AMOLED, giving it more vibrant colors.
Both are going to run Google Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz processor, with upgrades to Android OS 2.2 in development.
The Incredible and the Droid X are going to have 8 megapixel cameras, 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.