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Any news on otterbox making a case for the INC?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ManLaw, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. ManLaw

    ManLaw Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I had one for my droid and loved it. I have a crappy verizon case now but i want an otterbox commuter for my inc
     


  2. dspcap

    dspcap Well-Known Member

    I called Otterbox last Friday and the customer service rep said she didn't know yet. I am getting tired of waiting, may have to purchase another brand.

    Otterbox, anybody out there?
     
  3. AHanks12

    AHanks12 Well-Known Member

    I have news but it's not the good kind. I have emailed them several times and the response is always the same.....As of right now, I don't know if we will be making a case for the Droid incredible. I would say keep an eye on our website as it will have the most up to date information on our new products and cases. I will also put in the suggestion for the incredible to our product development team.
     
  4. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    I just sent out a couple of emails to some Engineers over at OtterBox. I will post if I hear something back.
     
  5. ManLaw

    ManLaw Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Why would they not have a case out already. its the best selling phone out right now
     
  6. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    I received a reply from one of the Engineers at OtterBox.

    He said he was unable to release information about the upcoming products do to Marketing/legal concerns, but was able to refer me to something which was already discussed this week on Facebook.

    On 6/2/10, a fan asked: "When will there be a otterbox for Droid incredible.....I needs that asap!"

    And OtterBox answered, "It will be another couple months, good design takes time and we want to be sure to deliver a quality product. No plans for a black and red case at this point but that may change. The cases will be just as "Incredible" as the device though. :) "

    I assumed they would release something as they have for the other HTC phones, but it looks like it will be a couple of months... I guess I am going to get an Innocase.
     
  7. ManLaw

    ManLaw Newbie
    Thread Starter

    the innocase looked so boring. and i like otterbox because it covers the holes when not in use
     
  8. pman219

    pman219 Well-Known Member

    While I like their product very much, Otterbox better figure out a way to release them more quickly.
    At the rate these new phones are coming out, and a the rate that I can't seem to stop buying them, I will have a new phone by the time they produce their INC case.... and with following this logical progression, I may never buy on of their products again...
     
  9. Colchicine

    Colchicine Android Expert

    I agree completely. They've made cases for other phones, so it's not like the entire product has to be re-engineered every time! It's just a matter of changing the shape of the case from the last one they made. As much as I love the Otter Box, I'm not willing to wait "months". They are idiots for thinking there is a market for this product when VZW will be trying to clear their inventory of Incredibles to make way for other Androids, like the Incredible II. :D
     
  10. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Wow that really sucks months? I mean wtf is up with that? Looks like I will have to get something else for my phone.
     
  11. pman219

    pman219 Well-Known Member


    I did... SEIDO Innocase II Combo

    Love it.

    Sorry Otterbox...
     
  12. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Might just order one today. How do they feel in your hands? Is it more like plastic, rubber, leather? Just curious.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    You have to keep in mind that Otterbox is a small company. I do not think they were expecting the Dinc to be such a hit with everyone. My guess is they were working on the redesign for the iPhone 4, and a new design for the Evo. Any development for the Dinc is probably secondary. They may have missed the boat on it now, but that is the way it goes.
     
  14. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Yeah I just wish Otterbox had something out by now. Ordered the Sedio last night. May just get an Otterbox at some point down the road, since when the extended battery comes out I'm sure that the Seidio will no longer fit. :(
     
  15. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    I was hoping this was going to come out before summer. It doesn't look like a convenient case for everyday use... but would really like it for hiking/camping/etc. I already have the Body Glove from VZW and while the Seido case looks nice, I like the quick-release belt clip because I have a makeshift belt clip on my dash... just snap the phone off my belt and snap it onto my dash.
     
  16. Apparently, the person who manages their Facebook page gets better intel. This is from a discussion there:

    Hi All,

    Thanks for your patience. We will be making Defender Series, Commuter Series, Impact Series for the Incredible but at this time I do not have a timeline for release. I will make this information available when I have it.

    Thanks for your support!


    The link is: OtterBox for the Droid Incredible | Facebook
     
  17. CrazyCal

    CrazyCal Member


    Absolutely! These companies are run by morons if they think that people aren't going to move on to another company that actually DELIVERS a product within a reasonable timeframe. Noone is going to wait that long. Seriously??? How much development goes into designing a case. It's just a case for god's sake! Months? What are they designing that takes months? I call B.S.!!!
     
  18. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    If it is a small company it probably will take some time. Unlike most cell phones, that are released to these companies months before release, the Incredible was kept extremely quiet. Otterbox has to go through many templates and designs until they find one that works well, and then they have to configure their equipment to produce the case. All this in addition to their current production.

    I would never use Otterbox for casual use... however I would like to have one for when I am in the woods backpacking and such. I am patient enough to wait, already have a case for day-to-day use.
     
  19. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

  20. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    What are the differences between Defender, Commuter, and Impact?
     
  21. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy Android Enthusiast

    Here are the cases for the iPhone, so you can get an idea of the difference. Essentially it's heavier duty to lighter duty. The Defender is nearly a perfect seal, meaning it blocks out almost all dust or other contaminates. It's not waterproof... but may provide you with that precious few seconds you need to save your phone if you drop it in the water.

    http://www.otterbox.com/iphone-cases/iphone-3g-3gs-cases/iphone-3g-3gs-commuter-case/
     
  22. ManLaw

    ManLaw Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I had the commuter for my droid. Honestly the perfect case. My cousin had the defender for his storm and the thing was insanely bulky
     
  23. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Thanks for the link and info guys. I'm thinking Defender case as well. Only problem will be I will most likely be keeping the extended battery. But will still want protection for the phone gosh!
     

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