The shortage of critical components needed to manufacture the HTC Droid Incredible shows no sign of letting up, as the popular Verizon Wireless smartphone has had its ship by date pushed back to July 12th.
Amid the shortage, demand for the Incredible is so high that Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam recently noted that his company “had to pull way back” on shipments to retail stores in order to focus on online sales. The shortage has also allowed the ageing Motorola Droid — itself facing shortages — to outsell the HTC device. One of the major reasons for the delay is Samsung’s inability to quickly produce AMOLED displays. High demand for handsets with AMOLED displays has placed serious strains on Samsung’s production lines and shows no sign of letting up. Of course to those who have been attempting to get a Droid Incredible since it launched, knowing the reason for the delay isn’t all that comforting. But anyone willing to pay a bit of a premium shouldn’t have a very hard time finding one on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Enterprising individuals there appear to have plenty of stock, albeit with a healthy markup.